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Registration will open onsite at the TSLI Check-in desk located in the Celestin E Foyer on Wednesday, March 4, 5:00 -6:30 pm. The March 5-6 Tax & Securities Law Institute is being held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Hyatt has sold out. Two nearby hotels, The Le Pavillon and the InterContinental New Orleans have rooms available and are only a short walk from the Hyatt Regency. Learn more about TSLI. Already registered? Watch your inbox for details about the TSLI mobile app and for an electronic version of the TSLI Program Book of materials. See you in the Big Easy!


Your mission… attend a three-day boot camp to hone your skills and connect with the top professionals in the industry.  The Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar, taking place on April 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL  is designed to help strengthen your basic knowledge of tax, securities, and state law issues pertaining to municipal finance.  To register for the Seminar and for detailed information on the training sessions please visit the Seminar website.


NABL has submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) in response to Notice 2014-67 regarding the interim guidance provided for the participation by governmental persons or 501(c)(3) organizations in accountable care organizations (“ACOs”) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and regarding the amplification of the private business use safe harbors in Revenue Procedure 97-13. Read more here.


The Senate Finance Committee in particular has begun a process to review the tax code in preparation for tax reform but, apart from tax reform, the tax preferences that get identified for rate reductions can just as easily be used for deficit reduction or to offset the cost of spending programs, like the transportation bill that expires May 31.For the past year or so, Washington has been mostly free of disputes over tax and spending.  That is going to change.  Tax and spending issues are about to come back in the next few months.  We could very easily be back in the situation where there is pressure to come to a large fiscal agreement.  It was similar pressures that put bonds at risk a few years ago in the 2011 dispute over raising the debt limit (which led to the sequester) and the 2013 fiscal cliff.  Now is a good time to reach out to members of Congress to remind them of the importance of bonds in financing infrastructure.

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NABL is pleased to announce that it is once again offering up to five scholarships to law school students to attend the 2015 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar.  Now in its fourth year, the scholarship program was renamed in honor of Frederic L. “Rick” Ballard, Jr. by the NABL Board of Directors in September 2014.  This year's seminar is being held April 22-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.  More details here.

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Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar

Apr 22–24, 2015 | Orlando, Florida

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar offers three Basic Training General Sessions, each designed to provide attendees with a strong understanding of the key components of a municipal bond practice. First, the Basic Structuring and…

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