NABL's 2016-17 Board of Directors

On Wednesday, October 20, 2016 at the Annual Membership Meeting, in conjunction with the 41st Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop (BAW), NABL elected its 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors.

Clifford M. Gerber of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, became President and Alexandra “Sandy” M. MacLennan of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, was elected President-Elect.  Dee P. Wisor, Butler Snow LLP, was elected Treasurer, and Richard J. Moore of Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe, was elected Secretary.  The new Directors include Perry E. Israel, The Law Office of Perry Israel, Carol J. McCoog, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, and Lorraine M. Tyson, Greenberg Traurig LLP.  Ann D. Fillingham, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Teri M. Guarnaccia, Ballard Spahr LLP, and Joseph "Jodie" E. Smith, Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C., will continue their terms on the board. Immediate Past President Kenneth R. Artin, Bryant Miller Olive P.A., will remain on the board for one year. Kathleen J. Orlandi, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, 2017 BAW Chair, will serve as an ex-officio director this year. 

Top Public Finance Professionals Gathered for BAW

More than 900 top industry professionals gathered at the Fairmont Chicago on October 19-21 for the 41st Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop (BAW). Attendees spent two and a half days discussing the latest news and information affecting the public finance industry. Wednesday afternoon’s General Session kicked off the Workshop, featuring the Ethics Session: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Bond Counsel, the induction of the 2016-17 NABL Board of Directors, and NABL Awards Presentation. 

Ohio Senators Oppose Political Subdivision Regs 

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Koskinen, opposing the current form of the IRS proposed political subdivision regulations (REG-129067-15). The senators expressed concern that the definition is overly broad and risks denying tax exempt financing to “valid and vital political subdivisions” such as sewer districts, port authorities and airport authorities. The senators specifically point to the government control test’s application to multi-jurisdictional entities and to the replacement of the private activity tests in section 141 with a “vague and malleable public purpose standard.”
The letter is available here
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