Moore Takes the Helm at NABL

Richard J. Moore, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (San Francisco, CA), became NABL's 41st President during the Annual Membership Meeting at NABL U’s The Workshop on September 11, 2019. In his inaugural speech, Moore discussed his agenda for the coming year, including the continuous pursuit of improving and expanding NABL’s educational offerings. Additionally, he envisions expanding the role of NABL’s Governmental Affairs Committee to facilitate a more active dialogue between all NABL members and Capitol Hill.  Moore stressed the importance of volunteerism and thanked the members who have volunteered their time and talents with hours of drafting, analyzing, and proofing work product on the many projects NABL has undertaken over the years. He challenged members who have not yet raised their hands, to get involved in a committee or project. “You will find that active participation in NABL projects will not only hone your skills as a lawyer, but it will provide you with a network of friends and contacts throughout the country that will last for your entire career” said Moore.  You can read all of President Moore’s speech here.  Biographies of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors can be found here.

IRS Updates Tax-Exempt Bonds Publications

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently updated several tax-exempt bonds publications of interest to NABL members.The updates include changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and recently issued guidance such as revenue rulings or regulations.

• Publication 4077, Tax-Exempt 501(C)(3) Bonds Compliance Guide, here
• Publication 4078, Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bonds Compliance Guide, here
• Publication 4079, Tax-Exempt Governmental Bonds, here
• Publication 5005, Your Responsibilities as a Conduit Issuer of Tax-Exempt Bonds, here
• Publication 5271, Complying With Arbitrage Requirements: A Guide for Issuers of Tax-Exempt Bonds, here.

CLE Information for Workshop Attendees

For those who attended The Workshop, September 11-13, we have a new online CLE process. NABL sent an email to all attendees with instructions on how to update your records. Please make any updates by September 27, 2019. If you attended all the sessions you signed up for during the registration process, no updates need to be made. Visit the CLE page for detailed instructions. Most state CLE certificates will be available after October 1. NABL will send an email when your state certificates are ready to download. If you have any questions about CLE, please email