General Securities Law

 

This session addresses federal securities laws applicable to municipal bonds. 

Panelists
Kenneth R. Artin, Bryant Miller Olive P.A., Orlando, FL 
Timothy A. Stratton, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C., Phoenix, AZ
Glenn E. Weinstein, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Chicago, IL

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General Tax Law

 

This session introduces federal tax laws governing municipal bonds. 

Panelists
Barbara Jane League, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Houston, TX 
John Hobson Presley, Jr., Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C., Birmingham, AL
John F. Stanley, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Fancisco, CA

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IRS Issues and Enforcement

 

Overview of IRS enforcement of tax-exempt municipal bonds, including compliance questionnaires, voluntary closing agreement program ("VCAP"), and audits. A look into how the IRS is organized, what constitutes "guidance" from the IRS and how it is issued, how to obtain private letter ruling, how to participate in VCAP, rights and remedies of issuers of tax-exempt municipal bonds in the event of an audit, and other issues related to IRS enforcement requirements. 

Panelists 
Barbara Jane League, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Houston, TX 
John F. Stanley, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Fancisco, CA

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