Avoiding Private Activity (Real World Examples)


This session discussed hypotheticals that involve the application of certain private activity bond rules to tax-exempt municipal bond transactions.

Martye M. Kendrick, L.L.M., Sara Leon & Associates PLC, Houston, TX
Benjamin Kitto, Ice Miller LLP, Columbus, OH
Brooke D. Abola, Office of the San Francisco City Attorney, San Francisco, CA




Bank Direct Purchases


This session discussed direct purchases (private placements) by banks of bonds, including why issuers want this product, why banks provide this product, documentation requirements, and associated securities law issues.

Camille M. Evans, Virtus LLP, Winter Park, FL
Jody L. Finklea, Florida Municipal Power Agency, Tallahassee, FL
Kareem J. Spratling, Bryant Miller Olive P.A., Tampa, FL
Ellen P. Torres, MassDevelopment, Boston, MA


Closing Logistics

An overview of the logistics of closing a bond transaction, including drafting of various closing papers, preparing the Form 8038-G, and DTC's role prior to, during, and after a bond closing. 

Lee T. Birchall, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, AL
Daniel C. Opperman, New Mexico Finance Authority, Santa Fe, NM
Lindsey A. Rader, Funk & Bolton, P.A., Baltimore, MD