Conduit Issues & Issuers

 

Introduction to state law creation of and limitations on conduit bond issuers, the roles of counsel, multi-state issuers, and many other issues unique to conduit bond issues. 

Panelists
Dena T. Amodio, Dormitory Authority State of New York (DASNY), Albany, NY
JoLinda L. Herring, Bryant Miller Olive P.A., Miami, FL
Laura Beth Kurtz, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Harrisburg, PA

 

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Deal Gone Bad

 

This panel covered the essentials any lawyer must be aware of when facing a troubled financing post-closing. They explained transactional tools utilized in the early stages of a distressed situation including: rights and remedies of bond holders and how financing structure, bond insurance, bond mechanics, and elements of state law can dictate or limit enforcement of remedies. The discussion also covered the relevant mechanics of bankruptcy law when early remedial efforts are unsuccessful. 

Panelists
Rod Kanter, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, AL
Hobby Presley, Jr., Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C., Birmingham, AL

 

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Ethics for Bond Attorneys 101

 

This session addressed some of the ethical and practical issues related to legal representations in municipal finance, including: engagement letters, delivery of opinions and conflicts of interest, and a discussion of applicable ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This session qualifies for CLE ethics credit. 

Panelists
Rod Kanter, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, AL
Kareem J. Spratling, Bryant Miller Olive P.A., Tampa, FL

 

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