The Role of Issuer's Counsel


Overview of the role of responsibilities and expectations imposed on issuer's counsel in a municipal bond transaction.

Brooke D. Abola, Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco, CA
David Burn, Tennessee Attorney General Office, Nashville, TN
David Unkovic, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Lancaster, PA
Scott D. Ulrey, New York City Office of Management and Budget, New York, NY




The Role of Underwriter's Counsel 


Overview of the role and expectations imposed on underwriter's counsel in a municipal bond transaction.

Hobby Presley, Jr., Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C., Birmingham, AL
Glenn E. Weinstein, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C., Chicago, IL
Lisa M. Williams, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte, NC






Tying It All Together 


This closing session took attendees through a typical bond issue - from the initial client call to closing - using an interactive, informal platform that incorporates concepts from across the General Sessions and breakout sessions. Panelists played the roles of issuer, underwriter, bond attorney, and tax attorney as they navigated through a bond transaction from start to finish. Along the way, they encountered, explained, and resolved issues typically encountered in public finance transactions.

Michael P. Allen, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis,IN 
Maribel Mata Benedict, City of Chicago Department of Law, Chicago, IL
David J. Fernandez, Ballard Spahr LLP, New York, NY
Deanna L.S. Gregory, Pacifica Law Group LLP, Seattle, WA
Barbara Jane League, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Houston, TX