Deal Gone Bad

 

This panel covers the essentials any lawyer must be aware of when facing a troubled financing post-closing. They explain 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 covers the relevant mechanics of bankruptcy law when early remedial efforts are unsuccessful. 

 

Panelists
Rod Kanter, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
T. Parker Scheken, Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

 

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Ethics for Bond Attorneys 101

 

This session addresses 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

David J. Fernandez, Ballard Spahr LLP

Benjamin R. Kitto, Ice Miller LLP

 

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General Session: General Securities Law

 

This session covers federal securities laws applicable to municipal bonds.

 

Panelists

Deanna L.S. Gregory, Pacifica Law Group LLP

Teri M. Guarnaccia, Ballard Spahr LLP

Christi Jacobsen, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. 

Glenn E. Weinstein, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

 

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  General Session: Structuring and Financial Aspects of a Muni     Bond Transaction

 

The session covers the central structural elements, documentation, and finanical aspects of a municipal bond transaction. 

 

Panelists

David J. Fernandez, Ballard Spahr LLP

JoLinda L. Herring, Bryant Miller Olive P.A. 

Kareem J. Spratling, Bryant Miller Olive P.A. 

Doug Williams, Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C. 

 

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  General Session: General Tax Law

 

This session introduces federal tax laws governing municipal bonds. 

 

Panelists

Darren C. McHugh, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Rene A. Moore, Butler Snow LLP

Brian P. Teaff, Bracewell LLP

 

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