Thank you for attending NABL U's The Workshop

September 11-13, 2019 | Chicago, IL The Fairmont Chicago 

View pictures from The Workshop here.

Order the 2019 Workshop Blue Book online or use the PDF order form. Over 900 bond attorneys and industry professionals gathered last week in Chicago, IL, September 11-13. Public finance professionals had the opportunity to attend thirty-plus informative sessions, several networking events, and two Bonus Sessions during NABL U's The Workshop. Attendees started their two and one-half day at the Opening General Session hearing from NABL’s new President, Richard J. Moore, who also presented the Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award to John M. McNally; the Bernard P. Friel Award to Fred H. Rosenfeld; and the Carlson Prize to Matthias M. Edrich, Lauren N. Ferrero, Ann C. Lebowitz, John Utley, and Paul Wisor. In addition, attendees heard from Keynote Speaker, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC.  The Bonus Sessions were also a huge hit at The Workshop this year, as attendees learned about recent legislative proposals that have impacted the larger infrastructure discussion on Capitol Hill and insights about Blockchain Technology and its role in the municipal financial markets. 

If you wish to download any of the session materials, click here.

NABL would like to thank all the panelists, sponsors, and attendees who made this an amazing conference! We can’t wait to see you again next year in Chicago, IL, September 23-25, 2020.



If you attended sessions at The Workshop other than what you initially selected on your registration form, you will need to login and update your online session attendance record by September 27, 2019. 

Go to, login to your online profile.
From the Membership navigation tab, select "Update Your Profile" and then select “My Participation".
Scroll down to "My Upcoming Events" and click “NABL U Presents: The Workshop 2019".
Using the drop down arrows on the right, expand the panel sessions to remove/update/add sessions to reflect those you actually attended.
After you update all your sessions, click on “Proceed to Checkout" at the bottom of the page.
You will be redirected to your shopping cart, click on "Submit Order".
You will receive a confirmation email listing all of the sessions you attended. 

CLE certificates will be available after October 1, 2019. You will receive an email from NABL when your state certificate is ready for download. 
For assistance with your username and password, email
If you are not a NABL member and need to update or input your sessions, email or call (202) 503-3300, by September 27, 2019. 
For more information about CLE credits, contact


The Workshop Program Book 

2019 Blue Book Order Form (Printed Version)

2019 Blue Book Volume I

2019 Blue Book Volume 2 

New Users: Mobile App Guide 

Return Users: Mobile App Guide 

Short Outlines 

Arbitrage and Rebate: Can I Earn It, Can I Keep It? (A) and (B)

Bank Direct Purchase - General Considerations (Non Tax)

Bonus Session: An Update from DC 

Community Redevelopment With New Markets

Ethics (A) Diversity and Implicit Bias (101) and (102)

Ethics: Risk - The Game of Reduction

Ethics and Technology 

Financings of Charter Schools: Issues and Opportunities

GASB Session

General Session: Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico & Special Revenues 

Healthcare Facilities - Non Tax Matters

Hot Topics in Securities Law

Interest Rate Swaps and Libor Phase-Out Update

Multifamily Housing (A) Introductory Session and (B) Advanced Session

Opportunity Zones

Post-Issuance Issues

Preparing To Deliver the Bond Opinion: (A) Basic Session and (B) Advanced Session

Private Activity Bond Tests

Public Private Partnerships (A): Introductory Session, (B) Intermediate Session, and (C) P3 Hot Topics

Refunding and Reissuance: Review and Intermediate Session

SEC Enforcement

Single Family Housing Bonds

Tax Concepts in Bank Direct Purchase and Bank Qualification

Tax Exempt Leasing (A) Intermediate and (B) Advanced

Tax Hot Topics

Tax Issues in 501(c)(3) Financings

The Commissioner's Side: IRS Examinations

The Role of the Issuer's Counsel in a Bond Issue

Trustees and Trustee's Counsel

Understanding the Role of Municipal Advisors (A) Introductory and (B) Advanced

Understanding the Underwriting Process

Underwriter's Counsel Roundtable

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For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Zelner at (202) 503-3280.