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2018 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar

When:
4/25/2018 - 4/27/2018
Where:
The Westin Charlotte
601 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Program

   

A. Introduction & Scholarship Presentation

 
Track:
A. Introduction & Scholarship Presentation
Time:
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
4/25/2018 1:30 PM

B. Basic Structuring

 
This session will provide attendees with a solid foundation of practical skills and techniques needed to understand the basic structural elements, documents and financial aspects of a municipal bond transaction.
Track:
B. Basic Structuring
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4/25/2018 2:00 PM

Breakout Session 1

 
Overview of general arbitrage concepts, arbitrage rebate requirements and the use of various exceptions to the arbitrage rebate rules.
Track:
Breakout Session 1
Time:
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
4/26/2018 1:15 PM
Introduction to the basic rules applicable to the issuance of 501(c)(3) bonds, including ownership and use requirements and issues specific to hospital, residential housing and school financings, as well as commonly used financing structures.
Track:
Breakout Session 1
Time:
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
4/26/2018 1:15 PM
Overview of the role and expectations imposed on underwriter's counsel in a municipal bond transaction.
Track:
Breakout Session 1
Time:
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
4/26/2018 1:15 PM
Discussion of common state law issues that need to be addressed throughout the structuring of a municipal bond transaction and related disclosure issues.
Track:
Breakout Session 1
Time:
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
4/26/2018 1:15 PM
This session will address, in an interactive format, some of the ethical and practical issues related to legal representations in municipal finance, including engagement letters, delivery of opinions and conflicts of interest, including discussion of applicable ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This session is anticipated to qualify for CLE ethics credit.
Track:
Breakout Session 1
Time:
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
4/26/2018 1:15 PM

Breakout Session 2

 
Introduction to the basic legal and tax aspects of refundings and the basic tax concepts of a reissuance.
Track:
Breakout Session 2
Time:
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4/26/2018 2:45 PM
Overview of the rules applicable to qualified small issue bonds, including qualifying projects, prohibited and restricted uses and maximum amounts, and the rules relating to qualified exempt facility bonds.
Track:
Breakout Session 2
Time:
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4/26/2018 2:45 PM
Overview of IRS enforcement of tax-exempt municipal bonds, including compliance questionnaires, voluntary closing agreement programs ("VCAP") and audits, as well as a look into how the IRS is organized, what is "guidance" from the IRS and how is it issued, how to get a private letter ruling, how to participate in VCAP, rights and remedies of issuers of tax-exempt municipal bonds in the event of an audit, and other is-sues related to IRS enforcement requirements.
Track:
Breakout Session 2
Time:
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
4/26/2018 2:45 PM
Overview of the due diligence process with which practitioners should be familiar in municipal bond transactions and provide practical guidance for preparing disclosure documents.
Track:
Breakout Session 2
Time:
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4/26/2018 2:45 PM
Discussion of 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.
Track:
Breakout Session 2
Time:
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4/26/2018 2:45 PM

Breakout Session 3

 
Overview of the private activity bond rules applicable to tax-exempt municipal bond transactions including the "private payment or security test" and the "private loand financeing test."
Track:
Breakout Session 3
Time:
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
4/26/2018 4:15 PM
In-depth discussion and overview of the underwriting process, including all aspects of structuring the deal through taking the municipal bonds to market.
Track:
Breakout Session 3
Time:
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
4/26/2018 4:15 PM
Introduction to state law creation of and limitations on conduit bond issuers, the roles of counsel, multi-state issuers, and many other issues peculiar to conduit bond issues.
Track:
Breakout Session 3
Time:
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
4/26/2018 4:15 PM
Overview of those transactions that just do not fit typical structures but are common nonetheless, such as leases, installment payment contracts, pool programs and others.
Track:
Breakout Session 3
Time:
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
4/26/2018 4:15 PM
An overview of the logistics of closing a bond transaction, including drafting of various closing papers, preparing the Form 8038, and DTC's role prior to, during and after a bond closing.
Track:
Breakout Session 3
Time:
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
4/26/2018 4:15 PM

Breakout Session 4

 
Discussion of hypotheticals that involve the application of certian of the federal tax laws relating to refundings, including the recent repeal of tax-exampt advance refudndings, as well as reissuance.
Track:
Breakout Session 4
Time:
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
4/27/2018 8:15 AM
This session will provide an overview of the due diligence process with which practitioners should be familiar in municipal bond transactions and provide practical guidance for preparing disclosure documents.
Track:
Breakout Session 4
Time:
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
4/27/2018 8:15 AM
Discussion of hypotheticals that involve the application of certain of the common state law issues that need to be addressed throughout the structuring of a municipal bond transaction and related disclosure issues.
Track:
Breakout Session 4
Time:
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
4/27/2018 8:15 AM
An overview of the logistics of closing a bond transaction, including drafting of various closing papers, preparing the Form 8038, and DTC's role prior to, during and after a bond closing.
Track:
Breakout Session 4
Time:
8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
4/27/2018 8:15 AM
This session will review current practices, NABL's existing guidance and ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct guidance regarding engagement letters and bond opinions. The form, content and scope of opinions typically rendered by various counsel will be examined. This session is anticipated to qualify for CLE ethics credit.
Track:
Breakout Session 4
Time:
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
4/27/2018 8:15 AM

Breakout Session 5

 
Discussion of hypotheticals that involve the application of certain of the federal tax laws relating to arbitrage rebate rules and exceptions to these rules.
Track:
Breakout Session 5
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4/27/2018 9:45 AM
This session will describe the basic rules applicable to the issuance of 501(c)(3) bonds, including ownership and use requirements and issues specific to hospital, residential housing and school financings, as well as commonly used financing structures.
Track:
Breakout Session 5
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4/27/2018 9:45 AM
Overview of IRS enforcement of tax-exempt municipal bonds, including compliance questionnaires, voluntary closing agreement programs ("VCAP") and audits, as well as a look into how the IRS is organized, what is "guidance" from the IRS and how is it issued, how to get a private letter ruling, how to participate in VCAP, rights and remedies of issuers of tax-exempt municipal bonds in the event of an audit, and other is-sues related to IRS enforcement requirements.
Track:
Breakout Session 5
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4/27/2018 9:45 AM
This session will provide an in-depth discussion and overview of the underwriting process, including all aspects of structuring the deal through taking the municipal bonds to market.
Track:
Breakout Session 5
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4/27/2018 9:45 AM
This session will consider 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.
Track:
Breakout Session 5
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4/27/2018 9:45 AM

Breakout Session 6

 
Discussion of hypotheticals that involve the application of certian of the private activity bond rules applicable to tax-exempt municipal bond transactions.
Track:
Breakout Session 6
Time:
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
4/27/2018 11:15 AM
This session will provide an overview of the role and expectations imposed on underwriter's counsel in a municipal bond transaction.
Track:
Breakout Session 6
Time:
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
4/27/2018 11:15 AM
This new session will provide a final overview of a bond transaction, in an interactive and informal way, incorporating concepts from the General Sessions and the various targeted sessions. Panelists will take on the roles of issuer, underwriter, bond attorney and tax attorney as they navigate through a bond transaction from start to finish.
Track:
Breakout Session 6
Time:
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
4/27/2018 11:15 AM

C. General Securities Law

 
This session will provide an overview of the applicable federal securities laws with which every municipal bond practitioner should be familiar.
Track:
C. General Securities Law
Time:
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
4/26/2018 10:15 AM

D. General Tax Law Sessions

 
This two-part session will provide an in-depth explanation of the federal tax laws applicable to municipal bonds.
Track:
D. General Tax Law Sessions
Time:
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
4/25/2018 4:15 PM
This two-part session will provide an in-depth explanation of the federal tax laws applicable to municipal bonds.
Track:
D. General Tax Law Sessions
Time:
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
4/26/2018 8:30 AM

F. Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Book

 
Optional: Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Book - (Discounted $175 price for attendees only. The Book will be shipped after Fundamentals.)
Track:
F. Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Book
4/27/2018

Social Media Training Session

 
Join us for a mini-training session during the Thursday afternoon extended midday lunch break that will cover how to leverage NABL's social media channels and website, nabl.org, to boost your industry knowledge and advance your career. NABL's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) will help you to stay in-the know about recent muni happenings, upcoming legislation that directly affects the market, regulation measures that will impact your day-to-day work, future educational events to improve your practice and so much more!
Track:
Social Media Training Session
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
4/26/2018 12:30 PM

Welcome & Networking Receptions

 
Connect with colleagues from your region at this lively event.
Track:
Welcome & Networking Receptions
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4/25/2018 6:00 PM
Join roundtable discussions of various topics, which may include tax reform, securities enforcement, issuer hot topics and diversity in the field of municipal finance.
Track:
Welcome & Networking Receptions
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
4/26/2018 5:30 PM