National Association of Bond Lawyers - NABL

National Association of Bond Lawyers - NABL The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) was established in 1979 to promote the integrity of the municipal market through the education of its members in the laws affecting state and municipal bonds.

The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) was incorporated for the purposes of educating its members and others in the law relating to state and municipal bonds and other obligations, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas as to law and practice, improving the state of the art in the field, providing advice and comment at the federal, state and local levels with respect to legislation, regulations, rulings and other action, or proposals therefore, affecting state and municipal obligations, and providing advice and comment with regard to state and municipal obligations in proceedings before courts and administrative bodies through briefs and memoranda as a friend of the court or agency.

Mission: NABL exists to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance.

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NABL has two virtual networking events in store for attendees at The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21). These eve...
01/08/2021

NABL has two virtual networking events in store for attendees at The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21). These events will offer participants a great opportunity to socialize and discuss recent trends in the industry with public finance professionals from across the country! http://bit.ly/38waS1R

Start the new year off right by joining NABL members and registering for The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21) at...
01/04/2021

Start the new year off right by joining NABL members and registering for The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21) at the early bird discount by February 12, 2021.

NEW THIS YEAR: There will be four Small Session Discussions designed to take a deeper dive into investor security, management contracts, certain exempt facility financings, and the nature of the lien in the context of #municipalfinance. Learn more about each session: http://bit.ly/38sUlvH

Happy New Year! NABL is looking forward to 2021! We have a great year of activities and education planned for you!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! NABL is looking forward to 2021! We have a great year of activities and education planned for you!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!
12/24/2020

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21) Chair, Deanna L.S. Gregory, Pacifica Law Group LLP and Vice Chair, Marybeth...
12/21/2020

The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21) Chair, Deanna L.S. Gregory, Pacifica Law Group LLP and Vice Chair, Marybeth Orsini, Ballard Spahr LLP have planned an exciting virtual format that will allow NABL member attorneys, issuers, and industry participants to enhance their knowledge in advanced tax, securities, and general public finance law. Hear insights from industry experts from the comfort of your home or office.

“The three-day event will also feature new learning formats designed to provide attendees a variety of ways to learn, engage and network with other practitioners across the country.” - Deanna L.S. Gregory

Check out this year’s lineup: https://bit.ly/3alsNuN

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12/21/2020

National Association of Bond Lawyers - NABL's cover photo

Registration is open for The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21).  From March 3-5, 2021, experienced public finance...
12/18/2020

Registration is open for The Institute: Virtual 2021 (#INSTVirtual21). From March 3-5, 2021, experienced public finance attorneys and other industry participants will take part in 10 high-level, interactive sessions, 4 small session discussions (NEW!), an ethics session, and virtual networking events. Join NABL for advanced tax, securities and general public finance law insights from experts in the municipal finance industry.

This is a NABL members-only event. Register by February 12, 2021 and save $100 off the regular registration fee. The event offers up to 10.50 hours of CLE credits, including 1.25 hours of ethics credits. Learn more about what sessions are in store and register: http://bit.ly/34mLLNA

The deadline to register for “Ethical Considerations in a Digital World: Why These Matter to Your Public Finance Practic...
12/07/2020

The deadline to register for “Ethical Considerations in a Digital World: Why These Matter to Your Public Finance Practice” is tomorrow at 12:00pm EST! Register and learn about the recent ethic trends in the public finance industry to learn how the digital world plays a role in how public finance attorneys communicate with their clients. https://bit.ly/2JyEkeO

NABL is thankful for its members, Board of Directors, committee chairs, conference chairs and vice chairs, and other NAB...
11/26/2020

NABL is thankful for its members, Board of Directors, committee chairs, conference chairs and vice chairs, and other NABL volunteers in being flexible and contributing their efforts throughout 2020! We hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

NABL membership affords you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in public finance/municipal bond law, k...
11/20/2020

NABL membership affords you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in public finance/municipal bond law, keep up with the latest trends happening in the industry, and connect with over 2,400 experienced attorneys and professionals across the country. Learn more about how to join NABL: https://bit.ly/31VtSV0 #publicfinance

Upcoming Webinar: Registration is now open for the “Ethical Considerations in a Digital World: Why These Matter to Your ...
11/18/2020

Upcoming Webinar: Registration is now open for the “Ethical Considerations in a Digital World: Why These Matter to Your Public Finance Practice”! Join panelists Jason Akers, Foley & Judell L.L.P and Ryan K. Callender, Squire Patton Boggs will be taking an in-depth look at the ethical issues surrounding bond counsel practice during a live webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:00-2:30pm ET. For more information click here: https://bit.ly/3pBxQMM

11/18/2020
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The latest edition of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Deskbook and the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds NAVIGATOR are available! The new edition of the Deskbook includes: the most relevant statutory and legislative history cites for each section, SLGS regulations and important revenue procedures as well as the most used IRC sections and applicable regulations dealing with municipal finance. https://bit.ly/3lp58Mg #publicfinance

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Save the Date! The Institute: Virtual 2021 will be held March 3-5. We will be launching registration in mid-December, so...
11/09/2020

Save the Date! The Institute: Virtual 2021 will be held March 3-5. We will be launching registration in mid-December, so stay tuned for more information.

NABL advocates and provides information on the importance of #tax-advantaged bonds. Volunteer your expertise to enhance ...
11/06/2020
NABL > Advocacy

NABL advocates and provides information on the importance of #tax-advantaged bonds. Volunteer your expertise to enhance our advocacy efforts and make a difference on #CaptitolHill by getting involved with NABL's Governmental Affairs Committee. #publicfinance https://bit.ly/2IbYSZZ

The NABL Office of Governmental Affairs represents NABL before the federal government, tracks federal legislative and regulatory developments, works with other professional associations, and informs members through NABLNET Alerts and the Weekly Wrap.

NABL educates lawyers and industry participants on new and developing trends in #publicfinance. Our on-demand learning o...
11/05/2020
NABL U Now - On Demand

NABL educates lawyers and industry participants on new and developing trends in #publicfinance. Our on-demand learning opportunities for members and nonmembers offer targeted information and the ability to earn #CLE credits when your schedule permits. For more information: http://bit.ly/2YMsSTM

Welcome to the NABL U Now On-Demand Learning Library of webinars, recorded conference sessions, and archived presentations. NABL U Now provides members and non-members the opportunity to learn and earn CLE credits whenever and from wherever your schedule permits. NABL U Now’s library brings you ...

The #publicfinance industry continues to face challenges and opportunities due to the #COVID19 pandemic. #NationalAssoci...
11/04/2020
Join NABL

The #publicfinance industry continues to face challenges and opportunities due to the #COVID19 pandemic. #NationalAssociationofBondLawyers can serve as your go-to resource for how to adapt your practice to these real-time changes. https://bit.ly/31VtSV0

NABL members are attorneys, issuers, and all other industry participants (municipal advisors, bankers, government financial officers, etc.) involved in the public finance industry. NABL is an individual, not firm, membership.

#NationalAssociationofBondLawyers has extended the deadline for members who are interested in sharing their subject matt...
10/29/2020

#NationalAssociationofBondLawyers has extended the deadline for members who are interested in sharing their subject matter expertise, real-life experiences, tools, and time as panelists at one or more of NABL U’s 2021 conferences. If you’re interested, learn how to submit your name here: https://bit.ly/33FHO6L. You must submit your name by Friday, November 13. #publicfinance

NABL is seeking knowledgeable members who are willing to share their subject matter expertise, real-life experiences, to...
10/15/2020

NABL is seeking knowledgeable members who are willing to share their subject matter expertise, real-life experiences, tools, and time as panelists at one or more of NABL U’s 2021 conferences. If you’re interested, learn how to apply here https://bit.ly/33FHO6L. You must apply by Monday, October 26.

The latest edition of the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook is available! This edition includes update...
10/15/2020

The latest edition of the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook is available! This edition includes updates to the SEC and MSRB Rules, the most recent relevant MSRB notices, and SEC Actions. It’s a great reference for all bond lawyers, regulatory staff, in-house counsel for investment banking firms and banks, state and local government attorneys, and other securities professionals. Click here to order: https://bit.ly/3lp58Mg

Want to volunteer and share your expertise on future NABL projects? NABL is currently seeking 2021 committee volunteers....
10/14/2020

Want to volunteer and share your expertise on future NABL projects? NABL is currently seeking 2021 committee volunteers. All NABL members are eligible to participate on a committee. Check out the 10 committees and their current and past projects http://bit.ly/2oyBlIG.

NEW: The Issuer’s and In-House Counsel Committee was established this year to provide a forum for issuer’s counsel, both in-house and outside, to discuss issues of particular interests to them and to provide recommendations for NABL education programming that would benefit issuers.

The Workshop: Virtual 2020 recorded sessions are now available for members and nonmembers to purchase on NABL U Now. You...
10/14/2020

The Workshop: Virtual 2020 recorded sessions are now available for members and nonmembers to purchase on NABL U Now. You can purchase an individual session or the bundle. For more information: http://bit.ly/2YMsSTM

Last week, more than 700 attendees took part in the 16 breakout sessions at #NABLWorkshop2020. Thanks to everyone who pa...
09/28/2020

Last week, more than 700 attendees took part in the 16 breakout sessions at #NABLWorkshop2020. Thanks to everyone who participated as attendees and panelists; it’s been a great conference! If you weren’t able to attend, the recorded sessions will be available on NABL U Now after October 5, 2020. (This picture was taken during the Diversity Committee Virtual Reception).

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09/28/2020

National Association of Bond Lawyers - NABL's cover photo

Former Chair of NABL’s Diversity Committee Bryant D. Barber and incoming NABL president Teri M. Guarnaccia will join Wor...
09/17/2020

Former Chair of NABL’s Diversity Committee Bryant D. Barber and incoming NABL president Teri M. Guarnaccia will join Workshop attendees at the Diversity Committee Virtual Reception to open up a dialogue about working together to promote #diversity and #inclusion in our community. This is a great opportunity to meet other attendees and share your experience and ideas on how to become an effective ally.

There’s still time to register for #NABLWorkshop2020. Learn more about what’s in store and register by Tuesday, September 22: https://bit.ly/33Di61B

#NABLWorkshop2020 is two weeks away! Join over 550 public finance attorneys and industry participants virtually and lear...
09/10/2020

#NABLWorkshop2020 is two weeks away! Join over 550 public finance attorneys and industry participants virtually and learn the latest on tax and securities law, updates on Capitol Hill, and other issues impacting the industry. Register here: https://bit.ly/33fWAzF

Bank Direct Purchase – General Considerations (Non Tax) is one of the sessions being offered at #NABLWorkshop2020. Both ...
09/10/2020

Bank Direct Purchase – General Considerations (Non Tax) is one of the sessions being offered at #NABLWorkshop2020. Both bond counsel and bank counsel will benefit from hearing (particularly from the bankers on the panel) about the latest trends and requirements of bank direct purchases and how they play a vital role in the current tax-exempt market.

Given the ever changing regulatory and market landscape, and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that a practitioner attend The Workshop: Virtual 2020 to remain equipped with the tools needed to effectively practice in the public finance space. Learn more: https://bit.ly/35n0iKG

NABL was recently approved as an Accredited Provider for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education for on demand/distance ...
08/26/2020

NABL was recently approved as an Accredited Provider for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education for on demand/distance learning programs. Attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania can now earn CLE credit for all upcoming programs including #NABLWorkshop2020 as well as for all live/recorded webinars offered on NABL U Now after August 15, 2020.

The Update on LIBOR Phase-Out panel session will discuss emerging issues including the evolution of uses of LIBOR langua...
08/24/2020

The Update on LIBOR Phase-Out panel session will discuss emerging issues including the evolution of uses of LIBOR language suggested to address the phaseout by groups such as the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) as well as the status of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate as a viable substitute index. Additional upcoming transition milestones will be explored on LIBOR discontinuation.

It is critical that parties involved in LIBOR-based bank loan/direct purchase bond financings, or other financings tied to LIBOR (or including alternative interest modes based on LIBOR), anticipate the impacts of the phaseout and plan accordingly.

Check out more information about #NABLWorkshop2020 and register today! https://bit.ly/3llSfUb

Over 500 members and industry participants will be virtually attending #NABLWorkshop2020. You will be able to discuss re...
08/21/2020
NABL U The Workshop

Over 500 members and industry participants will be virtually attending #NABLWorkshop2020. You will be able to discuss real-time issues affecting municipal bond law with experienced lawyers, issuers, and government employees. During the conference there will be:

• Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart as the General Session Keynote Speaker
• Sixteen breakout sessions offering up to 10 CLE credit hours
• Hot Topics in Tax and Securities Law
• NABL’s Annual Membership Meeting welcoming NABL’s 2020-21 President, Teri M. Guarnaccia, Ballard Spahr LLP

Register now and learn more about how The Workshop: Virtual 2020 can help you enhance your practice. https://bit.ly/2YlfDa8 #publicfinance #taxlaw #securitieslaw

We hope all of your loved ones, friends, and you are healthy and well, as we navigate these new uncharted waters created by COVID-19. While The Workshop: Virtual 2020 will be like none before it in many ways, we believe that this live, virtual experience will allow all of us to do our part in keepin...

Register before Friday, August 14, and take advantage of NABL’s members-only early-bird registration rate of $495; that’...
08/10/2020
NABL U The Workshop

Register before Friday, August 14, and take advantage of NABL’s members-only early-bird registration rate of $495; that’s a $100 savings this year and a 40% discount off the regular in-person conference rate. Check out this year’s line-up and register today: https://bit.ly/2F4GoJe #NABLWorkshop2020

We hope all of your loved ones, friends, and you are healthy and well, as we navigate these new uncharted waters created by COVID-19. While The Workshop: Virtual 2020 will be like none before it in many ways, we believe that this live, virtual experience will allow all of us to do our part in keepin...

SPECIAL: Any new member who joins NABL in August will receive a FREE #NABLUNow webinar of their choosing. The NABL U Now...
08/05/2020

SPECIAL: Any new member who joins NABL in August will receive a FREE #NABLUNow webinar of their choosing. The NABL U Now webinar must be redeemed by the end of August. https://bit.ly/30sU4Gs

REMINDER: Many states have temporarily lifted the requirements on the number of in-person/live CLE credit hours and allo...
08/03/2020
NABL U Now - On Demand

REMINDER: Many states have temporarily lifted the requirements on the number of in-person/live CLE credit hours and allowing on-demand/distance credits, and extending their filing deadlines. Throughout August 31, 2020, NABL is offering members a special discount on NABL U Now webinars to help you earn your on-demand CLE credits. NABL reduced the price by $10 each. Take advantage of this special pricing and check out our library of webinars and recorded conferences sessions on #NABLUNow. https://bit.ly/33kwAVw #publicfinance #taxlaws #securitieslaws

Starting July 30 through August 31, 2020, NABL is offering members a special discount on NABL U Now webinars/conference panel sessions. NABL is reducing the price by $10 each. Take advantage of this special pricing to earn your CLE credit hours. 

The 2020 Carlson Prize will be awarded to the four authors of Practical Considerations in Electronic Disclosure by State...
07/31/2020

The 2020 Carlson Prize will be awarded to the four authors of Practical Considerations in Electronic Disclosure by State and Municipal Bond Issuers article, published in the Spring 2020 issue of The Bond Lawyer and originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Municipal Finance Journal. The authors, led by Stacey C.Lewis (pictured), Pacifica Law Group LLP, Seattle, WA, are Glenn E. Weinstein, Miller Canfield, Chicago, IL; David Y. Bannard, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Boston, MA; and Erich Schmitz, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, San Francisco, CA. https://bit.ly/316O0CB #NABLWorkshop2020

Starting today through August 31, NABL is offering members a special discount on #NABLUNow webinars. NABL is reducing th...
07/30/2020
NABL U Now - On Demand

Starting today through August 31, NABL is offering members a special discount on #NABLUNow webinars. NABL is reducing the price of individual webinars by $10 each. Take advantage of this special pricing to earn your CLE credit hours. https://bit.ly/2BIgIRm

Starting July 30 through August 31, 2020, NABL is offering members a special discount on NABL U Now webinars/conference panel sessions. NABL is reducing the price by $10 each. Take advantage of this special pricing to earn your CLE credit hours. 

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The National Association of Bond Lawyers was incorporated as an Illinois non-profit corporation on February 5, 1979, for the purposes of educating its members and others in the law relating to state and municipal bonds and other obligations, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas as to law and practice, improving the state of the art in the field, providing advice and comment at the federal, state and local levels with respect to legislation, regulations, rulings and other action, or proposals therefor, affecting state and municipal obligations, and providing advice and comment with regard to state and municipal obligations in proceedings before courts and administrative bodies through briefs and memoranda as a friend of the court or agency.

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