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Municipal Bonds: Trends & Updates You Must Know

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)
CLE Municipal LawCPE Public FinanceRecording

Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Municipal Bonds Webinar. Recent defaults, bankruptcies and fiscal challenges have called into question the traditional stability and creditworthiness of municipal bonds, bringing the market under heightened scrutiny by regulators. Since 2010, the SEC Public Finance Unit has taken a bevy of enforcement actions concerning municipal issues, using novel techniques, which signals an aggressive stance towards addressing perceived misconduct. Municipal bond issuers and officials and regulated actors, such as underwriters and municipal advisers, should be aware of the new regulatory environment and adopt appropriate policies and practices.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the increased regulatory scrutiny and enforcement and explain how market participants can take steps to maximize opportunities and minimize risks.

Key Topics:

  • Historical Trends in the Municipal Bond Market
  • Current Developments and Updates
  • Key Issues and Challenges Facing the Market
  • Current Risks and Opportunities
  • Litigation, Regulatory Scrutiny and Enforcement
  • Best Practices to Mitigate Risk

Who Should Attend

  • Banking & Finance Lawyers
  • Finance Officers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Bond Insurers
  • Bond Counsel
  • Bond Insurance Underwriting Executives
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers


Online CLE Municipal Bonds
Suzanne S. Mayes
Chair, Public & Project Finance
Cozen O'Connor
Online CLE Municipal Bonds
Gregg L. Bienstock
CEO and Co-Founder
Lumesis, Inc.
Online CLE Municipal Bonds
Alan B. Linkous
Howell Linkous & Nettles, LLC

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Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Suzanne S. Mayes, Chair, Public & Project Finance
Cozen O'Connor
  • The aftermath of MCDC and the imperative for good disclosure
  • Possible amendments to 15c2-12 – what’s coming next???
  • Living with the new issue price rules

Gregg L. Bienstock, CEO and Co-Founder
Lumesis, Inc.
  • Post MCDC Municipal Underwriting – Underwriters, Issuers & Those Serving Issuers
    • Impact on Time of Trade Obligations
  • MA Rule – Substantive Aspects Beyond Registration

Alan B. Linkous, Attorney
Howell Linkous & Nettles, LLC
  • Considerations on evaluating general obligation credits – an update.
  • Recent developments regard public pension systems.
  • Indications of the possible impact of tax reform on tax-exempt finance.
  • New issue price documentation requirements.

Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Suzanne S. MayesChair, Public & Project FinanceCozen O'Connor

Suzanne Mayes, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Public & Project Finance Practice Group and vice chair of the Business Law Department, focuses her practice on municipal and project finance, with an emphasis on economic development, transportation, public works, education, senior living and housing. She serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and disclosure counsel to a range of public, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Suzanne is a founding member of the board of directors of Ladies First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities to female public finance professionals in the mid-Atlantic region. 

Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Gregg L. BienstockCEO and Co-FounderLumesis, Inc.

Gregg is the CEO and a Co-Founder of Lumesis. He is a frequent speaker on municipal market compliance and has authored several articles on current regulatory issues impacting the municipal market. Prior to Lumesis, Gregg spent more than thirteen years with Ambac Financial Group where, most recently, he was responsible for Strategic Initiatives and previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and Employment Counsel. Gregg is a 1991 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He received his B.S. in Business and Economics from the University of Maryland. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Children’s Village, leads a fund-raising initiative (“Tri-ing for CV”) for the Children’s Village and is an amateur triathlete.

Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Alan B. LinkousAttorneyHowell Linkous & Nettles, LLC

Alan Linkous is an attorney in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina.  He concentrates his practice in public finance, primarily in the roles of bond counsel, disclosure counsel, or underwriter’s counsel in municipal bond transactions. His experience regularly includes financings of governmental administrative facilities, water & sewer utilities, natural gas utilities, student housing, affordable multi-family housing projects, charter schools, solid waste disposal facilities, health care facilities, industrial development projects, and transportation and parking facilities.

As bond counsel or disclosure counsel, Mr. Linkous typically represents cities, counties, authorities, state institutions or agencies, special purpose governmental entities, or Native American tribes in the issuance of debt. As underwriter’s counsel or placement agent’s counsel, he represents regional or national investment banking firms or banks in the public sale or private placement of debt.

Mr. Linkous is licensed to practice law in both South Carolina and Georgia, and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  He also has prior experience in banking, as a commercial lender.

Online CLE Municipal Bonds

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Experience in securities practice or finance

Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Finance - Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 600 attorneys in 23 cities across two continents. The full-service firm has nationally recognized practices in business law, litigation  and government relations, and its attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Cozen O’Connor’s diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, governmental and non-profit entities, and high-profile individuals. 

Website: https://www.cozen.com/

Lumesis, Inc. is focused on providing regulatory, business efficiency and analytical solutions to the municipal bond marketplace. Founded in 2010, Lumesis is dedicated to serving the municipal market with industry-leading solutions that meet the needs of an evolving regulatory environment. Today, the company's DIVER platform helps hundreds of firms with over 44,000 users efficiently meet credit, regulatory and risk needs.

Website: https://lumesis.com/

Howell Linkous & Nettles, LLC is a boutique bond counsel firm located in Charleston, South Carolina and concentrating in the related practice areas of municipal bonds, local government law, economic development incentives, and affordable housing finance.  The firm is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and all of the firm’s attorneys are members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Howell Linkous & Nettles is the top Disclosure Counsel firm in South Carolina, and regularly ranked as one of the Top 5 bond counsel firms in South Carolina by The Bond Buyer, the daily trade publication of the municipal bond industry.    

Website: https://www.bond-law.com/

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