Bond Attorney

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Bond Attorney

A lawyer hired by a bond issuer to represent the interests of potential bondholders. Before a new issue of a bond, a bond attorney must generally present a legal opinion stating that everything that the issuer says about the bond is true, and that the issuer has adhered to all applicable laws. Issuers hire bond attorneys to reduce the risk to bondholders and therefore to attract more investors.
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At issue is a March 22 ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen that said bond attorneys aren't liable for misrepresentations in bond disclosure documents.
The public finance seminar has been held every other year since 1989 and provides an opportunity for city, county, and local government attorneys and municipal bond attorneys to learn about and discuss new developments in public finance law.
The problem is when we lower the threshold to 55 percent from two-thirds, that leaves property owners, particularly homeowners, vulnerable to well-organized and well-financed campaigns with people with a vested interest in passing bonds, including bond underwriters, bond attorneys and people in the school construction industry,'' said Jon Coupal, the association's president.
Most municipal bond attorneys concur that cities that receive a questionnaire from the IRS will not be subject to SEC disclosure requirements, because the questionnaires are random.
Each regional Red Book lists the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the key players in a multi-state region, including the top 400 municipal issuers, financial and investment advisers, municipal bond attorneys, credit enhancers, corporate trust departments, and government officials.
Although some bond attorneys correctly state that there is no absolute legal obligation for issuers to provide secondary-market information, issuers must distinguish between rigid legal requirements and their responsibilities to the marketplace.
A series of interviews was held with representatives of important user groups: debt rating agencies, debt insurers, underwriters, investment bankers, bond attorneys, legislative and oversight officials, public finance researchers and citizen advocate and information groups.
Furthermore, based on conversations with the state finance department and controller's office, several county auditor-controllers, and a number of bond attorneys, Fitch believes that there is a general awareness that enhanced administrative procedures at the state and county level may be required.
Half the bond attorneys you talk to say SBS has the authority to issue bonds and the other half say they can't," says the lobbyist.
She serves on the steering committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop.
He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Annual Bond Attorneys Workshop sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Listed in the "Red Book" of municipal bond attorneys for more than 40 years, Hunton & Williams ranks among the most active law firms in the issuance of tax-exempt securities.