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Mintz Attorneys Meghan B. Burke and Maxwell D. Solet to Speak at Tax & Securities Law Institute Presented by National Association of Bond Lawyers

Meghan B. Burke, a Member of the Public Finance Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., and Maxwell D. Solet, a Member of the firm’s Tax and Public Finance Sections, will serve as faculty members at the 2014 Tax & Securities Law Institute (TSLI) presented by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL). The conference is being held March 27-28 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ms. Burke’s panel is entitled, “Current Continuing Disclosure Issues.” In this session, faculty will discuss considerations of voluntary disclosure on EMMA, the impact of SEC interpretive release/SEC municipal markets staff report on secondary disclosure issues, and other hot topics in the continuing disclosure arena.

Mr. Solet’s session, “Private Activity Bond Tests,” will review current pronouncements relative to private activity bond tests and will discuss real-life situations requiring the identification and quantification of private activity in the context of facilities financed with the proceeds of tax–exempt bonds.

The 2014 TSLI will bring together outstanding faculty for a fascinating discussion of the most pressing issues facing the municipal bond community. The conference will feature 13 breakout session topics dealing with current issues of securities law, tax law and ethics. Government participants will join many of the panels, offering attendees the most up-to-date views of industry regulators.

Ms. Burke has extensive experience in public finance and public agency representation, serving as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, borrowers, trustees, and purchasers in connection with tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue financings related to transportation, higher education, health care, economic development, project finance, water, and wastewater. She also has vast experience with interest rate swaps and other hedging transactions for governmental, 501(c)(3), and corporate clients. Ms. Burke is also the Chair of the firm's Education Practice.

Mr. Solet has tax responsibility in connection with the firm’s role as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and purchaser’s counsel on numerous state and local bond issues. The firm has served as bond counsel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the New York Liberty Development Corporation, and the Vermont Bond Bank, as well as in many school and hospital financings and industrial revenue bond financings.