Len Weiser-Varon retired from Mintz in 2023. He was previously a Member in Mintz’s Public Law Practice.
January 10, 2022 | Article
In a multistage pro bono engagement, Mintz represented a young man who fled gang violence in Ecuador in detention hearings after he entered the United States, then helped him obtain state court findings supporting a petition to USCIS for permission to remain in the country in the custody of an aunt.Read more
January 7, 2022 | Advisory | By Christie Martin, Matthew O. Page
The alert provides background on the transition to a post-LIBOR world and reviews the tax guidance provided by the Department of Treasury and IRS in final regulations taking effect on March 7, 2022.Read more
October 13, 2020 | Blog | By Steve Ganis
October 12, 2020 | Blog
On October 2, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations providing guidance for Section 529A “qualified ABLE programs” established by states under the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (the “ABLE Act”) to provide tax-favored savings and investment accounts for individuals with disabilities. Building on proposed regulations issued in 2015 and 2019 and several prior IRS notices as to how the final regulations would resolve specific issues under the ABLE Act, the final regulations clearly seek to avoid, within statutory constraints, imposing major administrative burdens on ABLE programs. Nonetheless, several key provisions contain ambiguities or raise concerns. As indicated by prior IRS guidance, the regulations provide a transition period of at least two years for ABLE programs operating in good faith to implement provisions applicable to such programs, and thus an opportunity for the IRS address such ambiguities and concerns through notices or other guidance prior to their full implementation.Read more
April 10, 2020 | Advisory
Below is an update on legislative efforts by Congress and the White House to address the coronavirus pandemic, prepared by our D.C. colleagues at ML Strategies, who are closely following these fluid and fast-moving developments. Efforts to provide a supply of low cost working capital to the many businesses and entities experiencing operational and/or cash flow disruption may be of particular interest to our bondholder clients.Read more
October 10, 2019 | Alert | By Christie Martin, Matthew O. Page
This alert describes how Proposed Regulations from the IRS will help facilitate an orderly transition from LIBOR, with minimum cost and disruption to the market.Read more
September 25, 2019 | Blog
Mintz’s Len Weiser-Varon recently published commentary in The Bond Buyer titled, “Uniform Commercial Code financing statement is integral in bond defaults.”Read more
April 13, 2018 | Alert | By Christie Martin
The IRS on April 11, 2018 released Revenue Procedure 2018-26 (Rev. Proc. 2018-26), which include the expansion of remedial action options in connection with certain post-issuance leases to private parties of facilities financed with tax-exempt bonds.Read more
April 13, 2018 | Blog | By Christie Martin
The IRS on April 11, 2018 released Revenue Procedure 2018-26 (Rev. Proc. 2018-26), which expands remedial action options in connection with certain post-issuance leases to private parties of facilities financed with tax-exempt bonds.Read more
News & Press
September 26, 2019
Mintz Member Leonard Weiser-Varon authored a commentary article published by The Bond Buyer that evaluated the importance of considering the Uniform Commercial Code financing statement in a secured bond transaction.
April 10, 2019
This Forbes article addresses what really matters when investing in municipal bonds, citing a memorandum authored by Mintz Member Leonard Weiser-Varon.
January 7, 2016
Mintz Member Len Weiser-Varon is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the new tax law that will allow all consumers with 529 ABLE savings program eligibility to select any state’s sponsored plan, not just that of their home state.
Events & Speaking
Minnesota Society of Municipal Analysts