Being an Informed Municipal Bond Issuer

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Target Audience                  

  • Municipal securities issuers

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe the process for issuing municipal bonds;
  • Understand the roles and duties of the financing team;
  • Identify considerations for selecting municipal finance professionals; and
  • Understand an issuer’s obligations pre-and post-issuance of municipal bonds. 

Course Outline

1. Financing a New Water Treatment Plant 
a. Hiring your financing team
i. Municipal advisor - role and duties 
ii. Bond counsel - role and duties 
iii. Underwriter - role and activities
b. Responsibilities of members of the finance team

2. The Deal Table

3. Disclosure Requirements - Federal Securities Law Obligations When Issuing Bonds

4. Pre-Issuance Requirements – Checklist

5. The Bond Issuance Process

6. Issuance Checklist

7. Post-Issuance Requirements
a. Post-Issuance Requirements
i. Continuing disclosure requirements
ii. Post-Issuance Checklist
b. Knowledge Check

8. Planning for a convention center and hotel complex
a. Hiring your financing team
i. Municipal advisor - role and duties 
ii. Bond counsel - role and duties 
iii. Underwriter - role and activities
 
b. Responsibilities of members of the finance team

9. Pre-issuance requirements

10. Risk Analysis
a. Market risk
b. Occupancy tax
c. Litigation risk
d. Risk analysis checklist

11. Assessment