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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ABA Tax Section Webcast Today on Tax-Exempt Bonds & Green Energy

ABA Tax The ABA Tax Section offers a teleconference and webcast today on Public and Private Municipal Financing of Renewable Energy Projects and Green Expenditures from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST:

This teleconference will explore the various ways municipal bonds can be utilized in connection with the public and private development of new energy technologies and renewable energy projects. Our panel will identify and discuss the panoply of municipal bonds available to finance the different types of energy facilities including Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, Qualified School Construction Bonds, Solid Waste Exempt Facility Bonds, Build America Bonds, Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, Cogeneration Exempt Facility Bonds and Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds etc.

To be complete, the panel will highlight the other tax incentives which may be considered in combination with municipal financing including the production tax credit, investment tax credit, depreciation and expense deductions, as well as guarantee and grant programs.

Our panel will then examine and critically discuss the general tax policy themes behind taxable Build America and Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and the various types of tax-credit bonds. Hear our panel further address what municipal finance may likely look like in the future. Will Internal Revenue Code Section 103 be gradually replaced by Code Sections 54 and 54AA?

Speakers:

  • Jeremy A. Spector (Partner, Mintz Levin, New York) (moderator)
  • Gary W. Bornholdt (Counsel, Nixon Peabody, Washington, D.C.)
  • John Buckley (Chief Democratic Tax Counsel, House Ways & Means Committee)
  • John J. Cross, III (Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury)
  • Laura Ellen Jones (Partner, Hunton & Williams, Richmond)
  • Stanley Langbein (Professor, University of Miami School of Law)

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