Len Weiser-Varon

Len Weiser-Varon

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Can Alphabet Soup Fix Puerto Rico’s Debt Service Issues?

Last week, the Working Group for the Fiscal and Economic Recovery of Puerto Rico gave the broadest hint yet of the next tactic in Puerto Rico’s ongoing quest to deleverage itself. Although the details have not yet been...more

9/28/2015 - Creditors Debt Relief Debt Restructuring Municipal Bonds Municipal Securities Issuers Puerto Rico Sales Tax Tax Revenues

Municipal Bond Interest Paid By a Bond Insurer After an Issuer’s Bankruptcy Discharge Can Remain Tax-Exempt

In the aftermath of recent municipal bankruptcies in which issuers proposed and/or implemented bankruptcy plans involving partial discharges of the issuer’s payment obligation on insured bonds, there has been increased focus...more

12/22/2014 - Commercial Insurance Policies Financial Guarantee Requirements Interest Payments Municipal Bankruptcy Municipal Bonds Municipalities Tax-Exempt Bonds

SEC Introduces “Control Person” Liability as Enforcement Action Weapon in Claim Against Municipal Officer for Misleading Bond...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled the first securities fraud charges brought against a municipal official alleging “control person” status under the federal securities laws. The SEC’s settlement...more

11/11/2014 - Bonds Compliance Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Enforcement Actions Fraud Municipal Bonds SEC Securities Fraud

Puerto Rico and PREPA Seek Dismissal of Bondholder Challenge to Territory’s Bankruptcy Statute

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) yesterday filed separate motions to dismiss the federal court complaint filed last month by some PREPA bondholders seeking to invalidate the...more

7/23/2014 - Electricity Motion to Dismiss Municipal Bonds Municipalities Utilities Sector

New Swap Business Conduct and Record-Keeping Regulations Kick in for Municipal Bond Issuers and Borrowers

Beginning May 1, 2013, many new business conduct regulations adopted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) will begin to...more

4/18/2013 - Borrowers CFTC Dodd-Frank End-Users ISDA Municipal Bonds Recordkeeping Requirements Swap Dealers Swaps

"28% Cap" Unlikely to Trigger Wave of Municipal Bond Tax Calls

Market commenters have suggested that billions of dollars in municipal bonds may be subject to par redemptions if the much-discussed “28% cap” on the value of certain federal income tax deductions or exclusions is enacted and...more

1/9/2013 - Bonds Deductions Income Taxes Municipal Bonds Tax Exemptions

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