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The Federal Circuit’s First Application of the AIA’s On-Sale Bar: Implications for Bio/Pharma

When a small pharmaceutical company discovers a new medicine, it’s not uncommon for the company – which may not itself have the resources or infrastructure to get that medicine to patients – to seek a distribution partner...more

The Advantage of Crossover Refunding of Build America Bonds

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Many governmental entities considering an advance refunding of their Build America Bonds (“BABs”) can achieve a better economic result by using a crossover refunding. While an advance “net” refunding typically results in a...more

Three Signs that the U.S. is Growing More Comfortable with Innovative Project Finance and Public-Private Partnerships

by Nossaman LLP on

Some recent events, taken together, provide evidence that policy-makers in the United States are growing more comfortable with public-private partnerships as a vehicle for project delivery, in particular with respect to the...more

AASHTO Launches BATIC Institute to Support Innovative Financing Solutions

by Nossaman LLP on

Last month, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) formally unveiled its Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC). BATIC’s mission is to: - Expand the use of federal transportation credit...more

Tax Policy Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The number of working days (in theory) that Congress has left to negotiate and pass a continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government from shutting down on Oct. 1. Here’s hoping that the Pope’s visit to the Capitol...more

FTA Provides Notice of Expedited Public Transportation Improvement Initiative

by Nossaman LLP on

Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) grants fund billions of transit-related projects throughout the United States. In an effort to improve the project delivery process for those projects, the FTA on September 3, 2015,...more

President Announces New Build America Initiatives; Introduces New Type of Municipal Bond

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Obama recently announced the latest steps federal agencies are taking to better incorporate private sector capital and expertise in improving the nation’s infrastructure. The announcement comes six months after the...more

Off-Key BABs: IRS Hits Wrong Note in Reissuance Analysis

The IRS recently published a December 9, 2014 Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum to the effect that the defeasance of taxable Build America Bonds (BABs) causes a tax reissuance of the bonds, with the consequence that the...more

Draw down bonds and date of issuance: questions remain with IRS guidance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

For many years multifamily housing apartment projects could be financed with tax-exempt drawn-down bonds and loans with all of the bonds issued pursuant to a draw-down loan being treated as part of a single issue. The date of...more

Build America Transportation Investment Center

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On July 17, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative includes a host of measures to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth, including the formation...more

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