Securities Law

NABL Nominates Officers, Directors

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Bond Lawyers has announced a slate of officer and director nominees the group will vote on at its annual meeting on Sept. 25 in Chicago.

President-elect Allen Robertson of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. will automatically become NABL's president that day.  His practice ranges from serving as bond, underwriter, borrower and liquidity provider counsel to providing municipal bankruptcy structuring advice and opinions.

Antonio Martini of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP in Boston has been nominated president-elect. His practice focuses on municipal finance-related federal tax law.

Both Robertson and Martini would serve one year terms in their posts, if Martini is elected.

The nominees were chosen by NABL's nominating committee, though the group's rules state that any member may nominate any other member for an executive office or for the board from the floor of the annual meeting, provided that written notice is provided at least 14 days before the meeting.

Others nominated to become officers who will serve one-year terms include Kenneth Artin of Bryant Miller Olive P.A. in Orlando, Fla., as treasurer, and Clifford Gerber, a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP in San Francisco, as secretary.

NABL members will also vote on two nominated new directors - Michela Daliana of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP in New York and Richard Moore of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco. Both are tax specialists and would serve through 2016.

Scott Lilienthal of Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, as NABL's immediate past president, will remain as a director for another year. Also staying on as directors will be Alexandra MacLennan of Squire Sanders LLP in Tampa, Fla., Dee Wisor of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. in Denver, E. Tyler Smith of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. in Greenville, S.C. and Faith Li Pettis of Pacifica Law Group LLP in Seattle. MacLennan and Wisor will remain on through 2014, while Wisor and Pettis stay through 2015.

The chair of the 2014 Bond Attorneys' Workshop, Sara Davis Buss of Campbell & Levine, LLC in Pittsburgh, will be an ex officio director for one year.

The annual meeting is being held concurrently with the Bond Attorneys' Workshop, though they will remain distinct events, NABL said.




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