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3 Attorneys to Participate in Panel Discussions at National Association of Bond Lawyers’ The Institute Conference

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Dee P. Wisor, Elizabeth E. Thomas and John F. England will participate in panel discussions at the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ (NABL) The Institute conference March 7-8 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla.

As president of the association, Dee will serve as a panelist with other NABL leaders for the “Luncheon and Panel Discussion: An Update from DC” on March 7. During the presentation, conference attendees will learn what’s new on Capitol Hill, including how NABL has enhanced its advocacy and educational efforts over the past year.

Elizabeth will participate in panel discussions on March 7th and March 8th titled “Accounting Issues for Securities Lawyers.” The panel will explore the evolution of practices in accounting and how they affect disclosure documents and operating covenant provisions.

John will serve as panel chair for a discussion on March 8 titled “When Disaster Strikes – Necessary Tools to Address Disaster Recovery.” The panelists will discuss disaster recovery financing as a necessary tool to stabilize disaster-stricken communities, accelerate recovery, encourage private capital investment and leverage state and federal resources.

Dee concentrates his practice in public finance and public-private partnerships. He represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions and economic development projects. He has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2007 and selected as Best Lawyers®’ 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2019 Public Finance Lawyer of the Year for Denver.

Dee is a member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and is a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. He received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.

Elizabeth focuses her practice primarily on municipal bonds, governmental relations, public finance and economic development incentives.

Elizabeth is a member of the American Bar Associations, The Mississippi Bar, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Mississippi Municipal League and the Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, and Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Florida State University and her masters of law in taxation, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami.

John is a member of the firm’s public finance and public finance tax practice groups. He frequently serves as bond counsel in various public finance transactions including taxable and tax-exempt bonds and loans, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds and tax increment financing bonds. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for commercial finance law and public finance law and was named Lawyer of the Year – Jackson for commercial finance law in 2019, by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for government finance and as a Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, by Chambers USA for corporate/commercial: municipal finance (Mississippi) and by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating.

John is a member of the American and Capital Area Bar Associations, The Mississippi Bar, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi, his Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Mississippi College and his masters of law in taxation from the University of Florida.