Butler Snow attorney Kimberly E. Smith is set to present on the basics of bond finance at an upcoming Intro Bond Finance WebCourse presented by the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. eastern. Smith’s presentation will discuss how bonds are the bedrock of development finance and are the cornerstone of most development finance projects, as well as introduce the basics, including the various types of bonds (both tax-exempt and taxable), the general process for issuing bonds, important terms and key players in the transaction.
The CDFA Intro Bond WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government. More information on the WebCourse can be found here.
Smith is an experienced transactional lawyer with a focus on New Markets Tax Credits and Public Finance. She has extensive experience with structuring complex financing transactions for 501(c)(3) organizations, real estate developers, operating businesses and government entities utilizing tax credits, conventional financing, tax-exempt bonds and/or USDA financing.
Smith speaks frequently on issues related to the NMTC program and public finance, as well as various other incentive programs and has contributed to industry publications. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Mississippi and LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.