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Butler Snow Attorneys to Present in CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series

May 6, 2020 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow attorneys George V. Crawford, IIIKimberly E. Smith and John F. England are set to present on various topics during the CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series. The series will address the issues currently impacting rural communities and the resources available at the local, state and federal levels.

On Wednesday, May 6, Crawford will participate in the panel titled “Tools, Programs and Opportunities Within Rural America.” England will present “Building the Road to Recovery” on Wednesday, June 10, and Smith will present “Access to Capital and Community Facilities” on Wednesday, July 8. More information about the series can be found here: https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/0/CA11216D15C8392D8825853E006682A0

Crawford focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate development and finance. He counsels clients on corporate and capital structure issues, startups, succession planning, content management, venture funding and transactional matters.

Crawford is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for corporate law. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Tennessee and is admitted to the Tennessee State Bar.

England concentrates his practice on government finance, tax credit finance and economic development incentives. For nearly 30 years he has participated in reviewing, analyzing and structuring a variety of public finance, economic development finance and tax credit finance transactions.

England is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and his work has been recognized by Chambers USAThe Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers®. Additionally, The American Lawyer named him “Dealmaker of the Year”. He has also served in leadership roles for the National Association of Bond Lawyers. England obtained his J.D. from Mississippi College and his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida.

Kim 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 has been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star and 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.