• The Public Housing Investment Update 2020
    In this latest edition of his annual public housing investments update, Rod Solomon addresses the housing needs created by the impacts of the pandemic, pre-existing conditions of limited eligiblity for deeply subsidized housing programs (public housing and Section 8) and the governments response related to housing assistance.
  • SEC Exemptive Order re Municipal Advisors
    This Hawkins Advisory describes the SEC’s exemptive order of June 16, 2020, which provides a temporary exemption from registration as a broker for registered municipal advisors, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions.
  • SEC Statement on Disclosure by Municipal Issuers regarding the Impact of COVID-19
    This Advisory provides a summary and analysis of the SEC’s public statement directed to issuers of municipal securities regarding disclosures about the impact of COVID-19 on their financial and operating conditions.
  • Released Regulatory Relief for Issuers of Certain Tax-Exempt Bonds
    Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released welcome temporary guidance addressing two of the many issues provoked by the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • SEC Staff Guidance Regarding Secondary Market Disclosure
    This Advisory provides a summary and analysis of the recent Staff Legal Bulletin from the SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities.
  • Revised IRS Form 8038-CP
    The Internal Revenue Service released a revised version of Form 8038-CP (Return for Credit Payments to Issuers of Qualified Bonds) dated January 2020.
  • Guidance from Treasury regarding USD LIBOR Phase-Out
    The Hawkins Advisory discusses recently published Proposed Treasury Regulations that provide guidance as to the ability of parties to variable rate debt and other contracts that currently rely on LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark to alter the documents for these transactions for the purpose of incorporating interest rates reflective of other reference rates. The Advisory also reviews the status of other regulatory efforts to prepare the capital markets to transition from broad reliance upon LIBOR.
  • New Current Refunding Guidelines for Bonds Issued Pursuant to Special Authorizations
    On May 22, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2019-39. The Notice provides guidance on the issuance of tax-exempt state and local bonds and tax-exempt Indian tribal government bonds in current refunding issues...
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