Swendseid Awarded Carlson Prize from National Association of Bond Lawyers
October 1, 2008
RENO, NV - Swendseid & Stern's John Swendseid has received The National Association of Bond Lawyer's Carlson Prize for 2008. The Carlson Prize recognizes the author of the best scholarly article submitted for publication in its quarterly publication, The Bond Lawyer: The Journal of the National Association of Bond Lawyers®.
John Swendseid is a member of Nevada-based Swendseid & Stern.* He has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in public finance transactions. Swendseid received this award for an article he wrote entitled "Patent Law for Bond Lawyers - Watch Out for Now," published in the March 1, 2008 of The Bond Lawyer. The article was a discussion of patented or "patent pending" tax strategies for tax-exempt bonds and certain other bond structures, and the potential implications it could have on bond lawyers and their clients. It also discussed legislation and proposed IRS regulations pending at that time.
The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) exists to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance. A professional association incorporated in 1979, NABL has approximately 3,000 members and is headquartered in Chicago. The Carlson Prize was named in honor of Rita J. and Charles P. Carlson, and conceived by Glenn E. Floyd, Norman, Oklahoma. For more information on the National Association of Bond Lawyers, visit www.nabl.org.
Sherman & Howard L.L.C., established in 1892, is the oldest law firm in Denver. The Firm assists its clients in most aspects of law affecting businesses and public institutions. Sherman & Howard's approximately 160 attorneys currently practice law from offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada; and St. Louis, Missouri.
*Swendseid & Stern is a member firm in Sherman & Howard L.L.C.