The theme of the symposium, which is being sponsored by Womble Carlyle, is “One City at a Time: The Role and Increasing Presence of Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcies.” The event takes place October 17th at the Campbell Law School in Raleigh.
The panel discussion also will include Tulane University Law School Dean Adam Feibelman, Public Sector Credit Solutions Principal Consultant Marc Joffe and attorney Zack Clement.
This symposium will focus on the increasing occurrence of municipal bankruptcies across the country. Specifically, the event will explore the conditions that give rise to the financial crises facing local governments, the current climate, and potential solutions.
Tom Lee leads Womble Carlyle’s Public Finance Group. Tom has considerable experience in all types of financings undertaken by the State and local governments in North Carolina. He has acted as bond counsel on hundreds of taxable and tax-exempt bond issues by the State of North Carolina, State Agencies, local governmental units and special authorities and districts in financing their capital needs through the issuance of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds and other financing transactions.