Conference Agenda

Thursday, June 6, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Pat Tiberi , Congressman
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Beltway Reflections

  • Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Alison Feighan, Rapoza Associates
  • Jeff McMillen, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mid-Year Review

  • What we learned from the 2012 allocation awards
  • Expectations for the 2013 application round
  • Hot button industry issues
  • Deals that are (or are not) working
  • What the industry is getting right
  • What the industry should work on getting right
  • Nicolo Pinoli, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • John Leith-Tetrault, NTCIC
  • Aaron Seybert, JPMorgan Chase
  • Ryanne Shuey, PNC Bank
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Luncheon

  • Don Graves, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Deputy Assistant for Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy

Concurrent Session I

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Consolidated Edison Case and the NMTC

  • the impact of the ruling on the NMTC program
  • how future NMTC structures may need to adapt
  • how the ruling impacts existing NMTC transactions and structures
  • Thomas Boccia, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • William Driggers, Bryan Cave LLP
  • John Leith-Tetrault, NTCIC
  • Thomas Stephens, Dentons
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Exit Strategies

  • Business issues for QALICB, CDE, investor & leverage lender
  • Legal issues
  • Tax issues
  • Sample transaction walk-through
  • Impact of recent court cases/rulings/guidance
  • Brad Elphick, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • John Chamberlain, Capital One
  • Carol Mihalic, Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Michael Sanders, Blank Rome LLP
3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Getting to Closing

  • Best practices to get to closing
  • Pitfalls for the unsuspecting
  • Timelines
  • Cost to get to closing
  • Areas for optimization
  • Neil Faden, Manatt
  • Scott Pinover, Wells Fargo
  • Tony Sayess, Rath, Young & Pignatelli PC
  • Christopher Sears, SunTrust
  • Mary Thompson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Concurrent Session II

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Combining State and Federal NMTCs

  • Overview of states with programs or considering adding a program
  • Users guide for combining federal and state credits
  • Benefits of combining
  • Primary obstacles to closing
  • Most effective features for state programs
  • John Sciarretti, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • David Brenner, Husch Blackwell
  • Dana Weiss, Squire Sanders (US) LLP
  • Darryl Jacobs, Ginsberg Jacobs LLC
  • Steve Kramer, US Bancorp CDC
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Deals with Multiple Funding Sources

  • Identification of alternative sources available
  • Best practices
  • How to get various sources to work together
  • Common difficulties and how to avoid them
  • Matt Meeker, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • En Jung Kim, JPMorgan Chase
  • Kevin Nowak, KeyBank
  • Al Shehadi, Enterprise Community Investment Inc.
  • Joel Superfon, Dudley Ventures
3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Leveraging HUD 108 and NMTCs

  • HUD 108 program requirements
  • Structuring considerations
  • Deals that qualify
  • Navigating the HUD closing process and meshing with the NMTC closing process
  • Case study of actual deal(s) closed
  • Annette Stevenson, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • Bob Labes, Squire Sanders (US) LLP
  • Laura Vowell, US Bancorp CDC
  • Nathan Ware, BakerHostetler LLP

Concurrent Session III

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Roundtable Workout: Operating Business Financing with NMTCs

  • Seasoned CDEs, Investors and service professionals/practitioners are invited to attend and contribute to this roundtable discussion.
    • Combining SBA programs such as 7a
    • Policy and program changes for improved effectiveness
  • Annette Stevenson, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Merrill Hoopengardner, Advantage Capital Partners
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Friday, June 7, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Jim Talent , Senator
9:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

CDFI Bond Program Update

  • Program requirements and details
  • Using the CDFI Bond Program with NMTCs
  • CDFI Bond Program status, ongoing viability
  • Case study of actual deal(s) done
  • Owen Gray, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • Herb Stevens, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Scott Lindquist, Dentons
  • Kristin DeKuiper, Holland & Knight LLP
9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Community Impact

  • Best practices for measuring/reporting
  • Contractual arrangements to enforce delivery of benefits
  • Telling the story behind the data
  • What the industry is getting right
  • What the industry should work on getting right
  • Frank Buss, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • Jim Howard, Dudley Ventures
  • Juneho Kim, United Fund Advisors
  • Kermit Billups, Greenline Ventures
  • Deborah LaFranchi, Strategic Development Solutions
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Unwinding Transactions

  • Planning for the unwind
  • Unwind mechanics
  • Common misperceptions
  • Best practices
  • Real life examples
  • Impact of recent court cases/rulings/guidance
  • Gregory Clements, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • Stephanie Barrett, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Daniel Moss, NCB Capital Impact
  • Thomas Stephens, Dentons
11:50 a.m.

Conference Concludes

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