Kenneth R. Artin

Attorney

Office phone: 407-426-7001

kartin@bmolaw.com

Office Location: Orlando Washington, D.C.

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Ken Artin has been actively practicing public finance law since in 1986.  He has represented municipalities, counties, public and not-for-profit colleges and universities and special taxing districts as disclosure counsel, bond counsel and special tax counsel.  He has experience with both general obligation and revenue obligations including lease-purchase financings.

Mr. Artin also has experience representing sponsors and lenders participating in public private partnerships.  He is one of the team of lawyers representing the TIFIA Joint Program Office under the TIFIA credit assistance program.  He also led the team of lawyers representing sponsors including state colleges and universities in several recent projects for classroom facilities, student housing facilities and other social infrastructure using a P3 development plan.

Mr. Artin has been an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers regularly serving as faculty on its annual Bond Attorneys Workshop and the Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law on topics involving disclosure and federal securities law.  He co-chaired the NABL task force in 2012 that developed the Considerations in Preparing Disclosure for Public Pensions and the follow-up NABL teleconference on the topic in 2015.  Mr. Artin also participated in the drafting of NABL’s Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative– Considerations of Analysis by Issuer’s of Materiality and Self-Reporting and participated in the first of three NABL teleconferences on the MCDC Initiative.  He is also on the NABL task force currently drafting a publication on disclosure policies and procedures.  He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Law School in 1982 and from Southern Methodist University with an LL.M. in taxation in 1983. Mr. Artin is the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Artin has also served as the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Orlando office.

EDUCATION

College: State University of New York at Buffalo- B.S. School of Management, Cum Laude, 1979

Law School: State University of New York at Buffalo- Juris Doctor, 1982

Other school or degree: Southern Methodist University- Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), 1983

BAR ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar (1989)
New York Bar (1984)
Texas Bar (1985)

COURT ADMISSIONS

All Florida Courts

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Florida Bar, Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
Securities Law Committee, former Chairman

NABL Activities

  • President
  • Executive Committee since 2011
  • Board Member since 2009

NABL Program Participation

  • Tax and Securities Law Institute
  • Vice Chair – 2006
  • Chair – 2007
  • Faculty – 2009 and 2013
  • Bond Attorney’s Workshops
  • Steering Committee – 2008-2010
  • Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law
  • Faculty – 2015

NABL Project Participation

  • Consideration in Preparing Disclosure – Public Pensions – 2012
  • General Obligations Bonds State Law, Bankruptcy and Disclosure Considerations – 2014
  • Pension Disclosure Teleconference – 2015
  • MCDC Initiative – Considerations for Analysis by Issues of Materiality and Self-Reporting – 2014
  • MCDC – Issues Participate Teleconference – 2014
  • Drafting Disclosure Policies and Procedures – 2015

HONORS & AWARDS

Florida Super Lawyers listing for 2016

PRESENTATIONS

  • Ethical Considerations in CDD Transactions,
    – The Florida Bar, 2013
  • Public Private Partnerships under New Legislation,
    – The Florida Bar, 2015
  • Borrowing in a Bad Economy – Legal Issues in College and University Borrowing,
    – National Association of Colleges and Universities Attorneys, 2009
  • Financing Capital Projects:  P3s and Other Financing Options,
    -National Association of College and Universities Attorneys, 2015