Ken Artin has been actively practicing public finance law beginning 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 with 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 is the immediate past president of the Association. 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 also served on the NABL task force that drafted a publication on drafting 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.
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
The Florida Bar, Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
Securities Law Committee, former Chairman
NABL Program Participation
NABL Project Participation