Issuing Bonds Utilizing Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and Special Service Areas (SSA)


Thursday, April 22, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:15 PM

  • Members $ 15.00 Before Apr 21, 2021 Members $ 15.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 15.00 Before Apr 21, 2021 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 15.00
  • Non-members $ 30.00 Before Apr 21, 2021 Non-members $ 30.00

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This session will cover legal and financing options involving TIF and SSA under Illinois law. Panelists consist of bond lawyers, an underwriter, and municipal adviser. The panelists will provide examples of utilizing TIF and SSA to facilitate economic development and efficient financing structures and examine the potential benefits of using TIF and SSA.

Learning Objectives:  Participants completing this session will be able to:

1. Understand the legal requirements for issuing TIF and SSA bonds.

2. Gain Knowledge of what financing structures are available to finance economic development projects.

3. Explore recent examples of SSA and TIF bond financings.

4. Learn about the potential benefits to Cities and Villages using TIF and SSA.

Speakers:  Philip R. McKenna, President, Kane, McKenna and Associates, Inc., Austin Root, Associate, Ice Miller LLP, James Snyder, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, and Robert P. Vail, Senior Vice President/ Managing Director of Public Finance, Bernardi Securities, Inc.

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method: Internet Based
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: General knowledge of bond issuance, TIFs and SSAs
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Finance -Technical
NASBA CPE: Earn About 1.5 CPE credit

CPE hours: 1.50

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