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McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP

At McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP, our philosophy is that you are the most important client we have, and yours is the most important business we conduct. This approach to the attorney-client relationship is the foundation of our business. We have an unwavering commitment to excellence in the practice of law. We invite you to join the ever-growing group of clients who enjoy the security of knowing that we will always deliver the outstanding representation they deserve.

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Kimberly C. Betterton Joins McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP

Oct 15, 2021

Kimberly C. Betterton, a nationally recognized expert on federal tax laws and regulations involving tax-exempt bonds, has joined McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP. Ms. Betterton advises clients on a range of tax-advantaged transactions, including governmental, 501(c)(3), and exempt facility obligations, among others. She advises clients regarding the original issuance of obligations, the many post-issuance compliance…

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McKennon Shelton & Henn Ranked #1 in Maryland, Top Ten in Nation

Mar 15, 2021

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked by The Bond Buyer, based on the dollar amount of transactions, as one of the top ten firms leading transactions as bond counsel for competitively sold bonds in the country, and one of the top ten law firms for special tax…

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McKennon Shelton & Henn Ranked #1 in Maryland, #5 in Region

Aug 26, 2019

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP is proud to announce that the firm is ranked fifth among bond counsel in the Northeast region for competitively sold bond issues in The Bond Buyer‘s “Northeast Midyear Review” for the first half of 2019. We are also ranked first in Maryland as Bond Counsel, advising clients in the issuance…

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MS&H Ranked Number One Bond Counsel in Maryland, Number Seven Special Tax Counsel in US

Feb 28, 2019

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked by The Bond Buyer as the number one bond counsel firm in the State of Maryland, based on the dollar amount of transactions handled in 2018. MS&H is the only firm of its size in the top five rankings. In 2018, MS&H…

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Treasury to Suspend Sales of State and Local Government Series Securities (“SLGS”)

Feb 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) recently announced the suspension of sales of SLGS nonmarketable Treasury securities, effective 12:00 noon Eastern Time, March 1, 2019, until further notice. The Treasury stated in its announcement that suspension is necessary due to the statutory debt ceiling. The Treasury noted that subscriptions for SLGS received prior…

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Refunding Direct Payment Bonds

Feb 4, 2019

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress authorized several different types of taxable municipal bonds, including Build America Bonds and Qualified School Construction Bonds, where the federal government provides subsidies (the “Direct Payment Subsidies”) in the form of direct payments to bond issuers (“Direct Payment Bonds”).  For the most…

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SEC Amends Rule 15c2-12 Seeking to Enhance Market Transparency Regarding Municipal Securities Disclosures

Aug 24, 2018

On August 20, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities Exchange Act (“Rule 15c2-12”) which requires brokers, dealers, and municipal securities dealers that are acting as underwriters in primary offerings of municipal securities to reasonably determine that the issuer or obligated person has agreed to provide…

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McKennon Shelton & Henn Ranked Among National “Top Bond Counsel” by The Bond Buyer

Apr 19, 2018

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked by The Bond Buyer as the number seven bond counsel firm in the U.S., based on the dollar amount of transactions handled in the first quarter of 2018. MS&H acted as bond counsel in connection with approximately $626 million of competitive bond issues.…

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IRS Issues Guidance on Remedial Actions for Tax-Advantaged Bonds

Apr 13, 2018

On April 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service published Revenue Procedure 2018-26 providing issuers with certain additional remedial actions to preserve the tax-advantaged status of their bonds when a violation of the  tax compliance rules occurs. Notably, Rev. Proc. 2018-26 provides issuers of tax-credit bonds and direct pay bonds with remedial action options including parameters…

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MS&H Named One of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Law Firms

Dec 19, 2017

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP has again been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazines as one of the 2018 “Best Law Firms,” an accolade founded on “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.”  This award is a true testament to the firm’s mission to provide only the highest quality…

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McKennon Shelton & Henn not only does business in Baltimore -- we also contribute time and energy to serving the community.  Firm attorneys and staff have provided much-needed legal counsel, volunteer and financial assistance to a variety of nonprofit organizations' programs.

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