Bracewell Associate Brian Teaff, who is based in the firm’s Houston office, will present at the National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys’ Workshop (BAW) in Chicago on October 4-6, 2017. Teaff's panel, “Private Activity Bond Tests” will address the basic principles of the private activity bond tests with an emphasis on the new management/service contract guidelines and the rules providing increased flexibility in using equity to avoid private business use problems.
Teaff has a multifaceted tax practice, advising clients in connection with tax-exempt financings and other business transactions in the public finance area, as well as counseling public charities, private foundations and high-net worth individuals on a wide range of tax planning and compliance matters. In his public finance practice, Teaff serves as tax counsel on governmental and conduit financings where he works with issuers and borrowers to structure the issuance of tax-advantaged obligations. His clients include various types of governmental entities, such as cities, counties, school districts, hospital districts, community colleges and state universities, and economic development corporations, as well as tax-exempt organizations and private companies who seek to lower their borrowing costs by accessing the tax-exempt bond market.