Bill Avila, a partner in the firm’s San Antonio office, will speak at the National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys’ Workshop (BAW) in Chicago on October 4-6, 2017. Avila will participate on the “Ethics – The Game of Reduction of Professional Exposure, Loss Prevention and Bond Counsel Liability” panel. Focusing on conflicts of interest, the necessity and benefits of utilizing an engagement letter and other Model Rules that bond counsel need to consider in any engagement, Avila and the other panelists will lead a discussion of how bond counsel can be exposed to potential professional liability.
Avila's practice focuses on public finance law, specifically providing legal counsel, negotiating, drafting documents and securing governmental approvals. Avila is a frequent speaker at conferences for the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Texas City Attorneys Association, Mexican-American School Board Association and The Bond Buyer.