ACBC - A Brief Overview

The American College of Bond Counsel was formed in 1995 for the purpose of recognizing lawyers who have established reputations among their peers for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of bond law.

The College believes that a bond lawyer's expertise can best be judged by his or her peers and has sought to admit to membership in the College only bond lawyers that have long experience and outstanding reputations in the field of municipal bond law. Membership in the College is extremely limited and admission as a Fellow (i.e. member of the College) is a recognition of the lawyer's accomplishments and legal expertise in the field of bond law. Nominees for membership must have at least ten years of "substantial experience in bond law." 

As demonstrated by the resumes of the Fellows appearing on this site, many of the Fellows have taught courses, spoken at seminars or served on workshop panels about municipal bond financing and its federal tax aspects sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers, bar associations and other organizations. Many have published books or articles on those topics or served on the Editorial Board of a Law Review. Many have received academic honors (such as being elected to the Order of the Coif or Phi Beta Kappa) and other honors.

Although election to membership as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel is based upon each Fellow's reputation as a bond lawyer, as perceived by his peers in the College, the College, its directors, officers and Fellows make no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the competence that may be demonstrated by any lawyer or law firm in any particular financing.

Admission as a Fellow of the ACBC is a recognition of the lawyer's accomplishments and legal expertise in the field of bond law.