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NABL Awards The Carlson Prize to Matthias Edrich

News | August 29, 2019


The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) has awarded Kutak Rock tax partner Matthias M. Edrich The Carlson Prize, awarded to the author(s) of the best scholarly article submitted for publication in The Bond Lawyer: The Journal of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Mr. Edrich will be presented his award during NABL’s Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 11 in Chicago, IL. 

This year’s Prize is awarded to five co-authors of a publication project, led by Mr. Edrich, entitled “Tax-Exempt Financing of Sectarian Institutions Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer.” It was published in the Summer 2018 issue of The Bond Lawyer and originally published in the Winter 2018 edition of the Municipal Finance Journal. Kutak Rock public finance tax attorney David A. Caprera also played a critical role as part of the working group that prepared the award-winning article.

The other awarded co-authors included Lauren Ferrero, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, San Antonio, TX; Ann C. Lebowitz, Law Office of Ann C. Lebowitz, Philadelphia, PA; John Utley, Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, Minneapolis, MN; and Paul Wisor, Garfield & Hecht, P.C., Avon, CO.   

“This thoroughly researched and well written paper is the perfect example of the sort of scholarly article that warrants this prize. Congratulations to the official winners and all the unnamed but appreciated contributors for this well-earned honor,” said Richard J. Moore, NABL’s President-Elect and Awards Committee Chair.

A copy of the article is available for download from The Civic Research Institute.

Mr. Edrich is a member of Kutak Rock’s national federal tax and public finance practice. His work focuses on U.S. tax aspects of financial instruments, with an emphasis on tax-exempt and tax credit bonds.