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USA Guide

Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Bonds — Arkansas

Senior Statesmen

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Parker has extensive experience in all areas of bond financing transactions. She frequently acts as bond counsel for underwriters, issuers, trustees and borrowers.

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Senior Statesmen

W Jackson Williams

Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jackson Williams of Williams & Anderson PLC is best known for his extensive experience handling municipal finance matters, notably bond work. He frequently acts for clients involved in projects relating to education, utilities and housing. Peers have "the highest respect for him."

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Star Individuals

J Shepherd Russell III

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Shepherd Russell is widely recognized by market commentators as "the dean of bond counsel." He commands an excellent reputation for his work in public finance, and frequently represents the state of Arkansas itself. Sources describe him as "peerless," and a client commends his "superb guidance, professionalism and unparalleled expertise."

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Robert B Beach Jr

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Beach focuses his practice on municipal bonds and corporate finance, frequently representing underwriters, issuers and municipal advisers. He is highly regarded as "the go-to resource on Arkansas school district bonds," and clients find him to be "very responsive, always accessible" and "a pleasure to work with."

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John William Spivey III

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John William Spivey has extensive experience acting for a range of clients on corporate and municipal finance matters. He regularly represents clients in acquisitions and advises on corporate governance and regulatory issues. He also has an active bond counsel practice. Peers recognize him as a "good bond lawyer" and say that he is "very good to work with."

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Kutak Rock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding" Gordon Wilbourn commands an excellent reputation in the market for his corporate practice, which is primarily focused on the issuance of municipal bonds. He frequently represents underwriters, borrowers and issuers in bond financing, with clients saying: "He understands the law extremely well, he's timely and easy to work with."

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Michele S Allgood

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michele Allgood attracts praise from clients for her "excellent work" across a range of corporate matters, including municipal bonds, tax issues and corporate governance. Sources highlight the quality of her documentation, describing her attention to detail as "spot on" and adding that she is "very client-oriented."

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ryan Bowman focuses his practice on public finance, notably representing banks and governmental agencies in the issuance of municipal bonds. Clients describe him as "a great attorney" and say that he is "very responsive and easy to work with."

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Kutak Rock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jim Hathaway is very well regarded in the market for his public finance practice, which encompasses complex transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and securities concerns. He is also very active in municipal bond work, frequently acting as bond counsel in student loan finance and single-family housing issues. Sources describe him as "a good, respected attorney" and add that he is "great to work with."

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Moyers is highly regarded for his work in public finance, particularly municipal bonds. He is well versed in handling a range of new money and refunding issues for both public and private projects, with clients describing him as "very hard-working and conscientious" and "an excellent attorney."

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Tisdale enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for his "very strong" corporate practice, which encompasses mergers and acquisitions, as well as municipal bond work and tax matters. Sources praise the "absolutely impeccable" quality of his representation, describing him as "an excellent lawyer."

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Up and Coming

W. Taylor Marshall

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Taylor Marshall focuses his up-and-coming practice on municipal bond work. He is well versed in the issuance of both taxable and tax-exempt bonds and acts as bond counsel for a variety of public and private clients. Clients say that he is "very responsive" and "extremely conscientious."

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