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USA Guide

Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Bonds — Arkansas

Senior Statesmen

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Bond transactions lie at the heart of Anne Parker's municipal finance practice. She has extensive experience acting for borrowers, trustees and underwriters.

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Senior Statesmen

W Jackson Williams

Williams & Anderson PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jackson Williams of Williams & Anderson PLC is a well-established figure with extensive experience handling municipal bond matters as part of his wider public and structured finance practice. He is well versed in undertaking bond issuances in connection to a broad range of projects relating to education, healthcare, housing and industrial development.

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Star Individuals

J Shepherd Russell III

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Shepherd Russell is roundly viewed as "a preeminent bond lawyer, one of the top in Arkansas." He specializes in handling a broad range of bond and other debt offering matters on behalf of public institutions and has also acted as counsel to the State of Arkansas on its $87.24 million bond issuance to refund the outstanding bonds pertaining to the financing of improvements to higher education.

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Robert B Beach Jr

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

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Robert Beach is endorsed by commentators as a "very good lawyer who focuses on public school bonds." He has represented First Security Beardsley in the issuance of $37.17 million refunding bonds in connection to improvements to a school.

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John William Spivey III

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

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Bill Spivey is widely admired for his depth of expertise in advising on municipal bond matters. He routinely secures mandates to act as bond counsel for numerous public organizations, including counties and schools.

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Kutak Rock LLP

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Gordon Wilbourn has a robust track record in assisting a range of corporations including healthcare providers and public agencies with bond transactions. One client remarks: "We have tremendous confidence in him. He is very knowledgeable about the community."

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Michele S Allgood

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michele Allgood maintains her robust practice in the sphere of municipal finance. Her expertise covers advising for underwriters, issues and borrowers on bond transactions. She is also skilled in handling tax-exempt municipal financial transactions.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

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Ryan Bowman is regarded as a "very good and very professional" practitioner who is frequently called upon to advise on public bond transactions. "He is also very thorough and worked with us to do what needed to be done," one client reports. In a recent highlight, he has assisted the State of Arkansas's Natural Resources Commission with the issuance of $30.86 million refunding Series 2016A bonds in relation to the financing of water disposal and pollution abatement facilities.

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Williams & Anderson PLC

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David Menz of Williams & Anderson PLC is skilled in drawing on over three decades of experience in assisting state authorities, hospitals, school districts and housing providers with public finance matters. He is particularly known for acting as bond counsel to municipal utilities providers.

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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

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John Tisdale is distinguished for his proficiency in undertaking a full spectrum of tax and municipal finance matters. He garners praise from one client who remarks: "He is a man with complete honesty and integrity." In a recent highlight, he acted for Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute on the acquisition of a medical oncology practice and on healthcare regulatory matters, as well as issues concerning tax exemption.

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Kutak Rock LLP

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Jim Hathaway is identified as a "great resource" in finance matters. He is talented in handling bond issuances and is experienced in acting on behalf of a range of clients, including state agencies. He is also well versed in real estate and stock acquisitions.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

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Michael Moyers primarily handles public finance matters, including bond issuances. He has recently advised on the issuance of $40 million refunding revenue bonds by the Arkansas Public Education Facilities Board and the City of Arkadelphia in connection to the improvements to the Ouachita Baptist University campus.

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