Attorneys
Michele Allgood

Michele Simmons Allgood

Member
Email:mallgood@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8874
Locations: Little Rock, Jonesboro
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Ms. Allgood has extensive experience in all areas of municipal finance, including bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and borrower’s counsel.  Clients for whom Ms. Allgood has provided assistance include state agencies, cities, counties, facility boards, and commissions.  She has experience in taxable and tax exempt and public and private municipal finance transactions. She has a general transactional practice that includes real estate, contract drafting and negotiations, and corporate governance.

Experience

Ms. Allgood has extensive experience in all areas of municipal finance, including bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and borrower’s counsel.  Clients for whom Ms. Allgood has provided assistance include state agencies, cities, counties, facility boards, and commissions.  She has experience in taxable and tax exempt and public and private municipal finance transactions.

In addition to Ms. Allgood’s municipal finance practice, she has a general transactional practice that includes real estate, contract drafting and negotiations, corporate governance, and governmental relations. She advises both lenders and borrowers on credit facilities and loans and reviews and prepares loan documentation and perfection instruments.  She represents buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in connection with sales and leases of industrial, retail and commercial property.  She has assisted clients in connection with entity selection and restructuring and has organized corporations, limited liability companies, and nonprofit entities. She also has represented clients in connection with federal and state securities compliance. 

Education

  • Vanderbilt Law School J.D. (1995)
  • Hendrix College B.A. (1992)
    summa cum laude

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked for Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Bonds in Arkansas (2017)
  • Chambers USA:  Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Bonds in Arkansas (2015)
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Arkansas Class X (2015-2016)
  • Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Business and Community Leaders (2010)
  • Graduate, Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XXII (2006-2007)

Involvement

  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association (1995- present)
  • Member, American Bar Association ( 1992 – present)
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association (1995 – present)
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Foundation Board (2011 – present)
  • Member, Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board (2015)
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Downtown Little Rock (1996-present), President (2009-2010)
  • Member, Missouri-Arkansas District of Kiwanis International, Lt. Governor for Division 21 B (2011-2012)
  • Member, Kiwanis Activities, Inc. Board of Directors (2007 – present)
  • Member, Dillards Federal Credit Union Board of Directors (2008 – present)
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers (1995- present)