Municipal & Public Finance

At Mitchell Williams, we believe in working hard and finding creative solutions to help our clients achieve their goals in a complicated business environment. Our Municipal and Public Finance team of lawyers have extensive experience in municipal and public finance transactions in Arkansas. We advise Arkansas municipalities, agencies issuers, underwriters, investors, financial advisers and trustees on taxable and tax-exempt public and private finance transactions and complex structured debt financing. We assist state agencies, municipalities, counties, facility boards and commissions in Arkansas in matters of public financing of capital improvement and economic development projects. We also provide tax analysis to Arkansas municipalities, universities, state agencies and underwriters regarding the tax-exempt aspects of municipal bond financing. Because of our breadth of service, we also represent state and local issuers in matters of eminent domain, foreclosures, workouts and environmental and hazardous waste drawing on the expertise and resources of our full-service corporate law firm.

Our clients include state, county, municipal and educational issuers, conduit borrowers, letter of credit banks and regional underwriters and financial advisers. We serve as bond counsel, underwriters counsel, issuers counsel, borrowers counsel, special tax counsel and disclosure counsel for all types of public financing projects throughout Arkansas. 

Our services include:  

  • Franchise fee revenue bonds
  • Private placement bond offerings
  • Sales and use tax revenue bonds
  • Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) conduit bond transactions
  • Tax-Exempt and taxable public finance transactions
  • Tax-Exempt private activity bonds
  • Industrial development revenue bonds (PILOT projects, tax abatement and Act 9 Bonds)
  • Letters of credit
  • Municipal and school lease financing
  • Trustee representation
  • Underwriter representation

Our experienced team of Municipal and Public Finance attorneys are active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and use this resource as one way to stay up-to-date on tax and securities law issues that are unique to municipal finance transactions.

Contact the Mitchell Williams Municipal & Public Finance team of lawyers in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro. In Little Rock and Jonesboro, contact Attorney Michele Allgood at 501-688-8874. In Little Rock, contact Attorney John Bryant at 501-688-8823 or Attorney Ashley Edwards at 501-688-8878. In Rogers, contact Attorney Jill Grimsley at 479-464-5655 or Attorney Craig Cockrell at 479-464-5683.