Walter McSpadden

Walter has more than three decades of experience guiding clients in the field of public finance. He regularly advises issuers, underwriters, trustees and corporate lenders covering real estate loans and a wide spectrum of municipal bond public offerings and private placements.


Professional Experience

Walter McSpadden is a partner on the Business Team with over 30 years of experience representing financial institutions and commercial parties in a variety of lending transactions, including revolving credit loans, asset-based financings, construction loans, real estate loans, loans for acquisition of equipment, agriculture loans and loans for corporate acquisitions. He frequently provides advice, counsel and representation regarding troubled debt restructurings and workouts, and represents parties in connection with commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and other related matters.

In addition, McSpadden has practiced in the area of public finance since 1984. His practice encompasses bond and other debt offerings issued by or on behalf of the various public instrumentalities in Arkansas and elsewhere. He has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and trustee’s counsel in these transactions. In these capacities, he has prepared rate, election and bond ordinances, trust indentures, resolutions, continuing disclosure statements, opinions, arbitrage certificates, official statements, escrow agreements and closing papers.

McSpadden also has wide experience serving as counsel to local and national lessors and lessees in tax exempt lease transactions for municipal, hospital, energy saving and university academic facilities in the State.

McSpadden is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He has received an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating through LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, www.martindale.com/ratings.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

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