Professional Experience

Walter McSpadden is a partner on the Business Team with more than 35 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.

Walter is a long-time member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and has received an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating through LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

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 recent years, he has gained significant experience as bond counsel in financings for large solar facilities in the state.

McSpadden also has wide experience serving as counsel to local and national lessors and lessees in tax-exempt lease transactions in the state, with a particular emphasis in leases for energy savings equipment.

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, He was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in their 2023 edition in the Municipal Finance Law category.

Professional Affiliations

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

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