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BIOGRAPHY

D. Michael Moyers is a partner in the firm’s Municipal and Corporate Finance Practice Group. Michael has practiced public finance law since 2004. His practice has focused on the issuance of bonds and other debt instruments by public instrumentalities in Arkansas and in other states.

He has worked on transactions for the financing of public and nonpublic projects, including bonds sold by underwriters, bonds placed with state and federal governmental agencies, bonds placed with local financial institutions, bonds rated by national rating agencies and insured bonds. These issues have been structured as new money issues, refunding (advance and current) issues and a combination of new money and refunding issues.

Michael has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and trustee’s counsel. He has prepared rate, election and bond ordinances, trust indentures, resolutions, continuing disclosure agreements, opinions, arbitrage certificates, official statements and other offering documents, escrow agreements and various closing papers and certificates.

Michael was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the area of Public Finance Law. Since 2012, Michael has been selected as a "Rising Star" in the area of Bonds/Government Finance by the Mid-South Super Lawyers publication. He has also been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Municipal Bonds since 2014.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A. in Finance, 2001

Noteworthy

  • Adjunct Professor, Public Finance, University of Arkansas, Clinton School of Public Service
  • Arkansas Association of College and University Business Officers, Bond Compliance Program Speaker
  • Arkansas Municipal League, Annual Conference, Bond Compliance Program Speaker
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, Little Rock
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Bonds, since 2014
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, Community Programs Training, Economic Impact Initiative, Program Speaker

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Key Matters

  • $139,220,000 Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas Various Facility Revenue Bonds (Fayetteville Campus), Refunding Series 2019B
  • $112,730,000 Baptist Health Obligated Group Healthcare Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2019
  • $86,385,000 Arkansas Development Finance Authority Healthcare Revenue Bonds (Baptist Health), Tax Exempt Series 2019
  • $59,295,000 Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority of the State of Arkansas Water Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2019B
  • $10,340,000 Sharp County, Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Bonds, Series 2019 (Jail Project)
  • $4,265,000 Prairie County, Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2019 (Jail and Courthouse Improvement Project)
  • $40,710,000 City of Arkadelphia, Arkansas Public Education Facilities Board (Ouachita Baptist University) Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2016      
  • $3,910,000 City of Berryville, Arkansas Water and Sewer Revenue and Sales and Use Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020

Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Central Arkansas Advisory Council to The Nature Conservancy, Chair, 2012-2015
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Sigma Chi
  • The Nature Conservancy

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2004
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