Jim Fowler

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Jim began his career as a municipal securities lawyer at Rose Law Firm in 1978.  Since rejoining the Firm, he has lead the firm in engagements as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and trustee counsel for tax backed and revenue bond issues.  His practice has also included representing both governmental and private industry participants in economic development transactions involving various incentives including grants, PILOT Agreements, state tax credits and industrial development bond financing.  His clients have also included agencies and a constitutional officer of the State of Arkansas.

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Jim began his career as a municipal securities lawyer at Rose Law Firm in 1978.  Since rejoining the Firm, he has lead the firm in engagements as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and trustee counsel for tax backed and revenue bond issues.  His practice has also included representing both governmental and private industry participants in economic development transactions involving various incentives including grants, PILOT Agreements, state tax credits and industrial development bond financing.  His clients have also included agencies and a constitutional officer of the State of Arkansas.

Experience

  • Over 38 years experience in the municipal securities industry as a bond lawyer, investment banker, municipal advisor, registered lobbyist and municipal securities principal
  • Bond counsel for Arkansas issues and as co-bond counsel in other states
  • Engagements as underwriter’s, trustee and disclosure counsel
  • Arkansas Freedom of Information Act matters for public and private clients
  • United States Bankruptcy Court approved special representation relating to tax-exempt bonds
  • Former officer and co-owner of Little Rock based broker-dealer
  • Former bank director

Affiliations

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Quapaw Area Council of Boy  Scouts of America: Investment Committee Chairman, Silver Beaver Award, James E. West Fellow

Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations

Education

Hendrix College, B.A.

University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D.

Southern Methodist University, School of Law, LLM

Admissions

Arkansas