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  • Education
    • J.D., University of California-Los Angeles, National Black Law Journal, Staff Editor
    • B.A., University of Kansas, with honors; Solon E. Summerfield Scholar; Kansas University Honors Scholar; National Achievement Scholar

Arthel McDaniel is a creative strategist and problem-solver. He works closely with clients to help them navigate the complex issues inherent in tax credit finance and capital markets transactions. Arthel's clients rely on his legal acumen and deep industry knowledge and experience to achieve their business objectives. Whether representing a national tax credit syndicator or a local nonprofit developer, Arthel has used his highly developed drafting and negotiation skills to successfully close tax credit transactions in both up and down markets. He is committed to creating opportunities to add value to client businesses.

Arthel has significant experience with a variety of tax credit finance and development transactional matters, including:

  • Acquisition and development
  • Syndication
  • Equity investment
  • General partner removal
  • Secondary market limited partner interest purchase and sale
  • Loan workout
  • Refinance
  • Asset management
  • Disposition
  • Fund exits

Arthel also has significant experience representing film finance funds, film production companies, record labels, and recording artists with respect to business and legal affairs.

  • Represented the affordable housing division of a large national banking association in connection with the disposition of interests in over 130 LIHTC projects located in 22 states resulting in net sales proceeds to the client in excess of $150 million for the period.
  • Represent the affordable housing division of a large national bank in connection with the redemption of fund limited partner interests from large national institutional investors.
  • Represented national tax credit syndicator in connection with acquisition and subsequent sale of an interest in a GO Zone credit project in Louisiana.
  • Represented nonprofit developer in connection with a $13 million renovation of a scatter site LIHTC development located in the urban core of Kansas City, Mo. The development won several national awards for energy efficiency and neighborhood economic impact.
  • Represented owner of online digital content platform in connection with sale of television program development and advertising placement rights to Warner Bros.
  • Procured and negotiated a digital and physical music and content distribution deal with Universal Music and Video Distribution on behalf of an independent record company.
Publications & Presentations
AB1091: Expanded Exemption from Lenders Law
New California Laws for 2014, Daily Journal Supplement for Los Angeles and San Francisco
January 21, 2014