Arthel McDaniel III
Areas of Focus
Tax Credit Finance
, University of California-Los Angeles
National Black Law Journal
, Staff Editor
, University of Kansas
, with honors; Solon E. Summerfield Scholar; Kansas University Honors Scholar; National Achievement Scholar
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2006
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
General partner removal
Secondary market limited partner interest purchase and sale
Arthel also has significant experience representing film finance funds, film production companies, record labels, and recording artists with respect to business and legal affairs.
Selected as 2016 Most Influential Minority Lawyer by the
Los Angeles Business Journal
Selected for inclusion as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Lecturer for the Film and Media Studies Department at University of Kansas, 2009-present
Partner, Green & McDaniel, APC, Los Angeles
American Bar Association
American MENSA, Ltd.
Beverly Hills Unified School District Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee, 2016
The Film Commission of Greater Kansas City
Jackson County Bar Association
University of Kansas Film and Media Studies
Professional Advisory Board Director
State Bar of California
Business Law Section
State Bar of Missouri
UCLA Alumni Association
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
Entertainment Law Roundtable: What Media, Sports and Gaming Professionals Need to Know
Co-author, Los Angeles Business Journal
February 6, 2017
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
The Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Arthel McDaniel's Article On Change in Lenders Law
January 25, 2014
"All lawyers are trained to identify challenges and impediments to his or her client’s success. Only the special ones are counted on to deliver creative and practical ways to overcome them."
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