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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 commercial lending transactions, securitization, tax credit finance, and other structured finance transactions. Arthel’s clients rely on his legal acumen and deep industry knowledge and experience to achieve their business objectives.

Arthel represents:
  • Commercial mortgage loan sellers and servicers in commercial mortgage backed securitization transactions
  • Loan sellers in whole loan sales transactions
  • Loan servicers in interim servicing relationships
  • Servicers and loan sellers in working through the post-securitization issues involving securitized assets, including workout and foreclosure
  • Servicers on servicing agreements and regulatory compliance of securitized loans
  • As outside general counsel, Arthel represents a national commercial lender with respect to its vendor and strategic partner relationships.

Arthel also works with clients to resolve complicated issues inherent to tax credit finance and capital markets transactions. Whether representing lenders, national tax credit syndicators, or local nonprofit developers, 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
  • HUD Compliance
  • Secondary market limited partner interest purchase and sale
  • Loan workout
  • Refinance
  • Asset management
  • Disposition
  • Fund exits
  • Lender representation
  • Borrower representation

Arthel has significant experience representing film finance funds, record labels, and recording artists with respect to business and legal affairs. He has served as production counsel for several feature length films and has represented the principal participants in connection with various network reality television programs.
  • Represented the affordable housing division of a large national banking association in connection with the disposition of interests in over 150 LIHTC projects located in 22 states resulting in net sales proceeds to the client in excess of $170 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 a California LIHTC developer in connection with construction and development of a $60 million 190-unit multifamily apartment complex for low and moderate income families.
  • Represented a 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 the owner of an online digital content platform in connection with the 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.
  • Represented the City of Chicago as bond issuer and lender in construction financing of a 97-unit apartment building for low and very low income tenants.
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Co-author, Los Angeles Business Journal
February 6, 2017
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New California Laws for 2014, Daily Journal Supplement for Los Angeles and San Francisco
January 21, 2014