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Gordon M. Wilbourn


Gordon’s 30+ years of experience and versatility make him the go-to Arkansas public finance attorney.

Gordon represents a variety of issuers, borrowers, underwriters and trustees in tax-exempt and taxable public finance transactions. Issuer and borrower clients include state agencies and authorities, cities, counties, local governmental authorities, public and private corporations, hospitals and other healthcare providers, developers, charter schools, universities and colleges.
Speaking Engagements
  • Arkansas Tax Conference, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 2, 2017 (panelist)
  • “After the Closing–Post-Issuance Compliance for Hospital Financings,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, Arkansas Chapter Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 24, 2013 (speaker)

  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
  • Serving as bond counsel to Arkansas cities and counties in connection with general obligation bonds and bonds secured by sales tax, advertising and promotion tax, and franchise fee receipts.
  • Serving as bond counsel for electric, water and wastewater revenue financings for municipally owned utilities.
  • Serving as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in connection with higher education and health care financings.
  • Acting as bond counsel to state and local issuers for multifamily housing financings.
  • Acting as bond counsel to state and local issuers in connection with taxable industrial development revenue bonds issued to achieve property tax abatement.

  • Chambers USA®, Leading Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Bonds Attorney, Arkansas, 2016-2021
  • Super Lawyers®, Government Finance, 2019-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law; Public Finance Law, multiple years including 2024
  • Best Lawyers®, Little Rock Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Best Lawyers®, Little Rock Public Finance "Lawyer of the Year," 2014-2015, 2022