John Fox Arnold

John Fox Arnold

Lashly & Baer, P.C.

Recognized since 2005

St. Louis, Missouri

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Law
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John Fox Arnold has served as general counsel and special counsel to public agencies, represented firms engaged in the underwriting and public offering of securities, and has represented developers and owners during acquisition and construction of governmental, commercial and urban redevelopment projects. In addition, he has structured sales tax rebate, tax abatement and tax increment financing transactions, and served as counsel in tax-incentivized transactions. Mr. Arnold has served as bond counsel, special counsel and underwriter’s counsel for general obligation and revenue bond obligations. Billions of dollars have been invested in projects in which he has been engaged as counsel.

John earned his LL.B. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Corporate Law each year since 2005. In 2016 he was selected the Lawyer of the Year for St. Louis in the area of Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He is also peer rated AV® PreeminentTM with Martindale Hubbell.

He has served as sole arbitrator, chair and panelist for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formally the National Association of Securities Dealers) and for the American Arbitration Association.

Contact & Links


  • 714 Locust Street
    St. Louis, MO 63101

Bar Admissions

  • United States, United States Supreme Court
  • Missouri, Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Missouri, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Judicial Circuit

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Law, St. Louis (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law

Special Focus

  • Public Finance


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating • The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, Corporate Law, 2005-Present • St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Board of Directors, 2011-Present • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business/Cor

Areas of Concentration

Special Counsel
Bond Counsel
Redevelopment Projects
Tax Rebates, Tax Abatement and Tax Increment Financing
Concentration in government & public agencies

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