Fred M. Perkins III
Perkins’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, real estate development and general commercial transactions. He has the distinction of handling the legal work for some of the successful initial public offerings in the state. Prior to his return to the Wright Lindsey Jennings, Perkins spent three years as a senior partner with Perkins Williams & Rice PLLC where he gained considerable recognition for his transactional work.
Perkins worked with Stephens Inc. as an investment banker in Corporate Finance covering the Information Technology and Services Sector from mid-2006 to early 2009. Prior to that he was an executive with Acxiom Corporation from late 2000 to mid-2006 and focused on corporate development activities including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Perkins began his legal career here at Wright Lindsey Jennings where he practiced after graduation from law school until he went to Acxiom Corporation.
Perkins is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas State Society of Certified Public Accountants (Inactive Status) and also holds a General Securities Representative Series 7 license and a Series 63 license. In 2015 and 2016, Best Lawyers in America recognized Perkins in the areas of Commercial Finance Law and Corporate Law.
Currently, Perkins is president of Camp Aldersgate, a non-profit organization located in Little Rock that provides camping experiences for children with special needs. He also volunteers his time to the Greater Arkansas Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he has served on the Board of Directors for six years.