Cal McCastlain is known for his work in corporate planning, transactions and tax law, with a particular niche in agriculture and agribusiness.
His experience includes estate planning, corporate law, business formation, sales and acquisitions, contract negotiations, real estate, business transactions and a wide range of agriculture and agribusiness matters.
McCastlain’s passion for agriculture has led to his experience with various links of our food production chain. One important link includes finding a more efficient way to direct surplus nutritious food to those in need.
His specific areas of experience and recent work include:
Cal received his BSBA with a major in accounting from Henderson State University, followed by his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Cal served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, assigned to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals in Washington D.C. During his Army service, Cal completed a Master’s Degree in Tax Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He retired as a Colonel in the Arkansas Army National Guard Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Cal has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Business Organizations (since 2016), Corporate Law (since 2016) and Tax Law (since 2018). He is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of business/corporate law (since 2019).
Cal shares his unique experience with national and industry organizations. From 2011-2016, he served as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Additionally, Cal is a former longstanding board member and past president of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas, as well as a former director of the Arkansas Food Bank.
In the professional community, he is a member of the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations; the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants; and was a member of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology from 2000-2002.
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