Fred M. Perkins III

Fred is one of the most experienced M&A, corporate and real estate attorneys in the state of Arkansas, working for some of the state's largest private and public companies. Fred was born and raised in Little Rock and resides there with his wife and three children.


Professional Experience

Fred Perkins’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, securities, real estate, contracts, and general business and commercial transactions. He has the distinction of handling the legal work for some of the successful initial public offerings in the state. He currently serves as Team Leader for the firm’s Business Team.

Perkins worked at 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 received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas (with high honors), where he was Managing Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. 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 held a General Securities Representative Series 7 license and a Series 63 license for many years. In 2015 and 2016, Best Lawyers in America recognized Perkins in the areas of Commercial Finance Law and Corporate Law.

Currently, Perkins serves on the Board of Goodwill of Arkansas and is the former president of Camp Aldersgate, a non-profit organization located in Little Rock that provides camping experiences for children with special needs. He is also the former President of the Greater Arkansas Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he has served on the Board of Directors for six years.


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