Professional Experience

Helping business owners succeed has always been a driving force in James P. “Jim” Beachboard’s work. During his more than 40 years of practice, he has successfully represented national, state, and local companies; financial institutions; and individuals in a myriad of legal matters involving real estate, including commercial loans, commercial sales and acquisitions, commercial leases, business sales and acquisitions, business bankruptcies and reorganizations, commercial loan workouts, and commercial loan legal opinions.

While attending Georgetown University Law School, Jim was an aide to Senator John L. McClellan, the longest serving U.S. Senator in Arkansas history. Jim went on to advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners as district attorney for the Small Business Administration in Tennessee and later as district counsel for the Small Business Administration in Arkansas.


Clients and colleagues alike respect Jim’s legal accomplishments and his commitment to the field. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2010 in the categories of Real Estate Law and Commercial Finance Law; named a Top-Rated Real Estate Attorney by Mid-South Super Lawyers from 2009 – 2010, 2013, 2018 – 2021; and is listed in the current edition of Chambers USA in the category of Real Estate. He has also been named one of AY Magazine’s Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Jim is a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and has served on the Legal Opinions Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

In the Central Arkansas legal community, he has been involved with Legal Aid of Arkansas. Jim is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.


Jim and his wife, Jane, reside in Little Rock and have three sons, an Olde English Bulldogge named Molley, and a Basenji named Penny.

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