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We are proud of our long tradition of assisting financial professionals – from community banks to large national institutions – in achieving their corporate goals.

120+ years

We have a rich history of protecting the business interests of our clients.

15 attorneys

WLJ attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for their work in corporate and transactional areas.

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We have a rich tradition of helping financial professionals achieve their goals.

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Fred M. Perkins III

Partner

Little Rock, AR

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. His Arkansas-based and nationwide clients rely on his advice and counsel, and these trusted relationships assist him in connecting entrepreneurs and startups with potential investors. 

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Attorney Walter McSpadden

Walter McSpadden

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Walter has more than three decades of experience guiding clients in the fields of commercial lending and public finance. He regularly represents financial institutions and borrowers in a wide variety of commercial lending transactions. In addition, he has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of public finance, including municipal bonds and tax-exempt leases.

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Attorney Charles Coleman

Charles T. Coleman

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Charlie was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, then attended college and law school at the University of Arkansas. He has been engaged in active trial practice for more than 40 years. He is active in the community, serving on the boards of multiple charitable organizations in the Little Rock and greater Central Arkansas community.

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Attorney Rodney P. Moore

Rodney P. Moore

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Rodney Moore provides advice and representation for businesses in the healthcare, banking, technology and insurance industries.

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Stephen R. Lancaster

Stephen R. Lancaster

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Steve is a commercial litigator practicing in areas such as breach of contract, real estate, trusts and construction. Lancaster also handles matters involving ballot initiatives and gaming.

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Attorney Judy Simmons Henry

Judy Simmons Henry

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Judy tumbled from the gym to the courtroom and into the boardroom – and never looked back. A former elite gymnast and coach, today Judy is recognized as one of the South’s top litigators.

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Attorney Jacob P. Fair

Jacob P. Fair

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jake Fair has a diverse practice ranging from real estate transactions to complex commercial litigation. As a licensed CPA, Jake offers a unique business perspective to his clients. He offers daily advice to businesses on various issues and helps them understand the legal complexities associated with operating a business and protecting that business from liability. He has also successfully set aside a seven-figure default judgment entered against an out-of-state financial institution and represented companies and individuals in the negotiation, buying, and selling of commercial real estate.

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Attorney John R. Tisdale

John R. Tisdale

Partner

Little Rock, AR

John has been recognized as a leading Tax Attorney in Arkansas by Chambers USA for more than 13 years. He has served as Canon Chancellor to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas since 1999.

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John William Spivey III

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Bill is widely acknowledged to be one of the premier finance and commercial real estate attorneys in Arkansas. He also finds time to devote his energies to various community activities, including Methodist Family Health, Camp Aldersgate and the Mabelvale Youth Association.

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Attorney Kimberly Wood Tucker

Kimberly Wood Tucker

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

Kimberly Wood Tucker has been engaged in the practice of law for twenty-eight years. Her current practice is focused on bankruptcy, defense of claims brought against creditors and debt collectors, and other areas of commercial litigation.

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J. Mark Davis

Partner

Little Rock, AR

J. Mark Davis has a commercial litigation and administrative law practice, focusing in the areas of telecommunications, water, electric and professional licensure matters, commercial loan transactions and litigation, real estate and bankruptcy.

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Attorney Johnathan D. Horton

Johnathan D. Horton

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Johnathan teaches multiple Continuing Legal Education courses each year. Seminars polish his public speaking skills, and force him to master complex subject matter, distill the topic to its essentials, and present the material concisely. These same skills benefit him at oral argument and in trial, and make him a better advocate for his clients.

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Attorneys at Wright Lindsey Jennings have extensive experience in all manner of issues related to the financial services and banking industries. We offer advisory, transactional and litigation services to banks and financial institutions of varying types and sizes, from small local and family-owned organizations to some of the largest banks and financial institutions in the country.

Our clients benefit from our assistance with a wide range of complex regulatory and transactional matters, as well as litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory matters, intellectual property issues and labor and employment advice and disputes.

In addition to traditional banks and financial services companies, we also represent loan servicers, trustees of loan securitization trusts, specialty lenders and insurance companies, among others. These companies in the financial services sector also benefit from our experience in state and federal regulatory and administrative agency arenas, as well as our legislative and lobbying practice. We also assist with mergers, acquisitions and similar transactions.

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