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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 of history

Years of history 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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It has been our privilege to represent a number of Arkansas-based state or federally chartered institutions in a variety of transactions, including corporate formation and governance, capital formation, taxation, state and federal regulatory matters, and in other areas integral to the corporate existence and operations of banking institutions.

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Taylor D. Ellis

Associate

Rogers, AR

Taylor Ellis is an associate attorney with Wright Lindsey Jennings, where her practice primarily focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

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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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Attorney Collins Hickman

Collins Hickman

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Collins is an associate attorney with the firm. In his diverse practice, he effectively handles a variety of transactional and complex commercial litigation matters and also assists clients with their estate planning needs.

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Attorney Jaimie G. Moss

Jaimie G. Moss

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jaimie G. Moss’s commercial litigation practice includes trust litigation, breach of contract litigation, banking and commercial lending, creditors’ rights and collections and bankruptcy.

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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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Cal Rose

Cal Rose

Partner

Rogers, AR

Cal’s corporate and transactional practice encompasses an extensive range of business, tax and legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, securities offerings and executive compensation.

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John William Spivey III

Of Counsel

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 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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Attorney Patrick Wilson

Patrick D. Wilson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas construction liens are a large part of Patrick’s practice. He regularly pursues large construction lien claims on big commercial projects in Arkansas.

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Adrienne L. Baker

Partner

Rogers, AR

Adrienne regularly defends banks and their officers and directors from lender liability claims and claims of third parties seeking to hold banks liable for the alleged bad acts of bank customers.

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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 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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Cal McCastlain

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Cal McCastlain is known for his work in corporate planning, transactions and tax law, with a particular niche in agriculture and agribusiness.

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Attorney Eric Berger

Eric Berger

Partner

Rogers, AR

Eric grew up immersed in his family’s small business and began consulting for agribusinesses when he was 16. He started college early and also earned an M.B.A. He now enjoys working with businesses to solve issues, with or without litigation.

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James P. Beachboard

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Helping business owners succeed has always been a driving force in James P. “Jim” Beachboard’s work.

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T.J. Lawhon

Partner

Little Rock, AR

T.J. Lawhon leverages the perspective and experience he gained while operating his family’s seed company when counseling his clients with agricultural-related issues, general business matters and state tax law.

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Recent transactions in which our banking and commercial lending lawyers have served as counsel are the following:

  • Representing an Arkansas bank holding company in conversion to Subchapter S corporate status.
  • Representing an Arkansas state chartered institution in acquisition of another Arkansas state chartered bank, which included corporate due diligence, analysis of bank financial records and review of real estate in connection with acquisition of multiple branches.
  • Representing dissenting shareholders in the exercise of rights under the Arkansas banking statutes.
  • Successfully representing an Arkansas state chartered institution in recapitalizing to avoid closure by the FDIC.

We are also involved in clients’ commercial lending activities, such as loan documentation, negotiation with borrowers and borrowers’ counsel and loan closings. We also assist lenders in a wide variety of commercial lending transactions, including asset-based working capital loans, equipment loans and leases, construction and real estate loans and corporate acquisition financing. Among our clients are state and federally chartered financial institutions located within and outside Arkansas and syndicated financings for lending groups.

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