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We serve as counsel to numerous local and regional companies and as Arkansas counsel to a significant number of national and international companies with facilities or business activities in Arkansas.

9 attorneys

WLJ business attorneys recognized by Chambers USA for corporate law.

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Tier 1 Ranking – In “Corporate Law” by 2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Our corporate and securities attorneys represent public, private and emerging companies across a diverse range of industries.

WLJ’s business attorneys are some of the most highly regarded in Arkansas and the region.

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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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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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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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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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Eli C. Bauer

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Eli Bauer is an associate with Wright Lindsey Jennings, where he focuses his practice on regulatory, environmental and corporate legal matters.

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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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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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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 Nathan R. Finch

Nathan R. Finch

Associate

Rogers, AR

Nathan’s banking and finance practice focuses on FinTech integration, and he regularly advises clients on a variety of topics concerning heavily regulated entities. Nathan attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He worked for well over a decade in the hospitality industry, including a stint in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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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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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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Our corporate and securities attorneys advise a wide array of business clients on matters, such as corporate structure and management, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, real estate and land use, public and private securities and debt offerings, state and federal regulatory questions and tax and compensation planning questions.

Several of our corporate and securities attorneys also advise insurance and healthcare clients on regulatory restrictions and limitations relating to acquisitions, business planning and corporate structure.

Wright Lindsey Jennings is recognized as one of the leading corporate and securities firms in Arkansas by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Individual attorneys practicing in the corporate and securities area are highly regarded by Chambers USABest Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.

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