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Whether on the job site or in the boardroom, our team offers sound guidance to private business owners, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, municipalities and real-estate professionals in all phases of acquisition, finance and development.

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

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J. Mark Davis

Of Counsel

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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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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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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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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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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Lance Miller

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

Lance Miller has extensive experience as a trial lawyer focusing on complex financial disputes.

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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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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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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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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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Michael O. Parker

Of Counsel

Little Rock, AR

For most of five decades, Mike has been advising clients of all sizes in a broad range of tax-related areas, including trusts and estates, pension and employee benefits, industrial development bonds, business organizations and reorganizations, and business sales and acquisitions, to name a few.

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Attorney Walter McSpadden

Walter McSpadden

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Walter has more than 35 years of experience in public finance transactions, including municipal bonds, tax-exempt leases, and energy savings contracts and leases. He represented the developer of the first utility scale solar project in Arkansas, and has continued to represent developers/owners/operators of renewable energy facilities across the state. In addition, Walter has more than three decades of experience in commercial lending, representing financial institutions and borrowers in a wide variety of transactions.

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Attorney Scott Irby

Scott A. Irby

Partner

Rogers, AR

Scott is a native Arkansan, having grown up in central and northeastern Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas for college and law school, finishing first in his law school class.

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Wright Lindsey Jennings offers a wide range of real estate-related legal services, including acquisition and sale of properties; finance; representation of landlords in documentation and negotiation of commercial leases; real estate tax issues confronted by owners of real estate, timberland and land management issues; and litigation involving real estate. We also provide services to owners of residential real estate in a variety of matters.

We regularly represent landowners and governmental bodies in litigation involving real property.  This includes disputes over easements in both Circuit Court and County Court, boundary line issues, nuisance claims, and the enforcement or defense of real estate covenants. 

In addition to our general real estate practice, we regularly counsel owners and developers of real property with legal issues related to the design and development of commercial, office, retail and residential properties in the State of Arkansas. We also frequently represent clients before local planning commissions, city councils and other bodies having jurisdiction over planning, zoning and development matters in and around Arkansas metropolitan areas.

Representing a number of local improvement districts created to fund and construct public streets, utilities and other public improvements required by the City of Little Rock in connection with the expansion of various neighborhoods in the city.

The firm has represented various State agencies, cities and counties throughout the State of Arkansas in financings involving energy savings transactions, both taxable and tax exempt, for financing of such projects as solar facilities for the generation of electricity, natural gas and coal-fired electric generating facilities, government buildings and facilities, and tax-exempt lease transactions to finance the full range of governmental and commercial energy facilities.

Specifically with respect to energy bond and tax-exempt energy lease transactions, in the past five years Walter McSpadden has represented approximately one dozen Arkansas governmental entities in connection with the issuance of more than $400,000,000 in energy financings.

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