Closing the deal is the first step. WLJ is the next.

Combining companies creates unique challenges for employers and HR professionals.

6 attorneys

WLJ labor & employment attorneys ranked by Chambers USA.

1 top tier ranking

Band 1 designation of WLJ’s Labor & Employment team in Arkansas by Chambers USA.

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David L. Jones

Partner

Little Rock, AR

David Jones focuses his practice in the areas of business law and litigation, commercial litigation and construction law.

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Attorney Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Stuart is one of the most highly regarded employment attorneys in Arkansas, whose focus as of late has been on pandemic-related employment issues (including vaccine mandates), managing medical and potentially recreational marijuana in the Arkansas workplace and defending collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

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Attorney Shelby N. Howlett

Shelby N. Howlett

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Prior to going to law school and clerking for a federal district judge here in Arkansas, Shelby obtained her Master’s Degree in Education and taught in the special education field.

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Attorney Lee J. Muldrow

Lee J. Muldrow

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Lee recently served as lead counsel in two cases where he successfully defended claims of toxicological exposure in the manufacturing industry. One of the state’s foremost attorneys in the area of workers’ compensation defense, Lee is a longtime member of the steering committee for the ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Practice Group.

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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 John D. Davis

John D. Davis

Partner

Little Rock, AR

John’s background as a construction project manager and business owner provides him with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by employers and human resource professionals.

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In today’s business world, mergers and acquisitions are common-place. But, there is more to the agreement than closing the deal. Companies must also merge the policies, benefits and personnel of two or more companies into a new one.

We take a collaborative approach when assisting our clients with this process, drawing on the experience of our Business and Labor & Employment Teams (and outside benefits and change management experts when needed) to help ensure the business goals of the merger or acquisition are not hindered by “culture” issues or legal landmines under the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service or any other government agency.

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