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Real Estate — Arkansas


Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established real estate team, equipped with a strong roster of tax specialists. Well resourced to handle matters including financing, development and leasing, representing lenders and professional services companies. Advises on related tax and zoning and land use issues. Especially active on real estate work relating to energy and natural resources.

Strengths Clients say: "They do an amazing job - we have the utmost confidence that they are looking out for our best interests. They have never disappointed."

Sources note: "They are timely in conversations and completing assignments, and their knowledge is great. Their rates are fair and reasonable and they offer succinct billing."

Work highlights Advised on the $200 milllion expansion of a facility belonging to an international aeronautics manufacturer.

Represented Colliers ISB Investors in the sale of several high-value commercial properties.

Notable practitioners

Price Gardner is highly regarded for his extensive real estate practice, with expertise covering a broad range of matters relating to the sale and development of commercial property. Sources describe him as a "first-class lawyer," noting his "very professional business acumen" and adding: "He is recognized throughout the Southeast as one of the top real estate attorneys in the country."

Jay Taylor has extensive experience in real estate law, and regularly handles transactional matters including financing and taxation, boasting particular expertise in issues facing lenders. Clients say: "He is very thorough, timely and very good to work with - an excellent lawyer of the highest integrity."

James Saxton operates a broad and well-respected real estate practice, representing developers and lenders in complex transactions and boasting a strong command of taxation issues. Sources describe him as "very knowledgeable" and "extremely sharp."

Michael Childers's notable real estate practice focuses on the development, financing and acquisition of commercial property. Clients find him to be "very helpful and professional," while sources add: "He responds quickly and has a very quick turnaround."

About the Team (content provided by Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP)

Friday, Eldredge & Clark has developed a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary real estate practice, with resources focused on the needs of all key real estate players. Our top-level credentials and our focus on clients every day are your assurance that your interests will be protected and your objectives achieved in an efficient manner, from initial planning to final closing.

Our real estate work covers a broad range of transactions, regulatory advice, and litigation—from routine purchase agreements to complicated and sophisticated commercial, corporate, tax, and environmental work. We provide clients with practical advice and creative solutions, whether they are buying, selling, leasing, or operating real property oil and gas interests in Arkansas or in multi-state transactions. We counsel clients on debt and equity financing, non-recourse financing, project financing, partnerships and limited liability companies, joint ventures, and other investment vehicles, as well as on land use, brokerage, and management agreements. We authored the limited liability law in Arkansas. Our experience in the area of exchanges is deep and covers straight like-kind exchanges, reverse like-kind exchanges and deferred like-kind exchanges. We have acted as lenders counsel in real-estate-based loans to countless institutions and as local counsel for out-of-state lenders.

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Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC - Real Estate Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Excels in advising financial institutions, developers and multinational corporations on real estate matters. Expertise in all aspects of purchasing, construction, development, sales and operations for a variety of real estate projects. Also offers substantial experience handling mortgages, loans and tax-deferred exchanges. Well placed to advise on projects involving collaboration between public and private sector organizations.

Strengths Clients say: "They have a stellar reputation in the banking community - banks are more inclined to move forward on a project when they find out the firm is involved."

Other sources highlight the quality of the team's customer service, adding: "They do a phenomenal job. They are very fair, extremely knowledgeable and professional, and they communicate very well."

Work highlights Represented TheatreSquared in the development and construction of its new $34m theater facility in Fayetteville, including negotiations with the City over the long-term lease of the land as well as partial funding of the project.

Acted as lead counsel to the American Taekwondo Association International on real estate, development and financing aspects of the construction of its new $13.5 million headquarters in Little Rock.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Grooms enjoys a formidable reputation in the market and is said to be "among the top real estate lawyers in the country." He cultivates an enviable client base among banks, developers and brokers, which he advises on a range of significant transactional matters, offering extensive experience in eminent domain and tax credit issues. Clients laud him as "extremely knowledgeable" and "very intelligent and well connected, with vast expertise in real estate."

Cliff McKinney enjoys a highly commended real estate practice with broad expertise in complex financing matters. He is also highly experienced in franchising and regulatory concerns. One source says: "He is the smartest guy I know but is very mild mannered and works very hard. He presents you not with the problem but with the solution."

Jeb Joyce's strong real estate practice is focused on acquisition and development as well as financial structuring, representing both lenders and borrowers. Market commentators say: "His skill set enables him to handle the more complicated matters." Others note: "He has a really good personality and is easy to work with."

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The firm has extensive experience representing world-class developers in a variety of transactions including commercial leasing, acquisitions, and development.  The firm works on transactions involving the purchase, sale, construction, financing, development, management, and operation of commercial, industrial, and residential projects throughout Arkansas and the United States; the public and private offering of various types of real estate securities; securitized lending transactions; leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants; real estate litigation (including litigation involving real estate brokers): and restructurings on behalf of lenders and borrowers.  The firm is also active in more traditional real estate loans (including construction loans), as well as interest rate swaps, letters of credit, tax deferred exchanges, and convertible mortgages. 

The firm represents national and regional real estate developers, investors, landlords, tenants, and lenders in numerous development projects throughout the United States, including shopping centers, distribution centers, office buildings, hotels, and luxury condominiums and has represented developers on Low Income Housing Tax Credit and New Market Tax Credit projects, including interim construction financing, permanent financing, and syndication

The firm has substantial experience in timber land acquisition, sale, and related matters, including oil, gas, and other mineral interests frequently associated with timber land. 




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Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP - Real Estate Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Multifaceted real estate team with expertise in acting on property acquisitions, financings, leasing and development matters. Represents a variety of public sector and individual clients, and possesses substantial experience advising on issues of zoning, tax law and land development in connection with commercial properties. Also offers assistance with contentious real estate issues, including debt restructuring and landlord disputes.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is top flight and its work is very reliable and first-rate."

Other sources praise the team's "very good reputation" and highlight the "professional" nature of its attorneys

Notable practitioners

Bill Spivey has extensive experience representing clients across a broad range of real estate matters, from the acquisition, financing, and development of commercial properties to complex zoning and land use issues. Sources draw attention to his zoning expertise, describing him as "super smart, analytical and practical."

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Kutak Rock LLP - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Quality team that represents a huge range of clients including both local businesses and national developers on matters involving tax law, financing, property development and leasing. Acts on both regulatory matters and complex commercial transactions, and has provided assistance to lenders, investors, developers and owners. Additional capability to handle land use and zoning matters.

Strengths Clients say: "This is the go-to firm for legal support on commercial lending, construction and real estate issues. They treat you like you are their only client."

Other sources describe the lawyers as "very responsive and knowledgeable."

Notable practitioners

Randal Frazier enjoys an excellent reputation for his representation of lenders and developers in the financing of commercial and residential properties, as well as associated litigation matters. He is also highly experienced in zoning and land use issues. Sources praise his "excellent sense of how various authorities and stakeholders should be coordinated" and describe him as "a very good technical lawyer who understands all the regulations and has a very good real estate background."

Terry Pool is well known for his "strong lender-based practice," which focuses on transactional real estate matters. He is well versed in the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties, as well as leasing issues. Clients find him to be "very knowledgeable, professional, diligent and trustworthy."

About the Team (content provided by Kutak Rock LLP)

Kutak Rock’s Arkansas real estate attorneys have a wealth of experience in all aspects of real estate including acquisition, development, disposition, leasing, construction, real estate lending, complex workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies, real estate finance, land use and zoning, lending and equity financing regarding commercial real estate and asset based transactions. Attorneys in the three Arkansas offices have extensive experience in structuring complex commercial transactions to address tax, liability, operational and exit strategy issues with owners, investors, tenants and lenders. Projects include commercial developments, residential developments (including single‑ and multifamily subdivisions), planned developments, condominiums and hotels, among others. Clients include state and national lending institutions, several "big box" organizations and developers.

More than 65 lawyers nationwide are actively engaged in Kutak Rock’s real estate practice, which covers all traditional real estate areas with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, office and retail leasing, ground leases, office and commercial development, residential (single‑family and multifamily) development and finance, and institutional and non‑institutional real estate and equipment lending. Clients represent all segments of the real estate and finance industries in connection with all types of real estate.

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service real estate practice covering all aspects of transactional and regulatory issues, concerning acquisitions, developments and leasing. Substantial experience representing lenders, developers and owners with respect to substantial multimillion-dollar projects.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Barrier maintains a highly respected position in the market as an esteemed practitioner with extensive experience in real estate and commercial matters.

Harold Hamlin is well regarded by peers who praise his established real estate practice. He represents lenders and developers as well as clients from the construction and retail industries in the development of commercial properties and other transactional matters. Market commentators say: "He is great to work with."

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Gill Ragon Owen, P.A. - Real Estate Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Represents banks in connection with all manner of lending activities, and other clients in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, as well as financing. Additional experience advising on the development of shopping centers and resorts, in addition to transaction structuring and property negotiations. Also experienced in resolving issues concerning rights of access and enforcing leases. Offers further proficiency in workouts, foreclosures and portfolio analysis.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Goodwin operates a well-respected real estate practice, centering on the acquisition and development of commercial properties. He is also known for his representation of lenders and advises an impressive roster of major regional banks.

The "fantastic" Heartsill Ragon represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, including the lending, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. Sources say: "He is very knowledgeable about the law in various states and how they might apply to the bigger picture."

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Rose Law Firm - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Substantial experience advising on commercial acquisitions, financing and construction mandates for clients across a range of industries, such as investment firms and agricultural companies. Notable expertise in handling matters involving tax, regulatory issues, public financing and large multistate transactions. Offers highly sector-specific expertise covering issues such as auction sales, syndications and utility easements.

Strengths Clients praise the attorneys' work ethic, saying they "go above and beyond the call of duty."

Work highlights Represented The Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County in negotiation of various easements with Energy Security Partners, in connection with the latter's ground lease for its planned $3.7 billion industrial gas-to-liquids facility.

Acted for Butterball in the acquisition and construction contract negotiation of its new $50 million production facility, as well as related bond financing issues.

Notable practitioners

Robyn Allmendinger garners praise for her "fantastic" real estate practice, focusing on the leasing and acquisition of residential and commercial properties. She represents borrowers and lenders, and is well versed in tax credit issues. Clients say: "Her demeanor is excellent. She is always calm, listens very well and is pretty unflappable in tense negotiations."

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Senior Statesperson

W Christopher Barrier

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Barrier maintains a highly respected position in the market as an esteemed practitioner with extensive experience in real estate and commercial matters.

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Star Individuals

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Grooms enjoys a formidable reputation in the market and is said to be "among the top real estate lawyers in the country." He cultivates an enviable client base among banks, developers and brokers, which he advises on a range of significant transactional matters, offering extensive experience in eminent domain and tax credit issues. Clients laud him as "extremely knowledgeable" and "very intelligent and well connected, with vast expertise in real estate."

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Price Gardner is highly regarded for his extensive real estate practice, with expertise covering a broad range of matters relating to the sale and development of commercial property. Sources describe him as a "first-class lawyer," noting his "very professional business acumen" and adding: "He is recognized throughout the Southeast as one of the top real estate attorneys in the country."

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Band 1

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Harold Hamlin is well regarded by peers who praise his established real estate practice. He represents lenders and developers as well as clients from the construction and retail industries in the development of commercial properties and other transactional matters. Market commentators say: "He is great to work with."    

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J Cliff McKinney II

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Cliff McKinney enjoys a highly commended real estate practice with broad expertise in complex financing matters. He is also highly experienced in franchising and regulatory concerns. One source says: "He is the smartest guy I know but is very mild mannered and works very hard. He presents you not with the problem but with the solution."

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John William Spivey III

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bill Spivey has extensive experience representing clients across a broad range of real estate matters, from the acquisition, financing, and development of commercial properties to complex zoning and land use issues. Sources draw attention to his zoning expertise, describing him as "super smart, analytical and practical."

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Band 1

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Taylor has extensive experience in real estate law, and regularly handles transactional matters including financing and taxation, boasting particular expertise in issues facing lenders. Clients say: "He is very thorough, timely and very good to work with - an excellent lawyer of the highest integrity."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Kutak Rock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Randal Frazier enjoys an excellent reputation for his representation of lenders and developers in the financing of commercial and residential properties, as well as associated litigation matters. He is also highly experienced in zoning and land use issues. Sources praise his "excellent sense of how various authorities and stakeholders should be coordinated" and describe him as "a very good technical lawyer who understands all the regulations and has a very good real estate background."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeb Joyce's strong real estate practice is focused on acquisition and development as well as financial structuring, representing both lenders and borrowers. Market commentators say: "His skill set enables him to handle the more complicated matters." Others note: "He has a really good personality and is easy to work with."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Kutak Rock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Terry Pool is well known for his "strong lender-based practice," which focuses on transactional real estate matters. He is well versed in the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties, as well as leasing issues. Clients find him to be "very knowledgeable, professional, diligent and trustworthy."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Saxton operates a broad and well-respected real estate practice, representing developers and lenders in complex transactions and boasting a strong command of taxation issues. Sources describe him as "very knowledgeable" and "extremely sharp."

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Band 3

Robyn Allmendinger

Rose Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Robyn Allmendinger garners praise for her "fantastic" real estate practice, focusing on the leasing and acquisition of residential and commercial properties. She represents borrowers and lenders, and is well versed in tax credit issues. Clients say: "Her demeanor is excellent. She is always calm, listens very well and is pretty unflappable in tense negotiations."

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Band 3

Michael B Childers

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Childers's notable real estate practice focuses on the development, financing and acquisition of commercial property. Clients find him to be "very helpful and professional," while sources add: "He responds quickly and has a very quick turnaround."

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Band 3

Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Goodwin operates a well-respected real estate practice, centering on the acquisition and development of commercial properties. He is also known for his representation of lenders and advises an impressive roster of major regional banks.

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Band 3

A. Vaughan Hankins

Hankins Law Firm PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Vaughan Hankins of Hankins Law Firm PA attracts praise as an up-and-coming force in the real estate market. He represents a range of corporate interests in property-related matters. Sources describe him as "an experienced attorney who does fine work."

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Band 3

Hankins Law Firm PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Stuart Hankins of Hankins Law Firm PA is described by peers as a "first-class lawyer." He is well regarded for his representation of developers and lenders in real estate transactional matters.

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Heartsill Ragon III

Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Heartsill Ragon represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, including the lending, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. Sources say: "He is very knowledgeable about the law in various states and how they might apply to the bigger picture."

^ See whole ranking table