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Firm Profile

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

Firm Profile

Little Rock

  • Profile
  • 111 Center Street
  • Suite 1900
  • Little Rock
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72201

Firm profile submitted by Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

Managing Members: Steven W Quattlebaum, Timothy W Grooms, John E Tull III, E B (Chip) Chiles IV, Thomas G Williams, Michael N Shannon, Joseph R Falasco, J Cliff McKinney II, Brandon B Cate
Number of members: 15
Number of lawyers: 31
Languages: English

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC provides a full range of business-related legal services. The firm represents individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and government organizations. Its practice encompasses a wide variety of transactions, litigation, regulatory work, and estate planning.

11 partners; 24 fee earners
■ Represents Entergy Arkansas, Inc. and Entergy Operations, Inc. in a number of cases that arise from a major accident at a nuclear power plant: the collapse of a crane, resulting in one death and approximately $100 million in damages to the firm’s clients. The firm’s representation includes defending personal injury actions, prosecuting a breach of contract and negligence action, and representing its clients in insurance coverage disputes. The parties are currently engaged in discovery
■ Represented a subsidiary of McKesson Corp. in its effort to prevent the State of Arkansas from using its drug to execute eight death-row inmates in Arkansas. McKesson was granted a preliminary injunction after alleging the Arkansas Department of Correction misled a McKesson employee to obtain the drug by using a medical license intended to cover supplies for legitimate medical uses only. The Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the preliminary injunction but McKesson’s claims are still pending
■ Successfully represented Managed Care of North America in a protest of anticipation to award a contract by the state of Arkansas to manage dental benefits provided to Arkansas Medicaid recipients. The protest was sustained and two of the bidders were disqualified. The ruling cleared the way for the client to be declared a successful bidder for a state contract worth more than $700 million
■ Serves as a member of the multi-district litigation (MDL) trial team for Johnson & Johnson in products liability litigation alleging defective artificial hip implants (DePuy Orthapaedics Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation) pending in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. Steven W. Quattlebaum has served as one of the lead trial counsel for bellwether trials in Dallas, Texas. There are over 9,000 Pinnacle Hip complaints pending in the MDL alleging the hip device is defective
■ Represented the Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association (a residential and commercial community that is now the largest gated community in the United States) and its Board of Directors in defense of a challenge to a ballot measure resulting in a two-tiered annual assessment (charging owners of improved lots more than owners of unimproved lots) as beyond the power of the POA and to the Board’s amendments to the protective covenants of the POA to allow zoning changes. The assessment system was passed to counter a $3.2 million annual budgetary shortfall. Changes to the zoning requirements would allow the POA to meet current market needs, but failure to change the zoning requirements would seriously hinder Hot Spring Village’s growth. After a bench trial, the circuit court adopted defendants’ proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law in toto and dismissed plaintiffs’ complaint with prejudice. The court’s ruling was affirmed by the Arkansas Court of Appeals
Key Clients: Johnson & Johnson; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP; American Greetings Corporation; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Verizon Wireless; BASF Corporation
Contact: Steven W Quattlebaum
Tel: 501 379 1707
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
4 partners; 12 fee earners
■ Represents various banks in financing transactions and the firm routinely resolves title issues, zoning problems, and negotiates structure of financing for financial institutions, developers, and investors
■ Represents a national retailer in multiple acquisitions of land for development of multiple locations, most recently in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma
■ Represents a publicly traded retailer in acquisition and disposition of numerous shopping center sites throughout the country
■ Represents numerous healthcare providers in financing and acquisitions
■ Represents investors, financial institutions, farmers and other agricultural-based entities in various agricultural matters, including the financing, acquisition and disposition of agricultural properties in Arkansas and surrounding states, environmental compliance issues, title and survey issues, USDA regulatory compliance and contract and easement transfers
■ Provides general advice to franchisees for fast food restaurants over multiple states. The work includes negotiation of franchise rights and negotiations and closing of real estate acquisitions for future site locations
Key Clients: Arkansas REALTORS® Association; Colliers International; Baptist Health; Phillips Development Corporation; US Bank; Simmons Bank; First Security Bank; IBERIABANK; Moses Tucker Real Estate, Inc.; Flake & Kelley Commercial; CenterPoint Energy, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Contact: Timothy W Grooms
Tel: 501 379 1713
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
4 partners; 12 fee earners
■ Represented a fuel wholesale company and its related fuel transportation company in the regional aggregation of fuel supply and transportation business via multiple mergers and acquisitions
■ Represents lenders and developers in federal program transactions, including Low Income Housing apartments and transactions involving private and public developers utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
■ Regularly represents banking clients in corporate governance matters including transactions with affiliates, directors, and officers
■ Served as local counsel for two large corporations in connection with the construction, start-up and operation and maintenance of two new manufacturing facilities in Arkansas. Both projects involved incentives from governmental entities. One matter concerned the purchase of a facility in western Arkansas for the development of a new paper processing facility by a Fortune 500 company. The project is expected to create more than eighty highly-skilled manufacturing jobs at the new facility with a total capital investment of approximately $80 million. The second matter involved a Chinese company choosing a location in the southwestern part of the state as the site of its first bio-products mill in North America. The $1.8 billion investment is expected to create 350 new jobs and have a tremendous economic impact on the state of Arkansas
Key Clients: Simmons Bank; US Bank; IBERIABANK; First Security Bank; First National Bankers Bank; Eagle Bank & Trust Company; Relyance Bank
Contact: Timothy W Grooms
Tel: 501 379 1713
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Tax & Estates:
4 partners; 12 fee earners
■ Represents numerous companies in real estate acquisitions, franchise issues, and general corporate matters
■ Regularly assists clients with estate and gift tax planning, life insurance planning, nonprofit organizations, charitable giving, wills and trusts, estate administration, and asset protection
Key Clients: Wilkerson Jewelers; Medical Assets Holding Company; Baptist Health; Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Contact: Timothy W Grooms
Tel: 501 379 1713
Email: [email protected]


  • 4100 Corporate Center Drive,
  • Suite 310,
  • Springdale,
  • Arkansas
  • USA
  • AR 72762
  • Tel 479 444 5200
  • Fax 479 444 6647