C. Douglas Buford

C. Douglas Buford, Jr.

Phone:(501) 688-8866
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Mr. Buford heads the firm’s Securities and Mergers and Acquisition practice area.  He focuses primarily on securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.  His practice includes representation of public and private, local and national corporations in various industries, including transportation and logistics, and banking and bank holdings. 


  • Extensive experience providing legal advice to clients under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. 
  • Works with directors of public companies on governance matters. 
  • Company and underwriters’ counsel to over 10 company IPOs
  • Counsel to a bank holding company in the acquisition of FDIC assisted bank transactions and market transactions growing the holding company to over $8 billion is assets
  • Represented two companies in three difference modified dutch auction tender offers
  • Represented a national logistics company in the issuance of over $800 million of debt offerings in the last two years.


  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D., with honors (1973)
  • University of Arkansas BSBA (1970)

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked in Corporate/Commercial in Arkansas (2017-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Corporate Law, in Little Rock (2006-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Mergers and Acquisitions Law, in Little Rock (2007-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Securities / Capital Markets Law, in Little Rock (2009-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Securities Regulation, in Little Rock (2011-2018)
  • Best Lawyers Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2015, 2018)
  • Best Lawyers Securities Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2014)
  • Best Lawyers Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2013)
  • Chambers USA:  Corporate / Commercial in Arkansas Band 1 (2015)


  • Beta Alpha Psi; Gamma Beta Phi (President)
  • Blue Key
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Law Review (1973)
  • Recipient, E.L. Cullum Award
  • Listed in Who's Who in Arkansas Universities
  • President, Student Union Governing Board
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Arkansas Arts of Center
  • Member, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Fifty for the Future