Attorneys
C. Douglas Buford

C. Douglas Buford, Jr.

Member
Email:dbuford@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688-8866
Office: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Mr. Buford heads the firm’s Securities and Mergers and Acquisition practice group.  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 holding. 

Experience

Mr. Buford heads the firm’s Securities and Mergers and Acquisition practice group.  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 holding.  He has extensive experience providing legal advice to clients under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.  He has served as counsel to a number of companies involved in IPOs, secondary offerings, tender offers and acquisitions.  He works with directors of public companies on governance matters. 

Education

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

Involvement

  • 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 of the Arkansas Arts of Center
  • Member of Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Fifty for the Future
  • 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
     

Professional Honors

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Corporate Law, in Little Rock, for the years 2006-2016
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law, in Little Rock, for the years 2007-2016
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Securities / Capital Markets Law, in Little Rock, for the years 2009-2016
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Securities Regulation, in Little Rock, for the years 2011-2016
  • Named the Best Lawyers* Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2015
  • Named the Best Lawyers* Securities Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2014
  • Named the Best Lawyers* Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock, 2013
  • Ranked as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners USA 2015 in the areas of Corporate / Commercial in Arkansas.

*Published by Woodward White, Inc.