Attorneys
John Selig

John S. Selig

Of Counsel
Email:jselig@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8804
Office: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

John Selig has over 50 years of legal experience, principally in representing individuals and companies in complex business transactions. He has provided counsel to companies in raising significant monies through public and private offerings of securities and assisting them in forming, buying, selling and merging other businesses and providing advice to senior executives and boards of directors of numerous businesses.

Experience

  • Served as inside general counsel to a bank holding company and has represented banks and bank holding companies in their formation, daily operations, capital raising, acquisitions and sale for cash or through merger. 
  • Served as lead counsel in a variety of securities matters including taking companies public, raising funds through private or intrastate offerings and representing broker-dealers and investment advisors before state and federal securities regulatory agencies and self-regulatory agencies.
  • Assisted businesses in the purchase and sale of and merger with other companies in Arkansas and other states. 
  • Represented electric cooperatives before the Arkansas Public Service Commission and assisted them in various other matters, including financings. 

Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • University of Arkansas School of Law LL.B. 1963
  • Tulane Law School

Involvement

  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired
  • Former Supervisor, Arkansas Securities Commissioner and Savings and Loan (1971-1974)
  • Former Secretary and Treasurer, North American Securities Administrators Association
  • Former Co-Chairman, Midwest Securities Commissioners Association Real Estate Syndications Committee
  • Life Member, American Law Institute
  • Former Chairman, Bank Powers Subcommittee of the Governor’s Task Force For the Revision of the Arkansas State Banking Code (Enacted, 1997)
  • Former Chairman, Arkansas Bar Association State and Federal Securities Committee

Community Involvement
  • President and Member, Ben J. Altheimer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Former Chairman, Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Board of Directors
  • Former President & Chairman, Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees
  • Former Member, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board of Directors
  • Former Regional Advisor, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Former Member, Old State House Museum Associates Board of Directors
  • Former Member, St. Vincent Infirmary and St. Vincent Infirmary Development Foundation Board of Directors

Professional Recognition
  • Chambers and Partners USA: Corporate / Commercial in Arkansas (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Corporate Law (2006-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Securities / Capital Markets Law (2007-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America* in the area of Securities Regulation (2011-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America* for the past 25 years
  • Best Lawyers* Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2010)
  • Best Lawyers* Securities Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2012)
  • Best Lawyers* Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2014)
*Published by Woodward White, Inc.

Publications
  • Author of chapter on “Registration and Regulation of Broker-Dealers, Agents and Investment Advisors” in Blue Sky Regulation published by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.
  • Co-author of “Revenue Bond Financing in Arkansas” in Arkansas Lawyer; co-author of series of articles on “Third Party Legal Opinions” in Arkansas Lawyer
  • Co-author of “A Watershed Year for Bankers: Arkansas’ 1997 Banking Legislation” in Arkansas Lawyer