Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions

Primary Contacts:

C. Douglas Buford, Jr.

P. (501) 688-8866
Little Rock


Stan D. Smith

P. (501) 688.8830
Little Rock


Walter E. May

P. (501) 688.8883
Little Rock



Consistently handling many of the largest transactions in the State of Arkansas, Mitchell Williams brings experience, skill, and focused client service to every deal.  Our M&A team helps guide transactions from a letter of intent to the closing, contributing to each step in the process an in-depth understanding of complex legal matters, local markets and industry-specific issues.  When other skills are needed, our team draws on the resources of a full-service firm to provide the tax, employment, regulatory, and litigation pieces that a successful transaction sometimes requires. 
Whether your deal is just big enough to turn your family business into a retirement nest egg, or so big that it must navigate a complicated maze of antitrust and securities laws, it is important to you.  And that makes it important to us.

In some recent transactions that we have handled:

  • A publicly traded bank holding company completed a series of acquisitions, which included the largest bank merger in Arkansas history.
  • An electric cooperative purchased a 1600 megawatt gas-fired electric generation plant.
  • A privately held transportation company acquired towing, barge and terminal facilities on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.