Melissa Bandy

Melissa Bandy

Phone:(501) 688.8865
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, Texas

Melissa Bandy advises business and individual clients in all commercial transactions including a variety of lending, real estate, public finance, corporate governance, entity formation, and general business matters. She also represents restaurants, retailers, and hotels in securing liquor permits from the Alcohol Beverage Control Division.   


  • Serves as counsel to numerous financial institutions on all manner of lending and transactional matters.
  • Represents real estate developers, property managers, construction contractors, and retailers concerning the conveyance, purchase, development and leasing of real property.
  • Counsel to various business entities with respect to the formation, merger, restructuring, acquisition, and sale of businesses.
  • Advises clients on municipal finance transactions.
  • Represents restaurants, retailers, and hotels in securing on-premises and off-premises liquor permits from the Alcohol Beverage Control Division.
  • Advises clients regarding statutes and regulations governing liquor permit holders.


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D., high honors
  • Davidson College B.A. in English

Professional Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star:  Business/Corporate (2013, 2017-2019)
  • Little Rock Soirée's Best Lawyers In Little Rock 2018: Commercial Real Estate
  • Graduate, Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXX
  • Honoree, Arkansas Business Twenty in Their Twenties (2012)


  • Member, National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals
  • Member, National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers
  • Former Board Member, Centers for Youth and Families Foundation