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Christopher Dewitt Brockett

Christopher Dewitt Brockett

Practice areas:

Tax, Litigation, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Our firm, Sayre & Brockett, an association of professional associations of Eugene G. Sayre, PLLC and the Law offices of Christopher D. Brockett, P.A., provides extensive representation that is usually associated with larger firms, while retaining the personalized service and efficiency of a smaller firm. Mr. Eugene G. Sayre and Mr. Brockett believe they offer the best legal services and they make themselves accessible to their clients twenty-four (24) hours a day.  The Firm offers a broad practice that is paralleled by the diversity of our clients, which range from large corporations and local family-owned businesses to non-profit organizations and individuals.

Our practice serves today's demand for comprehensive legal experience and expertise with special emphasis on law regarding corporations and businesses, public finance, employment and labor, civil rights, health care, securities, banking, tax planning and controversies, bankruptcy on behalf of creditors, real estate, environmental, estate planning, business planning, asset protection planning, debt collections, transactions and commercial litigation.


Mr. Brockett's Primary Practice Areas:


Along with handling the firms Business Formations, Tax Planning, & Tax Controversies, Mr. Brockett handle all of the firms Estate & Gift Taxation, Probate, Estate, & Trust Administration, & Trust and Estate Litigation and Estate Planning.

Mr. Brockett focuses on implementing the most up to date techniques to avoid or lessen the burden of the estate tax on families. He also assists business owners with asset protection & business succession planning so that their business will continue to prosper beyond their life span. In addition, as family members pass away, he assists in the administration of the Estate to pass the assets to the next generation; however, this process can sometime lead to litigation, as Mr. Brockett has extensive experience in the Trust and Estate Litigation area. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Tax: 45%
    10 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    8 years, 25 cases
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    10 years, 285 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-325/hour), Contingent (20-35%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Keith Michael Kannett

    Chris is a sharp lawyer that takes care of his clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Keith Kannett Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Kristen Pollard Marks

    I had the pleasure of working with Christopher on a probate matter of mine in which the decedent, a FL resident, also owned property in Arkansas. We hired Christopher to handle the Ark. end of things and my client and I have been very pleased. He also bills on a flat fee basis which my clients appreciate so there are no surprise bills. Christopher has been timely and professional and I'll certainly use him again for any other Arkansas probate issues that arise. I'll also gladly refer him to anyone needing an Arkansas estate planning lawyer. I endorse Christopher Brockett.

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    Kristen Marks Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Sayre & Brockett

401 Commerical Street
Ozark, AR, 72949

Hatfield Law Firm

401 West Capitol Ave., Suite 502
Little Rock, AR, 72201

Sayre & Brockett

2800 Cantrell Ave.,
Suite 500
Little Rock, AR, 72202

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ARAuthorized to practice200506/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star Tax LawMid-South Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers Little Rock (TAX)Soiree Magazine2014
Rising Star Tax lawMid-South Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in Little Rock, Arkansas (Tax)Soiree Magazine2012
Rising Star in TaxMid-South Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in Little Rock, Arkansas (Tax)Soiree Magazine2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSayre & Brockett2014 - Present
PartnerHatfield, Sayre & Brockett2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyJack Nelson Jones Fink Jiles & Gregory. P.A.2008 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law2007 - Present
AssociateHyden, Miron & Foster, PLLC2005 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Franklin County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Rotary International, Ozark, Arkansas ChapterMember2011 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kimbrell v. McCleskyAffirmed on Direct Appeal and Reversed and Remanded on Cross-Appeal
Lori Erwin v. Shelby Frost, Et. Al.Affirmed on direct appeal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Arkansas Probate and estate Administration (2014 Revisions Chapter 19 Tax)Author2014
Arkansas Bar Association Probate and Trusts Law ReviewEditor2014
Arkansas Probate and estate Administration (2013 Revisions Chapter 19 Tax)Author2013
Arkansas Bar Association Probate and Trusts Law ReviewEditor2012
Arkansas Bar Association Probate and Trusts Law ReviewEditor2011
Arkansas Bar Association Probate and Trusts Law ReviewEditor2010
Arkansas Bar Association Probate and Trusts Law ReviewEditor2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2005
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Arkansas Tech UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Process from A to ZEthics2014
Monthly Lunch MeetingEstate Planning2011
WCMC Auxiliary Volunteer GroupLeaving a Legacy Using Basic Estate Planning2010
Continuing Legal EducationMastering Mergers and Acquisitions2010
TeleconferenceAdvanced Tax Issues for LLCs2008
Continuing Legal EducationBuying and Selling the Mom and Pop Business2008
Continuing Legal EducationAdvanced LLC Issues2008
Continuing Legal EducationDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2008
Annual Arkansas Bar AssociationRecent Trends in Income and Estate Taxation2008
Continuing Legal EducationMastering Mergers and Acquisitions2007
Continuing Legal EducationBuying and Selling a Business made easy2007
Continuing Legal EducationDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2007
Continuing Legal EducationAdvanced S Corporations2007
46th Annual Arkansas Federal Tax InstituteSelect Issues in Planning for and Negotiating Asset/Stock Sale Transactions2007
Continuing Legal EducationS Corporations: Exploring the Advantages2006
Continuing Legal EducationPartnership Taxation2005