Jim's practice experience is extensive and spans the full range of business advisory... more
Jim's practice experience is extensive and spans the full range of business advisory and transactional law. He regularly counsels companies across diverse industries in a myriad of business matters including company formative matters and capital raising, advising Boards of Directors, senior management, executives and controlling shareholders regarding governance and fiduciary duty matters, comp... view profile
Rebecca is a co-founder and the first managing partner of Smith Hurst. She brings to... more
Rebecca is a co-founder and the first managing partner of Smith Hurst. She brings to the firm, experience in practice with Arkansas’s largest law firm, where she focused on planning the estates, businesses and charitable organizations of some of Arkansas’s highest net worth individuals and families. Since 2007 she has been an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law where... view profile
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.