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Heartsill Ragon III

Real estate Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Heartsill

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Mr. Ragon is a shareholder and director of Gill Ragon Owen, P.A. His practice focuses on the structure and documentation of sophisticated business transactions, commercial real estate transactions and lending transactions; the representation of sellers and purchasers of real estate and business ventures; the formation and administration of business entities; the representation of institutional investors in private equity and real estate transactions; the drafting of private placement memoranda related to securities offerings; and the representation of the issuers and purchasers of tax-exempt municipal bonds.
Notable activities during the past calendar year include Mr. Ragon’s service as:
Diligence counsel to several of the state’s largest pension funds, charitable foundations and family offices in connection with their substantial private equity investments
Loan documentation counsel to the state’s largest banks
Primary and local counsel to national law firms, lenders and borrowers in connection with their commercial real estate and health care acquisition, disposition and financing transactions
Primary counsel to a number of the nation’s largest resort development companies in connection with their lot, timeshare and condominium regime creation; registration and marketing activities; and receivables loan documentation transactions
Bond and project counsel to a number of the state’s municipal and rural water utilities in connection with their expansion and operational issues
Counsel to energy services companies in connection with their alternative energy efficiency development projects and financings
Counsel to the state’s largest electric utilities in connection with their real estate related issues

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Gill Ragon Owen, P.A.
425 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 3800
Little Rock, AR, 722010000


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Posted by Jerry | June 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
GP legal due diligence for LP's interest
Some stir the pot, others calm the waters. Heartsill is definitely the latter. Hearstsill has ably performed legal due diligence on the largest GP real & alternative asset investment managers in the world on our behalf as an LP. I am a portfolio manager for a large public pension plan. Heartsill gets a hearty "Two snaps and a thumbs up" from me.
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Posted by Eddie | June 8, 2017
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Wonderful Experience
Very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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Review Heartsill Ragon
Heartsill and I have worked together for the majority of my 17 year real estate career. As a commercial real estate broker and developer I have worked with many attorneys. Heartsill by far is my first choice when it comes to providing assistance with all aspects of title review, closing document preparation and review, and evaluating corporate structure and organization. He is one of the most attentive and competent attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with. He is available and responsive to all our needs and will do the research to ensure that all advice and guidance given is accurate and timely. I have no doubt that anyone who has the opportunity to work with Heartsill in any capacity will be more than pleased with the results.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gill Ragon Owen, PA
  • 1992 - Present
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Fairfield Communities, Inc.
  • 1982 - 1992


  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Washington and Lee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Loan Documentation Counsel--Foreign Bank
  • Bank Counsel
  • Closed and Funded


  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Resort Developers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arkansas Science and Technology Authority
  • Chairman of Board, Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated: Banking and Finance
  • American Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Best in Real Estate Finance--Arkansas
  • Corporate America Legal Elite
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer Listing
  • Arkansas Life Magazine
  • 2017
  • Corporate and Commercial Top Rated
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer Listing
  • Soiree Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
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  • .
  • Land Sales Registration: Potential Pitfalls for Non-compliant Developers
  • 2014
  • AGC Magazine
  • Arkansas Proposed Public Private Partnership Act
  • 2013
  • .
  • New School District Legislation and Financing Techniques
  • 2008
  • .
  • School District Finance--Public Private Partnership Opportunities
  • 2008
  • ESCO Magazine
  • Monetization of Energy Services Contracts
  • 2008
  • .
  • Off Balance Sheet Financing Techniques
  • 2006
  • .
  • Long Term Financing of HVAC Equipment
  • 2006
  • Arkansas Rural Water Association Magazine
  • Public Water Authorities--The Legislature Breathes Life into a New Creature
  • 2004
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review
  • An Overview of the New Arkansas Business Corporations Act
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Arkansas Rural Water Association Annual Conference
  • 7 USC 1926(b): Protection of Service Territories
  • 2016
  • Arkansas Rural Water Association Annual Conference
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • 2015
  • National Governor's Conference P3
  • Public-Private Partnership Structures and Alternatives
  • 2012
  • National Association of Energy Services Companies Annual Conference
  • Monetization of Energy Services Contracts
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heartsill is a highly skilled attorney with the utmost integrity and I highly recommend Heartsill to any Arkansan in need of contract services."

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Little Rock Real estate Lawyer Heartsill Ragon III
Heartsill Ragon III
Real estate Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 41 years