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William John Changose

Real estate Attorney at Little Rock, AR

4.9   19 reviews

also known as Goose Changose, Bill Changose


Licensed for 7 years

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    30%
    Purchase and Sales contracts, Landlord - Tenant disputes

  2. Business
    25%
    Formations, Acquisitions, Sales, and Wind Up. Contract drafting and review. Experienced in starting and running businesses.

  3. Probate
    25%
    Estate Administration, Executor's counsel, Beneficiary's counsel. Experienced attorney, who has successfully represented clients.

  4. Estate planning
    15%
    Wills, trusts, and other documents designed to ensure your assets go where you want them.

  5. Administrative law
    5%
    Experienced. Over 20 years of government service allows me to successfully represent clients when in conflict with administrative rules and regulations.

I'm a retired Air Force officer and pilot who transitioned into civilian leadership roles and have a passion for law and serving my clients.  I've been a company president, on a the board at a publicly traded bank, and chief operating officer of several companies.  

https://ualr.edu/news/2019/01/22/colonel-to-counsel/

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Licensed for 7 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 10/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact William

Natural State Law, PLLC
900 S Shackleford Rd
Suite 705
Little Rock, AR, 72211

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Ginger | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retired Banker/Business Owner
William "Goose" Changose is hands down the best attorney I have ever worked with. He handled my Mother's probate quickly and efficiently. He was always courteous and treated my family with dignity and respect after the passing of my Dad. He is compassionate, honest and trustworthy. His skilled expertise had us in and out of probate in less than 7 months. He let us know what to expect upfront. His fees were reasonable and less than what we were anticipating. If we ever had a question there was never a problem getting in touch with him. He made the process easy for us during a very difficult time. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Thorough
Goose explained our options clearly and was direct yet personable and easy to talk to. Helped us to negotiate and create contracts and partnership agreements. Very responsive to questions and concerns.
Posted by Will | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probat
It isn’t a pleasant experience having to deal with a death. I made a very good choice in hiring Attorney William Changose to help me through a tough situation. Goose was there for me from getting paperwork started, to answering my questions, through the final paperwork that closed the case. My wife and I are going to have wills made and Attorney Changose will be my choice for handling that. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Kira | August 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional Attorney
Me Changose was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He was very helpful during our consultation and had we decided in the end to pursue the case which we did not I would have no problem hiring him. If I am in need of a Probate Lawyer ever I would be definitely be hiring him.
Posted by Paul | May 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service!
I called Goose about an issue I was having and he provided advice and few different recommendations. He was very realistic and honest about the options and did not pressure me to hire him. It was a pleasant experience and although I did not end up needing to hire an attorney, he will be the first call I make if I ever do!
Posted by Linda | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Win/Win
The executor of my father’s will failed to get things done in a timely fashion, so I sought the services of Mr Changose, who came highly recommended to me from a previous client. It took no time at all for my fathers house to go through probate and sell. Mr. Changose made it perfectly clear that he was MY attorney and would work to the best of his ability to see that my fathers will was honored and i received what was rightfully mine It was tough with me living in Pennsylvania and the property being in Arkansas. He understood my concerns, ironed out difficult situations and didn’t gouge me financially. Quotes from other attorneys were two to three times higher I would recommend Mr Changose to anyone...well almost anyone
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Posted by Victor | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
William "Goose" Changose
"Goose" Changose did an excellent job handling our real estate issues. He was prompt and professional.
Posted by Tonya | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President
Goose created a new consulting agreement, completed and filed my business documents for my name change and LLC.
Posted by Martha | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills for our family
Mr. Changose was very knowledgeable, efficient, encouraging and helpful in getting our wills completed. He explained the details and nuances of the documents as well as the probate process. We greatly appreciated his expertise.
Posted by Vivian | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Severance agreement
William was very professional and helpful when I called him out of the blue to review a severance package that I got from my old employer. William was recommended to me by another attorney that I hold in high Regards and William was very professional, explained terms to me in my severance package that I did not understand. Pretty much he went above and beyond to ensure that I was getting a fair severance package. I will definitely recommend William.
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Response from William Changose June 20, 2019
Thanks for the nice words, glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great guy and very professional and knowledgeable
He was very professional and explained to me in detail what I was supposed to do, he also responds to emails/phone calls in a timely manner.
Response from William Changose June 20, 2019
My pleasure, thanks for the compliment.
Posted by Don | June 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy! Great team!
Very thorough, made my living trust planning easy. Left feeling everything was well thought out and will run smoothly. Easy to work with.
Response from William Changose June 3, 2019
Thank you for the nice words. Pleasure working with you!
Posted by Wayne | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avoiding probate -- and collecting a small estate less than $100,000.00
Prior to my mother's death, Mr. Changose advised us about estate planning and avoiding probate. After her death he prepared and filed all the documents necessary with the court in order to dispense with formal administration of the remaining estate as it was valued under $100,000. He also drafted and submitted all the documents necessary to collect the funds in a mutual fund account that was not transferable on her death. He was professional, timely, and extremely helpful in settling my mother's estate and related financial matters. In addition, his fees were far lower than I expected based on my previous experience as an executor for my uncle's estate. If I ever have to do this again, or need a lawyer for some other matter, I will seek him out for his invaluable assistance.
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Response from William Changose May 24, 2019
Thank you for the kind words, I enjoyed working for you.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consumate Professional
After my spending close to 9 months in attempting to remove my name from an unwanted property, I turned to 'Goose' and he resolved my issues with the Property Owners Assn, in 9 days, so that I am no longer required in making monthly fees. I learned that he is highly respected in the community and I like the fact that he excels in all his endeavors; retired Colonel, USA Air Force.
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Response from William Changose February 25, 2019
Thank you for the nice words.
Posted by Kayla | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased!
Mr.Changose helped me with my divorce and I was very please with how thorough he was and patient with me! Would definitely use him again.
Response from William Changose January 16, 2019
I appreciate your words, thanks!
Posted by Elizabeth | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Advice and Client Service
Fantastic legal service! When we ran into an issue with a tenant, I was overwhelmed trying to understand and resolve the situation. Goose and the team at Natural State were invaluable. They jumped in to help us with the matter and saved us significant time and money along the way (and in the resolution). Great advice and communication throughout the process. We will certainly turn to them for any future legal needs.
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Response from William Changose January 3, 2019
Thank you!
Posted by Vinni | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight up by the book
I would recommend William Changose to anyone. He was very helpful and knowledgeable in helping me start my own business!
Response from William Changose January 3, 2019
Thank you!
Posted by Excel | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity,is to me has been his most admired quality,I hired for Business Plan,Tennant Eviction,andas a concultant in a wronful
Integrity,is to me has been his most admired quality,I hired for Business Plan,Tenant Eviction,and as a consultant in a wrongful death ,In in each case. I was kept infomed ,each done prompley.and his charges were more than fair.Ive dealt with Lawyer my whole life.William Changose he is the best.
Response from William Changose January 3, 2019
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Goose is a sharpshooter
My business partner and I met with Mr. Changose--aka "Goose"--for advice regarding a new business venture. He was generous with his time, addressed each of our concerns, and gave us some useful material to look through. He seemed focused on developing a long-term business relationship, which we appreciated. We certainly benefited from his help and will seek him out again.
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Response from William Changose February 28, 2019
Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Officer/Pilot/Base Commander
  • US Air Force
  • 1983 - 2006

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Air University
  • MS Strategic Planning
  • 2002
  • Golden Gate University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1992
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BS Economics
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Will contest
  • Successful will contest.

Associations

  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Saline County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bowen School of Law, Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rotary of Little Rock, Club 99
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Governance Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Arkansas Bar Association, LAMP Task Force
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Trusts from A to Z
  • Ethics
  • 2019
  • Pulaski County Probate Seminar
  • Ethical Considerations for the Probate Attorney
  • 2019
  • Last Chance CLE
  • Ethics
  • 2019
  • Special Needs Seminar
  • Ethics
  • 2018
  • Small Business Workshop
  • Legal Considerations of Owning a Business
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Real estate Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Goose is a tireless advocate for his clients. I have worked with him on a few cases and he has never hesitated to help his clients work towards their end goals, even sometimes at personal cost to himself."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Goose is an excellent attorney. He works hard for his clients and is relentless in his representation. He is thorough and provides excellent service."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation