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William Jackson Butt II

Estate planning Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

5.0   4 reviews

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    35%
    Advice and action as necessary to plan and implement business organizations, mergers, and acquisitions; deal with employment issues; negotiate contracts; operations in compliance with governmental regulations; real estate development, purchase, sale and financing; and other other transactions involving financing, acquisition, managment and operation, and sale of assets and commercial enterprises

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    35%
    In conjunctionwith the specific needs and circumstances of each client, appropriate plans are put in place to preserve wealth from incapacity, imprudence, taxes, in conjunction with desires for family succession and charitable gifting, through the use of wills, powers of attorneys, trusts, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, living wills, deeding, and asset titling and transfer.

    46 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    30%
    Resolution through negotiation, mediation, and litigation of business and commercial disputes involving contracts, governmental tax and regulatory disputes, employment matters, and creditor/debtor disputes,

    46 years, 300 cases

I have been practicing business, estate and tax law, both planning and litigation, with this firm in my hometown of Fayetteville for over 30 years.  I am honored and fortunate to have loyal clients and high peer approval. Peer Ratings include Martindale Hubbell "AV/5.0 Pre-eminent" since 1995; Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, since 2003; Mid-South Super Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, since 2006;  Ten Best Business Lawyers in Arkansas, Arkansas Times Polls 2000 and 2005; and Arkansas Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer-Citizen, 2000.

Licensed for 41 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/07/2022

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

Contact William

Davis Law Firm
P. O. Drawer 1688
19 East Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR, 727020000

Reviews

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Posted by Lisa | June 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, intelligent and straightforward
Jack Butt handled a commercial real estate legal issue for me. He was super responsive, adept in his analysis and communication, efficient and there was an excellent outcome.
Posted by Willard and Tim Trowbridge | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very satisfied client!
Mr. Butt has been used by our family for multiple wills, trusts and estate planning . His advice and services have always proved to be top shelf. Recently he represented us in the sale of stock in a large family business involving multiple family members, all of which he handled with sensitivity and professionalism. We are confident that he was able to guide us to the best possible outcome. We happily recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Recommendation of Jack Butt
I recommend Jack Butt strongly. Jack was my attorney during a recent litigation and I found him to be a very strong advocate, knowledgeable about legal and tax issues, and incredibly passionate about winning. I learned a great appreciation for the importance of the knowledge gained through 30+ years of experience by observing the process that he guided us through. You can't learn all of what you need to know from the books. Jack carries a vast library of knowledge gained through experience and study.
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Posted by Craig | September 2, 2008
Client Review
Jack is great to work with. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and very proficient. Jack has assisted me in setting up numerous business entities and has also been instrumental in my families estate planning. I feel very comfortable anytime Jack has reviewed a document and signed off on it.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Davis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers
  • 1981 - Present
  • associate
  • Hall, Surovell, Jackson and Colten
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Captain
  • U.S.Army Judge Advocate General's Corps attorney
  • 1975 - 1979

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • Masters in Tax Law (LL.M.)
  • 1979
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • Juris Doctor, with honors
  • 1975
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation, 2003-2008
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning Council
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Inns of Court
  • Emeritus
  • 1994 - 2008
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Chair, Business Section 1998
  • 1990 - 2008
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Awards

  • Super Lawyer: business litigation, est planning, probate, tax
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer: business litigation, est planning, probate, tax
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer: business litigation, est planning, probate, tax
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2003
  • Arkansas Outstanding Lawyer/Citizen Award
  • Arkansas Bar Association/Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • 2000
  • Top Ten Business Lawyers in State
  • Arkansas Business Journal
  • 2000
  • Pre-eminent AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Top Ten Business Lawyers in State
  • Arkansas Business Journal
  • 1995
  • Board Recognized Tax Specialist
  • Arkansas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1986
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • Revocable Trusts
  • Revocable Trusts
  • 2007
  • Arkansas Professional Practicum
  • Ethics
  • 2007
  • University of Arkansas Law School/adjunct professor
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • 2002
  • University of Arkansas Law School/adjunct professor
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Business Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent business litigator."

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Fayetteville Estate planning Lawyer William Jackson Butt II
William Jackson Butt II
Estate planning Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 41 years