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PRACTICE AREAS

Practice Areas

Jack Nelson Jones, P.A., takes pride in representing a diverse group of clients while having the experience and ability to handle virtually every aspect of each client's legal affairs. They have representation in many different areas of law. Take a look at their attorney profiles to see their broad area of coverage. If you are in need of a contract lawyer or perhaps are searching for a securities lawyer, be sure to contact Jack Nelson Jones & Bryant, P.A. They have trusted contract lawyers, corporate attorneys and more on hand to speak with you about your case.


Asbestos/Toxic Substances Litigation

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. has defended manufacturers in both individual and tort class actions alleging personal injury, economic loss and punitive damages. Attorneys Practicing Asbestos/Toxic Substances Litigation:


Banking & Securities Law

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. has become well known as a general corporate, banking and securities law firm by representing Crews and Associates, Inc.; First Security Bank; First Security Bank of Conway; Farmers Bank and Trust; Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas; AgHeritage Farm Credit Services; Thrivent Financial Services for Lutherans and other similar clients.

Our attorneys represent various bank clients in all areas of bank operations, including representation of bank boards of directors, bank mergers and acquisitions, loan transactions, regulatory matters and litigation. In addition, our attorneys have broad experience in representing public and private companies in all aspects of securities matters ranging from public and private sales of securities to regulatory matters. The firm also represents broker-dealers and investment advisors in a variety of roles, including organization, registration, litigation and other regulatory matters at both the federal and state levels. Attorneys Practicing Banking and Securities Law:


Collections

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. maintains a sizeable debt collection practice for national and regional clients. The firm is the only Arkansas firm in the Omega Group, a national creditor group. Attorneys Practicing Collections:


Commercial Litigation

A substantial component of JACK NELSON JONES, P.A.'s practice involves general commercial litigation that includes a wide array of substantive legal areas. The firm's commercial litigation is closely coordinated with the firm's other areas of practice to meet the needs of clients. This coordination benefits clients who also use the firm for corporate representation as the institutional knowledge of the firm's corporate attorneys can be shared with the litigators for a smooth transition between practice areas.

Representative of our diversity, the firm's commercial litigation practice includes both plaintiff and defense representation in a variety of contract disputes, lease disputes and property issues. Our attorneys have represented the Boards of Directors of banks and other public companies as special counsel in the defense of various shareholder derivative and class action suits. Additionally, the firm has developed a particular emphasis on non-competition agreement litigation relating to employment situations and business acquisitions.

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If you have been searching for a trusted lawyer that works in the area of commercial litigation, choose Jack Nelson Jones, P.A.


Communications & Advertising Law

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. represents many companies in the communication industry, including cellular telephone, radio and cable television companies. The firm has participated the acquisition and disposition of radio stations and cable television operations, handling such issues as real estate and environmental matters, FCC licensing, financing and personnel matters. Our attorneys have also represented cable television industry clients before the United States Supreme Court in tax related litigation.

In addition, our attorneys represent clients in the advertising industry and other types of clients with issues related to advertising with respect intellectual property rights and similar matters. Attorneys Practicing Communications and Advertising Law:


Corporate Law

Utilizing the expertise of attorneys concentrating in tax planning, securities law, corporate law and commercial transactions,
JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. provides a full range of general corporate, transactional and regulatory representation. Our attorneys represent a number of corporate clients, both large and small, in a wide range of industries.

Our attorneys provide services including advising and assisting in the organization of entities, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional representation. Our attorneys counsel clients on the best choice of entity, assist in business planning and handle all aspects of the preparation and filing of appropriate organizational documents to meet the specific needs and desires of individual clients.

Firm attorneys are experienced in resolving the diverse objectives when multiple parties often involved in the organization of one entity. Many of our attorneys serve as general counsel to boards and executive officers of corporations and other entities.

Our firm’s corporate law practice also encompasses several more specialized fields, including commercial transactions, banking and securities, family-owned businesses, debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcies and corporate work-outs. Some of those practice areas are more fully described on other pages. Attorneys Practicing Corporate Law:


Employment, Labor & Civil Rights Law and Litigation

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. has long been a preeminent employment and labor law firm. Our attorneys provide advice on a wide range of employment issues to assist our clients in navigating the complex network of employment laws and regulations in a prompt and practical manner.

Concentrating on all aspects of labor, employment and civil rights law, our attorneys have extensive experience in:
  • Advising and litigating issues involving Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA and the host of other federal and state statutes governing employment practices.
  • Employment class action suits.
  • Representing management in union campaigns and strikes, collective bargaining agreement negotiations, arbitration and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Non-competition agreement litigation and negotiation.
  • Workers' compensation matters.
  • Development and review of personnel policies and manuals.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (previously the Arkansas Employment Security Department) investigations, compliance audits and administrative proceedings.
  • Employee privacy issues.
  • Human Resources and risk management.
  • ERISA denial of benefits matters.

Corporate Lawyer Central Arkansas
Our firm is a member of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN), a network of highly respected law firms from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, which advise and represent employers regarding workplace issues and disputes.


Employment Publications

Our attorneys have written the Arkansas Employment Law Letter since its inception in 1995. The monthly publication covers cutting edge topics and is specifically tailored to emphasize cases, statutes and regulations governing Arkansas employers. The newsletter is published by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC in Nashville, Tennessee, a division of business & legal resources and employer resources, which circulates state-specific versions of the newsletter in all 50 states. In addition to writing on specific employment topics in various publications, JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. attorneys have been contributing authors to the leading treatise on employment law-- Schlei & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law 2d Ed. (1983). Further, the attorneys in our firm are frequent lecturers on the various labor and employment law topics. Attorneys Practicing Employment, Labor and Civil Rights Law and Litigation:


Health Care Law

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. is Arkansas' preeminent health law firm. Our attorneys have provided legal services to some of Arkansas’ largest hospitals and best physicians in all facets of hospital operations and for an array of health care issues. Our attorneys have specific experience in health care issues, including, but not limited to the following:
  • State and federal licensing and accreditation including the Arkansas Department of Health, CMS, JCAHO and NCQA for hospitals, surgery centers and other healthcare facilities.
  • Organizing and counseling PHOs, IPAs, provider sponsored organizations, and other managed care organizations.
  • Hospital acquisitions and joint ventures, including joint operating agreements among hospitals (both non-profit and for-profit), physicians and other health care providers and entities.
  • Tax exempt leasing and financing and revenue bonds for health care institutions.
  • Health care issues involving EMTALA, COBRA, inpatient admission, court orders for treatment and blood transfusions, AIDS reporting, and custody and guardianship.
  • Termination of treatment issues including right to die issues and the Terminally Ill/Permanently Unconscious Act.
  • Peer review and Medical Staff issues, including due process, confidentiality, credentialing and staff admission and termination.
  • Compliance with the Medicare and Medicaid Antifraud and Abuse provisions, child abuse reporting issues, the Stark physician self-referral prohibitions, as well as tax exempt organization issues and antitrust laws, including the FTC/DOJ Joint Statements on Antitrust Enforcement Policies in Health Care.
  • Health care record issues including record retention and HIPAA.
  • MIS issues and contracts.
  • Risk management.
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Public and Corporate Finance

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. has developed a strong reputation for providing quality services in the public and corporate finance area. The firm has participated in hundreds of tax exempt and taxable public finance transactions representing issuers as bond counsel as well as serving as underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and special tax counsel.

These transactions have involved issuers ranging from cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, public facility boards, public building authorities and improvement districts to private schools, universities and colleges in Arkansas and in many other states from coast to coast.

The firm has served as bond counsel for several local entities including University of Central Arkansas located in Conway, Arkansas, the fastest growing four-year institution of higher education in Arkansas, and the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas with respect to one of the initial tax increment financing transactions in Arkansas.

The firm works closely with investment banking firms and issuers on taxable and tax-exempt financing transactions. Regular clients include Crews & Associates, Inc., an Arkansas-based investment banking firm with broad experience in municipal bond and lease transactions.

In addition to the public finance transactions, JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. has been involved in a number of equity financing transactions in and around Arkansas which provided financing for retirement complexes, shopping centers, office buildings and commercial and residential condominiums. The firm has developed a significant practice in the area of oil and gas related financing including debt offerings for exploration companies and drilling operators. With the recent explosion of natural gas exploration in the Fayetteville Shale Play, the firm is positioned to use its experience to assist land owners and operators in our home state of Arkansas. Attorneys Practicing Public and Corporate Finance:


Real Estate and Environmental Law

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A. has extensive experience in all facets of real estate practice. The firm has become well versed in property acquisition, sales, financing, construction contracts and leasing matters by representing clients in some of the largest real estate development projects in Arkansas and other states.

The firm serves as counsel for Arkansas' largest commercial real estate company in transactional and litigation matters. Our attorneys also represented the owner of Arkansas' largest commercial office building from the building’s development through its refinancing and in day-to-day dealings with tenants and lender. Additionally, our firm has provided legal advice to several of the largest real estate and multi-family developers in the North Central Arkansas area. Our attorneys routinely handle litigation involving real property issues such as evictions, lease disputes, property rights, zoning, foreclosures, financings and other issues.

The firm represents clients in administrative proceedings on environmental and land issues before the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, other states’ environmental protection agencies and in state and federal court. Our attorneys oversee environmental site assessments and due diligence matters related to property acquisitions and sales and are experienced in significant environmental matters including CERCLA (Superfund), RCRA, TSCA, solid and medical waste disposal and environmental permitting matters. Attorneys Practicing Real Estate and Environmental Law:


Transactions

JACK NELSON JONES, P.A.'s attorneys with expertise in general corporate law, tax matters, transactions and securities combine to provide the experience necessary to efficiently and effectively handling corporate acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations, as well as other types of commercial transactions. The firm has handled the mergers and acquisitions of countless businesses including physician practices, home health agencies, hospitals, banks, manufacturing operations, restaurants, hotels and HMOs.

Drawing upon a combination of experience in representing banks, other financial institutions, general corporations and tax exempt entities, our firm has substantial experience in representing clients as both lenders and borrowers. Our attorneys have represented banking corporations and major utilities in various complicated financing transactions including the leasing of nuclear fuel for a nuclear reactor in one of the first transactions of its kind in the United States. Attorneys Practicing Transactional Law: 

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