Bryan W. Duke

Mergers & Acquisitions


  • (501) 370-1560
  • (501) 244-5337


Bryan W. Duke is a partner in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. His diverse corporate practice focuses on representing individuals, companies and financial institutions in general business, transactional and regulatory matters. He has handled transactions in a variety of industries including the banking, broadcasting, retail, manufacturing, real estate, technology and health care industries.

He assists companies in corporate finance matters, the placement of debt and equity securities and counseling directors and executive officers regarding fiduciary duties and corporate governance issues.

Bryan also regularly represents medical and dental professionals and professional firms in the formation, expansion, merger, and division of medical and dental professional practices.


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  • University of Florida College of Law, LL.M., Tax, Graduate Editor, Florida Tax Review, 2000
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., With Honors, Managing Editor, UALR Law Review, 1999
  • University of Central Arkansas, B.B.A., Accounting, summa cum laude, 1996


  • Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas (Registered Inactive)
  • Co-Author with Robert T. Smith and John F. Griffee on Banking Law Alert, July 26, 2010
  • Co-Author with Robert T. Smith on Banking Law Alert, June 2, 2010
  • Co-Author with Robert T. Smith on Banking Law Alert,October 29, 2009
  • Co-Author with Robert T. Smith on Banking Law Alert,January 20, 2009
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/Commercial  
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, since 2012 and Tax Law, since 2017
  • Named by Little Rock Soiree as Best Lawyer, Corporate Finance: Mergers and Acquisitions, 2016
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers, since 2009 and as a Rising Star, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pulaski County Bar Association


  • Arkansas, 1999

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2018 Best Lawyers 

2017 Chambers USA

2016 Soiree Best Lawyers

2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers