Carla G. Spainhour

Taxation & Tax Planning


  • (479) 695-6040
  • (501) 244-5311


Carla G. Spainhour concentrates her practice on all types of business and personal tax matters. This includes advising clients on trusts, estates, wealth transfer strategies, leasing real estate, corporate governance, tax controversies and liquor matters.

She regularly works with small and large physician practices and many other privately held companies. Prior to joining the tax department in 1992 at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, she worked as an accountant for a small firm for three years.



  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1992
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe, B.S.B.A., Accounting, with honors, 1985


  • Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas, 1989 (Inactive)
  • Named Arkansas Business 40 Under 40  
  • Voted Best Attorney in Central Arkansas by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2016

Associations & Memberships

  • Arkansas Rice Depot, Past Board Member
  • Arkansas Society of Women Accountants, Past Board Member
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Central Arkansas Trust & Estate Council
  • Central Arkansas Chapter of CPAs, Past Board Member/President
  • Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Board Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Past Board Member/Secretary
  • UAMS Consortium, Past Board Member
  • Volunteers in Public Schools, Past Board Member
  • Washington County Bar Association


  • Arkansas, 1991
  • United States Tax Court

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