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.

In 2020, Bryan was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock by Best Lawyers for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law and in 2022 for his work in Corporate Law.


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


  • Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas (Registered Inactive)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, since 2012
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Tax Law
      • "Lawyer of the Year"
        • Mergers and Acquisitions, 2020
        • Corporate Law, 2022
        • Real Estate Law, 2023
        • Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2023
  • Named by Arkansas Money and Politics as Legal Elite, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2020
  • Named by Little Rock Soiree as Best Lawyer, Corporate Finance: Mergers and Acquisitions, 2016
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/Commercial  
  • Rated AV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List, since 2009
  • Voted by the readers of AY Magazine for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Tax Law, 2018

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Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pleasant Valley Country Club, Finance Committee Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association


  • Arkansas, 1999