Walter M. Ebel III concentrates his practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions, assisting clients from diverse industries in complex business transactions. Skip advises clients on every phase of merger and acquisitions transactions, from initial confidentiality agreements and letters of intent, to negotiation and drafting of the merger and acquisition agreement, through the closing of the transaction. Skip has an LL.M in Taxation from New York University and his practice also includes income tax law. In addition, he is general counsel for Oaklawn Jockey Club, a horse racing and gaming facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Clients also rely on him for legislative drafting and governmental regulatory representation.
In recognition of his experience and capabilities, Skip was named The Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law in 2005, 2009, 2019 and 2021 and in Mergers and Acquisitions Law in 2016 and 2014. He is also listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Corporate Law and Corporate Finance. Chambers is noted for the quality and rigor of its research into the top ranked firms and lawyers. It notes,
“One source labels him 'the pinnacle of M&A attorneys in the state,' while others note that his 'analysis is spot on.'