Byron M. Eiseman Jr.

Estate Planning

Partner

  • 501-370-1546
  • eiseman@fridayfirm.com
  • 501-244-5332
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493

Biography

Byron M. Eiseman, Jr., a former managing partner of the firm, concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and on estate planning, probate and estate administration and taxation. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel and a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel.  Byron is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in The Best Lawyers in America and in Mid-South Super Lawyers. The Arkansas Times named him the "Top Tax Lawyer in Arkansas" and he was named in 2014 as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America in Little Rock. 

Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers is particularly regarded for the quality and rigor of research it conducts on firms and lawyers before selecting the top ranked among them. It said,

“Byron Eiseman is a leader in tax law. A well-regarded, dedicated expert in the field, he is commended for his commitment to his clients.”

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1964
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1960
  • University of Tennessee, B.S. in Accounting, 1958; Beta Alpha Psi
  • Carson-Newman College

Noteworthy

  • Adjunct Professor, Estate & Gift Taxation and Estate Planning; University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen Law School, 1968-2018
  • Basic Estate & Gift Taxation, American Law Institute - American Bar Association, 1992
  • Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas, 1965
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • Frequent speaker on taxation at tax institutes
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, Trust and Estates and Nonprofit/Charities Law, since 1983
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as "Lawyer of the Year" 2014, Tax Law, Little Rock
  • Named in Arkansas Times as "Top Tax Lawyer in Arkansas"
  • Published in Workbook for Arkansas Estate Planners Bobbs-Merrill, 1965
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Corporate/ Commercial: Tax
  • Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law, Arkansas, since 2017
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers as one of the "Top 50 lawyers in Arkansas"
  • Voted by the readers of AY Magazine for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, 2018  

 

            

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section and Estate and Gift Tax Subcommittee
  • Arkansas Bar Association; co-founder and past chair of tax section
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Arkansas Society of CPAs, President, 1987
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pulaski County Bar
  • Quapaw Area Council Boy Scouts of America, President 2004-2006
  • Rotary (LR Club 99), President 1993-1994

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1964
  • Tennessee, 1961
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court