• Lindsey Emerson Raines

    Lindsey Emerson

    New Bankruptcy Options for Small Business in the SBRA

    February 19, 2020
    The Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) took place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, marking one of the most significant changes in bankruptcy law since 2005. The SBRA attempts to create a simplified and expedited process for small business debtors to propose, confirm and complete a plan of reorganization.
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  • William A. Waddell Jr.

    William A. Waddell Jr.

    ABA Groups Are Working To Promote And Increase Medical-Legal Partnerships

    February 12, 2020
    William A. Waddell Jr. joined the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in August 2018 and hopes to help energize other attorneys who are interested in helping doctors, case managers and social workers address legal issues that contribute to patients’ poor health.
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  • Robert T. Smith

    Robert T. Smith

    Acquire Or Be Acquired?

    February 10, 2020
    Attorney Robert T. Smith recently attended the Bank Director “Acquire or Be Acquired” Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a multitude of issues discussed, three issues were the main topic of the conference: Low-cost deposits, IT Costs and succession planning.
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  • Labor & Employment News Alert

    A New Version of the Form I-9 Now Available

    February 5, 2020
    The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. USCIS has advised employers to begin using the new Form I-9 immediately.
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  • Harry A. Light

    Harry A. Light

    Harry Light Honored For Pro Bono Work

    January 31, 2020
    Attorney Harry A. Light was one of the recipients of the Pro Bono Service Awards given by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors. The award was presented Thursday, January 30 at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service inside the Clinton Presidential Center.
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  • Key Provisions in SECURE Act to Affect Retirement Plans

    January 20, 2020
    As you may have heard, Congress recently passed — and the President signed into law — the SECURE Act, which is landmark legislation that affects the rules for creating and maintaining employer-sponsored retirement plans. SECURE stands for the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act. The SECURE Act is generally effective on January 1, 2020.
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  • Robert T. Smith

    Robert T. Smith

    High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Regulations Finalized

    January 13, 2020
    Late last year the FDIC, the Federal Reserve and the OCC finalized regulations on High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) first proposed in 2018. The final rule conforms the regulatory definition of HVCRE exposure to the statutory definition implemented under section 214 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) effective May 24, 2018.
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