Whether you are an individual investor, a public or private company director or officer, or a broker-dealer, you know that the capital-raising process is as challenging as ever. Friday, Eldredge & Clark understands this environment and has the resources to help with a wide variety of transactional and litigation needs.

Focused on Clients

Arkansas-based Fortune 500 companies, growing privately-owned firms, banks and secured lenders, investment funds, broker-dealers, and individuals all rely on our lawyers to meet their securities law needs. 

Focused on Services

Dispute Resolution - No matter what your focus in securities matters – director, officer, underwriter, issuer, broker-dealer, investment advisor, investment banker, investor or capital markets professional – our firm understands your dispute resolution and financing concerns. No matter what your dispute resolution need, our lawyers can meet it with experience in civil litigation including class actions and arbitration. Our ability to try complex securities and shareholder issues (fraud, unauthorized trading, unsuitable trading, breach of fiduciary responsibility, and other alleged irregularities), both in state and federal courts and in arbitral forums, will help you avoid protracted litigation.

We handle litigation and arbitration of customer disputes alleging inappropriate investment and trading strategies by securities broker-dealers, and are well versed in dispute resolution before panels of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and its predecessor body, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Our litigators have also regularly represented broker-dealers before those panels, in customer disputes as well as controversies involving noncompetition and nonsolicitation contract provisions.

Financings - We advise issuers, placement agents and investors on a wide range of finance transactions. Our lawyers work with you to handle the documentation and negotiation of purchase agreements, offering memorandums, asset-based and special-purpose financing, and many other forms of capital raising.

Venture Capital - Whether you head an emerging growth company in need of capital to grow and take advantage of market opportunities, or an investment fund looking for the right portfolio company to benefit from your financing and management expertise, Friday, Eldredge & Clark will partner with you to help you achieve your business objectives. We often introduce entrepreneurs to seasoned investors, helping them find qualified sources of money and operating assistance. On the investment side, our lawyers understand what is important in venture capital deals and can develop the right approaches for funding, control, and eventual sale.

Exemption Filings - We understand the timing, methodology, and requirements of disclosure concerning events that are important and material to company results. Disclosure has become a key governance issue, and we will guide you through the complexities that govern forward-looking statements in press releases and analyst meetings. Because the whole body of governance laws and procedures is changing so rapidly, we will work closely with you to review the alternatives and assess the risks involved in every disclosure action.

Price C. Gardner
Merger & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Taxation


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Robert T. Smith
Finance & Commercial Transactions


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