Our securities attorneys possess a strong knowledge base in securities law, primarily as it relates to privately-held companies and the private placement of securities, including convertible debt and equity securities.


At Smith Hurst, we believe strongly in providing a comprehensive approach to business. Our securities law team works closely with their colleagues in other practice areas, collaborating with our taxation attorneys, intellectual property attorneys, executive compensation attorneys, and mergers and acquisitions attorneys to ensure our clients receive well-rounded legal advice on applicable issues.    

The securities law group has extensive experience in both Arkansas and the region in assisting clients with regulatory matters, private placements of securities, and related equity financing matters.  As a result, we are able to provide valuable industry knowledge and experience to identify potential partners to help our clients grow their businesses in an effective manner.

Securities law services we often provide relate to structuring private placements of securities, tender offers, executive compensation and stock option matters and preparing and filing documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission and state securities departments.  Areas of focus within our securities law firm practice include:

•Private Placement of Securities including pursuant to Regulations D of the Federal Securities Act of 1933 and Section 4(6) Exemptions (crowd funding)

•Resale of Privately Placed Securities, including pursuant to Rule 144

•JOBS Act Counsel

•State Blue Sky Compliance Matters


Our team shares an attitude of excellence while
helping our clients achieve their business and personal goals.