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Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

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Managing Members: Steven W Quattlebaum, Timothy W Grooms, John E Tull III, E B (Chip) Chiles IV, Thomas G Williams, Michael N Shannon, Joseph R Falasco, J Cliff McKinney II, Brandon B Cate
Number of members: 15
Number of lawyers: 31
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC provides a full range of business-related legal services. The firm represents individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and government organizations. Its practice encompasses a wide variety of transactions, litigation, regulatory work, and estate planning.

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation:

11 partners; 23 fee earners
■ Represents Entergy Arkansas, Inc. and Entergy Operations, Inc. in a number of cases that arise from a major accident at a nuclear power plant: the collapse of a crane, resulting in one death and approximately $100 million in damages to the firm’s clients. The firm’s representation includes defending the personal-injury action. Entergy’s breach-of-contract and negligence actions have been settled
■ Represented a subsidiary of McKesson Corp. in its effort to prevent the State of Arkansas from using its drug to execute eight death-row inmates in Arkansas. McKesson was granted a preliminary injunction after alleging the Arkansas Department of Correction misled a McKesson employee to obtain the drug by using a medical license intended to cover supplies for legitimate medical uses only. The Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the preliminary injunction and later dismissed the case as moot after the drug expired and was discarded by the State
■ Represents Johnson & Johnson in various product liability cases in Arkansas and other states, including serving as lead trial counsel in MDL bellwether trials on medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer products
■ Represents Tyson Foods, Inc., in the defense of a claim by Dennis Food Group that a soured business relationship caused in excess of $32 million in damages. Dennis Food Group claims that Tyson breached a co-packing agreement and interfered with contractual relationships with government vendors for the sale of chicken to United States Military vendors worldwide. The firm was successful in limiting the causes of action through pretrial motions and the trial on the remaining claims is scheduled for late 2019
■ Represented broadcaster Tegna, Inc., in an appeal before the Arkansas Supreme Court, claiming its right to free speech was violated when a circuit court ruling barred it from airing ads critical of an Arkansas Supreme Court Justice. During the spring primary season, the Justice filed an emergency motion against Tegna and other members of the media alleging defamation arising out of the publication of a campaign advertisement produced by the Judicial Crisis Network (‘JCN’). The Justice obtained a preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court of Pulaski County prohibiting the media from publishing the JCN advertisement through the date of the election. Tegna appealed but because the restrictions imposed by the preliminary injunction expired during the pendency of the appeal, all issues were rendered moot and the appeal was dismissed. The firm represented another broadcaster in Washington County, Arkansas, after a TRO was entered preventing broadcast of the advertisement. In a hearing on the Justice’s motion for a preliminary injunction, the court held the Justice had failed to prove likelihood of success on the merits
Key Clients: Johnson & Johnson; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP; American Greetings Corporation; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Verizon Wireless; BASF Corporation; J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Contact: Steven W Quattlebaum
Tel: 501 379 1707
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
4 partners; 11 fee earners
■ Represents various banks in financing transactions and the firm routinely resolves title issues, zoning problems, and negotiates structure of financing for financial institutions, developers, and investors
■ Represents a publicly traded retailer in acquisition and disposition of numerous shopping center sites throughout the country
■ Represents numerous healthcare providers in financing and acquisitions
■ Represents investors, financial institutions, farmers and other agricultural-based entities in various agricultural matters, including the financing, acquisition and disposition of agricultural properties in Arkansas and surrounding states, environmental compliance issues, title and survey issues, USDA regulatory compliance and contract and easement transfers
■ Provides general advice to franchisees for fast food restaurants over multiple states. The work includes negotiation of franchise rights and negotiations and closing of real estate acquisitions for future site locations
■ Represents numerous commercial real estate firms with regard to acquisition, sales, leasing and property management
Key Clients: Arkansas REALTORS® Association; Colliers International; Baptist Health; US Bank; Simmons Bank; First Security Bank; IBERIABANK; Flake & Kelley Commercial; CenterPoint Energy, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute; Inc.; Medical Assets Holding Company; Newmark Moses Tucker Partners
Contact: Timothy W Grooms
Tel: 501 379 1713
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
4 partners; 11 fee earners
■ Represented a fuel wholesale company and its related fuel transportation company in the regional aggregation of fuel supply and transportation business via multiple mergers and acquisitions
■ Represents lenders and developers in federal program transactions, including Low Income Housing apartments and transactions involving private and public developers utilizing New Markets Tax Credits
■ Regularly represents banking clients in corporate governance matters including transactions with affiliates, directors, and officers 
Represented a state bank in connection with multiple loans concerning commercial real estate and agricultural properties in Arkansas and Texas
■ Served as lender counsel for several transactions involving the acquisition of extended stay hotels in several states
Key Clients: Simmons Bank; US Bank; IBERIABANK; First Security Bank; First National Bankers Bank; Eagle Bank & Trust Company; Relyance Bank
Contact: Timothy W Grooms
Tel: 501 379 1713
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Tax & Estates:
4 partners; 11 fee earners
■ Represents numerous companies in real estate acquisitions, franchise issues, and general corporate matters
■ Regularly assists clients with estate and gift tax planning, life insurance planning, nonprofit organizations, charitable giving, wills and trusts, estate administration, and asset protection
Key Clients: Wilkerson Jewelers; Medical Assets Holding Company; Baptist Health; Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Contact: Timothy W Grooms
Tel: 501 379 1713
Email: [email protected]

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USA Regional Real Estate 2019 Law and Practice in Arkansas

Timothy W Grooms, J Cliff McKinney II, Jeb H Joyce

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