Practice Areas Overview

From their office in Fayetteville, the attorneys at Stockland & Trantham, P.A., assist individuals and businesses throughout Northwest Arkansas and in Oklahoma and Missouri with their legal needs in matters ranging from estate planning and civil litigation, to business entity formation and other transactions, to banking and finance matters.


We assist depositors, lenders, borrowers, and financial institutions in maintaining compliance with the intricate state and federal banking statutes and regulations.  Our attorneys help clients in all aspects of banking and finance, including:

  • Lending and Secured Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mortgages and Foreclosures
  • Public Finance
  • Venture Capital Matters

Business Formation

Whether you are just starting out in business or are an established enterprise entering a new venture, choosing the right entity to operate your business is essential to meeting your goals with the proper consideration given to taxes, legal liability, management, and control.  Our corporate lawyers can help you determine the right vehicle for your endeavor, and can prepare the necessary documents to start your business off on solid ground.  From a sole proprietorship to a publicly-held multi-national company, we can help establish the entity that is right for you, including:

  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • S Corporation
  • C Corporation
  • 503(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP)

Business Transactions

Once established, we help maintain your company in compliance with tax laws and business regulations, including recordkeeping and reporting requirements.  We represent clients in all sorts of business transactions and commercial dealings, from employment contracts to equipment purchases to real estate transactions and commercial leases.  We can also help with business succession planning to transfer ownership in an orderly manner in accordance with your wishes.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Our transactional attorneys work to properly establish your business and proactively avoid litigation, but we understand that in the course of business, disputes will arise.  When they do, you need them resolved in a cost-effective and efficient manner that does not drain vital resources, time and attention away from running your business.  When business disputes require litigation or other legal intervention to resolve, our lawyers work to resolve the dispute in your best interests quickly and efficiently.  Since 1986, our firm has been assisting clients in all types of business disputes, including:

  • Real Estate Transactions and Disputes, including title defects and suits to quiet title, mortgage fraud, construction defects, and easements and boundary disputes
  • Collection Actions
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Contract Disputes, involving vendors, suppliers, customers, employees, and competitors
  • Debtor/Creditor Actions
  • Stockholder and Shareholder Disputes
  • Director/Partner Disputes, including Breach of Fiduciary Duties, Usurpation of Opportunities, and the Business Judgment Rule
  • Employment disputes, including termination, trade secrets, and covenants not to compete

Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy

Our firm represents individual and commercial creditors to protect their rights in bankruptcy, negotiate loan workouts, or guard their interests in state insolvency proceedings.

Land Use and Zoning

Use and development of property are coming under increasingly voluminous and complex regulations from state, county, and municipal authorities.  Our attorneys navigate the intricate web of regulations and represent clients when necessary before administrative agencies, so that their business plans are achieved rather than frustrated by bureaucratic red tape.

Taxation Law

From advice and counsel to litigation and advocacy, we provide comprehensive assistance to  individuals and businesses regarding federal, state, and local tax laws.

Estate Planning

From simple wills and living trusts to complex trusts, we can help establish an estate plan that maximizes wealth and minimizes tax consequences for the both the testator and the heirs or intended beneficiaries of the estate.  We also represent clients in probate and estate administration, as well as litigation that may arise due to will contests and other adversarial proceedings.

Whether you are an individual or a small or large business, our attorneys can help you to achieve your goals or resolve your dispute.  Contact Stockland & Trantham, P.A. for assistance with your legal needs.

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