About Smith Hurst: Your Trusted Business and Wealth Law Firm

About Smith Hurst

About Smith Hurst PLC: Beyond Legal Counsel, a Trusted Partner in Your Success Story

Recognized as “Best of Class,” “Trusted Confidants,” and More

Our clients describe us as their close, trusted confidants, partners, and advisers, often using terms like “Best of Class,” “Exceeding Expectations,” and “Innovative.” These testimonials reflect our commitment to excellence and personalized service.

Leading Regional Law Firm: Northwest Arkansas Focus

Your Legal Partner in a Growing Landscape

About Smith Hurst PLC: Your Dedicated Legal Partners

Established in August 2011 by Jim Smith and Rebecca Hurst, Smith Hurst, PLC is a leading regional business and private wealth law firm situated in the heart of Northwest Arkansas, a dynamic region home to retail, transportation, logistics, poultry, and technology industry leaders.

The foundation of Smith Hurst is a cohesive team of lawyers who share an attitude of excellence in serving our friends and clients, helping them achieve their business and personal goals and working to solve their most important, and often times most sensitive, problems.

The firm is a Tier 1 Law Firm in the fields of Corporate Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates Law as rated by Best Law Firms in America. Such highly touted publications as Best Lawyers in America, Chambers & Partners USA and Mid-South Super Lawyers have recognized members of our firm as leaders in the legal fields of mergers and acquisitions, securities, commercial and corporate law, real estate law, banking and finance law, tax law and trusts and estates. 

On a more local level, we are proud to have been recognized by the members of our community as the 2012 recipient of Start-Up Business of the Year and the 2014 recipient of Small Business of the Year by the City of Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

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Expertise and Experience

About Smith Hurst:Expertise and Experience

Your Advocates in Business and Private Wealth Matters

Our firm concentrates extensively on addressing the legal needs and challenges faced by entrepreneurs, businesses, professional service providers, executives, and affluent individuals and families.

Our comprehensive range of legal practice areas spans various fields, encompassing entrepreneurial, business, and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, as well as asset protection and estate planning representation and guidance. Specifically, our core strengths lie in areas such as company formation, capital raising, operational and transactional matters, including entrepreneurial services and contract negotiations. 

We excel in providing legal counsel on diverse agreements, entity governance, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, real estate acquisition and development, regulatory compliance, trusts and estates, wealth preservation, asset protection, charitable planning, and matters related to tax-exempt and non-profit organizations.

Comprising seasoned business transactional lawyers, we are dedicated to providing top-tier service to our clients, including large international and national companies, regional entities, healthcare providers, financial institutions, real estate developers, professional service providers, executives, family offices, and high net worth individuals. Additionally, we serve as local legal counsel for multistate transactions involving Arkansas laws or properties.

Our fundamental philosophy revolves around understanding our clients’ goals to offer informed decisions, comprehensive analysis, and timely counsel. This philosophy is shared across all members of our firm, emphasizing efficiency, responsibility, and effectiveness in delivering services promptly and professionally. We recognize the importance of each client matter and strive to earn their trust and respect through our dedicated efforts.

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Diverse and High-Profile

Our clientele includes large international and national companies, regional entities, healthcare providers, real estate developers, executives, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals. We also serve as local legal counsel for multistate transactions with an Arkansas connection.

Guiding Emerging Companies in Various Industries

Guiding Emerging Companies in Various Industries

A significant part of our practice is dedicated to advising and counseling entrepreneurs in innovative sectors, contributing to the resurgence of the American economy.

Close Confidants for Business and Personal Matters​

Close Confidants for Business and Personal Matters​

Our clients and friends consider us their close and trusted confidants, serving as their ultimate legal and professional resource for business, wealth, and personal planning matters.