Professional Experience

Jenny Wilkes concentrates her practice in the areas of taxation, business and corporate law, and estate planning. Jenny is a member of the firm's Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group, Business and Corporate Law Practice Group, and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Jenny's practice focused on food and animal agriculture, tax and business planning, and commercial transactions, primarily for small and mid-sized businesses. Over the course of her career, Jenny has developed an extensive background in legal research and writing. Her work includes forming limited liability companies and corporate entities, developing corporate governance documents, drafting business and transactional documents, establishing nonprofits and Code section 501(c)(3) organizations, preparing trademark and copyright filings, and drafting estate plan documents. Jenny has also represented clients through audits and examinations initiated by the Internal Revenue Service, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

Practice Areas

  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas State Courts
  • Virginia State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • Virginia Bar Association member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association member
  • American Bar Association member

Community Involvement

  • Chair of the Arkansas Supreme Court Client Protection Fund Committee
  • Serves in the Georgetown University Law Center Alumni Interview Program
  • Former Secretary, Race Director and Volunteer Coordinator for the Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon

Presentation & Thought Leadership

  • My PPP Has Been Approved, Now What?, Pulaski County Bar Association, May 20, 2020
  • 2019 Income Tax Update, Arkansas Society of CPAs 2019 Industrial, Commercial & Banking Conference, October 25, 2019
  • Federal Tax Update, Judge R. Overton American Inn of Court, January 15, 2019
  • Federal Tax Update, Arkansas Society of CPAs 2018 Industrial, Commercial & Banking Conference, October 18, 2018
  • Tax Issues for Agriculture, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Tax Conference, November 2, 2017
  • "What is 'Incidental to Farming?' It’s More Than You May Think." Midwest Poultry Consortium Feathered Pen, March 11, 2016
  • Federal Tax Update, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, December, 2015
  • Federal Tax Update, 2015 Federal Tax Institute, December 4, 2015
  • Redefining Farm Income, Arkansas Bar Association, In Brief, Young Lawyers Section, June, 2013
  • Tax Tips & Tidbits Panel: Tax Considerations in Farming Operations, 49th Annual Arkansas Federal Tax Institute, December 2, 2010
  • It Felt So Right but Was All So Wrong: United States Supreme Court Rules Arkansas’s Tax-Foreclosure Notice Procedure Fails to Satisfy Due Process Clause When Certified Mail Notice Returns "Unclaimed," 30 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 179 (2007)
  • Legislative Surveys, U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. vol. 30.3
  • Case Law Surveys, U. Ark Little Rock L. Rev. vol. 30.4


  • Farm Service Agency, National Appeals Division, Case Nos. 2013E000063, 2013E000064: successfully argued that W-2 wages from farming operations qualify as “farm income” for purposes of farm subsidy payments, in which the Director upheld the Hearing Office decision that the FSA's categorization of the W-2 wages as non-farming was incorrect
  • Dale Carnegie, High Impact Presentations, June 18-19, 2018
  • Symposium Editor, Journal of Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Associate Notes Editor, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 2019 Little Rock Marathon Women’s Champion
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • LLM in Taxation, with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
  • J.D., with honors, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., with distinction, Philosophy and English, University of Virginia, 2005