Mark. W. Hodge

Attorney, Of Counsel

Professional Experience

Mark Hodge has practiced law for almost twenty years in the areas of commercial transactions, contract and licensing negotiations, and business litigation. Throughout his practice, Mark has served as counsel in a wide variety of business transactions representing closely-held companies, publicly traded corporations, and public utilities. He has represented buyers, sellers, developers, banks and other finance companies in real estate transactions, asset backed credit facilities, and disputes arising from such matters. He also regularly represents lending institutions and borrowers in the drafting of credit documents and workout agreements.

Mark’s experience in corporate law ranges from representing start-up companies to working with companies involved in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Mark also has substantial experience representing private entities seeking and performing public contracts and involved in negotiations and disputes with administrative bodies, including procurement protests. Over the past 18 years, Mark has served as outside general counsel to a nationwide software licensing and services company doing business with private entities as well as state and federal agencies.

Mark is actively involved in the Arkansas Bar Association, where he is a tenured member of the House of Delegates, currently serves as the Chair of the Personnel Committee and is a past Chair the Young Lawyers’ Section, plus numerous other committee appointments.

Mark is a member of the firm’s Administrative Law Practice Group, Banking & Finance Practice Group, Business & Corporate Practice Group, Bankruptcy Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, and Real Estate Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Software Licensing Relationships and Contracts
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Strategic Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • General Corporate Law
  • Contract, Procurement and Administrative Law
  • Utility Regulation
  • Commercial Litigation

Court Admissions

  • All Arkansas state trial and appellate courts
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • All Arkansas trial and appellate courts, 1997
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuits

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association, tenured Member of House of Delegates
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, William R. Overton Chapter (1997-2004); Henry Woods Chapter (2004-present)
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Fellow


  • Rating of AV Preeminent with Martindale Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2008- 2013
  • Arkansas Bar Association Frank C. Elcan II Leadership Award
  • Arkansas Bar Association President’s Award
  • Arkansas Bar Association Award of Excellence
  • Arkansas Bar Association Golden Gavel Award
  • Served on Editorial Board, UALR Law Review (1996-97)

Presentation & Thought Leadership

  • Member and Comment Contributor, Editorial Board of Arkansas Real Estate Review
  • Presenter of Continuing Legal Education Programming, Advising Foreign Investors in US - Tax, Business, and Immigration Matters, January and June 2016
  • Contributor and Editor, Arkansas Form Book, Real Estate Forms
  • Note, Supreme Court Upholds Thirty-Day Moratorium on Targeted Direct-Mail By Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Florida Bar v. Went For It, Inc., 19 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L.J. 131 (1996)

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, Board of Directors (2002-present)
  • Little Rock Metro Rotary Club, President (2005-06)
  • Junior Deputy Baseball Coach


  • Ouachita Baptist University (B.A., with honors, 1994)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1997)