Perry L. Wilson

Attorney, Member

Professional Experience

Perry Wilson concentrates his practice in the areas of business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and construction law. He focuses on working with family-owned and closely-held businesses. Perry is a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Law Practice Group, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and Construction Practice Group. As part of his business and corporate law practice, Perry serves as general legal counsel for and advises the boards of a number of businesses in Arkansas. He has negotiated and formalized the sales and acquisitions of numerous small and mid-sized businesses totaling several hundred million dollars in transactions. He has litigated more than 35 jury trials to verdict. From 2000 to 2002, he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District of Arkansas. Perry joined the firm in 2002.

Practice Areas

  • Business and corporate law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Family businesses and succession planning
  • Construction law

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state courts
  • Tennessee state courts
  • Missouri state courts
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association member
  • Henry Woods Inn of Court member

Community Involvement

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Economics Arkansas
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Economics Arkansas Foundation
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lyon College
  • Member of a leadership council in Arkansas State University, and served on two search committees to select the Dean of the School of Agriculture
  • Member of the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars regional selection committee for Arkansas

Presentation & Thought Leadership


  • Selected for inclusion the 2019 Arkansas Business "Arkansas 250" list
  • Featured as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette "High Profile" on March 24, 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2011 Arkansas Business "40 Under 40" list
  • Serves as managing trustee for one of the larger private foundations in Arkansas
  • Serves on the board of directors of a family-owned business in the poultry industry in Central Arkansas
  • Formerly served on the board of directors of a family-owned agri-business in northeast Arkansas, 2000-2010, and served as its chief executive officer from 2008-2010
  • Served on board of directors of a regional bank in northeast Arkansas, 2002-2005
  • First state-level prosecutor in Arkansas to be trained and certified in computer forensics
  • Served as a law clerk for Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Brown
  • Interned for Senator David Pryor in Washington, D.C. during college
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV Rated" attorney
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers – Rising Star in Business and Corporate Law
  • Named one of "The Best Lawyers In Little Rock" by Little Rock Soiree, 2011-2017
  • Named one of the "Top Attorneys in Arkansas" by Arkansas Life Magazine, 2015-2019


  • J.D., University of Arkansas in Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1999
  • B.A. in English and Political Science, Southern Methodist University, 1996