Jim Smith concentrates his practice in the areas of business insolvency, bankruptcy, debt restructuring and business governance disputes primarily involving family entities and closely held companies. He has represented debtors, creditors, trustees and committees in connection with numerous Chapter 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 bankruptcy proceedings of all sizes and complexities, including several short line railroads and one commuter airline, municipal improvement districts, hospitals and other regulated entities. He is a certified civil mediator in Arkansas and restricts his services to his general areas of practice concentration. From 1979 – 1982, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Arnold M. Adams, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Since that time, he has been in private practice. Jim is a member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Bankruptcy Practice Group, and Business & Corporate Law Practice Group.