• Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service , B.S.F.S. in International Humanities (1993)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law , J.D. with honors (2003)

Margaret A. Johnston

Phone:(501) 688.8870
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Meg Johnston is a business and regulatory attorney with years of experience advising clients in regulatory, compliance, licensing, commercial and corporate business matters. She represents banks, bank holding companies, insurance and insurance holding companies, Fortune 500 companies and medium and small businesses in mergers and acquisitions, commercial and agricultural loans and commercial, corporate and real estate transactions. Meg also counsels agriculture landowners is leasing matters with utility companies and natural resources. She also counsels clients in intellectual property protection and licensing services and trademark clearance, application, monitoring and enforcement assistance.


  • Counsels bank and insurance company clients on reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, re-domestications and general corporate governance matters.
  • Provides strategic advice to financial institutions and insurance companies on state and federal regulatory relationships.
  • Assists banks in commercial and agricultural loan documentation, loan perfection issues, loan workout agreements and forbearances.
  • Counsels agriculture landowners in leasing matters with utility companies and natural resources. 
  • Advises agriculture landowners on leases for hunting and rentals 
  • Represents insurance companies and health maintenance organizations in formation, initial licensing and multi-state expansions, particularly in the Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Health fields.
  • Provides trademark clearance and application services for business clients.
  • Manages trademark monitoring and enforcement programs for trademark owners.
  • Negotiates and documents commercial and real estate transactions for clients across all industries.
  • Assists clients with intellectual property non-disclosure and licensing agreements.

Professional Recognition

  • Soiree Woman to Watch (2009)


  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Wildwood Park for the Arts
  • Founding Board Member, Dick Johnston Children’s Camp
  • Junior League of Little Rock
  • Symposium Editor, UALR Law Review (2002-03)