LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nikki Lovell, attorney with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, has been included on Arkansas Business’ 2015 “40 Under 40” list.
The annual list recognizes Arkansas’ top leaders in business and politics who are under age 40. These individuals are chosen for the impressive advancements they have made in their profession despite their young age. The honorees were recognized in Arkansas Business and at the annual luncheon, this year held June 24.
Lovell primarily practices in the area of corporate and securities law. Her general corporate practice includes contract drafting and negotiations and advising corporations and other businesses on entity selection, mergers and acquisitions, corporate capitalization and restructuring, and ongoing corporate governance issues. She has extensive experience in the preparation of private offering memoranda and assisting clients with private offerings of debt and equity. On behalf of her public company clients, Lovell drafts and reviews periodic reports and proxy statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, prepares and files Section 16 reports, and advises on Regulation FD disclosure and reporting requirements. She also has experience in the preparation and filing of registration statements and in representing broker-dealers in connection with regulatory investigations and audits.
In addition to Lovell’s corporate and securities practice, she advises both lenders and borrowers on commercial lending transactions and reviews and prepares loan documentation and perfection instruments. She also represents buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in connection with sales and leases of industrial, retail and commercial property. She negotiates title policies and assists her real estate clients with resolving title issues, property management contracts and other commercial property issues. She also forms and provides advice relating to horizontal property regimes.
She serves as chair-elect on the board of directors of VOCALS (Volunteers Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services) for Pulaski County and as chair on the executive Committee of UAMS Consortium, and she is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, American Bar Association and Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers. She has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and Super Lawyers’ list of Mid-South Rising Stars. Chambers USA recommended her for corporate and commercial law.
She holds a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Central Arkansas, J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, and L.L.M. from Georgetown Law Center