Mitchell Williams Attorneys Scott Schallhorn, Chris McNulty and Katie Branscum Discuss Agricultural Lending at the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference

September 25, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Attorneys Scott Schallhorn, Chris McNulty and Katie Branscum addressed the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference in Little Rock today on key issues facing agricultural lenders and regional financial professionals.

Their presentation, entitled “Financing on the Farm,” focused on core trends impacting the industry, including relevant provisions from the 2018 Farm Bill, farm bankruptcies with a focus on Chapter 12, litigation with landlords or other creditors as well as the assignment of indemnity proceeds and Farm Service Agency payments and the security of those proceeds. Schallhorn, McNulty and Branscum also addressed concerns such as perfecting security interests in crops, equipment and other collateral.

Schallhorn is a real estate and business attorney with extensive experience advising individuals and businesses in complex commercial transactions, finance and real estate matters. In his work with Mitchell Williams, he represents corporate borrowers, institutional lenders and major developers in loan transactions involving construction financing, bridge loans, permanent/end loans and loan restructuring. Schallhorn was recognized for his work in Real Estate Law in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

McNulty has extensive experience in business/commercial litigation, including breach of contract, business torts, bankruptcy, foreclosure, landlord/tenant disputes and collection. He represents clients in the areas of workout negotiations, bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy litigation and complex Chapter 11 issues. McNulty was recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Branscum focuses her practice primarily on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, real estate transactions, commercial transactions and corporate law. She also serves as counsel to numerous financial institutions, providing legal guidance on mergers and acquisitions, banking regulatory compliance, and lending and transactional matters.

About Arkansas Bankers Association

The Arkansas Bankers Association is the advocate for Arkansas banks of all sizes and charter types before the governmental bodies and the public. The ABA promises to continually promote and improve the banking industry amid challenges and in an ever-changing environment. In addition to effective advocacy, the ABA delivers superior industry-specific information and continuing education for bankers.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit