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Geoffrey D. Neal


Geoffrey focuses primarily on counseling U.S. public companies on corporate, securities and transactional matters.

Geoffrey regularly advises public companies on a wide range of topics, including SEC reporting and disclosure matters, listing exchange requirements, corporate governance, board and executive compensation, board and committee structures, director independence, annual meeting management, proxy disclosures, and developments and changing best practices in governance matters, including ESG-related corporate governance issues, reporting and disclosure.

Geoffrey also dedicates a significant portion of his practice to advising on M&A transactions for both public and private companies. His experience spans a number of industries, including financial services, technology, telecommunications, food and beverage, transportation, retail, construction, healthcare and real estate. Over the course of his career, Geoffrey has advised a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, emerging growth companies, family-owned businesses, non-profits and start-ups.

  • Assisting clients with corporate and capital formation, development of their strategic goals, execution of their business plans, and other day-to-day business and legal needs.
  • Representing companies, underwriters and investors in structuring, documenting and consummating debt and equity financings.
  • Advising clients on fiduciary duties and other matters of state corporate law.
  • Advising clients on registration requirements, disclosure obligations and liability exposure under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the states’ “blue sky” laws, including the Arkansas Securities Act and the Rules of the Arkansas Securities Commissioner.
  • Counseling management and boards of directors of public companies on a variety of topics, including periodic reporting requirements, NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards and corporate governance matters.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2024 
  • Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2018-2019