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Lee VanHorn

Associate

Lee is a corporate associate in the firm's Rogers, Arkansas office and focuses his practice on business transactions and general corporate issues, including for healthcare clients.  Lee represents a variety of clients, including providers across the healthcare industry.  His practice involves day-to-day corporate operational guidance, corporate governance, business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and formation of joint ventures, including the acquisition and sale of healthcare facilities and due diligence for such transactions. 

Prior to joining the firm, Lee worked with a large university in legislative compliance. In that role, he assisted with monitoring and developing policies and procedures and aided in the creation of a new name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) policy in response to new legislation affecting the university’s student-athletes.  Lee also founded an NIL advising and consulting firm that provided assistance to universities, companies, and individuals in navigating the new NIL landscape in intercollegiate athletics, including assisting with the formation of multiple NIL companies to work with and assist student-athletes; coordination, negotiation, and preparation of NIL agreements; and consulting with newly formed NIL “collectives” run by fans of specific universities throughout the country on compliance matters, funding and financial considerations, and overall management of students athletes.  

Publication

Comment, “When the Sanity Code Becomes the Insanity Code: Following O’Bannon’s Lead is the Key to Solving Group Licensing For Student-Athletes,” 73 ARK. L. REV. 117 (2021).