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Areas of Practice

Riordan Law Firm offers extensive, proven legal experience in the following areas of legal practice: business law, probate, civil litigation, real estate transactions, appellate practice, trial support and legal writing, local counsel representation, corporate governance and expansion, and regulatory compliance.

When Results Matter:
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Business Law and Regulatory Compliance


Riordan Law Firm represents corporate clients in a wide range of business issues, including the preparation, negotiation, and enforcement of commercial contracts; software license agreements; and confidentiality agreements.  Riordan Law Firm also provides counsel and legal guidance on corporate governance issues; employer- employee relations (developing policies and procedures, non-compete, and standard employment agreements, and providing counsel on personnel, workers compensation, and termination issues); commercial lending; marketing; debt collection; mergers and acquisitions; securities; trademarks; and bankruptcy issues.  Attorney Riordan has also represented several telecommunications providers in regulatory matters before the Arkansas Public Service Commission and has represented companies in regulatory matters before the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Attorney Riordan has extensive experience in business, health care and personal injury litigation in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Kentucky.  Attorney Riordan has acted as lead appellate counsel on more than 60 appeals to the appellate courts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits on such issues as procedural compliance, arbitration, nonprofit status, professional liability, corporate liability, and judgment enforcement.

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Real Estate


Attorney Riordan has more than 20 years experience in representing commercial leasing companies, corporate entities, and commercial and residential real estate developers in all aspects of the real estate process, from the preparation and coordination of purchase, lease, and title documentation for the closing of complex real estate transactions, including the acquisition and development of post offices, residential subdivisions, hotel and vacation properties, retail and office space, private housing alternatives on university campuses, and siting cellular towers, to the preparation and enforcement of various commercial leases, master lease agreements, and estoppel agreements.  


Attorney Riordan's real estate experience extends beyond the borders of the west Little Rock and Little Rock metropolitan areas to include the booming Northwest Arkansas area and the eastern Delta region.  In addition, Attorney Riordan has extensive experience providing local lender opinions on complex multi-state real eatate transactions.  She has also represented multiple clients in real estate and environmental regulatory matters before the  Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

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Trial and Appellate Support


In addition to acting as lead appellate counsel on more than 60 appeals to the appellate courts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri, Attorney Riordan has extensive experience in assisting trial attorneys in crafting persuasive trial and appellate motions and briefs in the Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Kentucky, and Oklahoma courts, in addition to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits.


Attorney Riordan also offers her appellate skills and experience to attorneys in other jurisdictions who need assistance in the preparation, editing, and submission of their appellate briefs. Attorney Riordan's quality legal briefs can make a positive difference in the outcome of your trial or appeal. When your case calls for exemplary writing and research skills, ranging from legal memoranda, and dispositive motions, to preparing or editing appellate briefs, Attorney Riordan can handle all of your legal writing needs.

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