Practice Areas 
Business Management 
Strategic Planning 
Business Succession Planning 
Business Valuations  

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., with High Honors  

Hendrix College, B.A., Business and Economics 

Bar Admissions 

J. Richard Newland, Jr.


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Richard Newland is an attorney and CPA with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry.  He provides legal counsel to businesses and individuals in the areas of strategic planning, construction contract drafting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and business succession planning.  He regularly gives clients direction regarding claim preparation and documentation and assists in developing pre-litigation and litigation strategy when a client is represented by its insurer.  He has successfully represented clients in front of the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board. 

Mr. Newland also practices as a Certified Public Accountant with FCA, CPA’s, where he services clients in the construction industry by providing tax planning, audits, reviews, and compilations, along with business and financial planning.  He is a licensed investment advisor, and is licensed as a resident agent with the Arkansas Insurance Department in the areas of life insurance, variable annuity products, and health insurance. 

Mr. Newland has a proven track record of reorganizing construction businesses, managing complex business challenges, creating organizational value, and building revenues.  He recognizes issues vital to organizational success and works closely alongside clients to assess and formulate long term strategies and execute action plans to reach their near and long term business goals. 

Publications and Presentations 
ABC Merit Shop Report: Fraud is Increasing (September 2016)

Construction Accounting: The Eternal Conflict Between Taxes and Bonding, NW Arkansas Construction Industry Conference (2011) (pdf)  

Construction Business Structure: How to Protect Your Equity 

Best Choice of Business Forms for Construction Contractors 

Contract Formation, Arkansas Bar Association Construction Law CLE (2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships 
Construction Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association, past chairman 

Associated Builders and Contractors, member  

Associated General Contractors, member   

Home Builders Association, member 

Construction Law Section of the American Bar Association, member 

Military Experience 
Cadet, 489th Combat Engineers in Conway, Arkansas  

Lieutenant, Resource Management and Force Development, 122nd Army Command, North Little Rock, Arkansas 

Lieutenant and Captain, Command Group, 90th Regional Support Command, North Little Rock, Arkansas