W. Curt Hawkins

Curt Hawkins represents clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation and commercial transactions. As part of his estate planning practice, Mr. Hawkins advises on planning opportunities regarding gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes; lifetime transfers; and, probate and trust administration.  In addition to advice and planning, he drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney and family transfer documents. His tax practice includes representation before the IRS in tax controversies, as well as general tax planning. He has assisted clients in the formation of commercial entities, including: limited liability companies, corporations and tax-exempt/charitable organizations.

Mr. Hawkins obtained a B.A. in Literature from Lyon College, in Batesville, where he received the Sigma Tau Delta Writer of the Year Award. He received his J.D., with honors, from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. While at St. Thomas, he was a member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, worked as a student instructor of Property law and supervised the Miami Gardens’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. He furthered his legal education at New York University, where he received his Master of Laws in Taxation. While obtaining this degree, he focused on the areas of estate, trust and corporate taxation.

Areas of Practice:

  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions:

  • Arkansas, 2010


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, May, 2010
  • LL.M.
  • St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, May, 2009
  • Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas, May, 2006
    B.A. Major:  Literature

Contact W. Curt Hawkins

Barrett & Deacon
300 South Church Street
Third Floor, P.O. Box 1700
Jonesboro, Arkansas  72403
Phone: 870-931-1700
Fax: 870-931-1800


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arkansas

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