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PPGMR Law hires former Deltic VP

Posted on October 29, 2018

PPGMR Law has announced the hire of Jim F. Andrews, Jr. as its newest counsel to the firm.

According to a release, Andrews will serve out of the firm’s El Dorado office. The release stated Andrews has background in general business that spans four decades in a variety of positions for companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.

Andrews spent 17 years in a legal career at Deltic Timber Corporation, with the last seven of those years as its vice president, general counsel and secretary. Andrews was also part of the corporate management team that oversaw the billion-dollar merger of Deltic Timber Corporation with Potlatch Corporation to form PotlatchDeltic Corporation in 2018.

Earlier this year, Andrews was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve a fouryear term as a commissioner on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. According to the release, he currently serves as a member of the advisory council to the Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University and a member of the Society for Corporate Governance. He has previously served on boards for the DeSoto Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Southern Arkansas University Foundation and Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association.

Andrews lives in El Dorado with his wife and four children.

Andrews graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law and holds a master’s of business administration from Baylor University and a bachelor’s of business administration from Southern Arkansas University. Andrews also previously served as a supply officer in the United States Navy Reserve.

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, property law, contracts, corporate governance, board counsel, economic development and other general business transactions.

In addition to El Dorado, PPGMR Law has offices in Little Rock and Stuttgart.