Steven L. Brooks is a Partner in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity practice group with the law firm of Friday Eldredge & Clark. Mr. Brooks practices in the Rogers, Arkansas office of the firm representing clients in structuring private equity and venture capital, acquisitions and dispositions of privately held companies, commercial transactions including real estate transactions, commercial lending, restructuring and workout facilities, and taxation of business enterprises. Prior to joining the Friday law firm, Mr. Brooks practiced as a CPA with a large regional public accounting firm. Mr. Brooks graduated from the Walton College of Business in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as an Accounting major. Mr. Brooks published The Venture Capital Act of 2001, Arkansas’s Vision for Economic Growth, found at 56 Ark. L. Rev. 397, 2003, and lectures on capital structures and legal issues for early stage companies.