Suzannah McCord

Associate

BACKGROUND

Suzannah McCord joined RMP LLP as an associate attorney in January 2018. Her practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, business organizations, transactions and non-profit work.

As an estate planner, Suzannah prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, advance health care directives or “living wills” and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Additionally, she assists clients in estate administrations including probating wills, post-death trust administrations, heirship determinations, and the preparation and filing of estate tax returns.

Suzannah represents numerous business owners in planning and creating new business entities. She handles all types of corporate transactions, including purchase agreements, buy/sell agreements, mergers, and conversions. Suzannah also represents non-profits in all aspects of forming and maintaining private foundations and public charities, including applications for 501(c)(3) federal income tax exemption status.

Additionally, she has provided consultation to accounting firms and out of state law firms regarding estate planning an administration matters, as well as tax reporting matters.

Admitted to practice in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and before the United States Tax Court, Suzannah serves clients across nation. She previously practiced in Texas before coming home to Northwest Arkansas. Suzannah was born and raised in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Education

  • University of Florida, LL.M. in Taxation, 2015
  • University of Arkansas, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A. in Finance, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate & Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Law and Tax Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organization and Charitable Planning

Community & Recognitions

  • Volunteer, ArkBar Young Lawyers Wills for Hero’s pro bono Estate Planning clinic for local police, firefighters and first responders.
  • Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House
  • Presenter, Smart Money 2019 Conference

Associations & Memberships

  • Member of Arkansas Bar Association
  • Leadership Fayetteville Class XXXIII

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • United States Tax Court

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Law
  • Business Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administrations
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation Law
  • Tax Exempt Organization and Charitable Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Trust Administrations

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • United States Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • University of Florida, LL.M. in Taxation, 2015
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 2011

CONTACT

5519 Hackett Road, Suite 300
Springdale, Arkansas 72762

Phone: (479) 443-2705 Ext. 10111
Facsimile: (479) 443-2718

Email: smccord@rmp.law

Community

  • ArkBar Young Lawyers Wills for Hero’s pro bono Estate Planning clinic for local police, firefighters and first responders.
  • Ronald McDonald House family room volunteer.
  • Leadership Fayetteville with Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

Recognitions

  • Arkansas Law Review, Note & Comment Editor.
  • Former speaker at Smart Women Smart Money 2019 conference.
  • Judge Thomas F. Butt Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.
  • New York City Bar Association’s Regional Moot Court Competition, Co-Chair.
  • Pearson Fellow, awarded to two students achieving high ethical and academic standards.
  • Publication: Corporate Self-Representation: Is it Truly the Unauthorized Practice of Law? (67 Ark. L. Rev. 371).
  • Young Lawyers of the month in Amarillo Bar Association.

Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association

Background

Suzannah joined RMP as an associate attorney in 2019, where her practice focuses on estate planning and probate, business planning, and non-profit work. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law and served on the editorial board for the Arkansas Law Review. Prior to law school, Suzannah received her BSBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas. She received her Master of Laws in Taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she also served as a graduate editor for the Florida Tax Review. She is licensed in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and previously practiced in Texas before coming home to Northwest Arkansas. She was born and raised in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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