Forty Under 40: Cal Rose

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Class of 2017 Forty Under 40 Cal Rose Attorney Wright Lindsey & Jennings

Recruited to help develop the firm’s transactional business practice in its Northwest Arkansas office, Cal Rose has helped several companies in the tech and real estate space acquire or merge with other companies.

Though each client is different, he said the common denominator is problem solving. That’s the side he enjoys most.

“Every day is different,” he said. “I enjoy new challenges and law allows me to do that on the business side. When someone calls their attorney, it’s not because they had some random musing on their mind. There’s a problem that has to be dealt with, and I enjoy helping clients in their time of need.”

A Blytheville native, Rose played basketball at Hendrix College in Conway and graduated in 2010. While there, he spent one summer as an intern for former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln.

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2013. While there he served as articles editor for the Arkansas Law Review and was a member of the Board of Advocates.

While working for another law firm in the region, Rose earned his Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law in 2015.

Since joining WLJ last year, he’s worked with privately-held companies in the region for multiple capital raises, and public companies across the country with acquisitions.

Rose is also blazing a trail among his peers to help entrepreneurs find their business footing in the state’s newest industry — medical marijuana.

“These businesses have a huge need for services,” he said.

Outside of growing his practice with the firm, Rose said he also has aspirations of becoming more engaged in the community, working to make the region a better place to live and work.

Rose is a graduate of the most recent class of Leadership Fayetteville.