Dover Dixon Horne is pleased to welcome the addition of Stephen R. Giles, who joins the firm’s real estate practice.
With nearly 40 years of experience, Giles focuses his practice on real estate and guides his clients through complex land use, zoning and development issues. His practice also includes transactional and litigation matters. He has provided counsel to national clients, several Arkansas municipalities, public water and wastewater providers, property owners, and real estate developers seeking legal assistance with land transactions, annexation, zoning, subdivision, condemnation, site plan approval, environmental, and other development permits/entitlements for projects on a state-wide basis.
“Dover Dixon Horne has a storied history of success and I’m eager to be a part of it moving forward with my new colleagues,” Giles said.
Giles spent nearly 17 years as the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Little Rock where he was responsible for land use and real estate transactional matters, and trial and appellate litigation. He worked with outside counsel to coordinate matters involving public utilities, fiber optic networks, State highway department, water and sewer utilities, county, state and federal agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, Giles drafted city ordinances, resolutions and city code provisions for action of city administrative and legislative bodies.
Giles, who was a sole practitioner for 15 years before joining Dover Dixon Horne, earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. He is active within the legal community, serving in a number of leadership positions with the Arkansas Bar Association.