Bio

In her 20 plus years of experience, Carla’s practice has focused on representing high net worth individuals in their businesses or individually.  As a CPA, she incorporates tax planning and wealth preservation planning.  She advises clients regularly on commercial real estate transactions, estate and trust administration as well as filing gift and estate tax returns.

Before joining Rose Law Firm, she spent the majority of her career as a partner in the tax section of another major Arkansas law firm working both in Little Rock and NWA.  In 2024, she joined Rose’s NWA office. In between working at the two law firms, Carla spent 5 years working as a CFO of a large construction company and ultimately owning her own CPA practice in Bentonville, AR which was formerly known as Daniels and Flynt, CPAs.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Tim Spainhour.  They have 3 grown children, Preston, Caroline and Wilson.

She is originally from Crossett, AR.

Experience

  • Drafting Wills, Revocable Trusts, Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting Commercial leases and advising clients regarding the same
  • Advising clients regarding gifts and estate planning to reduce income and estate taxes
  • Representing executors and trustees in trust and estate litigation
  • Forming entities such as LLCs, corporations and partnerships tax planning and operating agreements between owners
  • Creating family limited partnerships for tax free generational gifting

Honors

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Former Arkansas Business “40 Under 40”
  • Voted by the readers of AY Magazine for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas”

Affiliations

  • Former Board Member of AR Rice Depot
  • Former Board Member Dress for Success
  • Former Board Member of Central Chapter of Arkansas CPAs
  • Former Board Member St James Methodist Church, Little Rock, AR
  • Former Board Member Arkansas Bar Foundation

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., with Honors
  • University of Louisiana, Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, with Honors

Admissions

  • Arkansas