I represent developers of all sizes in federal and state taxation matters, including low-income housing, historic and other federal and state tax credits. I use my experience as a CPA for my clients’ benefit to help clients achieve their business and financial goals.
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that with every business there are real people behind it with hopes and ideas, as well as challenges and uncertainties. One of the aspects of my work that I appreciate most is getting to work closely with those businesses and their leaders to help them achieve their goals and overcome their challenges through the lens of the law.
I love being a tax lawyer, but there are misconceptions because it really means I am also a business lawyer. Whether it’s forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations, working on an acquisition, reorganization or a restructure transaction, or helping the owners form a business succession plan, I enjoy working as a team with clients to help them navigate through the tax laws so they can achieve their goals in a way most beneficial to them while building relationships along the way. There is nothing more gratifying than helping a client start a business out of their basement and decades later looking back at what they’ve built. Knowing you were a part of that, and then helping them realize the fruits of their success or pass it on to the next generation, is what drives me in my work.
Outside of work, my wife and I love to travel anywhere and everywhere. I am devoted to my alma mater, Ole Miss, and can often be found at their alumni or sporting events.
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America®
Tax Law, 2018-present
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2020-present
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
Real Property, Trust and Estates Section
Taxation Section, Partnerships and LLCs Committee; S Corporations Committee; State and Local Taxes Committee
Chair, Taxation Section, 2000-2001
Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
Membership Committee, 1993-1995
Legislation Committee, 2003–2004
Tax Committee, 2009–present; Chair, 2009-2010
Mississippi Tax Institute, 2016-2018
University of Mississippi Alumni Association
Board of Directors, 2016–2018, 2022-present
President, Central MS Ole Miss Rebel Club, 2013–2015
President, Rebel Club of Jackson, 2009–2012
Mississippi Secretary of State's Business Law Study Group