Jeff is a business attorney with a primary focus on advising financial institutions and companies that do business with financial institutions.

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012
  • Alabama, 2006


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2016-2017)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Banking, 2013
  • Member, 2012 Mississippi Uniform Commercial Code Study Group

Education & Honors

  • Tulane University, J.D., cum laude, 2006
    • Managing Editor, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., History, 2003


  • Represent financial institutions in de novo bank organizations, holding company formations, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, and bank regulatory matters
  • Represent issuers and investors in issuances of equity and debt securities with particular experience in representing financial institutions in private placements of common and preferred stock
  • Represent borrowers and lenders in commercial lending transactions
  • Represent community banks participating in the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Small Business Lending Fund
  • Represent financial institutions in approximately 70 individual loan sale transactions resulting in aggregate proceeds exceeding $750,000,000
  • Represent buyers and sellers of real estate


  • ​Author, “Directors’ Responsibilities: A Brief Refresher,” Alabama Bankers Association Board Briefs, March/April 2016.
  • Speaker, “M&A Roadblocks,” Alabama Bankers Association CEO, Executive Management, and Directors Conference, August 2015.
  • Regular Speaker and Contributor, Mississippi and Mid-South Regulatory Compliance Groups
  • Speaker, "Buy, Sell, or Survive," Mississippi and Tennessee Bankers Associations CEO/Executive Management Conference, October 2012.
  • Quoted, "Mississippi bankers brace for change as Basel III's New World Order nears," Mississippi Business Journal, September 2012.
  • Co-Author, "Advice for Bank Directors: The Buck Stops Here," Banking Traditions, 2009.
  • Author, "Fine Tuning Securities Fraud: What a Fight Over Cable Boxes Means for the Defense Bar," 24 ALA. DEF. LAW. ASSOCIATION J. 25, 2008. 
  • Author, "Mending Fences: The Real Purpose of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004," 13 TUL. J. INT’L & COMP. L. 421, 2005.