Jeff has broad experience representing financial institutions and other entities in corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters.

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012
  • Alabama, 2006


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Banking
  • 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


  • Broad corporate, regulatory, and transactional representation of financial institutions and other entities.
  • Representation of privately held institutions in offerings of common and preferred stock.
  • Representation of community banks and bank holding companies in their participation in the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Small Business Lending Fund.
  • Representation of international and regional financial institutions in approximately 60 individual loan sale transactions resulting in aggregate proceeds exceeding $750,000,000.


  • 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.