Donald Clark, Jr.

Firm Chairman

Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group



Greater Jackson Office
Tel: (601) 985-4586
Email: don.clark@butlersnow.com

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DonaldClark, Jr.
Areas of Emphasis
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Governmental Relations
  • Public Finance
  • Economic Development Incentives
Distinctions
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance Law
  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Bonds/Government Finance
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Mississippi, 1973-1980
  • Lawdragon 3000
Education & Honors
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1971
Associations
  • American Bar Association
    • State and Local Government Section
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys
  • Capital Area Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1973
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts
Experience
  • Representation of State of Mississippi, boards, commissions, political subdivisions and numerous public officials.
  • Representation of private entities in dealings with governmental entities.
  • Served as Bond Counsel to State of Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, Mississippi Development Bank, Mississippi Home Corporation, Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation and Mississippi Development Bank.
  • Served as bond counsel for Mississippi cities, counties and utility districts.
  • Assisted with drafts of legislation creating the Mississippi Development Bank, lease/purchase statutes, tax increment financing (TIF) statutes and Public Improvement District (PID) statutes.
  • Provided technical assistance in drafting GO Zone legislation.
  • Served as Underwriter's Counsel to Morgan Keegan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JPMorgan and many others.
  • HELP Program- Assisted in creating a unique program whereby federal interstate highway can be constructed with bonds issued by the Mississippi Development Bank and retired with 80% federal funding and 20% matching state funds.
  • Mississippi Development Bank Pool Loan Program - Allows local governmental entities to borrow for projects on a variable rate basis with flexible repayment terms.
  • Correctional Facilities - Assisted in developing a bond financings program for regional correctional facilities and privatized correctional facilities.

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