Castilla and Wicks are members of the firm’s Business Services Group. Castilla focuses his practice on federal income tax planning and controversy, state and local tax planning and controversy, corporate and business transactions, new markets tax credits and project financing. Wicks’ practice focuses on public finance, new markets tax credits and project financing, local and state taxation and tax and estates.
“The depth of experience that Alveno and Ashley bring to our tax and wealth management group will be an asset to our firm,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “Their addition will further enhance the service offerings of our Business Services Group and provide additional value to our clients.”
Castilla, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, is also a Certified Public Accountant and an AV- rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized for his work by Mid-South Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal: USA and Corporate Counsel Magazine. He was also named as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Attorneys for Leadership in Law 2010 by the Mississippi Business Journal and is a graduate of Leadership Jackson. Castilla has served in leadership positions for the Arts Alliance of Jackson and Hinds County, Capital Area Bar Association, Jackson 2000, Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Millsaps College Board of Trustees, Mississippi Symphony, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and Mississippi Bar Association. He is currently serving in leadership positions for the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson , Jackson State University Development Foundation, MINACT, Inc., Mississippi Economic Council, Jackson State University eCenter Foundation, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.
Wicks is a Certified Public Accountant who was named a Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholar. She also received the Jackson Young Lawyers Pro Bono Service Award in 2010, Magnolia Bar Association Al Rhodes Service Award in 2008 and was an American Bar Association Business Law Fellow. Wicks was named to Portico Magazine’s inaugural PORTICO 10, one of the top 10 “Up-and-Coming” lawyers and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson. Wicks also serves on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is the President-Elect of the Magnolia Bar Association.