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Butler Snow Attorney Alveno N. Castilla Named Among Mississippi’s Most Influential African Americans

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Alveno N. Castilla has been named among Mississippi’s Most Influential African Americans by ourMississippi magazine.

“We congratulate Alveno on this well-deserved honor that recognizes his exceptional leadership in our firm, across our community and throughout Mississippi,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “This recognition illustrates the highly regarded reputation Alveno has with our clients and in our communities.”

The purpose of the program is to recognize and celebrate those who have paved the way to making the state what it is today, as well as those who are continuing that legacy by providing leadership in different capacities throughout Mississippi. Recipients represent the areas of business, education, politics, religion, media and servant leadership. An independent panel of statewide business and community leaders selected the final group from nominations garnered across the state. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony and reception on Oct. 25 at The Westin in Jackson.

Castilla is a member of Butler Snow’s business services group. He focuses his practice on federal, state and local tax and business transactional matters, including public finance matters, tax credits, taxation of businesses, tax exempt organizations and tax controversy. Castilla is also a licensed CPA in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Castilla has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for corporate law, litigation and controversy, tax law and was named Lawyer of the Year in Jackson for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in 2013 and 2019. Castilla has also been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for tax and is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Castilla is a member of the American, Mississippi and Capital Area Bar Associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the board of trustees for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, the board of directors for the Jackson State University Development Foundation, the Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute, as chairman of the Jackson State University eCenter Foundation and the Center for Education Innovation, and on the board of directors for the Mississippi Economic Council and MINACT, Inc. Castilla received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Millsaps College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.