Butler Snow attorney Ashley N. Wicks has been honored by Visit Jackson as a 2020 Hometown Hero, a program that recognizes excellence in hospitality by individuals and entities who help contribute to the success of the tourism industry. Wicks received the award at an award ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
As a member of Butler Snow LLP’s Business Services and Public Finance Groups, Wicks’ practice focuses on public finance, general corporate transactions and tax issues such as: public finance tax, state and local taxation, controversy matters, opportunity zones and tax credits. With over 14 years of experience, she has represented a variety of entities in $300+ million federal new markets tax credit transactions, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and/or renewable energy tax credit transactions. Wicks served as bond counsel to a variety of entities and has worked with mass transit agencies in the exercise of early buy-out options and voluntary terminations of tax-advantaged leases, including payment undertaking. In addition, she has also represented taxpayers in controversy matters and served as counsel to banks in financing transactions.
Wicks is a member of the American, National, Magnolia and Capital Bar Associations, as well as the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She has served in various leadership positions, including President of the Magnolia Bar Association, and chaired various committees. Wicks was named in the Top 10 of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2016 “Top 50 Under 40,” a “Rising Star” in tax by Mid-South Super Lawyers® and named Best Tax Attorney by the Jackson Free Press in 2018 and 2019. In addition, she is also a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.