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Ashley Wicks to Serve as Panelist at Novogradac New Market Tax Credits Conference

Butler Snow attorney Ashley N. Wicks is set to serve as a panelist at the Novogradac 2020 New Market Tax Credits Virtual Conference on Thursday, July 23. As part of the “Current Issues for QALICBs” panel, Wicks will provide insight for qualified active low-income community businesses about closing a transaction during and after the pandemic, as well as workouts to consider as a result of the pandemic. More information and registration for the conference can be found here: https://www.novoco.com/events/novogradac-2020-new-markets-tax-credit-virtual-conference

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 $500+ 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,” National Bar Association’s 2018 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers 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.