Butler Snow attorneys B. Parker Berry and J. Troy Johnston will present a webinar with the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) to the members of the Mississippi Municipal League and their city attorneys on Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. The presentation will cover the process for municipalities to receive their first payment of the American Rescue Plan Act funds using the portal created by the DFA, as well as provide an update of the current guidance for the use of the funds from the U.S. Treasury. More information and registration details can be found here.
Berry is a member of the firm’s Regulatory and Government practice group and represents a variety of state and local governmental bodies, including serving as City Attorney for the City of Richland. As a result, he has a breadth of experience and knowledge in navigating regulatory, administrative and environmental components and litigation matters for both public and private clients.
Berry was recognized in the inaugural Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch for Administrative/Regulatory Law and Commercial Litigation. He has served on the Government Operations and Liability Committee, Election Law and Reapportionment Sub-Committee, Land Use and Planning Committee and Urban Development Sub-Committee for the American Bar Association. Berry obtained his J.D. from the University of Mississippi.
Johnston focuses his practice on municipal bonds, public finance, economic development incentives and government relations. In his practice, he has represented cities, counties, community colleges, university and other organizations across Mississippi.
Johnston has been recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers® for his work in bonds and government finance, and he is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association and Mississippi Economic Development Council. He also serves as General Counsel of the Mississippi Municipal League. Johnston obtained his J.D. from Mississippi College.