He is a groundbreaking lawyer and knows how to negotiate complicated agreements with Federal and State officials. He is extremely professional and confident in his approach as a representative of our firm.
George Ledbetter
Manager, Property, Sales & Use Taxes
Wellman, Inc.

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 1998-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate Law, 2013-2019
    • Litigation & Controversy, 2011-2019
    • Tax Law, 2001-2019
    • Litigation & Controversy – Tax: Lawyer of the Year [Jackson, MS], 2013
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Tax, 2006-2012
  • Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi and Tennessee
  • Leadership Jackson
  • Mississippi’s 50 Leading Attorneys for Leadership in Law 2010, Mississippi Business Journal
  • Top Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • Who's Who Legal: USA
    • Corporate Tax, 2006

Education & Honors

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1985
    • Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Tax Review
    • Daniel Caplin Tax Award
    • Edwin S. Cohen Tax Scholarship
  • Millsaps College, M.B.A., with honors, 1982
  • Millsaps College, B.A., 1975

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, LAW ELEVATED — Recent tax changes to encourage development & new investmentMississippi Business Journal, September 7, 2018.
  • Author, "Technology Footprint," January 2012.
  • Presenter, "What To Do When the IRS (Revenue or Special Agent) Shows Up," April 2010.
  • Presenter, "Stimulating Your Practice" – An Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, April 2009.
  • Presenter, "Analysis of Selected Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," March 2009.
  • Presenter, "Anatomy of a Real Estate Development Loan Commitment (or ‘Jumping Through the Hoops’ and then some)," April 2005.