Anna is an attorney in our Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group. She focuses her practice on municipal bonds, New Markets Tax Credits, public finance and economic development incentives.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Congressional Intern, Congressman John Sullivan (OK 01), 2009

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • American Jurisprudence Awards: Admiralty, Business Bankruptcy, and Legal Writing
    • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Scholarship
  • Mississippi College, M.B.A., 2013
  • University of Mississippi, B.S., Business Administration, 2008
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Alpha Lambda Delta

Experience

  • Served as Bond Counsel in connection with closing numerous municipal bond and loan transactions for the Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, the Mississippi Development Bank and local government issuers in Mississippi. Recent representative transactions include:
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $6,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (Tenn. Thom Realty, L.L.C. Project), Series 2014.
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $66,805,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds (200 Renaissance, LLC Refunding Project), Series 2014.
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $35,000,000 Taxable Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Volvo Group North America Project).
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $50,000,000 Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Southeast Supply Header, LLC Project).
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $13,815,000 Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds (Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc., Project), Series 2014A and Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $1,040,000 Taxable Revenue Bonds (Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc., Project), Series 2014B.
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $4,900,000 Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Future Electronics Project).
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $15,470,000 Taxable Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Bienville Gautier Medical Office Building, LLC Project).
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $40,000,000 Taxable Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (US Foods, Inc. Project).
    • Mississippi Development Bank $5,000,000 Special Obligation Bonds, Series 2015 (Leflore County, Mississippi General Obligation Bond Project).
    • City of Quitman, Mississippi $111,000 Taxable Tax Increment Limited Obligation Bonds, Series 2015 (Dollar General/McDonald’s Project).
    • City of Richland, Mississippi $1,200,000 Promissory Note (City of Richland, Mississippi Lease Purchase Project).
    • City of Columbia, Mississippi $500,000 Negotiable Note, Series 2015.
    • Leflore County, Mississippi $2,845,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015.
    • Pine Belt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority $7,500,000 Solid Waste Revenue Bonds, Series 2015.
    • Sebastopol Natural Gas District $8,375,000 Natural Gas System Revenue Bonds, Series 2015.
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $19,040,000 Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bond, Series 2016A (Oxford Galleria II, LLC Project), Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $2,672,070 Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bond, Series 2016B (Oxford Galleria II, LLC Project), and Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $12,787,930 Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bond, Series 2016C (Oxford Galleria II, LLC Project).
    • Mississippi Business Finance Corporation $22,432,000 Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (District Phase Two, LLC Project).
    • Delta State University Educational Building Corporation $15,105,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 (Facilities Refinancing Project).
    • Alcorn State University Educational Building Corporation $43,630,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 (Facilities Refinancing Project).
  • Served as Counsel to Community Development Entity, Leverage Lender Counsel or QALICB Counsel.  Example transactions include:
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender/Tenant and Borrower in connection with the status of certain loans for the acquisition of a long-term leasehold interest in an education center facility in Indio, California utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Borrower in connection with the redeployment of Federal New Markets Tax Credits following the foreclosure of the leasehold deed of trust, along with certain other inventory and equipment.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender/Tenant and Borrower in connection with the status of certain loans for the acquisition, construction and equipping of an approximately 10,129 sq ft community healthcare center and call center utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits and Illinois New Markets Development Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Junior Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with the status of certain loans for the recapitalization and acquisition of certain revitalized properties located in Dallas, Texas utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with the status of certain loans for the purchase and repair of equipment needed in connection with the development of a badly damaged plywood and veneer manufacturing facility utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits and Mississippi Equity Investment Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Community Development Entity (CDE) in connection with the construction of certain capital improvements to a public educational science center utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits and Alabama State New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with financing the construction of a badly damaged hospital located in Louisville, Mississippi utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits, Mississippi Equity Investment Tax Credits, Insurance proceeds and FEMA proceeds.
    • Counsel to Community Development Entity in connection with the acquisition, construction, installation and equipping of a sawmill located in Newton County, Mississippi utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits and Mississippi Equity Investment Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Community Development Entity in connection with the financing of a portion of the costs related to the acquisition of certain manufacturing equipment to be installed, assembled and operated within a copper tube and line sets manufacturing facility located in Fulton, Mississippi utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits and Mississippi Equity Investment Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with the construction of a 166,978 square foot, two-story, 15 building creative office and flex-industrial complex located in Austin, Texas utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with the construction and development of the historic Ross Hotel into a mixed-use facility known as the Tomorrow Building located in Chattanooga, Tennessee utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with the financing/reimbursing of equipment purchase for two grocery stores located in Gainesville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Community Development Entity in connection with financing the acquisition of certain property, including inventory and working capital, for purposes of providing new and used agriculture equipment to rural farming communities located in Great Bend, Kansas utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Counsel to Leverage Lender and Borrower in connection with financing the development, construction, and leasing of an approximately 44,310 square foot community healthcare facility located in El Centro, California utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Presenter, "New Markets Tax Credits: Leverage Lending and Investing," Renasant Bank, Tupelo, MS, September 2015.
  • Author, "How Manufacturers Can Subsidize Project Costs up to 25% in Mississippi," Manufactured in Mississippi, Spring and Summer 2015 issue.
  • Speaker, "New Markets and Other Incentives," Mississippi Association of Realtors, July 2014.