Michael has served as bond counsel for private conduit financings, ​single family mortgage revenue bonds, and cities and counties throughout the State of Mississippi. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in public finance law.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2004

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2014-2020
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, 2010-2014
  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive, 1998

Education & Honors

  • University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 2004
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • University of Mississippi, M.Tax., 1997
  • University of Mississippi, B.Accy., cum laude, 1996

Experience

  • Bond Counsel for Not to exceed $40,000,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (US Foods, Inc. Project).
  • Bond Counsel for Not to exceed $35,000,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Volvo Group North America Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $50,000,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Southeast Supply Header, LLC Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $66,805,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds (200 Renaissance, LLC Refunding Project), Series 2014.
  • Bond Counsel for Not to Exceed $15,000,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2013A (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation Parking Facilities Construction Project.
  • Bond Counsel for Not to Exceed $62,900,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2013C (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation Multi-Purpose Arena Construction Project); and Not to Exceed $12,100,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2013D (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation Multi-Purpose Arena Construction Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $13,815,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds (Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc., Project), Series 2014A and $1,040,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds (Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc., Project), Series 2014B.
  • Bond Counsel for $15,470,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (Bienville Gautier Medical Office Building, LLC Project).
  • Bond Counsel for Not to Exceed $5,000,000 Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount of Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 (Magnolia Frac Sand, LLC Project).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, "Recovery Act Update:  New Markets and Other Financing Options Available to Companies," Pointe Innovation Magazine, Summer 2009.
  • Co-Author, "GO Zone Legislation Gives Mississippi Tools It Needs to Rebuild and Recover," Point Innovation Magazine, Spring 2006.