Ronny practices in the firm’s Tax Group where he focuses on business planning and operations, estate administration, estate and trust planning, taxation law, executive compensation and employee welfare benefits.

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1980

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Trusts and Estates, 2005-2019
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Ranked in Chambers HNW 2017-2018
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Individual Tax Accounting I and Advance Accounting II, Mississippi State University

Education & Honors

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1981
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1980
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., History, 1977

Experience

  • Represented numerous fiduciaries in the administration of various estates with probating the Will, obtaining appraisals, reviewing and completing estate tax returns and dealing with subsequent IRS audits.
  • Represented numerous clients with closely held businesses in proper entity selection, establishment of the business entity, mergers and acquisitions and succession planning.
  • Represented clients in establishing private foundations and funds at local universities to fund stadium improvements, scholarship programs and professorships.
  • Represented medical practices with the admission and withdrawal of shareholders, partners and members, "S" corporation elections, fringe benefits and retirement planning.
  • Represented clients designing their estate plans and drafting and preparing wealth transfer documents to accomplish such goals.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, "Plan Amendment Deadline Extended For Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Arrangements," Planning Notes, November 2007.
  • Author, "IRS and Treasury Department Issue Regulations on Section 409A or IRC," Planning Notes, August 2007.
  • Author, "New Regs Establish Deadline for Implementing Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan Changes," High Points, June 2007.