William Bettis is a member of the Business Services Group. He focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities, organization and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development and finance, and economic development. ​

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2017

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
    • Associate Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • President, Business Law Society
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
    • Recipient, Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar Award
    • Recipient, Hearin Fellow Scholarship
    • Recipient, Capital Area Bar Association Minority Scholarship
    • AmJur Awards:  Legal Writing, Legal Research, Criminal Law
  • Mississippi College, M.B.A., 2017
  • Mississippi College, B.S.B.A, Bus Admin/ Law 3/3 , magna cum laude, 2015
    • President, Mississippi College Investment Club
    • Advisor, School of Business Student Advisory Board
    • Member, Delta Mu Delta –Ranked top 20% in School of Business
    • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta –Freshman year Honor Society
    • Leadership Member, On-Campus Ministry –Lighthouse
    • Member, Mississippi College Debate Team –Winner of Multiple Awards
    • Recipient, 2014 Amy Brand Award –School of Business Outstanding Junior
    • Recipient, 2013 Dowell Scholarship – School of Business
    • Recipient, 2012 Robison Tire Scholarship –School of Business


  • Representation of companies in public offerings.
  • Representation of issuers in private placement offerings in various industries.
  • Advise publicly traded companies with issues related to the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and NASDAQ Stock Market rules.
  • Advise clients in connections with sales, mergers, acquisition and other business combinations.
  • Representation of private businesses in formation, business strategy and planning including corporate governance agreements.
  • Representation of private businesses in various commercial transactions.