​Wilson Montjoy's broad practice spans both the energy and economic development sectors. He has served as lead counsel on some of the region's largest industrial projects, advising clients on each stage of the process from site selection and negotiating incentive packages to the construction and regulatory matters surrounding the facilities. He also frequently represents energy companies and project developers in regulatory, contractual, real estate, and environmental matters. Montjoy’s work has been recognized in multiple publications, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, each noting his experience in the areas of energy and economic development law.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1978
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Greater Jackson
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Board of Directors
    • Chair of the Board
    • Vice-Chair of the Board
    • Trustee
    • Co-Chair of Head of School Search Committee
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral
    • Senior Warden
    • Junior Warden
    • Vestry
    • Chair of Dean Search Committee
  • Grace House, Inc.
    • Vice President
    • Founding Board Member

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Energy and Industrial Project Development, 2012-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Mediation, 2022
    • Economic Development Law, 2019-2022
    • Energy Law, 2010-2022
    • Mediation, 2013-2022
    • Natural Resources Law, 2010-2022
    • Oil and Gas Law, 2010-2022
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial (Mississippi), 2008
    • Energy & Natural Resources (Mississippi), 2009-2021
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1978
    • Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., with distinction, 1975

Experience

  • Represented developers of over $16 billion in large industrial and energy projects, handling or coordinating site selection, incentive, real estate, environmental, finance, regulatory and other project development activities.
  • Served as lead outside counsel in the development of a $1.45 billion tire manufacturing facility which will create 2,500 new jobs.
  • Negotiated numerous economic development incentive agreements with the State and dozens of counties and cities, including nearly 100 fee-in-lieu tax agreements, reserved for very large projects.
  • Represented large manufacturers in multiple states on energy issues, ranging from the impact of extreme weather events to cogeneration agreements.
  • Currently representing renewable energy developers on multiple projects in several states.
  • Represented an automotive company with regard to a state and local economic development incentive package for a $2 billion facility, including the negotiation of inducement agreements and working with the state in drafting special legislation for the project.
  • Served as lead Mississippi counsel for a number of pipeline projects ranging in size from $100 million to over $1 billion and totaling over 700 miles, with services including right-of-way acquisition, eminent domain actions, permitting, tax incentives, bond financing and environmental, real estate, regulatory and other commercial issues. 
  • Served as lead state counsel for the development of a 2,000 MW HVDC transmission line involving 200 miles in Mississippi, including representation before the Mississippi Public Service Commission for a siting certificate.
  • Served as outside counsel for development of $2 billion natural gas and NGL export facility. 
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