Donald Clark, Jr.

Donald

Clark, Jr.

Overview

Don Clark previously served as Chairman of Butler Snow and practices in the Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets arena, primarily focusing on governmental relations, public finance and economic development incentives. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers® for his work in governmental and municipal finance.

Experience

  • Representation of State of Mississippi, boards, commissions, political subdivisions and numerous public officials.
  • Representation of private entities in dealings with governmental entities.
  • Served as Bond Counsel to State of Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, Mississippi Development Bank, Mississippi Home Corporation, Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation and Mississippi Development Bank.
  • Served as bond counsel for Mississippi cities, counties and utility districts.
  • Assisted with drafts of legislation creating the Mississippi Development Bank, lease/purchase statutes, tax increment financing (TIF) statutes and Public Improvement District (PID) statutes.
  • Provided technical assistance in drafting GO Zone legislation.
  • Served as Underwriter’s Counsel to Morgan Keegan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JPMorgan and many others.

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Government Finance, 2007-2018
    • Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2011-2013
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2010-2023
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (Mississippi), 2014-2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State of Mississippi, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1973-1980
  • Lawdragon 3000
  • Metropolitan Bank Advisory Board, Director, 2010-Present

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1973
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1971

Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys
  • Capital Area Bar Association

Donald

Clark, Jr.

Overview

Don Clark previously served as Chairman of Butler Snow and practices in the Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets arena, primarily focusing on governmental relations, public finance and economic development incentives. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers® for his work in governmental and municipal finance.

Experience

  • Representation of State of Mississippi, boards, commissions, political subdivisions and numerous public officials.
  • Representation of private entities in dealings with governmental entities.
  • Served as Bond Counsel to State of Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, Mississippi Development Bank, Mississippi Home Corporation, Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation and Mississippi Development Bank.
  • Served as bond counsel for Mississippi cities, counties and utility districts.
  • Assisted with drafts of legislation creating the Mississippi Development Bank, lease/purchase statutes, tax increment financing (TIF) statutes and Public Improvement District (PID) statutes.
  • Provided technical assistance in drafting GO Zone legislation.
  • Served as Underwriter’s Counsel to Morgan Keegan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JPMorgan and many others.

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Government Finance, 2007-2018
    • Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2011-2013
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2010-2023
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (Mississippi), 2014-2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State of Mississippi, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1973-1980
  • Lawdragon 3000
  • Metropolitan Bank Advisory Board, Director, 2010-Present

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1973
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1971

Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys
  • Capital Area Bar Association