W. Michael Russ

W. Michael

Russ

Executive Committee, Member

Overview

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.

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).
  • Bond Counsel for Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Not to Exceed $6,000,000 Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount of Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bond, Series 2013 (Fly Tie & Lumber, LLC Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $58,910,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds (Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC Refunding Project), Series 2012A, and $4,290,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds (Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC Refunding Project), Series 2012B.
  • Bond Counsel for Not to Exceed $42,500,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bond, Series 2012A (Mississippi Power Company Project); Not to Exceed $21,250,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bond, Series 2012B (Mississippi Power Company Project); and Not to Exceed $42,500,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bond, Series 2012A (Mississippi Power Company Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $13,000,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012 (Gulf Power Company Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $15,660,000 University of Mississippi Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Campus Improvements Project) and $10,125,000 University of Mississippi Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B (Campus Improvements Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $57,595,000 Jackson State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Facilities and Refinancing Project) and $13,065,000 Jackson State University Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B (Facilities and Refinancing Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $58,000,000 Mississippi Home Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A (Federally Taxable – Monthly Pass-Through).
  • Bond Counsel for $38,070,000 Mississippi Home Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A (Federally Taxable – Monthly Pass-Through).
  • Bond Counsel for $4,925,000 Biloxi Housing Authority Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Beauvoir Manor Apartments Project) consisting of $4,635,000 Series 2012A and $290,000 Series 2012A-T.
  • Bond Counsel for $3,120,000 Jones County, Mississippi General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015.
  • Bond Counsel for $7,000,000 Jones County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2014.
  • Bond Counsel for $6,000,000 Jones County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013.
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for $56,010,000 Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (Campus Improvements Project).
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for $89,810,000 Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2014A (New Facilities and Refinancing Project) and $23,435,000 Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2014B (New Facilities Project).
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for $17,270,000 Mississippi Valley State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015 (Mississippi Valley State University Facilities Refinancing).
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for 51,860,000 Medical Center Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A (University of Mississippi Medical Center Facilities Expansion and Renovation Project) and $53,990,000 Medical Center Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2012B (University of Mississippi Medical Center Facilities Expansion and Renovation Project)

Distinctions

  • The Legal 500 US
    • Recognized in the editorial for nationwide Finance: Project Finance, 2024
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Public Finance – Mississippi, 2024
    • Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance – Mississippi, 2021-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2014-2024
    • Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law (Jackson, MS), 2023
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, 2010-2014
  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2004

Education

  • 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

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council

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.

W. Michael

Russ

Overview

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.

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).
  • Bond Counsel for Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Not to Exceed $6,000,000 Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount of Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bond, Series 2013 (Fly Tie & Lumber, LLC Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $58,910,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds (Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC Refunding Project), Series 2012A, and $4,290,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds (Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC Refunding Project), Series 2012B.
  • Bond Counsel for Not to Exceed $42,500,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bond, Series 2012A (Mississippi Power Company Project); Not to Exceed $21,250,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bond, Series 2012B (Mississippi Power Company Project); and Not to Exceed $42,500,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bond, Series 2012A (Mississippi Power Company Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $13,000,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012 (Gulf Power Company Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $15,660,000 University of Mississippi Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Campus Improvements Project) and $10,125,000 University of Mississippi Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B (Campus Improvements Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $57,595,000 Jackson State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Facilities and Refinancing Project) and $13,065,000 Jackson State University Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2015B (Facilities and Refinancing Project).
  • Bond Counsel for $58,000,000 Mississippi Home Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A (Federally Taxable – Monthly Pass-Through).
  • Bond Counsel for $38,070,000 Mississippi Home Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A (Federally Taxable – Monthly Pass-Through).
  • Bond Counsel for $4,925,000 Biloxi Housing Authority Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Beauvoir Manor Apartments Project) consisting of $4,635,000 Series 2012A and $290,000 Series 2012A-T.
  • Bond Counsel for $3,120,000 Jones County, Mississippi General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015.
  • Bond Counsel for $7,000,000 Jones County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2014.
  • Bond Counsel for $6,000,000 Jones County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013.
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for $56,010,000 Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (Campus Improvements Project).
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for $89,810,000 Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2014A (New Facilities and Refinancing Project) and $23,435,000 Mississippi State University Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2014B (New Facilities Project).
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for $17,270,000 Mississippi Valley State University Educational Building Corporation Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015 (Mississippi Valley State University Facilities Refinancing).
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for 51,860,000 Medical Center Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A (University of Mississippi Medical Center Facilities Expansion and Renovation Project) and $53,990,000 Medical Center Educational Building Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2012B (University of Mississippi Medical Center Facilities Expansion and Renovation Project)

Distinctions

  • The Legal 500 US
    • Recognized in the editorial for nationwide Finance: Project Finance, 2024
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Public Finance – Mississippi, 2024
    • Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance – Mississippi, 2021-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2014-2024
    • Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law (Jackson, MS), 2023
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, 2010-2014
  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2004

Education

  • 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

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council

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.