Mississippi Business Lawyers

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Randall R. Saxton
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Madison, MS Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(601) 790-0529 986 Madison Ave.
Madison, MS 39110
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Mississippi College School of Law
Too many battle silently with the burden of overdue debt. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I hear many similar stories. There is no money left at the end of the month. The credit cards are maxed out from paying living expenses, and you are afraid to check the mail or answer your phone. Your wages are being garnished and there is a lien on your property. You are arguing with your spouse, have constant anxiety, and are unable to sleep. The cycle can be broken.

Feel empowered and be proud that you are taking the necessary steps to get out of debt,...
Jason Savarese
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Gulfport, MS Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(228) 901-0000 Savarese & Associates, PLLC
450 E. Pass Road, Suite 108
Gulfport, MS 39507
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
University of Mississippi
Jason Savarese focuses his practice on civil litigation, corporate law, eminent domain, construction disputes, wills, estates, probate, mediation, debt collection, business formation and litigation, drafting and interpreting contracts, civil litigation appeals, public bid disputes, gun owners’ rights, gaming law, casino site development and licensing, lemon law vehicle warranty claims, and landowners’ rights. Jason has assisted in the management of Community Development Block Grants totaling approximately $235,000,000, by acquiring some 300 parcels of land for the Harrison County Utility Authority as part of the funds allocating by the U.S. Congress for Hurricane Katrina rebuilding and renewal. Jason is rated “A/V...
Jeff Arnold
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(601) 213-7581 306 Maxey Drive
Suite B
Brandon, MS 39042
Offers Video ChatBrandon, MS Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Business, Divorce, Probate and Tax
Mississippi College School of Law
Jeff Arnold is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. He obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration/Accounting from Belhaven University. After graduating from Belhaven, he worked as a CPA for the accounting firm Barlow, Walker and Company. With Barlow, he worked in the areas of tax and compliance.Following his work in accounting, Jeff earned his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and achieved two American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence and Legal Writing.
William Cruse Sr.
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Picayune, MS Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(769) 242-2500 1016 Sixth Ave., STE A
PO Box 878
Picayune, MS 39466
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
William "Bill" Cruse grew up in Pearl River County. He graduated from Picayune Memorial High School in 2001 and originally attended Pearl River Community College in 2003. He transferred to Mississippi College, where he graduated with a chemistry degree in 2005. Then, he graduated from the Mississippi School of Law in 2009 and began practicing that same year. His parents, Fred and Dianne Cruse, founded Fred’s Westside Pharmacy in Picayune, and his brother, Gordon Cruse, owns the pharmacy.

Bill spent 10 years in Jackson working as a youth minister and Director of Youth Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi before...
Pamela Hancock
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Ridgeland, MS Business Law Attorney
(601) 853-2223 855 S Pear Orchard
Building 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Madison County Attorney Pamela L. Hancock proudly serves the people of the Greater Jackson area. As the founder of the Hancock Law Firm, she takes pride in her ability to guide clients through a number of complex or emotional matters, including family law, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and much more. She uses her diverse background and education, as well as her commitment to the law, to create comprehensive case strategies that look at the matter from multiple angles. She has earned a positive reputation within the community and among her former clients and can skillfully handle issues in...
Robert Quimby
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Hernando, MS Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(662) 429-5041 2545 Caffey Street
P.O. Box 346
Hernando, MS 38632
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
A life-long resident of Hernando in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Robert Quimby practices law there with a concentration on representing property owners in eminent domain cases. Robert is also actively engaged in litigation of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured victims and the families of wrongful death victims. He serves as a judge for the City of Hernando and is a member of the Board of Directors of Reed Manufacturing Co., Inc. In addition Quimby represents governmental entities, businesses, and individuals on a wide range of civil matters.

Robert is married to Ashley Ferguson Quimby. They...
Christopher Collins Van Cleave
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Biloxi, MS Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(228) 432-7826 146 Porter Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Maritime and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
Benjamin Murphy
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Hernando, MS Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(662) 449-1000 2565 Caffey St.
Hernando, MS 38632
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
Ben is native of DeSoto County. He is a graduate of Southaven High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Ben was accepted to the University of Mississippi School of Law. He spent a summer semester of law school at the University of Hawaii before graduating early. Ben is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. He has been practicing since 2007. Ben is an approved guardian ad litem whose duty is to represent the...
Stephen Burrow
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Pascagoula, MS Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(228) 762-8021 711 Delmas Ave.
P.O. Box 1407
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Business, Appeals and Medical Malpractice
Tulane University School of Law
Born in New Orleans, but a life-long resident of Jackson County, Stephen obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1988, where he received a Certificate in German Public and International Affairs with Distinction. In 1993, Stephen graduated from Tulane University's School of Law, acquiring both a Juris Doctor Degree and a Certificate in European Legal Practice. While at Tulane, he served as Tulane Law School President, an extern clerk for U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman of the Eastern District of Louisiana, as a senior member of the Tulane Journal of International and...
Becky Allen-Farrell
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Bay St Louis, MS Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(228) 467-0177 125 Main Street
2nd Floor
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Proudly practicing since 2001 in Hancock, Harrison, Stone, Pearl River Counties, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Pearl River, Picayune, Gulfport, Biloxi, Kiln, and Saucier. Personal Injury, Criminal, Estate, DUI-DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Felony, Small Claims Court, Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, Business law, Probate, Wills, Simple Legal Documents.
Brandon Jones
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Jackson, MS Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(601) 948-6005 4316 Old Canton Rd
Ste 100A
Jackson, MS 39211
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Pascagoula, where I attended public school. My sister, Mary Etta, and I were raised by wonderful parents and grandparents and a supportive local community. After getting my BA at Mississippi College, I attended Divinity School at Wake Forest University. I served as a children’s minister for several churches and worked as a summer chaplain at an orphanage. After seeing the challenges these children faced, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer so I could stand up for kids and families facing difficult legal situations. Because of...
Adam D. Woods
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Brandon, MS Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(601) 706-9757 202 East Government Street
Brandon, MS 39042
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
Adam is the founder of Woods Law Firm, PLLC, a Brandon, Mississippi law firm that serves clients throughout Mississippi and Tennessee. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in both Mississippi and Tennessee and has represented people from all walks of life, zealously advocating for his clients in numerous areas of the law, including personal injury, contract negotiation, real estate, consumer and commercial law, wills and estates, and family law.

Adam graduated college from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. While completing his degree, he negotiated numerous contracts for events held on campus,...
Walter Alan Davis
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Oxford, MS Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(662) 281-0001 324 Jackson Ave E
Oxford, MS 38655
Business, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
Mr. Davis is admitted to practice before all Mississippi State and Federal Courts, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Davis is a member of The Mississippi Bar Association, American MENSA, Defense Research Institute, American Inns of Court, William C. Keady Chapter, and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. While in college, Mr. Davis was a member of Phi Delta Phi, and while in Law School served on the Editorial Board of the Mississippi Law Journal, as well as working with the public interest Housing Law Clinic; and served on...
Joseph D. Songy
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Purvis, MS Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(601) 336-0305 40 Deep South Lane
Purvis, MS 39475
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
University of Mississippi
Joseph D. Songy, PLLC is a small, locally operated law firm in Purvis, Mississippi. Our goal is to meet the legal needs of all our Clients, no matter how large or small, and to provide aggressive representation at every stage of their cases. Our mission is to provide each Client with a professional and confidential relationship. We devote our time to figuring out the needs and goals of our Clients, so we can be their strongest advocate. We handle a broad range of legal matters for individuals, Mississippi companies and foreign companies. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in matters including,...
Gerald Gaggini
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Jackson, MS Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(601) 212-3696 318 S. State St.
Jackson, MS 39201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Defense and Probate
Mississippi College School of Law
Experienced in guiding clients and in the courtroom, Mr. Gaggini provides experience and judgement clients trust. He will always put your best interests first. In addition, he has taught business and healthcare law at Belhaven University over 17 years.
Richard Phillips
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Batesville, MS Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(662) 563-4613 695 Shamrock Dr.
P.O. Drawer 1586
Batesville, MS 38606
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Mississippi
Flip Phillips is a founding partner of Smith, Phillips, Mitchell, Scott & Nowak, LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law where he served as President of the Law School Student Body and Member of the Mississippi Law Journal. For over 40 years, Flip has represented plaintiffs and insurance policyholders nationwide. Flip’s landmark cases have helped abolish sovereign immunity and define the rules of automobile insurance in Mississippi. They have expanded the role of punitive and extra-contractual damages in insurance regulation and contract enforcement throughout the United States. Flip has served...
Brian Herrington
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Jackson, MS Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(601) 208-0013 1520 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Consumer and Personal Injury
University of Mississippi School of Law
Terence L. High
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Jackson, MS Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 991-2218 395 Edgewood Terrace Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Capital University Law School
Terence attended Mississippi State University on athletic scholarship and played college football. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Mississippi State University in 1992. Also, he received his M.A. in Accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1995. In 1999, he received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Terence was an associate with the law firm of Mitchell, McNutt & Sams in their Jackson, MS office from 1999 to 2001. He was an associate with the Jackson office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz from 2002 to...
Shannon M. Jones
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Ridgeland, MS Business Law Lawyer
(601) 957-5747 360 Towne Center Blvd., Ste. B
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
Mississippi College School of Law
S. Craig Panter
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Madison, MS Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
7736 Old Canton Road, Suite B
Madison, MS 39110
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., with highest honors, 1982)
University of Mississippi (J.D., cum laude, 1985)

Mr. Panter has been a member of the Mississippi Bar since 1985. He has a wide range of experience, with a focus on business and employment disputes.

Lawsuits can be time-consuming and costly. For this reason, Mr. Panter works hard to resolve his clients’ disputes out of court, saving them valuable time and money. He will not hesitate, however, to file a lawsuit when necessary to protect their interests.

Business clients of Mr. Panter have included healthcare providers, oil and...
Kevin Wayne Frye
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Oxford, MS Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(662) 259-0050 1100 Tyler Avenue
Suite 101
Oxford, MS 38655
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBusiness, Cannabis Law, Criminal and DUI
University of Mississippi
Kevin is a leader in both his profession and community:
- In April 2019, Kevin was honored as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal;
- In 2017-2018, Kevin served as President of the Lafayette County Bar Association, overseeing the interests of local attorneys;
- In November 2015, Kevin was elected to serve as Lafayette County District 1 Supervisor;
- Kevin has been voted “Oxford’s Favorite Attorney” by readers of The Local Voice newspaper for eleven consecutive years, beginning in 2009;
- Additionally, Kevin has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Mississippi in the practice...
Robert P. Williams
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Oxford, MS Business Law Lawyer
(662) 234-3838 706 Jackson Ave E
Oxford, MS 38655
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
W. Lee Watt
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Flowood, MS Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(601) 914-7320 232 Market St
Flowood, MS 39232
Free ConsultationBusiness, Probate and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
Lee Watt is a native of Batesville, MS. He practiced law on the Mississippi Gulf Coast until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina caused his relocation to the Jackson metro area.
Lee has tried over 100 cases, mostly jury cases, in state and federal courts across Mississippi. These cases involve banking, corporate, product liability, real estate, probate, construction and employment matters. His clients include both leading national manufacturers as well as local small businesses, governmental entities, health care professionals and financial institutions.
Lee enjoys helping businesses and ministries grow and become better managers of their human and financial resources. Lee also enjoys helping...
John Hale Freeland
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Oxford, MS Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(662) 234-1711 302 Enterprise Drive, Suite A
Oxford, MS 38655
Business, Bankruptcy, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Mississippi
Hale has practiced law since 1986..He is known for his elder law practice. working with estate, trusts, probate and advising family regarding the issues of aging, as well as fiduciary and trust litigation and complex business litigation. He also assists small businesses in transactions and problem solving. Hale is licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee.
Timothy James Evans
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Hattiesburg, MS Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(601) 255-5085 606 Adeline Street, Suite 1A
P.O. Box 18710
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Appeals and Collections
Mississippi College School of Law
Hello. My name is Tim Evans, and I'm a native of Quitman, Mississippi. I attended the University of Mississippi on a Naval ROTC scholarship and served as a commissioned officer in the Navy for three years. I taught middle school and high school before attending and graduating from Mississippi College School of Law. After law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William H. Myers, presiding judge for the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi. I moved to Hattiesburg in 2003 to begin private practice, and I have had a wide range...
Benjamin L. Taylor
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Southaven, MS Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(662) 342-1300 961 Main St
Southaven, MS 38671
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Mississippi
Southaven attorney Benjamin Taylor is a lifelong resident of DeSoto County in Mississippi. Ben is an accomplished lawyer in the areas of personal injury and product liability law.
Mike Ramsey
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Ocean Springs, MS Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(228) 875-0572 429 Porter Ave
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of Mississippi School of Law
Mike is a Gulf Coast native and has served as an Air Force reservist at Keesler Air Force Base since 2007. He focuses his practice primarily on bankruptcy and consumer litigation. He is dedicated to helping people in South Mississippi overcome financial hardships and stand up to banks, abusive creditors, and debt collectors.

Mike is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), a national organization dedicated to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law and to the protection of the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. He has also been trained in Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Litigation Model, designed...
Richard F Yarborough Jr
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Jackson, MS Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(601) 351-2414 4268 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39211
Business, Construction, Environmental and Family
William Thomas Ashley III
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Starkville, MS Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
300 Greensboro Street
Starkville, MS 39759
Business, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
William T. Ashley, III, graduated cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College in 2005, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In 2008, he earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. While in law school, Mr. Ashley received the Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar Award, served on the Moot Court Board, and won the American Jurisprudence Award in Admiralty Law. Mr. Ashley began his career with an insurance defense firm in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama in August 2008. While practicing in Alabama, Mr. Ashley tried numerous personal injury...
Ralph White
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Oxford, MS Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(662) 281-3940 2086 Old Taylor Rd
Suite 201
Oxford, MS 38655
Business, Energy and Maritime
University of Mississippi
William Claude Coon
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Madison, MS Business Law Lawyer
(601) 898-0400 113 Executive Drive C
Madison, MS 39110
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Phillip Matt Blanchard II
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Tupelo, MS Business Law Attorney
(662) 840-0620 319 W Jefferson St
Tupelo, MS 38804
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
University of Mississippi
Andrew McDonald
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Gulfport, MS Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(228) 326-9156 1914 24th Avenue
P.O. Box 661 (39502-0661)
Gulfport, MS 39501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Casey Langston Lott
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Booneville, MS Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(662) 728-9733 100 South Main St.
Booneville, MS 38829
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Mississippi
In May 2002, Casey received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University where he graduated cum laude. In December 2004, Casey received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law, with honors. After passing the February 2005 Mississippi Bar Exam, Casey began practicing law with his father, Duncan Lott. He was admitted to Practice in the State and Federal Courts of Mississippi and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2005. He was also admitted to practice in Alabama in 2006. Since entering the practice of law, Casey has secured multi-million...
John Robinson III
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Ridgeland, MS Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(601) 853-7600 618 Cresent Boulevard
Suite 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Insurance Claims
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
John W. Robinson III is an attorney with more than 20 years of litigation experience representing people and business throughout Mississippi. John's primary focus is civil litigation-non-criminal cases in court, usually involving claims for money damages. John also counsels and represents clients in contract negotiations and other business transactions. John's civil litigation and trial experience is extensive and includes cases involving a wide variety of matters, such as contract disputes, business torts, employment issues, real estate and land use controversies, intellectual property, commercial sales disputes, construction, insurance coverage and defense, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death and mass tort claims,...
Ashley Jones-Mosley
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Ridgeland, MS Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(601) 957-5747 360 Towne Center Blvd.
Suite B
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Free ConsultationBusiness, Family, Insurance Claims and White Collar Crime
Mississippi College School of Law
Clyde Emil Ellis
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Vicksburg, MS Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(601) 638-0353 1212 Farmer St
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Business, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
Jeramie Jacob Fortenberry
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Gulfport, MS Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(228) 206-4939 1605 23rd Ave.
Gulfport, MS 39501
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York University School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
I am an attorney with a practice focused on meeting the legal needs of business owners and real estate owners and investors.

My business planning practice involves advising companies and individuals on business matters, including taxation, mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity and company formation, and corporate governance. I have also been lead attorney on several multi-million dollar business acquisitions in the Southeast.

My estate planning practice involves helping clients pay less taxes and protect their assets through the use of trusts, partnerships, closely held businesses, private foundations, and charitable trusts. I have served in various capacities with the Real Property, Trust...
Timothy Charles Holleman
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Gulfport, MS Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(228) 863-3142 1720 23rd Avenue/Boyce Holleman Blvd
Gulfport, MS 39501
Business, Criminal, DUI and IP
University of Mississippi School of Law
Tim was admitted to the practice of law in January 1981. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating obtainable. He has been selected as a member of the America College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers in America, Mississippi Bar Foundation. He is admitted to the all courts in the State of Mississippi, the United States District Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Mississippi...
Edward Connell Jr
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Clarksdale, MS Business Law Lawyer
(662) 627-9641 30 Delta Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Tax
University of Mississippi
Edward (Ted) P. Connell, Jr., is a partner with the law firm of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Mr. Connell received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1994, graduating cum laude. This was followed by receipt of his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1997. While attending the University of Mississippi School of Law, Mr. Connell authored “Mississippi Casinos and the Detention of a Patron: What are the Parameters of a Casino’s Powers in Detaining a Patron and the Subsequent Liability Which Can Follow?” which was published in the National Gaming Law...

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