Jon D. Seawright - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jon D. Seawright

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 601-351-8921

Jon D. Seawright is a shareholder in the Jackson office, and concentrates his practice in the areas of health care and tax matters. Mr. Seawright has extensive experience in health care joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and physician practice matters, with a particular focus on issues unique to community and non-profit hospitals and gastrointestinal, ophthalmology/retina and audiology specialties. Mr. Seawright also has a growing practice in community development financing and structuring of tax incentives for business development and capital formation, with an emphasis on new market tax credits (NMTCs) and historic tax credits (HTCs). His practice also includes state tax controversy matters and corporate and partnership tax planning. 

Baylor UniversityBBA 1997University of Mississippi School of LawJ.D. 2000New York University
Board of Directors of the Mississippi Symphony OrchestraBaker Donelson Recruiting Committee (Jackson Office) Baker Donelson Diversity Committee American Health Lawyers Association American (Business Law, Taxation, Health Law and Young Lawyers Sections), Mississippi and Capital Area Bar Associations Planning Board for Tax Committee of the ABA Young Lawyers Division (2006) Health Law Committee of the ABA Young Lawyers Division (2006)

Case History

Representative Matters
  • Served as lead transactional counsel for the acquisition of five community hospitals in the LSU system and the related public/private partnerships developed to preserve charity hospital operations and long-term state financing.
  • Serves as outside counsel on transactional, regulatory and Medicare/Medicaid enrollment matters for operator of largest U.S. network of hearing care clinics.
  • Acts as outside counsel for largest GI practice in Mississippi.
  • Represented developers, tax credit investors and lenders in NMTC and HTC transactions across the Southeast region with aggregate deal values in excess of $300,000,000.
  • Successfully represented major manufacturer in denial of refund claim that was in excess of $400,000 and based on manufacturing tax credit.
  • Successfully represented major casino in state tax appeal of denial of refund claim that was in excess of $2,000,000 and was based on use of gaming tax credits.

Office Location

One Eastover Center, Suite 400
100 Vision Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
United States

Practice Areas

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law