Areas of Practice
- Gaming and Resort Regulatory Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Gaming and Resort Development/Finance
Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA, 1984 J.D., Cum Laude
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1980 B.B.A., Cum Laude
Honors and Awards
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Gaming Law
Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers
Mississippi Corporations: Formation and Operation with Forms, The Harrison Co., 2002
Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Mississippi Practice Series, Jackson and Miller, Vol. 4, Chapter 35: Gaming, 2001
International Casino Law, Institute for the Study of Gambling & Commercial Gaming, Mississippi Section, 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mississippi Secretary of State's 2008 Business Reform Committees - Corporations Law Committee, Co-Chairman
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Gaming Law Committee, Member
The Mississippi Bar, Business Law (1994-95, Chairman) & Gaming Law (1996-97, Chairman) Sections
International Association of Gaming Advisors, 2001 - Present, Board of Trustees, General Counsel
Mississippi Secretary of State Business Law Advisory Group, 2000 - 2007, Chairman
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1992 - 1996, Mississippi Commissioner
Rotary Club of Jackson, President, 2010-2011
General counsel for greenfield gaming project — Represented casino in Natchez, Mississippi with respect to all development, licensing, regulatory and finance issues..
Acquisition on behalf of Legends Gaming, LLC — Represented Legends Gaming, LLC as Mississippi counsel in its acquisition of a Vicksburg, Mississippi casino.
Acquisition of Harrah''s Entertainment, Inc. — Represented TPG and Apollo as local Mississippi counsel in their acquisition of Harrah''s.