F. M. "Mike" Bush III

F. M. "Mike" Bush III

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 1983

Jackson, Mississippi

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Health Care Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Trusts and Estates

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Mike Bush concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law. He has provided corporate and business representation for many corporations, concentrating primarily in the industries of manufacturing, health care, and banking. He provides on-going corporate counsel to approximately twenty business corporations in Mississippi and is local counsel to several large out-of-state public companies. He has represented out-of-state companies in locating or expanding facilities in Mississippi, particularly with a view toward maximizing tax and other incentives offered by the State of Mississippi.

Mr. Bush has also worked in the area of municipal finance, having served as underwriters’ counsel, bond counsel, and trustees’ counsel. He has represented both buyers and sellers in a variety of acquisition transactions involving public and private companies in taxable and tax-free transactions.


  • 4270 I-55 North
    Jackson, MS 39211-6391


  • University of Mississippi , J.D., graduated 1969
  • Brown University, BA, graduated 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, The Mississippi Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Member
  • Mississippi Economic Council - Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member
  • The Mississippi Bar - Member

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

146 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

34 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Health Care Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Trusts and Estates


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers

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