Business Law

The Business Law Section strives to maintain a tradition of excellence in programs and publications for its members. This Section encompasses attorneys who practice in the area of transactional law, regulatory law, financial law (including banking, savings and loan, and credit union), corporate law and commercial law. Section activities include publishing newsletters, including several electronic issues of "The Mississippi Business Lawyer" each year, an annual seminar on Mississippi legislative changes to business laws, an annual legal ethics seminar, and awarding scholarships to outstanding business law students at both the University of Mississippi School of Law and Mississippi College School of Law.

Issues of the Business Law Reporter

Spring 2015 Business Law Reporter
Winter 2015 Business Law Reporter

Fall 2014 Business Law Reporter

Spring 2014 Business Law Reporter
Fall 2013 Business Law Reporter
Summer 2013 Business Law Reporter
Spring 2013 Business Law Reporter
Summer 2012 Business Law Reporter
Sping 2012 Business Law Reporter
Fall 2011 Business Law Reporter
Summer 2011 Business Law Reporter
Spring 2011 Business Law Reporter


Business Law Section makes a donation to Mission First
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar recently donated $1,000 to Mission First. Pictured at the presentation are Neal C. Wise, Executive Committe Member of the Business Law Section; Patricia C. Gandy, Mission First Legal Aid Office; Stanley Q. Smith, Past Chair of the Business Law Section; and Tammra O. Cascio, Vice Chair of the Business Law Section. The Mission First Legal Aid Office was established by a partnership between the Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First. It speaks boldly by answering God’s call to seek justice and mercy through providing legal services and spiritual counsel to the underserved residents of Jackson whose household income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Learn more about Mission First visit

Donation To Mission First


Business Law Section donates to MVLP
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar recently donated $1,000 to the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP). Pictured at the presentation are Neal C. Wise, Executive Committe Member of the Business Law Section; Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director/General Counsel of MVLP; Tammra O. Cascio, Vice Chair of the Business Law Section; and Stanley Q. Smith, Past Chair of the Business Law Section. MVLP provides free legal assistance and advocacy to disadvantaged people throughout the State of Mississippi. To volunteer, donate, or learn more about MVLP visit  

Donation To Mvlp

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Business Law Section
2015-2016 Executive Committee

Jason Bailey 
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC 
1901 Sixth Ave North Ste 2400
Birmingham, AL 35203-4604
Phone: (205) 254-1986
Fax: (205) 714-6361

Vice Chair 
Tammra Cascio
Gulf Guaranty Life 
P O Box 12409
Jackson, MS 39236-2409
Phone: (601) 981-4920
Fax: (601) 981-3402

Drew Snyder 
Office of the Governor 
PO Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205-0139
Phone: (601) 576-2902

Past Chair 
Jimmy Milam
Milam Law PA 
P O Box 1128
Tupelo, MS 38802-1128
Phone: (662) 205-4815
Fax: (888) 510-6331

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2016)
Neal Wise
Jones Walker 
P O Box 427
Jackson, MS 39205-0427
Phone: (601) 949-4631
Fax: (601) 949-4804
Member at Large (8/2015-7/2017)
Mary Nichols
Hancock Bank 
P O Box 4019
Gulfport, MS 39502-4019
Phone: (228) 563-5756
Fax: (228) 563-5759

Member at Large (8/2015-7/2018)
Ryan Revere
Smith Phillips Mitchell Scott & Nowak LLP 
P O Box 1586
Batesville, MS 38606-4086
Phone: (662) 563-4613
Fax: (662) 563-1546

Reporter Editor 
Tray Hairston
Butler Snow 
PO Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
Phone: (601) 985-4630