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.

Newsletters

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

 

Mccou Hatten And Cascio

Pictured: Kaylon McCou, Chair of the Moot Court Board; Andrew Hatten, member of the TransactionMeet Team; Tammra O. Cascio, Secretary of the Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar.

The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar donated $1000 to the Mississippi College Moot Court Board for the 2015 Transactional LawMeet that will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

The Business Law Section grants Scholarship at Mississippi College School of Law
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding business law student at the Mississippi College School of Law.  Pictured at the Law Day Awards Program on April 24, 2014, are Jim Rosenblatt, Dean of Mississippi College School of Law, Adam Wisner, scholarship recipient, and Stan Smith, Chair of the Business Law Section

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The Business Law Section grants Scholarship at University of Mississippi School of Law
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding business law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Pictured at the Scholarships and Awards Reception on March 21, 2014, are Brian Stuart, scholarship recipient, and Stan Smith, Chair of the Business Law Section.

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The Business Law Section donates to Mission First
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar recently donated $2,000 to the Mission First Legal Aid Office. Pictured at the presentation are Lee Thigpen (Executive Director of Mission First), Patti Gandy (Director of Mission First Legal Aid Office), Stan Smith (Chair of the Business Law Section), and Jim Rosenblatt (Dean of Mississippi College School of Law).  Mission First Legal Aid Office provides legal assistance to disadvantaged people in Mississippi.  Legal services include, but are not limited to, family law, consumer law, government benefits, housing, and debtor/creditor issues. The Mission First Legal Aid Office was established as a partnership between Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First. 

To volunteer, donate, or learn more about Mission First Legal Aid visit
http://www.missionfirst.org/legalaid

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The Business Law Section donates to MVLP
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar recently donated $2,000 to the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP). Pictured at the presentation are Stan Smith, Chair of the Business Law Section, and Tiffany Graves, Executive Director/General Counsel of MVLP.  MVLP provides free legal assistance and advocacy to disadvantaged people throughout the State of Mississippi. To volunteer, donate, or learn more about MVLP visit  http://www.mvlp.net

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2013 Business Law Social
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar and The Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association hosted its 2013 Social with Guests of Honor Delbert Hosemann Secretary of State of Mississippi and his Chief of Staff Doug Davis on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Nick's Restaurant in Fondren - on the Patio.
Photo gallary from the 2013 Business Law Social 

 

Bar Hosts the 2013 Section Orientation Session
Over 50 new Section Officers attended the FY 2013-2014 Orientation Session in August 2013. The half-day program is designed to familiarize new Section leaders with their duties and brief them on resources available to them through the Bar. This year's session included an overview by MS Bar President Guy Mitchell.

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 Business Law Section Officers for 2013-2014 include Stan Smith, Chair; Jimmy Milam, Vice-Chair; and Jason Bailey, Secretary.

 

 

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The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar made a $1,000 donation to the University of Mississippi School of Law's Negotiation Board to help with participation in two competitions:  the national Entertainment Law Competition in Los Angeles, California, and the regional meet of the Fourth Annual Transactional LawMeet in Kansas City, Missouri.  Pictured are: Stan Smith, Chair of the Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar, and Dean Richard Gershon of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

 

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Pictured: Dean Jim Rosenblatt, Mississippi College School of Law; Philip Anthony, MC Law student and head of business student section; Stan Smith, Chair of the Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar; Professor Cecile Edwards, Mississippi College School of Law.

The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar donated $1000 to the Mississippi College Moot Court Board for the Regional Meet of the Fourth Annual Transactional LawMeet that will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Useful links

Business News:
CNNfn: http://money.cnn.com/
Business Week Magazine: http://www.businessweek.com/
Fortune: http://www.fortune.com
SEC-Edgar Online People: http://www.edgar-online.com/people/
Wall Street Journal: public site http://online.wsj.com/public/us

Federal/State Code:
Code of Federal Regulations: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html
State Code & Cases: http://www.lawguru.com/search/lawsearch.html
Tax Code: http://www.fourmilab.ch/ustax/www/contents.html

Government Agencies:
US Patents/Trademarks: http://www.uspto.gov/index.html
IRS: http://www.irs.gov/
Federal Communications Commission: http://www.fcc.gov/
Mississippi Public Service Commission: http://www.psc.state.ms.us/
MS Secretary of State - Business Services Home Page: http://www.sos.ms.gov
MS Legislative Bill Status: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/

Law:
ABA Law Link 
CataLaw: http://www.catalaw.com/
FindLaw: http://www.findlaw.com/
Lawyers Directory from Martindale: http://www.martindale.com/
Law firm Directory from LexisNexis: http://www.lawyers.com/
Citation Search from LexisNexis: http://www.lexisweb.com/
Tax Library: http://www.taxanalysts.com/
West Directory: http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/splash2.html
ABA Journal: http://www.abajournal.com/

Legislature:
Federal Register: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html
State Legislatures: http://www.ncsl.org/public/sitesleg.htm

Quotes and Market News:
Yahoo Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/

SEC:
SECLaw.com: http://www.seclaw.com/Welcome.shtml
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse: http://securities.stanford.edu/

Statistics:
Bureau of Labor Stats: http://www.bls.gov/

University of Mississippi School of Law Legal Links: law.olemiss.edu

Mississippi College School of Law: http://www.law.mc.edu/
 

Business Law Section
2014-2015 Executive Committee

Chair 
Jimmy Milam 
Milam Law PA 
P O Box 1128
Tupelo, MS 38802-1128
Phone: (662) 205-4815
Fax: (888) 510-6331
Email: jtm@milamlawpa.com 

Vice Chair 
Jason Bailey
Jones Walker 
P O Box 1456
Olive Branch, MS 38654-1456
Phone: (662) 895-2996
Fax: (662) 895-5480
Email: jbailey@joneswalker.com 

Secretary 
Tammra Cascio 
Gulf Guaranty Life 
Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burrow
P O Box 12409
Jackson, MS 39236-2409
Phone: (601) 940-0656
Fax: (601) 981-3402
Email: tammra@gulfguaranty.com

Past Chair 
Stan Smith
Jones Walker 
P O Box 427
Jackson, MS 39205-0427
Phone: (601) 949-4863
Fax: (601) 949-4638
Email: ssmith@joneswalker.com 

Member at Large (8/2012-7/2015)
Ryan Pratt
Pratt Law Firm 
574 Highland Colony Pkwy Ste 320
Ridgeland, MS 39157-6073
Phone: (601) 707-9480
Fax: (601) 856-0901
Email: ryanpratt@prattlawfirm.net
 
Member at Large (8/2013-7/2016)
Drew Snyder
Deputy Counsel Office of Governor Phil Bryant
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 576-2902
Fax:
Email: Drew.Snyder@governor.ms.gov

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2017)
Neal Wise
Jones Walker 
P O Box 427
Jackson, MS 39205-0427
Phone: (601) 949-4631
Fax: (601) 949-4804
Email: nwise@joneswalker.com 

Reporter Editor 
Mary Nichols
Hancock Bank 
P O Box 4019
Gulfport, MS 39502-4019
Phone: (228) 563-5756
Fax: (228) 563-5759
Email: mary.nichols@hancockbank.com