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
Spring 2012 Business Law Reporter
Fall 2011 Business Law Reporter
Summer 2011 Business Law Reporter
Spring 2011 Business Law Reporter

Useful links

Business News:
Business Week Magazine:
SEC-Edgar Online 
Wall Street Journal: public site

Federal/State Code:
Code of Federal Regulations:
State Code & Cases:
Tax Code:

Government Agencies:
US Patents/Trademarks:
Federal Communications Commission:
Mississippi Public Service Commission:
MS Secretary of State - Business Services Home Page:
MS Legislative Bill Status:

ABA Law Link 
Lawyers Directory from Martindale:
Law firm Directory from LexisNexis:
Citation Search from LexisNexis:
Tax Library
ABA Journal:

Federal Register
State Legislatures

Quotes and Market News:
Yahoo Finance:

Securities Class Action Clearinghouse:

Bureau of Labor Stats:

University of Mississippi School of Law Legal Links:

Mississippi College School of Law:

Business Law Section
2020-2021 Executive Committee

Heather Bennett
W G Yates & Sons Construction Co
500 Greymont Ave Ste A
Jackson, MS 39202-3446
Phone: (601) 351-2089
Fax: (601) 354-7965

Vice Chair
Brant Pettis
Balch & Bingham LLP
P O Box 130
Gulfport, MS 39502-0130
Phone: (228) 214-0426
Fax: (866) 771-3266

Elisabeth Byrd
Trustmark National Bank
P O Box 291
Jackson, MS 39205-0291
Phone: (601) 208-5088
Fax: (601) 208-6424

Past Chair
Ryan Revere
Smith Phillips Mitchell Scott & Nowak LLP
P O Box 1586
Batesville, MS 38606-4086
Phone: (662) 563-4613
Fax: (662) 563-1546

Member at Large (8/2019-7/2021)
Slates Veazey
188 E Capitol St Ste 1000
Jackson, MS 39201-2136
Phone: (601) 592-9925
Fax: (601) 592-1425

Member at Large (8/2020-7/2022)
Ceejaye Peters
WG Yates & Sons Construction Co
500 Greymont Ave Ste A
Jackson, MS 39202-3446
Phone: (601) 351-2028
Fax: (601) 354-7965

Member at Large (8/2020-7/2023)
Sam Gregory
Baker Donelson
PO Box 14167
Jackson, MS 39236-4167
Phone: (601) 351-2400
Fax: (601) 351-2424