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:
CNNfn: http://money.cnn.com/
Business Week Magazine: http://www.businessweek.com/
Fortune: http://www.fortune.com
SEC-Edgar Online 
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 
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
ABA Journal: http://www.abajournal.com/

Legislature:
Federal Register
State Legislatures

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
2018-2019 Executive Committee

Chair
Neal Wise
Jones Walker
P O Box 427
Jackson, MS 39205-0427
Phone: (601) 949-4631
Fax: (601) 949-4804
Email: nwise@joneswalker.com

Vice 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
Email: rrevere@smithphillips.com

Secretary
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
Email: hfbennett@gmail.com

Past Chair
Drew Snyder
MS Division of Medicaid - Ofc of Governor
550 High St Ste 1000
Jackson, MS 39201-1113
Phone: (601) 359-9562
Fax:
Email: drew.snyder@medicaid.ms.gov

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2019)
Brad Touchstone
Nelson & Touchstone PLLC
18 Bellegrass Blvd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1904
Phone: (601) 602-6031
Fax: (601) 602-3251
Email: brad@nelsontouchstone.com

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Brant Pettis
Balch & Bingham LLP
P O Box 130
Gulfport, MS 39502-0130
Phone: (228) 214-0426
Fax: (866) 771-3266
Email: bpettis@balch.com

Member at Large (8/2018-7/2021)
Elisabeth Byrd
Trustmark National Bank
P O Box 291
Jackson, MS 39205-0291
Phone: (601) 208-6090
Fax: (601) 208-6424
Email: ebyrd@trustmark.com