Bobby has more than thirty years experience in the areas of business, corporate and tax law. He acts as general counsel, as well as special counsel, for a wide variety of corporations, including those in the maritime, healthcare, agricultural, utility, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

He regularly represents clients in the structuring of all types of business transactions and the tax consequences arising out of them, including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, stock sales, reorganizations, solar farm leases, and tax-deferred exchanges. Bobby is also experienced in estate planning, including the drafting of complex wills and trusts and the probate of estates. He regularly represents clients in audits by the Internal Revenue Service and the Mississippi Department of Revenue, appeals before the Internal Revenue Service and Mississippi Department of Revenue, adversary proceedings before the U.S. Tax Court, protests of ad valorem tax assessments, requests for Private Letter Rulings from the Internal Revenue Service, Applications for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and in ERISA matters.

Bobby also has significant experience in representing health care providers on Certificates of Need and licensure matters, as well as Medicare regulatory issues. He has attended the New York University Federal Tax Institute for many years, and is a frequent speaker regarding commercial transactions and tax matters.

Bobby is active in First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, where he has served as Elder and chairman of the First Presbyterian Pre-School, and is a member and serves on the board of directors of a number of community organizations. When not practicing law, he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, attending Ole Miss athletic events, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


  • University of Mississippi (B.A. Accy. 1985)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D. cum laude 1988)
  • Southern Methodist University (M.L., in taxation, cum laude, 1991)


  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent


  • Student Activities, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Member: Phi Delta Phi, Mississippi Law Journal (Research Editor)
  • Professional: Washington County Bar Association; American Bar Association (including Sections of Business Law, Tax and Law Practice Management); The Mississippi Bar; Electric Cooperative Bar Association (inaugural member)

Representative Matters

  • Represented beneficiaries in post-mortem estate planning, including obtaining favorable Private Letter Ruling from Internal Revenue Service
  • Represented privately held company in sale of assets to publicly traded company
  • Represented shareholders of privately held companies in sale of stock to public traded company
  • Represented real estate holding companies in defeasance of non-recourse debt and related refinancing
  • Represented privately held company in negotiation of solar farm lease
  • Mid-Delta Home Health, Inc. v. Mississippi Association for Home Care, et al, 822 So. 2d 336 (Miss. App. 2002)
  • Greenville Riverboat, LLC v. Less Getz & Lipman, P.L.L.C., et al, 131 F. Supp. 2d 842 (S.D. Miss. 2000)
  • Miss. State Dept. of Health v. Natchez Community Hospital, et al, 743 So.2d 973 (Miss. 1999)
  • Mississippi Management, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Co., 678 So. 2d 1036 (Miss. App. 1996)
  • Dawkins & Co. v. L & L Planting Co., 602 So. 2d 838 (Miss. 1992)

Listing of previously mentioned areas of practice does not indicate certification of expertise therein.

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Practice Areas
• Taxation
• Corporate/Commercial Law
• Mergers/Acquisitions
• Health Care Law
• Estate Planning/Probate Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Public Utilities
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923 Washington Avenue
Greenville, MS 38701

Telephone: (662) 335.6011
Facsimile: (662) 335.6014

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