Practice Areas

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” – George S. Patton

Experience & Versatility

Armed with years of knowledge gained at large regional law firms, state agencies and political subdivisions, the attorneys of Young Law Group offer extensive experience in diverse areas of practice. Our attorneys have represented a broad range of clients including counties, municipalities, water and sewer districts, school districts, community colleges, universities, large corporations, start-up entities, non-profits, developers, banks, underwriters – and the list continues to grow.

Some of our expanding areas of practice include:

Public Finance

  • General Obligation Bonds
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Public Improvement Districts (PID)
  • Leases
  • Certificates of Participation
  • Water and Sewer Bonds
  • Tax Anticipation Notes
  • Tax Shortfall Notes
  • Tax Credit Bonds, including Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB)
  • Energy Efficiency Leases
  • Continuing Disclosure
  • Issuer’s Counsel
  • Borrower’s Counsel
  • Underwriter’s Counsel
  • Trustee’s Counsel
  • Lender’s Counsel
  • Developer’s Counsel

Labor & Employment Law

  • Defense of employers against wrongful discharge claims
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)/Workplace Safety
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Privacy issues

Municipal Law

  • Ad Valorem Calculation and Consulting
  • Purchasing and Bidding Matters
  • Purchase and Sale of Public Property
  • Contracts
  • Construction Matters

Education Law

  • Ad Valorem Issues
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Employment Matters
  • Construction Matters
  • Public Bidding Matters
  • Professional Development
  • Purchase and Sale of Public Property
  • Contracts
  • 16th Section Matters

Business Matters

  • Entity Formation – Limited Liability Company, Corporation, Partnership, Non-profit
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Finance

Representative Transactions:

  • $14,205,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds (East Mississippi Community College District)
  • $20,990,000 Lamar County School District General Obligation Refunding Bonds
  • $8,505,000 Lafayette County School District General Obligation Refunding Bonds
  • $12,155,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds (West Jackson County Utility District)
  • $9,750,000 Holly Springs School District General Obligation Bonds
  • $459,000 City of Long Beach General Obligation Bond
  • $17,900,000 Lamar County School District Limited-Tax Notes
  • $4,000,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds (Jefferson County)
  • $14,120,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds (Diamondhead Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds)
  • $2,275,000 Hattiesburg Public School District Tax Anticipation Note
  • $25,600,000 Madison County School District General Obligation Refunding Bonds
  • $10,000,000 Harrison County School District Limited-Tax Note (Qualified School Construction Bond)
  • $53,930,000 DeSoto County School District General Obligation Refunding Bonds
  • $3,675,000 Jones County School District Transportation Lease
  • $4,000,000 Forrest County General Obligation Bond (Qualified School Construction Bond)

Ideas & Solutions

A growing public client faced a chronic shortage of funds for capital improvements. Our attorneys converted a routine loan refinancing for the client into an opportunity to save millions of dollars and enable the client to fund significant new projects without increasing its taxes.

Mississippi school districts traditionally lacked a commercially viable means of using or disposing of their old buildings. The attorneys of Young Law Group drafted legislation to create new options which allow school districts to team up with developers and private business to convert old school buildings into commercial projects. This benefits schools, developers and the communities as a whole.

A frequent obstacle to development throughout the state is an entity’s lack of resources for construction or development. In cooperation with local economic development agencies and private businesses, we are working to identify state and federal incentives as well as other non-traditional financing alternatives to enable business growth and development.

Whatever problems or project you bring to Young Law Group, you can count on us to attack it with creativity and innovative thinking, bringing 100% of our internal and external resources to bear on your project. We’ve had clients make such comments as, “Nobody ever thought it through the way you did.” After working with Young Law Group, we believe you’ll say the same.