Areas of Practice
  • Boston University School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1976
  • Dartmouth College
    BA, magna cum laude, 1973
    Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
Robert Lazarus
Special Counsel
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4930 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Bob Lazarus is special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group. He helps clients obtain financing, economic incentives, and state and local tax relief for multimillion-dollar projects.

With more than four decades of experience in the practice of law, Bob has been involved in numerous economic development projects for automobile manufacturers, hospitals, steel mills, coal plants, and many other types of businesses.

Bob has been instrumental in helping Mississippi attract international companies to the state and has developed close working relationships with local economic development professionals and local governmental officials, as well as officials of the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, the Mississippi Department of Revenue, and the Mississippi Attorney General's office. He has served as bond counsel in connection with numerous job-creating projects.

Bob is the first and only Mississippi attorney to be elected as a Fellow to the American College of Bond Counsel.


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law; Economic Development Law; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law (listed annually since 2005)
  • Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year," Jackson, Mississippi, Economic Development Law (2018); Project Finance Law (2015); Public Finance Law (2014); Finance Law (2013)
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (listed annually since 2011); "Star Individual" (2011-2015); Senior Statesmen (listed annually since 2016)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance (listed annually since 2007) 




  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow; Board of Directors
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar
  • The Mississippi Bar