Areas of Practice
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1977, magna cum laude; Mississippi Law Journal
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1973, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1977
Zachary Taylor, III
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4860 tel
601.949.4686 fax

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Zach Taylor practices from the firm's Jackson office and is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Taylor focuses his practice on state and local government finance with an emphasis in urban renewal projects. He works in the area of economic development, handling publicly and privately financed projects.

Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude, and a juris doctor degree from The University of Mississippi School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law (listed annually since 2006)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Jackson-MS
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Jackson-MS Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Jackson-MS Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (2011–2017)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • American Bar Association
  • American Red Cross, Central Mississippi Chapter (Director, 1993–1998)
  • Capitol Area Bar Association
  • CMS Ladies Softball Association (Commissioner, 1998–1999)
  • Goodwill Industries of Mississippi (President, 1985–1986)
  • Harvard Club of Mississippi (Director and Chairman, Treasurer and  Past President, Schools and Scholarship Committee)
  • Harvard University Alumni Association (Regional Director)
  • Jackson Greater Ladies Softball Association (Commissioner, 1979–1983)
  • Salvation Army of Mississippi (Past Chairman, Advisory Board)
  • The Mississippi Bar