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  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1995, with honors; Managing Editor, Mississippi College Law Review, 1993–1995; Phi Delta Phi; Charles Clark Inns of Court, 1994–1995;
  • Chief Justice, Mississippi College Honor Court, 1994–1995; Herrin-Hess Academic Scholarship (1992–1995)
  • Belhaven College, B.A., 1991, summa cum laude
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  • Mississippi, 1995
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  • 5th Cir., 1995
  • N.D. Miss., 1995
  • S.D. Miss., 1995
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Aileen Thomas
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4751 tel
601.949.4673 fax

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Aileen Thomas is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group in the Jackson office and a member of the firm's board of directors. As a bond attorney, Ms. Thomas regularly serves as bond, underwriter, and trustee counsel for a myriad of clients, including non-profit and public hospitals, institutions of higher learning, local school districts, and national and regional investment banking firms. In addition to her public finance practice, Ms. Thomas assists clients with large economic development and expansion projects, and is actively involved in state and federal New Markets Tax Credit transactions through-out the Gulf South region and on a national basis.

Ms. Thomas is the past Chairman of the Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar, and past President of the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Thomas served for many years as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law teaching Secured Transactions and Contract Drafting to second and third year law school students.

Noteworthy

  • Recognized in "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, and Corporate Law (listed annually since 2014)
  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women, Mississippi Business Journal (2007)
  • Named to "Top 40 Under 40" by the Mississippi Business Journal (2003)
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Government Finance

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Publications

  • "Qualified School Construction Bonds Building Mississippi Schools"
    The Mississippi Business Journal, 2009
  • "Privacy Issues Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act for Insurance Agents"
    Mississippi Agent Magazine, 2001

Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council
  • Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys
  • Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association
  • The Mississippi Bar (Chair, Business Law Section, 2007-2008)
  • Capitol Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association (President, 2002–2003)
  • Leadership Madison County
  • Center for Nonprofits (Member, Board of Directors, 2004–2007)