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  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD
    Editorial Board, Virginia Tax Review; member, Virginia Law & Business Society

  • University of Mississippi
    BA, cum laude
    Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Barksdale Scholar; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
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  • Mississippi
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  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
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  • Mississippi Supreme Court
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Zachary Branson
Associate
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4810 tel
601.949.4670 fax

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Zachary Branson is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of project finance, state and local government, economic development incentives and gaming law.

Zach’s gaming practice includes representing domestic and international gaming companies and gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors in matters such as licensing and regulatory approvals and financing transactions, including related regulatory compliance. He has also written extensively on race and sports book wagering issues under Mississippi’s recently adopted gaming regulations.

Zach also assists institutional investors, project developers, lenders, and nonprofit organizations in projects that utilize a combination of various tax credits and other financing sources to fund industrial projects, operating businesses, mixed-use, and commercial and residential real estate developments. He has also assisted with a variety of economic development incentives, including property, sales, use, and income tax incentives, as well as incentives related to fee-in-lieu of property tax agreements.

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Publications

  • "What Do Delaware’s Early Sports Betting Numbers Tell Us About Mississippi’s Potential?" co-author
    Jones Walker Gulf States Gaming Law Blog, July 10, 2018
  • "Mississippi Gaming Commission Adopts Final Sports and Race Book Regulations" co-author
    Jones Walker Gulf States Gaming Law Blog, June 22, 2018
  • "What Has to Happen Before the First Sports Wager in Mississippi?" co-author
    Jones Walker Gulf States Gaming Law Blog, June 6, 2018
  • "How Important Would Sports Betting Be to the State of Mississippi?" co-author
    Jones Walker Gulf States Gaming Law Blog, April 6, 2018

Memberships

  • Mississippi State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Phoenix Club of Jackson