Chad A. Davidson Partner

Chad Davidson practices in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions with a particular emphasis in taxation, mergers and acquisitions and commercial/public financing. His tax practice includes matters relating to corporate, partnership and individual federal and state tax as well as representing businesses, individuals and estates in IRS and state tax audits. He regularly advises clients on federal, state and local tax incentives and credits available to new and expanding companies.

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Chad Davidson practices in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions with a particular emphasis in taxation, mergers and acquisitions and commercial/public financing. His tax practice includes matters relating to corporate, partnership and individual federal and state tax as well as representing businesses, individuals and estates in IRS and state tax audits. He regularly advises clients on federal, state and local tax incentives and credits available to new and expanding companies.

His commercial transaction practice includes the acquisition and/or sale of on-going businesses, through asset purchase transactions, stock/membership interest purchase transactions, mergers and reorganizations. Mr. Davidson regularly advises business clients on choice of entity, formation, matters related to start-up and initial growth, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, joint ventures and commercial/public financings, and he is responsible for drafting and negotiating the documents necessary to meet clients’ needs in these areas. He also provides advice to nonprofits on formation, corporate governance, tax exemption, registration with states’ charities divisions and compliance with tax exempt law.

In addition, Mr. Davidson’s practice includes the area of public financing having served as borrower’s counsel, bond counsel and trustee’s counsel in a variety of taxable and tax-exempt transactions.

Mr. Davidson's estate planning practice includes advising clients with respect to and the drafting of wills, trusts, and family limited partnerships, as well as representing estates in probate.

Mr. Davidson also practices in the area of real estate, where he handles the acquisition, sale and/or development of commercial and residential real estate. He represents both lessors and lessees in drafting and negotiating leases for commercial property and also analyzes and resolves real property title issues.

Experience

  • Served as Borrower's counsel in a $10,500,000 commercial financing for an automobile manufacturer supplier.
  • Served as Purchaser's counsel in a $31,000,000 acquisition and financing of a furniture manufacturer.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower Counsel in a $14,110,000 taxable urban renewal revenue bond issue for a tourism project.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower’s Counsel in a $18,250,000 taxable urban renewal revenue bond issue for a tourism project.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower’s Counsel in a $80,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bond issue for a rebuild outlet mall.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower’s Counsel in a $62,240,000 Mississippi Industrial Development Revenue Bond issue for an automobile manufacturer logistics center.
  • Served as Borrower’s Counsel in a $55,000,000 construction loan for a retail outlet mall.
  • Served as Borrower’s Counsel in a $62,000,000 securitized permanent financing.
  • Served as Seller’s Counsel in a $19,000,000 asset purchase.
  • Served as Purchaser's counsel in the Purchase of assets of three agricultural retail businesses valued at $35,000,000.
  • Served as Seller's counsel in the sale of equity interests of four insurance and insurance related companies valued at $17,000,000.
  • Represented client before local and state taxing authorities in obtaining millions of dollars in state and local tax incentives.
  • Represented natural gas storage facility in the appeal of a sales tax assessment by The Mississippi Department of Revenue in excess of $1,000,000
  • Analyzing and resolving real property title for issues necessary to obtain insurable title for approximately 80 individual urban residential parcels for a $35,000,000 mixed use and residential real estate development being financed with New Markets Tax Credits.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar

Recognition

  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2012-2013

Education

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    LL.M. in Taxation, 2003
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2002; Mississippi Law Journal
  • Mississippi State University
    B.Acc., summa cum laude, 1999

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Served as Borrower's counsel in a $10,500,000 commercial financing for an automobile manufacturer supplier.
  • Served as Purchaser's counsel in a $31,000,000 acquisition and financing of a furniture manufacturer.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower Counsel in a $14,110,000 taxable urban renewal revenue bond issue for a tourism project.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower’s Counsel in a $18,250,000 taxable urban renewal revenue bond issue for a tourism project.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower’s Counsel in a $80,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bond issue for a rebuild outlet mall.
  • Served as Bond Counsel and Borrower’s Counsel in a $62,240,000 Mississippi Industrial Development Revenue Bond issue for an automobile manufacturer logistics center.
  • Served as Borrower’s Counsel in a $55,000,000 construction loan for a retail outlet mall.
  • Served as Borrower’s Counsel in a $62,000,000 securitized permanent financing.
  • Served as Seller’s Counsel in a $19,000,000 asset purchase.
  • Served as Purchaser's counsel in the Purchase of assets of three agricultural retail businesses valued at $35,000,000.
  • Served as Seller's counsel in the sale of equity interests of four insurance and insurance related companies valued at $17,000,000.
  • Represented client before local and state taxing authorities in obtaining millions of dollars in state and local tax incentives.
  • Represented natural gas storage facility in the appeal of a sales tax assessment by The Mississippi Department of Revenue in excess of $1,000,000
  • Analyzing and resolving real property title for issues necessary to obtain insurable title for approximately 80 individual urban residential parcels for a $35,000,000 mixed use and residential real estate development being financed with New Markets Tax Credits.
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2012-2013