Walter Robert Jones III

Senior Attorney

Jackson

Robert Jones has nearly 30 years of experience counseling clients with respect to a wide variety of business-related legal matters, with emphasis on business acquisitions and finance, commercial real estate, church and nonprofit law, and general corporate representation.

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Robert Jones has nearly 30 years of experience counseling clients with respect to a wide variety of business-related legal matters, with emphasis on business acquisitions and finance, commercial real estate, church and nonprofit law, and general corporate representation. Mr. Jones has significant experience representing both buyers and sellers in connection with the sale of a company’s assets or equity. He has regularly assisted clients with negotiation and drafting of key contracts and worked closely with client risk management departments to maximize risk mitigation through comprehensive contracting policies. Additionally, Mr. Jones has advised real estate developers at virtually every stage of a project, from planning and financing through construction to sales and leasing.

After beginning his career at Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Jones practiced for 25 years at a small firm which served as outside general counsel to one of Mississippi’s largest privately held companies, providing him with the opportunity to advise the client on numerous complex merger and acquisition transactions throughout the United States, as well as sophisticated financing arrangements, including master credit facilities, private placements of debt securities, and asset-backed securitizations. By virtue of his day-to-day interaction with middle and senior management over many years, Mr. Jones brings to his current practice a strong commitment to tailoring legal services that meet the needs and goals of the business client.

Experience

  • Represented borrower in connection with $500,000,000 revolving credit facility.
  • Represented issuer in connection with private placements of over $400,000,000 in senior notes.
  • Represented borrower in connection with $100,000,000 receivables securitization facility.
  • Represented buyer in connection with numerous acquisitions of businesses with emphasis on midstream energy assets.
  • Assisted with planning and implementation of complex corporate restructuring transactions.
  • Represented developer in connection with multiple big box retail developments.
  • Represented developer in all stages of retail shopping center development from land acquisition through construction and leasing.
  • Represented nonprofits through formation and obtaining 501(c)(3) ruling from IRS.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society (former President and Board Member, Central MS Chapter)
  • Mission First Legal Aid Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
  • Mississippi Secretary of State Business Law Advisory Group (Corporations)
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Elder (2005-present) and Sunday School Teacher
  • Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, Advisory Board (2012-2015)

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell