•Louisiana Rising Stars, 2015
•CityBusiness Leader in Law, 2013
In the News
•Butler Snow Ranked as a Top 10 Private Bond Counsel Firm Nationally by Thomson Reuters Top Legal Counsel Review
•Butler Snow Ranked as Top 10 Bond Counsel Firm for First Half of 2017
•New Markets Tax Credits: Filling In The Gap In Healthcare Project Finance - Memphis Medical News
•Butler Snow Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group Launches PFI Blog
•Louisiana Super Lawyers Recognizes Two From Butler Snow
•Firm Associated - Kimberly Smith
Papers, Presentations, & Publications
•Co-Presenter, “Beyond Bonds: Local and State Financing Tools for Community Development,” Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Boot Camp, October 2016.
•Co-Presenter, Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course, Knoxville, Tennessee, February 2017.
•Co-Presenter, New Markets Tax Credits: Leverage Lending and Investing, Renasant Bank, Tupelo, MS, September 2015.
•Co-Author, New Markets Tax Credits: Filling In The Gaps In Health Care Project Finance, Memphis Medical News, June 2015 Issue
•Speaker, “State New Markets Tax Credits,” Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 24th Annual Meeting and Conference, May 2015.
•Speaker, “Advanced NMTC Concepts,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2015.
•Speaker, “Advanced NMTC Concepts,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2014.
•Speaker, “NMTC 101: The Basics,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference, Washington D.C., June 2014.
•Speaker, Developing Housing with NMTCs Case Study, Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2013.
•Speaker, Beyond Wind and Solar - Financing Energy Projects and Businesses, Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2012.
•Speaker, Government Funds and New Markets Tax Credits, 9th Annual New Markets Tax Credit Conference, Washington, DC; July 2010.
•Speaker, Economic Stimulus 101: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Annual Development Finance Summit, Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), May 2009.
•Author, The GO Zone Act: An Innovative Mechanism for Promoting Economic Recovery for the Gulf Coast, Mississippi Law Journal, Book 77.3: Hurricane Katrina Special Edition, 2008.
•Speaker, NMTC Legal Issues Panel, New Market Tax Credits Workshop, Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), May 2008.
•Stairway to Heaven: Ooh It Makes Me Wonde
New Markets Tax Credits Working Group
New Orleans Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
American Bar Association
Young Lawyers Forum
Louisiana State Bar Association
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