Steve Edds and Sue Hicks Fairbank have joined Butler Snow’s public finance group.
Edds’ practice focuses on government finance, economic development incentives and government relations. He works with governments in developing business incentive programs and also with a number of nationwide banks and investment banks. He is a contributor to The Issuer’s Guide to Tax Exempt Financing and has extensive experience serving as bond, special tax, underwriter’s, issuer’s, trustee’s and credit enhancer’s counsel. He is a past editor of Barrister Magazine. Edds has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for public finance law, project finance law and government relations practice since 2005 and was also recognized in the area of economic development law in 2016. He has been recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading corporate/commercial municipal finance lawyer in Mississippi since 2007 and has also been consistently recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers.
Edds has served as director of the American Judicature Society and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers and Leadership Jackson. He serves as chairman of the ABA Standing Committee for Silver Gavel Awards and is a member of the Standing Committee on Public Education. Edds also serves as the Chairperson Elect of the Mississippi Arts Commission. He earned his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.
Fairbank has also worked in all types of revenue bond and general purpose government financings. Fairbank has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for public finance law and in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading corporate/commercial municipal finance lawyer in Mississippi. She is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Mississippi and Capital Area Bar Associations and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Fairbank earned her undergraduate degree at Mississippi University for Women and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.
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