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M. Scott Jones

Partner
Partner in Charge
Litigation
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Scott is the Partner in Charge of the Jackson office and also has an office in Memphis, where he grew up.

He practices primarily in the areas of financial services, construction and hospitality. He advises banks across the country regarding treasury management agreements and practices. He also represents banks, as well as developers and owners regarding real estate developments, incentives, financing options, deal documentation, land-use issues, and other legal risks and/or opportunities.

Scott also regularly advises clients regarding construction contracting and disputes. His client representations include business owners, school districts, municipalities, and contractors.

Before attending law school, Scott was a pricing and revenue analyst in the technology sector of a Fortune 500 company. He relies on this business experience to identify the many issues his clients may face in litigation or in making business decisions.

Scott is involved with the Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors, the Mississippi Bankers Association and the Mississippi Economic Counsel. He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Mississippi, serves as clerk of the Session at Highlands Presbyterian Church and sits on the board of directors for Reformed University Fellowship-Midsouth, which covers West Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Scott is also active in providing pro bono legal services to people unable to afford legal service.

While in law school, Scott served as the chairman of the Moot Court Board. He also argued in the final round of the Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition in New York and won the Best Brief award. He has continued working with the Moot Court program as a mentor and coach to law students.

Scott has his private pilot’s license, volunteers every year at the Sanderson Farms Golf Championship, and enjoys playing tennis whenever he can find the time. Scott counts Winston Churchill and the theologian Charles Hodge among those he admires in history.