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Adams and Reese continues to be recognized by Southern Business & Development (SB&D) among “The South’s Best Economic Development Law Firms.”  SB&D  ranks law firms once every five years. Adams and Reese has appeared on the 2013, 2018, and now 2023 lists.

The directory highlights the South’s top law firms that excel in providing clients with multidisciplinary economic development practices that encompass fields including intersection of business and government; real estate; tax; government relations at the federal, state, and local levels; construction; and environmental/regulatory.

The publication, which writes about economic development, site selection, and business expansions, based the designation on its 32 years of tracking project activity in the South and who was involved in capturing those projects.

More than 300 Adams and Reese attorneys and advisors are strategically located across 20 offices and 10 states, including Washington, DC, to assist clients in public-private partnerships and their economic development projects throughout many industries.

The synchronized teamwork across 20 offices and the more than 50 practice areas ensures that public-private partnerships within any industry fuel commerce, create jobs, grow the tax base, bring communities together, and improve livability. For instance, working in collaboration with the firm’s GR team, Adams and Reese’s economic development attorneys and advisors closely monitor issues and lobby lawmakers for more favorable tax environments and vehicles for business development for clients in the Southeast.

The Adams and Reese Economic Development Team is led by team leader Rusty Russell and features many of the firm’s leadership and heads of converging practices, including Rob Bethea, MMM&A Team Leader; Britton Bonner, EC Member; B. Jeffrey Brooks, EC Chair; Johnny Domiano, Litigation Practice Group Leader; Mark Gaines, GR Team Leader; Roy Hadley, HBCU Team Leader; Scott Jones, Jackson Partner in Charge; Chris Kane, GTTL Team Leader; Brad Lampley and Lee Reid, IBG Team Leaders; Bill McElveen, Corporate Services Practice Group Leader; and Jay Ross, Mobile Partner in Charge.

The team represents public-private partnerships for airports, infrastructure and public transit projects, commercial developments, health care, oil and gas, energy, higher education, utilities, port facilities, entertainment and recreation, industrial, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, urban and community development projects, and transportation and tribal developments, among others. While Adams and Reese represents regional and national clients, our law firm also serves large international companies that operate or want to operate in the Southeast, as well.