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Adams and Reese Jackson Office Partner in Charge Phil Buffington has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Madison County Business League.

The purpose of the Madison County Business League is to act in partnership with the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) to unite the public and private sectors, encouraging proper planning for future growth and development. The League achieves this mission by hosting educational and informational forums, symposiums and other events to bring these individuals together.

Topics addressed include healthcare, economic forecasting, education, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, among others. The League also host smaller events for the various committee members with senate and congressional staff members, MDOT officials, governor staffers, legislators, judiciary and other local and state elected/appointed officials.

Buffington has been practicing law since 1984 in transactions, and has extensive experience in representing financial institutions, including representation in regulatory matters, creditor bankruptcy, corporate, commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and securities law. He also has experience in insurance regulatory law, real estate and nonprofit and charitable organizations. In addition, he has experience in general commercial litigation, in particular mediation and arbitration, in state and federal courts and federal agencies.

In the legal arena, Buffington is a member of various sections within the American Bar Association, including the Banking Law Committee. He is also a member of the Business Law Section and Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, and is a former President of the Mississippi College School of Law Alumni.

In the community, he is heavily involved with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, having served in various positions and on numerous committees, and has served on various nonprofit organizations boards. He is also a former board member of Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson, Inc.