W. Robert Jones, III

Telephone: 601-939-8922
Direct Dial: 601-503-1916
Facsimile: 601.932-4400
rjones@whjpllc.com

Robert Jones has nearly 30 years of experience counseling clients with respect to a wide variety of business-related legal matters, with emphasis on business acquisitions and finance, commercial real estate, church and nonprofit law, and general corporate representation.   Mr. Jones has significant experience representing both buyers and sellers of businesses and assets throughout the United States, as well as representing the borrower in sophisticated financing arrangements, including master credit facilities, private placements of debt securities, and asset-backed securitizations.   Additionally, Mr. Jones has advised clients at virtually every stage of real estate development projects, from planning and financing through construction.  By virtue of his day-to-day interaction with client management over many years, Mr. Jones brings to his current practice a strong commitment to tailoring legal services that meet the needs and goals of the business client.

Experience

  • Represented borrower in connection with $500,000,000 revolving credit facility.
  • Represented issuer in connection with private placements of over $400,000,000 in senior notes.
  • Represented borrower in connection with $100,000,000 receivables securitization facility.
  • Represented buyer in connection with numerous acquisitions of businesses or assets.
  • Assisted with planning and implementation of complex corporate restructuring transactions.
  • Represented developer in connection with multiple big box retail developments.
  • Represented developer in all stages of retail shopping center development from land acquisition through construction and leasing.
  • Represented nonprofits through formation and obtaining 501(c)(3) ruling from IRS.

Areas of Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions
Commercial Real Estate
General Business Law
Church and Nonprofit Law

Education

University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989

University of Mississippi, B.A., English, 1986

Admissions

Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Christian Legal Society (former President and Board Member, Central MS Chapter)
Mission First Legal Aid Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
Mississippi Secretary of State Business Law Advisory Group (Corporations)
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Elder (2005-present) and Sunday School Teacher
Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, Advisory Board (2012-2015)