C. Tyler Ball

One Eastover Center
100 Vision Drive
Suite 400
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
T: 601.351.8959
F: 601.974.8959

Tyler Ball is an attorney in the Firm's Jackson, Mississippi office. Mr. Ball is a member of the Firm's Business Department, where he primarily focuses on the areas of federal, state and local taxation, general business law and estate planning. 

Mr. Ball advises clients on tax and business matters concerning for-profit entity selection, formation, operation and transition planning, including mergers, acquisitions and other types of transactions. Mr. Ball routinely assists clients with income and estate tax planning, including business succession planning. In addition, Mr. Ball has experience representing clients' interests at the federal, state and local levels through both administrative and judicial proceedings concerning estate, gift, income, employment, use, sales, franchise and property taxes and various other business law and regulatory matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the interest of a large-scale manufacturer in a stock sale for approximately $400 million to a publicly traded company, as part of which a §338(h)(10) election (an election to treat the transaction as an asset sale for tax purposes) was made.
  • Represented client's interest in the acquisition of a retail food service franchisee.
  • Secured favorable installment agreement for client with significant federal tax liabilities.
  • Advised high net worth client on estate and business succession planning, which included the development of a structured plan for efficiently gifting business and non-business property to second and third generations.
  • Secured favorable state letter ruling for client related to the non-taxation of specified retirement products.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association; Member at Large (Executive Committee), Estates & Trust Section; Young Lawyers Division 
  • Member – Capital Area Bar Association
  • Member – The Federalist Society; President – Student Division, 2009 – 2010
  • Board Member – His Way, Inc., a state-wide public charity that provides financial support to various organizations benefitting Mississippi children, 2013 – present


  • Mississippi, 2011
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. Taxation, Highest Distinction
    • CALI Award for Advanced Partnerships (American Jurisprudence Award)
    • CALI Award for S Corps & Limited Liability Companies Tax and Business Issues (American Jurisprudence Award)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2011, cum laude
    • Outstanding student award (American Jurisprudence Award) – Federal Tax and Gratuitous Transfers
    • Regions Morgan Keegan Trust Award Recipient
  • Mississippi College, B.S., Accounting, 2008