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David P. Webb

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David Webb concentrates his practice in tax and business law.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Webb has experience in mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies in banking, manufacturing, automotive, transportation, IT services and other industries, federal and state taxation, business transactions, corporate matters, estate planning, probate and state, local and federal tax controversy matters.

Mr. Webb's experience in state and local tax matters includes representing various clients before the Board of Review and the Mississippi State Tax Commission in matters involving franchise, income, sales and use tax issues. Mr. Webb is a Mississippi Certified Public Accountant*.

Representative Matters
  • Represented an IT solutions provider in its purchase of a Wisconsin-based venture company for $15 million in a combined private stock and cash transaction. The transaction involved refinancing with new senior debt and financing (combined $23.9 million) with detachable warrants.

  • Represented the purchaser of a Mississippi financial software company in its $475 million merger transaction.

  • Represented a Mississippi private manufacturing company in its $380 million sale to a public company.

  • Represented the sellers of a medical device company in its $40 million sale transaction with a private equity group.

  • Has represented large net worth individuals and families ranging from $5 million to over $100 million in income and estate planning matters.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2009 in the areas of Tax Law, Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2020 and 2017 Jackson-MS Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2019 and 2015 Jackson-MS Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Jackson-MS Tax Litigation and Controversy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Tax Law (2012)
  • Member – The Mississippi Bar (Taxation Section and Business Law Section) and American Bar Association (Taxation Section)
  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Taxation Section)
  • Member – Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board Member – Madison, Mississippi, Zoning and Planning Commission
  • Board of Directors – Better Business Bureau; Mississippi Easter Seals; The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia and Citizens Holding Company
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees and Staff Parish Relations Committee – St. Matthews Methodist Church
  • Booster Club President – Ridgeland High School 
  • Member – Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Member – His Way, Inc.

*Baker Donelson is not a CPA firm

Awards

Education

  • University of Florida, LL.M. in Taxation, 1986
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1985, magna cum laude
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1982, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1985

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