Since joining Foley & Judell in August 2016, Mr. Black has gained experience in multiple aspects of public finance practice, focusing on the representation of political subdivisions in capital projects. He has served as bond counsel to the State of Louisiana and numerous school boards, parishes, municipalities, airport commissions, port commissions, law enforcement districts, and special service districts, including hospital service districts, fire protection districts, recreation districts, levee districts, gravity drainage districts, waterworks districts, and sewer districts. Mr. Black has also represented clients on economic development projects throughout the State of Louisiana and has advised clients on PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Tax), TIF (Tax Increment Financing), and lease-purchase transactions. In addition to his services as bond counsel, Mr. Black also assists clients with tax, bond, and charter elections.
Mr. Black has participated in multiple panels on public finance, including presentations to the Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association and the Louisiana School Superintendent’s Academy. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, University of Mississippi, 2016
Master of Taxation, University of Mississippi, 2016
B.A. Accountancy, University of Mississippi, 2012
Memberships and Affiliations
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
A Step Forward: Supreme Court Decides U.K. Windfall Tax Creditable, 1 Miss. Bus. L. Rep. 5 (Feb. 2014)
Closing the Open Door: Using "True Economic Realities" to Determine the Tax Deductibility of False Claims Act Settlements, Gonzaga Law Review (2015)