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Jerry Hafter practices in the areas of business and corporate law, agricultural law, biotechnology, merger and acquisition transactions, bankruptcy, taxation, casinos and gaming law, intellectual property licensing, energy and environmental law, real property and commercial litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Commercial: 20%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Tax: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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  • Shawn N Sullivan

    Jerry is one of the most brilliant, efficient attorneys I've ever known.


    Shawn Sullivan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Phelps Dunbar

4270 I-55 North
Jackson, MS, 39211-6394


MSAuthorized to practice law197411/11/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
ListedChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/A
ListedMid-South Super LawyersN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar SectionMember2002 - 2006
Mississippi Bar, Corporate, Finance and Commercial Law SectionChairman1989 - 1990
Mississippi Board of Bar AdmissionsChairman1979 - 2002
Mississippi BarMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mississippi Bar FoundationFellowN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oxford UniversityN/AMA - Masters1974
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Oxford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Rice UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1967