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Christian B. Waddell

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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 1998
  • Rhodes College
    B.A., 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1998
About Chris
  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?

    The need for affordable housing will continue to rise. Public and private sectors will need to cooperate and innovate within a complex regulatory framework in order to continue to assist our communities in providing their residents with safe and affordable housing. Similarly, many communities are seeing their infrastructure gradually deteriorate.  In a world where capital is increasingly difficult to obtain, states and local entities will face pressure to find creative ways to finance improvements for the well-being of their citizens.

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  • What types of clients do you represent?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

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  • Underwriters’ Counsel:
    • $188,860,000  State of Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018A (2018)
    • $152,975,000 State of Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018B  (2018)
    • $442,775,000 State of Mississippi General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A (2017)
    • $61,260,000 State of Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017B  (Libor Term Rate) (2017) 
    • $101,145,000 State of Mississippi Taxable General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017C  (Libor Term Rate) (2017)
  • Issuance of mortgage revenue bonds: Representation of Issuer in $50,000,000 of Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds (2015)
  • Issuance of special obligation bonds: Representation of Issuer in $87,000,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds (Municipal Energy Agency of Mississippi Power Supply Refunding Project) (2015)
  • Disclosure counsel:  $5,235,000 Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District Infrastructure Acquisition Revenue Bonds (2014)
  • Bond counsel: $7,185,000 Hancock County School District, Hancock County, Mississippi Limited Tax Obligation Refunding Notes (2013)
  • Company counsel:  Issuance of Corporate Notes $6,900,000 KOAR D’Iberville Center, LLC Taxable Variable Rate Refunding Securities, (2013) 
  • Issuance of taxable revenue bonds:  $85,000,000  Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds, (Mississippi Power Company Project) (2012)
  • Trustee counsel: $13,500,000 Choctaw County, Mississippi Taxable Hospital Revenue Bonds,  (Choctaw County Hospital Project) (2011)
  • Underwriter's counsel: $27,995,000 University of Mississippi Educational Building Corporation Revenue Bonds,  (Student Housing Construction Project I) (2011)


    Speaking Engagements


      • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1998
      • Rhodes College, B.A., 1993
      • Mississippi Supreme Court, 1998
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1998
      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1998
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1998
      Bar Admissions
      • Mississippi, 1998
      Professional Affiliations
      • Mississippi Bar
      • National Association of Bond Lawyers
      • Capital Area Bar Association
      • Mississippi Economic Development Council
      • National Council of State Housing Agencies
      Awards & Accolades
      • The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance Law, 2013 - present
      • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2016 - present