- Chairman: Granville Tate, Jr
- Number of partners: : 41
- Number of lawyers: 19
Established over one century ago, Brunini is one of Mississippi’s largest and most respected law firms. The firm serves primarily business clients, including a number of Fortune 500 companies, a major chemical manufacturer, major energy companies, the nation’s largest privately held wireless company, Mississippi’s largest health insurer and one of the state’s largest banks and largest healthcare systems.
Main Areas of Practice:
General & Commercial:
Brunini’s litigation practice includes complex commercial transactions, mass torts, environmental issues, pharmaceutical products, consumer fraud, employment discrimination, products liability, premises liability, fires and explosions, breach of contract, antitrust, securities fraud, business torts, taxation, gaming and white collar crime. The firm has extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts and has served as national counsel as well as lead counsel in some of Mississippi’s largest and most complex litigation. Contact: David Kaufman
The firm has a comprehensive healthcare practice, representing hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers in malpractice litigation as well as in all related regulatory matters. The firm has broad experience in administrative proceedings and litigation concerning Certificates of Need, Medicaid fraud, nursing home care, fraud and abuse-Stark II, private inurement, the Affordable Care Act and other legal issues facing the healthcare industry.
Contact: John E Wade,
Construction Law & Surety & Fidelity:
The firm’s construction attorneys have a vast range of experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in the construction industry. Specifically, the firm’s experience includes drafting and negotiating contract agreements, preparing and presenting construction claims, bid protests, business consultation, project workouts and mediation, arbitration or litigation of claims and disputes which arise in the course of construction projects. Further, its attorneys are experienced in surety bond litigation/claims resolution and fidelity bond claims and coverage issues.
Contact: Sam Kelly
Labor & Employment:
The firm represents employers’ interests both in litigation and in a broad array of state and federal administrative settings, including disputes involving all forms of discrimination and disputes arising under state law involving alleged wrongful discharge and breach of employment contracts and non-competition agreements. The firm also advises employers in the development and enforcement of personnel policies, alternative dispute resolution agreements and a variety of other employment issues.
Contact: Steve Carmody
Corporate, Banking, Real Estate, Tax & Estates:
Brunini attorneys are recognized among their peers as leaders in their respective areas of business expertise, including general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, banking, real estate transactions, insurance regulation, syndication, estate planning and corporate and personal taxation. Additionally, the firm has extensive experience in state and local industrial and economic development financing with state and federal tax incentives.
Contact: Walter Weems
The firm is acknowledged as a statewide leader in Environmental Law. Its attorneys have broad experience in both environmental litigation and regulatory proceedings and have defended numerous enforcement actions instituted by the United States Department of Justice, Region IV of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Bureau of Pollution Control. The firm also represents clients in proceedings before the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board.
Contact: John Milner
Contact: John Brunini
Energy Exploration, Transportation, Storage & Project Development:
Brunini represents clients in all upstream and midstream operations including drilling title opinions, division order title opinions and title examination for right-of-way acquisition, negotiating and drafting surface use agreements, leases, exploration agreements and satisfying all regulatory requirements for drilling, production operation of gas and liquid storage facilities; and producing properties. The firm represents clients before the State Oil and Gas Board in obtaining regulatory relief and in disputes between operators and landowners, and before federal and state courts concerning title, contracts, drainage, gas balancing, gas processing, well damage, blow-outs, enforcing lessee’s rights, oil field contamination and eminent domain proceedings. The firm also represents clients involved in downstream activities, including representation of a major local natural gas distribution company and petroleum marketers.
Contact: Watts Ueltschey
Public Utilities & Telecommunications:
Areas of PracticeLitigation
The firm serves as corporate counsel to the nation’s largest privately held wireless carrier. It practices extensively before the Mississippi Public Service Commission, representing a number of intrastate pipeline companies and telecommunications, gas, water and sewer companies. The firm has served as counsel in administrative proceedings and litigation regarding rates and service and application for certificates of public convenience and necessity for the construction of electric generation facilities, natural gas transmission and distribution facilities, underground natural gas storage facilities and telecommunications facilities.
Contact: James Halford
Contact: Charles McBride