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George R. Fair joined Watkins & Eager in 1974. During his legal career, he has had both a commercial enterprise and a business litigation practice. His enterprise exercise has been broadly speaking within the regions of banking, corporate, administrative and regulatory, and business transactions (which include, mergers and acquisitions, industrial contracts, public finance, and public utilities). His industrial litigation exercise has been typically within the regions of banking, constancy and surety, construction, expert liability, and public utilities.

He is admitted to exercise before all country and district courts in Mississippi, in addition to the USA Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Cases of observe in his…

George R. Fair joined Watkins & Eager in 1974. During his legal profession, he has had each a commercial enterprise and a business litigation exercise. His enterprise exercise has been in most cases inside the areas of banking, corporate, administrative and regulatory, and commercial transactions (including, mergers and acquisitions, industrial contracts, public finance, and public utilities). His industrial litigation exercise has been mostly inside the areas of banking, constancy and surety, creation, professional liability, and public utilities.

He is admitted to practice earlier than all nation and district courts in Mississippi, in addition to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Cases of be aware in his litigation exercise include: North Mississippi Savings and Loan Ass’n v. Hudspeth, 756 F.2nd,1096 (5th Cir. 1985), cert den., 474 U.S. 1054 (1986); State v. Board of Levee Comm'rs for Yazoo Mississippi Delta, 932 So.second 12 (Miss. 2006).

He served as President of the Mississippi Bar in 2009-10. He also served on the Board of Bar Commissioners from 2004-07. He is a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, the Mississippi Young Lawyers Foundation, and the American Bar Foundation. In 2010, he obtained the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Pro Bono Volunteer Award. In 2017, he obtained the Capital Area Bar Association's Professionalism Award.

Honors & Recognitions

•The Mississippi Bar (President, 2009-10; Board of Commissioners, 2004-07)
•Mississippi Bar Foundation, fellow
•Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Association - Pro Bono Volunteer Award
•Capital Area Bar Association - Professionalism Award
•Mississippi Young Lawyers Foundation, fellow
•American Bar Association, fellow
•Capital Area Bar Association, Past Director
•Jackson Young Lawyers Association (President, 1982)
•Mississippi Bankers Association (Bank Attorneys Committee, Past Chairman)
The Best Lawyers in America (1987-2019, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Business Organizations (inclusive of LLCs and Partner lawyerships), Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Municipal Law, Utilities Law);
The Best Lawyers in America, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year - (Financial Services Regulation Law, 2014; Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2015)
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003-17, Corporate/Commercial; Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (Banking, 2006-17; Most 50 Mississippi, 2012-thirteen)
• Peer Review Popular by

Watkins & Eager

Practise Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Securities Litigation
  • Commercial Lending and Finance
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate Trustee Consulting and Litigation
  • Directors & Officers Consulting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Construction
  • Bidding and Contracts
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Business and Corporate
  • Closely Held Businesses, Partner lawyerships and Joint Ventures
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Trust
  • Public Utilities
  • Transactions and Licensing
  • Governmental Relations
  • Public Finance (Bonds)
  • Insurance
  • Surety and Fidelity Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants
  • Directors and Officers Litigation
  • Lawyers

Other Details

Law Firm Position

Member

Admission Info

Admitted in United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
All Mississippi nation and federal courts

Payment Type

Fixed hourly prices
Fixed prices to be had

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law

Class of 1973
Juris Doctor

University Attended

University of Mississippi
Class of 1971
Bachelor's Degree
English

Birth Date and City

Born in 1949
Jackson, Mississippi, 1949

Associations & Memberships

Community & Professional

•Law Alumni Chapter of University of Mississippi Alumni Association, Past Director
•Rotary Club of Jackson, Past Director
•Mississippi Museum of Art, Past Director
•Reformed Theological Seminary, Board of Trustees
•First Presbyterian Church, Elder
•First Presbyterian Day School, Past Chairman of Board of Trustees
•Young Life, Past Committee Chairman

Bar Fellowship
Mississippi Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation.

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The Emporium Building400 East Capitol Street
Jackson, MS  39201
U.S.A.
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George R. Fair



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