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Butler Snow Supports African American Mayors Association Conference in D.C.

RIDGELAND, Miss., May 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow, a full-service law firm, is pleased to announce its support of and participation in the annual African American Mayors Association Conference in Washington, D.C., May 28-29. Butler Snow is a $10,000 platinum sponsor of the conference.

"Butler Snow's support of the AMAA annual conference reflects our firm's deep connection to the community," said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. "Because we have a wide array of contacts at every level of government and the private sector, our experts can connect clients with key decision makers across the state, region, and nation. Our bipartisan experience helps us operate effectively on both sides of the aisle."

Butler Snow attorney Melvin J. Malone, practice group leader of the firm's government and regulatory group, will introduce British R&B soul singer Estelle during a Thursday evening leadership dinner. The event's keynote speaker is Julian Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"I'm honored to participate in this year's conference," said Malone "This is an important opportunity to further develop governmental connections and insights that will, in turn, allow our firm to remain abreast of issues affecting both our clients and our communities."

Butler Snow attorney Stanford G. Ladner, who specializes in tax credits, public finance, banking law and regulatory compliance counsel and advice, will participate in a Friday morning panel discussion, "Best Practices for Public-Private Partnerships." Ladner is a member of the firm's public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group.

"By participating in this conference I'm able to bring the firm a touch point to governmental leadership and decision makers who can benefit from our legal expertise in areas such as public and higher education, economic development and industrial development bonds," said Ladner.

This year's AMAA conference theme is "A Mayor's View of Washington." The annual event is the nation's premier gathering of African American mayors from America's largest cities and fastest-growing communities. The conference connects mayors with cabinet officials, members of Congress, business leaders and others at the forefront of great ideas and best practices in municipal leadership.

About Butler Snow

Butler Snow is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 17 U.S. offices and an office in London. Ranked as one of America's Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation's top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client's business, anticipating client's needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on Twitter @Butler_Snow.

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