Barry K. Jones, Esq. is a Shareholder in the Jackson, Mississippi office of Pettis, Barfield & Hester, P.A. and a Member of the Firm’s Trust, Estates and Personal Planning Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of State and Federal Taxation, including Individual, Non-Profit and Business Tax Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Compliance and Tax Controversy; Business Law including General Corporate, Contracts, Business Entity Formation, Liquidation, Merger, Reorganization, Acquisition and Securities Law Exemptions; Employee Benefits including Qualified Plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation, Stock Option Plans and Welfare Benefit Plans; Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Asset Protection Planning; and Elder Law. He earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Law in Taxation Degrees from Emory University School of Law and he is a Certified Public Accountant and Accredited Estate Planner.
He is listed in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Elder Law, Tax Law and Trust and Estates, Holds the Highest Professional Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is Listed by Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate. He is licensed as an attorney in Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia and is a Member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Georgia Bar Association. He is also a Member of the Estate Planning Council of Mississippi, Mississippi Financial Planning Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Mississippi Tax Institute and has served on the Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Estate and Gift Advisory Board.