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The law firm of Tucker, Selden & Tucker, PLLC, is located in downtown Tunica, Mississippi. Tunica is the county seat of Tunica County, in which the first casino opened in 1992. In Tunica County, Mississippi, the agriculture and casino/hospitality industries operate alongside each other. Tucker, Selden & Tucker, PLLC, has an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale Hubbell, being the highest recognition for professionalism and ethics. The firm provides services in various fields, focusing its practice on casino representation; agricultural, commercial, and residential transactions, sales and development; and industry related litigation. Some areas of the law firm’s practice are:
-real estate sales and transactions, including commercial development, such as the acquisition of land for casinos or other large projects; farm sales, acquisitions and leases; residential development and sales; and zoning.
-litigation, focusing on the representation of property owners/operators such as premises liability defense, including the defense of slip/trip and falls, dram shop, wrongful death and inadequate security actions; and ad valorem tax litigation. Some of the firm’s recent published cases in which they successfully represented casino operators are: Tunica County Board of Supervisors v. HWCC-Tunica, LLC, 2015-CA-01645-SCT (Miss. Supreme Ct. 2017); Walz v. HWCC-Tunica, Inc., 186 So. 3d 376 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016); Thomas v. HWCC-Tunica, Inc., 915 So.2d 1092 (Miss. Ct. App. 2005); and Brown v. MGM Resorts Mississippi, Inc., 2015-TS-01108 (Miss. Supreme Ct. 2015).
-business law, including entity formation; business sales and acquisitions; contracts; and collections.
-estates, including drafting of Wills and Trusts; and the administration and probate of estates.
About the firm: The law firm currently consists of three attorneys, A. Thomas (“Tommy”) Tucker, Jr.; Bard E. Selden, Jr.; and A. Thomas (“Tom”) Tucker III. The law firm originally began in Tunica County, Mississippi, when Tommy Tucker and Bard Selden began practicing law with Senator Jack N. Tucker, who is now deceased. Senator Tucker began that practice in 1950. In 1985, Tommy Tucker and Bard Selden started the existing firm, with Tom Tucker joining the firm in 2003.
About the attorneys: Tommy Tucker was a Mississippi State Bar Commissioner for the 2004-2007 term, and has been named as a “Fellow” by the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Tommy has served as President of the Board of Directors of the Tunica Rotary Club and Tunica Academy, and Senior Warden of the Vestry of the Tunica Epiphany Episcopal Church. Bard Selden has served as the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Tunica; the Tunica County Family Master in Chancery; and the Tunica County Youth Court Referee. Bard also currently serves as counsel for the Tunica County Museum Board of Directors. Tom Tucker has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Tunica Rotary Club; the President of the Board of Directors for the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce; and the Lay Leader of a United Methodist Church. Tom is currently the President of the Tunica County Bar Association, and is an associate member of the international casino/gaming attorney group, International Masters of Gaming Lawyers (IMGL). For more information, please see the attorneys’ profile pages.
About the firm’s real property and business practice: The law firm’s real estate practice includes agricultural, commercial, recreational and residential properties. The firm represents persons, agencies and lenders in the sale and purchase of farms, commercial development, homes and recreational tracts. From its establishment, the firm has represented a primary developer of Tunica and Desoto County real estate, as well as numerous Tunica County farmers and owners of agricultural and other businesses. The firm is the retained law firm for Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Tunica, and routinely closes loans made by Planters Bank & Trust Company, First Security Bank, Mississippi Land Bank, First South Farm Credit, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Iberiabank Mortgage Company, Churchill Mortgage Corporation, Trustmark National Bank, Rural Development and various other lenders. The firm handles large farm sales and acquisitions, and it represents investors seeking to acquire Tunica County, Mississippi, property for commercial development. The firm is an agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and the Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore and is authorized to issue title insurance policies on behalf of these title companies. The law firm’s business law practice includes collections; the drafting of contracts and partnership agreements; entity formation; and acquisitions.
About the firm’s litigation practice: The law firm represents businesses including owners and operators of Tunica County, Mississippi, casinos. The firm’s litigation practice includes defending negligence actions, such as slip/trip and falls, for businesses and property owners, and defending workers’ compensation claims brought against employers. Further, the firm’s business litigation practice includes suits relating to ad valorem taxes and other issues.
The attorneys of Tucker, Selden & Tucker, PLLC, will use their experience of handling matters in Tunica County, Mississippi, and its neighboring Counties in North Mississippi, to vigorously represent you and your interests.
For more information, please see the practice areas page.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Some of the firm’s clients are:
Citizens Bank & Trust Co.; Planters Bank & Trust Co.; First Security Bank; Hollywood Casino-Tunica; Resorts Casino Tunica; 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica; Gold Strike Casino Resort; DER Properties, Inc.; F.O. James Gas Co.; Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution, Inc.; A & J Planting Company; MP Farms; McLean Grain; Hill Manor Apartments; Golden Estates Apartments; Indiana Manor Apartments; Tunica Air Group, LLC; Tierra Land Development, LLC; Southeastern Resources, Inc.
APPROVED ATTORNEYS FOR:
Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.; Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore; Federal Land Bank Association of North Mississippi, FLCA; Rural Economic and Community Development.
First Security Bank; Citizens Bank & Trust Co.; Planters Bank & Trust Co.