Kenneth D. Farmer
Kenneth D. Farmer is a shareholder at Young Wells Williams P.A. and a member of the firm's Business Opportunities Group.
has extensive experience assisting clients successfully grow their businesses and pursue commercial real estate projects.
often begins representing clients by helping them choose how to structure and form their businesses, with an eye on maximizing liability protection and minimizing taxes.
As clients' businesses mature, he
assists in their day-to-day transactions, such as raising capital through debt and equity securities, borrowing and lending transactions, hiring executives, key employees and independent contractors, acquiring and protecting intellectual property, negotiating and documenting various commercial contracts and other general business matters.
has a broad-based client mix that spans multiple professions and industries, among them, entrepreneurs and technology startups, telecom, professional services, intellectual property and information technology asset disposal-related organizations.
With a Master of Science in Real Estate, Mr. Farmer
also has a strong background in commercial real estate.
works with real estate developers to ensure that all the various components of a real estate development project are achieved in an efficient, time-sensitive and cost-effective manner.
has the experience needed for the most complex real estate development projects, including land acquisition and site assembly, permitting before local, state and federal authorities, zoning disputes, negotiation of contracts with contractors, architects and other design professionals, debt and equity financings for both construction and permanent financing, leasing, and disposition of assets.
Prior to joining Young Wells Williams P.A., Mr. Farmer worked as a commercial real estate associate at Clayton-Johnston, P.A. in Gainesville, Florida.
While there he
represented a number of shopping centers and worked on various commercial development projects.
has been selected for inclusion in Mississippi Super Lawyers in the area of Business/Corporate (2013-2014), and was named by Mississippi Business Journal
to its roster of "Mississippi's Leading Attorneys for 2014.
is also rated "AV" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Farmer has been active in the Jackson metropolitan area community affairs and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Greater Jackson, a program founded by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership in November 1986.
Mr. Farmer received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003.
He later earned his J.D. and M.S. in Real Estate from the University of Florida.
Before earning his degrees, Mr. Farmer served in both the United States Army, as a Signals Intelligence Analyst, and the United States Air Force Reserves, as a Communications and Navigation Technician.
is admitted to practice in the States of Mississippi and Florida.
He is a member of the State Bar of Mississippi, the State Bar of Florida, and the American Bar Association and is a past Chair of both the Real Property Section and the Business Law Section of the Mississippi Bar.
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