Wendy Mullins spends her time assisting clients with a variety of corporate projects that arise along the lifeline of every company. Those projects include entity selection and formation, contract drafting and negotiation to develop and protect both tangible and intangible assets, commercialization tasks aimed at putting the products and services into the marketplace, growth by acquisition that might involve merger, asset or stock transactions, or working to prep the company for diligence by potential buyers as part of an exit strategy.
Wendy was fortunate to have worked as general counsel for SkyTel Corp., a wireless communications company owned by WorldCom and later by Verizon. This opportunity allowed her to have a front row seat on the interaction of law and the real world of running a business. Being a part of the management team provided Wendy with a heightened understanding of the constraints businesses face when working with outside counsel. As a result, her goal every day is to learn more about her clients so that they view her as an integral member of their business team, not just the lawyer called in to paper the deal. Because of the opportunities she has enjoyed during 20 years of practice, clients often invite her to the table to provide early guidance and to strategize on projects, which enables her to truly serve as counsel to her clients.
Wendy serves as a state liaison to the Corporate Laws Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA from the state of Mississippi. In this role, Wendy is charged with keeping the committee abreast of developments in legislative and decisional corporate law in Mississippi; with soliciting and providing local feedback with respect to the committee’s amendments of the Model Business Corporation Act; and with assisting with any updates to the Corporate Director’s Guidebook or any of the various white papers published by the committee from time to time.