Slates Veazey represents clients in all types of litigation, with a particular emphasis on construction and insurance coverage disputes. Slates’ construction practice involves representing owners and general contractors in a variety of issues and projects, both public and private. Slates, who is licensed in both Texas and Mississippi, has experience managing construction disputes across the United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. This experience includes prosecuting and defending delay, extra work, impact, and inefficiency claims on public and private jobs, as well as defending general contractors in multi-party disputes arising from the construction of condominium and/or other multi-family residential buildings. Slates also has significant experience pursuing insurance coverage for contractor clients when their insurers deny them coverage.
In addition, Slates counsels clients regarding the ever-evolving legal status of cannabis in the United States. In this role, he has advised financial institutions on how to effectively and efficiently comply with various regulatory obligations. He assists financial institutions that provide services to companies operating in states that have legalized cannabis under state law, advising those institutions on how to best comply with the complex state and federal laws governing the provision of financial services to cannabis companies. He also counsels clients on the interplay between the Controlled Substances Act and the provision of services (financial and otherwise) to cannabis companies that operate in states that have legalized cannabis under state law. Practicing in Mississippi, Slates closely monitors the development of the medical marijuana program being developed by the Mississippi State Department of Health, and he is positioned to advise companies seeking to enter this industry in Mississippi.