community bank attorney

ben sones and everett white

lawyer jackson ms

business attorney

attorney jackson mississippi

A native of Brookhaven, Mississippi, Ben began his legal career in Nashville, Tennessee. He later moved back home to Mississippi to practice with Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis (now Jones Walker) before establishing his own law practice and ultimately forming Sones & White.


Ben focuses on bank regulatory compliance and corporate and transactional law, with a primary emphasis on serving as a trusted advisor to community banks. Ben also maintains a special focus on community development banking, serving a number of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through his consulting firm, Financial Institution Strategies Group, LLC . In addition, Ben has experience in real estate transactions as well as business and estate litigation.


Ben has lectured on regulatory matters for many banker groups, including the Mississippi Bankers Association, the Louisiana Bankers Association, the Alabama Bankers Association, the Arkansas Bankers Association, and the Community Development Bankers Association.


Ben and his wife Estelle reside in Madison, Mississippi, with their four children, Benjamin, Caroline, McKee, and Lucy.