Prior to July 1, 2022, Section 91-7-63 provided that letters of administration shall be granted by the chancery court of the county in which the intestate had, at the time of his residence, a fixed place of residence, but if the intestate did not have a fixed place of residence, then by the chancery court of the county in which the intestate died, or in which his personal property or some part of it may be. The Legislature, in SB 2034, deleted the reference to personal property. After July 1, 2022, Section 91-7-63 provides that if the deceased did not have a fixed place of residence, then the chancery court of the county in which the intestate owned land can issue letters testamentary. If the intestate does not have a fixed place of residence, then the chancery court in which the intestate dies can issue letters testamentary.
Rod Clement’s practice is concentrated in commercial real estate and secured transactions. He regularly represents purchasers and developers of shopping centers, office buildings and distribution centers, and represents lenders and borrowers in financings. Recent projects that he has worked on include development of solar power farms and student housing, purchase of healthcare facilities, and sales and financings of multi-family properties. He also has extensive experience with judicial and non-judicial foreclosures and receiverships. Rod is a member of and has served on the board of directors of both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He currently is serving on ACREL’s Member Selection Committee. Rod has been listed in Band 1 of Chambers USA in Real Estate since Chambers began covering Mississippi. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®in Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning for over 15 years. Best Lawyers named him “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Law in Jackson in 2011, 2014 and 2018 and in Land Use and Zoning Law in 2013, 2016 and 2019. He is one of only two attorneys in Mississippi listed in International Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate for 2013-2015. He also is listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers.