Erich N. Nichols

Erich N. Nichols

Phone: 228.265.8200

Fax: 228.265.8050

1317 26th Avenue, Third Floor (39501)Post Office Drawer 60

Gulfport, Mississippi 39502


New York University School Of Law, New York, NY

LL.M. in Taxation (May 2008)

Mississippi College School Of Law, Jackson, MS

J.D., Cum Laude (May 2007)

Honors: MCSOL Academic Scholarship

Honors: MLi Press/Lenore Prather Scholarship

Honors: Mission First Pro Bono Award

Honors: Dean’s List Scholar

Activities: Mission First Legal Aid Tax Preparation Clinic

Activities: Founding Member, International Law Society

University Of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

B.S. in Construction Engineering (May 2003)

Honors: Sigma Lambda Chi, National Engineering Honors Society


Williams & Nichols, PA – Shareholder (2012 – Present)

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre L.L.P. – Attorney (2011 – 2012)

Tax & Estates Practice Group

  • Focusing on federal, state, and local taxation; corporations law, trusts and estates, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.

Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis – Attorney (2008 – 2011)

Estate Planning:

  • Assisted individual clients and families with disposition planning while minimizing wealth-transfer and income taxes.
  • Worked closely with clients to accomplish tax and business-efficient succession of closely-held businesses.
  • Clients include individuals and closely-held companies engaging in multi-generational wealth and asset transferring.

Transactional and Corporate:

  • Represented clients in a broad range of general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, federal, state and local taxation, estate planning, and exempt organizations, including structuring transactions in a manner that accomplishes the primary business goal in the most tax-efficient manner.
  • Assisted clients with complicated commercial real estate transactions, including joint ventures, real estate limited partnerships, financing, and 1031 tax-free exchanges. Represented developers and investors in a wide variety of real estate development projects and real estate syndications.
  • Formed and assisted with operation and structure of several 501(c)(3) public charities, private foundations and supporting organizations to public charities.


  • The Honorable Daniel P. Jordan, III, U. S. District Court, S.D. Miss., Jackson, Mississippi, Judicial Externship (Spring 2007)
  • Wilkins, Stephens and Tipton, Jackson, Mississippi (Summer 2006)
  • Baria, Hawkins & Stracener, P.A.


  • Practice and Procedure, Life After the MTSC”, Taxation Section and Estates & Trusts Section Joint CLE Seminar May 9, 2012
  • The Legalities of a Business May 3, 2012
  • Mississippi’s Sales and Use Tax August 10, 2011
  • The Tax Advantages of an LLCs October 12, 2010
  • LLCs: From Formation to Special Uses July 15, 2010
  • LLCs, LLPs and Partnerships: Organization and Operation in Mississippi November 18, 2008

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Associations

  • Tax Law Section

The Mississippi Bar

  • Tax Section
  • Executive Committee (2008 – Present)
  • Business Law Section
  • Trust and Estates Section

Other Organizations & Affiliations

Gulf Coast Heritage Trails Partnership

  • Officer (2009 – 2012)
  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • Board of Trustees (2012 – Present)


Mississippi Army National Guard (1997 – 2003)

Honors: Medal of Recognition for aid during Hurricane George