Firm Assists with Sale of Portion of Cat Island to the State of Mississippi
John Colbert and Michael Schneider represented the Boddie family in the sale of approximately 217 acres of Cat Island to the State of Mississippi. The State purchased the parcels on the island for the express purpose of conservation and preservation of their natural features in recognition of the public benefits in protecting them as coastal areas and associated ecosystems in the interest of present and future generations. Cat Island is the westernmost island of the Mississippi Barrier Islands, which form the southern boundary of the State of Mississippi. The island is approximately eight miles from the Mississippi coast and includes dense forests of pines and live oaks and serves as a refuge to migratory birds.
Stone Pigman previously represented the Boddie family in a series of transactions resulting in the sale of approximately half of the island to a national conservation organization. That portion of the island was then re-conveyed to the National Park Service and is now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The firm also represented the Boddie family in the sale of a portion of Cat Island to BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.