Alveno Castilla was born in north Madison County and currently resides in the Gluckstadt community. He is a graduate of Millsaps College, where he earned his B.A. and MBA degrees, and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Alveno’s law practice concentrates primarily on federal, state and local taxation matters, including tax planning as well as handling contested matters with the IRS and the Mississippi Department of Revenue. He also handles a variety of corporate, transactional and financing matters and generally serves as a trusted tax and business advisor. He is a member of the Mississippi and District of Columbia bars and has also been inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.
Alveno frequently writes and lectures on federal and Mississippi tax law matters and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for many years. He received the Mississippi Business Journal “Leadership in Law” award in 2010, and in 2014 was named a Legacy Lawyer by Portico Magazine. He has twice been named Mississippi “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation and Controversy (Tax) by Best Lawyers in America—in 2013 and 2019, and has the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized and prominent legal directory in the U.S. Over the course of his law career, Alveno has also served in several law firm management roles, including as practice group chair and managing partner.
Alveno has a long record of service in civic and community circles and has served or is serving on numerous boards, including the Jackson Arts Council (past president), Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners, Capital Area Bar Association (past president), Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Community Foundation of Mississippi, Downtown Jackson YMCA, Middle Mississippi Girl Scouts Council, Mississippi Symphony, Jackson 2000 (past co-chairman), Leadership Jackson Alumni Association, Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Millsaps College, MINACT, Inc., Mississippi Economic Council (past chairman), Mississippi Baptist Health Systems & Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Mississippi Center for Education Innovation (chairman), Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute, E-Center Foundation of Mississippi (chairman), Jackson State University Development Foundation, Alliance for Mississippi’s Future, New Lake Church Trustee Board (chairman), and as a volunteer in many other capacities. In 2018, Mr. Castilla was named as one of Mississippi’s Most Influential African-Americans by Legend Publishing.
Alveno has two adult children, is an active member of New Lake Church in Jackson, Mississippi, and enjoys fishing and playing golf as often as possible.