Archive | September 6th, 2011

Mega-merger: Watkins Ludlum combining with New Orleans firm

September 6, 2011

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In one the biggest merger and acquisition announcements in the state’s legal community in recent years, Jackson-based Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A., one of Mississippi’s largest law firms, is combining with Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, LLP, of New Orleans. The two firms, which announced the merger last week, expect the transaction […]

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Building the bottom line: Contractors face growing cash-flow challenges

September 6, 2011

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A decade ago, Mississippi’s construction industry was enjoying arguably its most profitable period in history — a golden age. Building was booming, and most firms had as much as they could handle. However, the last 10 years have been perhaps the worst of times for the state’s contractors. They are now scrambling — and paying […]

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Red state rising?

September 6, 2011

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Mississippi is poised to make some political history this November. The voters will either elect the state’s first black governor (Hattiesburg mayor and Democrat Johnny Dupree) or they could usher in a milestone for the Mississippi Republican Party, giving the party of Bush and Barbour solid control of both the Governor’s Mansion and both houses […]

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