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A different kind of merger

December 12, 2011

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JACKSON — Brunini Grantham Grower and Hewes has proven there is more than one way to merge. In fact, the venerable Jackson law firm has pulled off a “non-merger merger.” Last month, it was announced that Brunini, founded in 1903, had been invited to join Meritas, a global network of independent, full-service law firms. The […]

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‘Merger-mania’

December 12, 2011

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William Painter maybe the busiest man in Mississippi. The managing partner of the Jackson office of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., he is also the Tennessee-based firms lead strategic planner. In the latter capacity, Painter has logged some serious hours recently. “I’m hammered,” Painter said. In 2011, Baker Donelson has […]

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Clock ticking on year-end tax incentives, breaks

November 23, 2011

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The clock is ticking on a number of year-end tax incentives and breaks. Before companies start singing “Auld Lang Syne,” experts say they better have taken advantage of ways to reduce their tax liability through incentives and asset assessments if they want the new year to be a happy one. “It’s not too late, but […]

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‘Facebook firing’

November 4, 2011

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The settlement of a complaint issued by the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) involving the firing of an employee of a Connecticut company who posted negative comments about a supervisor on Facebook could have far-reaching implications. It should have employers in Mississippi taking a harder look at their social media policies to ensure they are […]

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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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Keeping the Bar raised

June 26, 2011

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Disbarring lawyers not a simple matter Disbarred. The fall from grace of a number of high-profile ex-attorneys such as Dickie Scruggs and Paul Minor have put that word in numerous headlines of late. Both Scruggs and Minor received felony convictions, which made their disbarment automatic. Automatic perhaps, but there is a set of rules and […]

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