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Baker Donelson recognized for taking care of its staff

July 25, 2013

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The law firm of Baker Donelson has earned yet another award, this one for operating an exemplary workplace. Vault Inc. has named Baker Donelson a winner in the 2014 edition of  “Best Law Firms to Work For,” ranking it among the top 10 law firms in the country. This national ranking is based on feedback […]

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Butler Snow Law Firm announces international expansion, opening of London office

June 25, 2013

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LONDON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) announced today its international expansion and opening of the firm’s London office during a panel discussion on the emerging global economic landscape – featuring government leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States. Parliament Members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias […]

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WANTED: Young professionals for ongoing MBJ column

April 30, 2013

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The popular young professionals profile column “Keeping Our Eye On” has been a fixture of the MBJ for several years now and we’re just getting started. In 2013 alone, we’ve profiled 20 and 30-somethings in the fields of accounting, law, public housing, employment staffing, television, education and many others. The columns have been a success story on […]

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Proposal to allow gay Boy Scouts heads for council vote

April 19, 2013

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NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The proposal, unveiled Friday after weeks of private leadership deliberations, will be submitted to the […]

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(VIDEO) Oliver Diaz on Voting Rights Act

April 15, 2013

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Former state justice Oliver Diaz talks about recent analysis of the Voting Rights Act.

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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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