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Baker Donelson announces newly elected shareholders in Mississippi

Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the Firm, including Wendy Huff Ellard and Adam H. Gates in its Jackson office. Ellard is a member of Baker Donelson’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group where she focuses her practice in the areas of disaster recovery and state public policy. She has extensive experience with legal and regulatory compliance issues ...

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Mississippi sued over unequal education for black students

Mississippi’s leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students. This lawsuit says Mississippi is failing to meet requirements of the federal law that readmitted the state to the union after the Civil War. That law says the state must never deprive any citizen of ...

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Deutsch Kerrigan adds Breeden as associate

Autumn Breeden recently joined Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP, a Gulf Coast insurance defense firm, as a new associate to its Gulfport office. Breeden will focus her practice on commercial litigation, professional liability, and insurance coverage matters and helping clients achieve their desired outcome by brainstorming unique solutions and approaches to their problems.

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May joins HORNE

Tara May, CPA, CPFA, has joined HORNE LLP in Ridgeland, as a retirement plan advisor for HORNE Wealth Advisers. With her more than 20 years of experience in the retirement plan industry, May advises business owners and plan participants in meeting their individualized goals through company sponsored retirement plans. May also has experience in assisting plan sponsors, other trusted advisors ...

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Cardin elected Fellow

Tommie Cardin of Ridgeland was elected as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  Cardin of Ridgeland received his B.A. from Mississippi State University and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi.  He was admitted to The Mississippi Bar in 1987. Cardin currently is Practice Group Leader of the Regulatory and Government Relations Practice Group and is on the Executive ...

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Adams and Reese expands

The law firm Adams and Reese is opening offices in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and adding 10 new lawyers. Ron C. Bingham II, is the Partner in Charge of the Atlanta office and is joined by Bryan E. Busch, and Matthew B. Norton. Christopher Y. Mills leads the Fort Lauderdale office.  All four were previously with Baker Donelson and ...

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Butler Snow adds 3

Robert L. Crawford, Michael I. Less and Clifton M. Lipman will join Butler Snow’s commercial litigation group practicing in the Memphis office. Crawford concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation including financial institutions and general business disputes. Less concentrates his practice in all aspects of construction law. Lipman concentrates his practice in all aspects of construction law and ...

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Electronic signatures are the future in every industry

By ALEX JACKS In a world where technology has become the number one component in running a business, the popularity of electronic signatures has continued to develop. Despite the ease an electronic signature can bring to any industry, business owners must be aware of the regulations and implications that come with the technology. An electronic signature ranges from a variety ...

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Anticipated tax reform stalling

By BECKY GILLETTE One explanation given for the surge in the stock market since the presidential election is confidence that lowering of corporate tax rates would help boost the bottom line of businesses in the country. But tax reform is moving slower than was originally anticipated, said Horne LLP Tax Partner John Scott. The failure to pass a repeal-and-replace for ...

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