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BEN WILLIAMS — The one 2018 U.S. Supreme Court opinion to read

The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up the sitting portion of the 2017-2018 term on June 28, 2018. The nine lifetime Justices left 59 signed merit opinions and a stunned public in their wake. The June opinion releases overshadowed the term. In rapid fire decimation of liberal aspirations, the Court announced a slew of controversial, conservative opinions. Swing vote Justice Anthony ...

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Watts named to 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting list

HORNE LLP’s Partner in Charge of Healthcare, Katherine G. Watts, was recently named to the 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting list by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor. The Most Powerful Women awards honor 25 women nationally who are having an impact on the accounting profession as a whole and in particular, on the lives ...

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Wicks named a Nation’s Best Advocate: Top 40 Under 40 by National Bar Association

Butler Snow’s Ashley N. Wicks has been named as one of the Nation’s Best Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 by the National Bar Association. This award from the nation’s oldest and largest association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students recognizes America’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement ...

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Butler Snow ranked by The Legal 500 U.S.

The Legal 500 U.S. recently ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of 19 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense. In addition, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only five attorneys across the ...

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MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN — Show me the money

Having served as lead, co-, or local counsel on greater than $10 billion in debt and equity financings, I have experienced transactions that have closed relatively smoothly and I have also seen transactions fall apart at the closing table. Regardless of whether your company is raising debt or equity, there are some common themes and best practices that business owners ...

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Deanna White, CPA, joins Haddox Reid Eubank Betts

Deanna White, CPA joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as a senior manager. She is a graduate of Mississippi College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. White previously worked as an audit senior manager for over nine years in public accounting where she served a variety of clients. ...

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Haddox Reid Eubank Betts promotes 7

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC recently announced the following promotions: Davis Watts, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Manager. He has over eight years of experience in public accounting, having joined the firm in 2010. He manages tax and tax planning in the areas of individual, business, and not-for-profit as well as payroll and bookkeeping. Watts is a member the ...

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THE PARTNERSHIP LAWYER — New IRC Sec. 1061 three year holding period requirement

The new tax cut and Jobs Act adds section 1061 to the Code, addressing the taxation of “applicable partnership interests.” Under the provision, if one or more “applicable partnership interests” were held by a taxpayer at any time during the tax year, some portion of the taxpayer’s long-term capital gain with respect to those interests may be treated as short ...

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Female attorneys receive statewide recognition

The Mississippi Women Lawyers Association has awarded its top honors this year to two female attorneys. Mississippi College School of Law Dean Patricia W. Bennett, of Clinton, received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given annually to honor a Mississippi female lawyer who has served as a trailblazer for women in the profession. Tiffany P. Grove, of Raymond, received ...

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