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WE LAW — Divorce, alimony and the GOP tax plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, its version of tax reform, on Nov. 16. The bill, if signed, would eliminate the deduction for alimony obligations entered into after Dec. 31, 2017. The Senate’s tax reform plan, which appears to be on its way to debate and a vote on the Senate floor, currently retains ...

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Sexual misconduct in the workplace can have serious consequences

By BECKY GILLETTE Hardly a day passes that there are not more headlines detailing allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Many of those involve famous Hollywood stars or producers. It is a lot harder to complain about a producer because doing that in a tight knit community could keep them from getting other jobs with other production companies, said ...

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How to keep your accountant accountable

By JULIA MILLER For years, technology has been changing how we do everything from driving to paying our bills. Just as new websites and applications have improved our abilities to handle our personal finances, software has made some aspects of accountants’ jobs more efficient. As organizing and tracking debits and credits gets easier, accountants can turn their attention to other ...

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Partners join Barlow firm

Kristi G. Thompson, CPA, Rose L. Williamson, CPA, and Hogan E Allen, CPA, have joined Charles S. “Sandy” Barlow as partners in Barlow & Company, PLLC in Brandon. The accounting firm was previously known as Barlow, Walker & Co. Barlow and Company provides accounting and tax services and areas of expertise.

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Fisher Phillips Blog Selected to Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs

The Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law blog has been named as one of the best on the internet, according to Feedspot’s “Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs” ranking. Of the thousands of health and safety blogs reviewed, Fisher Philips was ranked 18th by Feedspot’s group of expert panelists. The “Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs” are ranked based ...

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Carter Joins Butler Snow in Memphis

S. Keenan Carter has joined the Butler Snow’s Memphis office.  Keenan, who most recently served as the Deputy Civil Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee, will practice primarily in Butler Snow’s commercial litigation group.

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3 McGlinchey Stafford lawyers in Mississippi recognized

Three Mississippi attorneys from McGlinchey Stafford have been included in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers and Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” G. Dewey Hembree III, Member, Jackson, named to Mid-South Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, Real Estate: Business, and Civil Litigation: Defense. Stephen T. Masley, Member, Jackson, named to Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in Civil Litigation: Defense, ...

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Van Cleave to direct Biloxi law office

Christopher C. Van Cleave is the director of the Biloxi office of Van Cleave Law. Van Cleave, a Mississippi attorney and Gulf Coast resident for more than 20 years, leads the firm. Van Cleave practiced for two years with Paul Minor, and practiced with Clyde H. “Buddy” Gunn and Lawrence C. “Larry” Corban, with whom he formed the Corban Gunn ...

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Miller completes process to earn CVA credential

Mary Helen Miller, CPA, CVA, shareholder of the tax firm Miller & White, Inc., in Brookhaven, successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential. The NACVA is a professional association supporting the business valuation and litigation consulting disciplines within the CPA and professional communities. Business valuations ...

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Fisher Phillips Attorney Earns Designation from Mid-South Super Lawyers

Jaklyn Wrigley, a labor and employment attorney with Fisher Phillips in Gulfport, has been included in the Mid-South Super Lawyers’ 2017 Rising Stars list. This year marks the fifth year Wrigley has been designated as a Rising Star. Wrigley is the Secretary for the Board of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar and President of the Board of ...

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