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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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BEN WILLIAMS — Gorsuch: The one Protestant

On April 10, 2017, the unorthodox 6-year, 11-month, 21-day drought of a Protestant on the U.S. Supreme Court presumably ended.  With his English wife of 20 years by his side and left hand resolutely on the family NIV Study Bible, Neil Gorsuch accepted the second lifetime appointment of his brief forty-nine year life. I say “presumably” because the country’s first ...

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Ferraez joins law firm

Jace Ferraez has joined Bond Botes & Woods of Jackson as an associate attorney to help with the bankruptcy practice. Ferraez earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of Alabama in December of 2010. He received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in May of 2016 and was admitted to practice in ...

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CLM invites Masters

Jonathan Masters of Holcomb, Dunbar, Watts, Best, Masters & Golmon, PA has been invited to join the CLM, a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys.  Through education and collaboration, the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to ...

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Sutherland a top writer

Kari L. Sutherland of Butler Snow has been named a 2017 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner by the Burton Awards. The honor is awarded to only 25 writers from entries submitted by the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms. Sutherland received the Burton Award based on her articled titled “Funding Litigation and Treatment: Leveling the Playing Field or Exploiting the ...

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HORNE promotes 19 at Ridgeland office

HORNE, an accounting and business advisory firm, recently announced the promotion of 19 Ridgeland team members. Haley Cushing (Construction), Supervisor Stephen Massey (Construction), Senior Associate Emily Carpenter (Construction), Senior Associate Brent Gay (Financial Institutions), Supervisor Cory Bass (Financial Institutions), Senior Associate Sarah Olander (Financial Institutions), Senior Associate Marla Saxton (People Growth and Engagement), Supervisor Peter Graves (Technology), Supervisor Brandie Turner ...

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Cupples inducted as Fellow

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Margaret Oertling Cupples, the managing partner of the firm’s Jackson office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, which recognizes a lawyer’s excellence, as well as dedication and service to the public and profession. Cupples focuses her practice on civil appeals and commercial litigation. Her work ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Mississippi’s Health Care Collaboration Act is good medicine

Say what you will about Mississippi’s government, our state Capitol building is an impressive structure. Even in the midst of a $8.7 million renovation, walking through the ground floor of the Capitol and looking up through the second floor opening into the dome far above, one gets the distinct impression that this is a thing that the state most certainly ...

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