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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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BREAKING NEWS: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving “new information.” ...

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Butler Snow names Mandy Pope new chief financial officer

Butler Snow has announced that Mandy Pope has been named the firm’s new chief financial officer after an expansive search. Pope will fill the role formerly held by Rance Sapen who was recently promoted to chief operating officer of the firm. “We are thrilled to welcome Mandy to our firm,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Her extensive experience in strategic ...

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Chad Byrd joins Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Chad Byrd has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Byrd will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Byrd clerked for Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr. in the Supreme Court of Mississippi. He also served as a legal writing adjunct professor at the ...

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Baker Donelson named a Chambers Women in Law Awards finalist

Baker Donelson has been named one of six finalists for the prestigious award, Outstanding Firm in Advancing Gender Diversity and Inclusion, by the Chambers Women in Law Awards: USA 2018. This coveted award recognizes a firm’s concerted efforts to promote a working environment that strongly cultivates the values of a diverse workforce, driving the firm forward with its diversity and ...

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Adams and Reese recognized in BTI Consulting Group’s Brand Elite 2018

Adams and Reese has been included in the BTI Consulting Group’s Brand Elite 2018: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms. For this annual publication, BTI conducted 686 interviews of corporate counsel at the world’s largest companies to solicit unbiased, direct feedback about the law firms they consider top-of-mind. BTI’s research unveiled a list of 334 law firms that corporate ...

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. today announced the acquisition of Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency, Inc., with offices in Ridgeland and Kansas City, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1953, Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell is a retail property/casualty broker, and employee benefits consultant/broker, serving clients throughout the United States, with a focus on the construction, bonding, transportation and forest product ...

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