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LAW ELEVATED — Opportunity Funds — The new tax bill’s incentive to spur investments into certain community development projects

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted Dec. 22, 2017 (the “Act”), offers new tax incentives aimed at benefiting low-income communities (“LICs”) (as defined under the new markets tax credit (“NMTC”) regulations) through the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (“Opportunity Zones”).  Congress believes the Opportunity Zone legislation will encourage investments that will be used to start businesses, develop abandoned ...

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JOE BABB: Political ramifications of tax reform still unknown

President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Oct. 22 of that year. The bill, which enjoyed wide bipartisan support, became law 323 days after its initial introduction in the House. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the largest tax code overhaul since 1986, was signed just 42 days after it was introduced and did not ...

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HORNE LLP admits two partners and names a partner in charge

HORNE LLP recently admitted Anna Stroble, J.D., and Bruce Walt into the firm’s partnership and named Jason Saulters, CPA, CGMA, as the partner in charge of franchise services. Stroble is a government services partner where her primary focus is helping multiple states and local agencies with disaster response. She joined the firm in 2015 after practicing law for more than ...

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Balch & Bingham recognized for superior client service; named to BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

Balch & Bingham has been recognized for superior client service and named to the BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team 2018. This year’s list includes 319 law firms and is the outcome of 350 in-depth interviews with top legal decision makers from the world’s leading organizations. According to BTI Consulting’s research, 650 core law firms serve large and Fortune 1000 ...

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Franke & Salloum lawyers again ranked Super, Rising

Richard Salloum of Franke & Salloum has been included in the latest edition of the Mid-South Super Lawyers. Salloum was listed as a Super Lawyer under the Personal Injury General: Defense section. His practice focuses on major personal injury and commercial litigation, maritime law and Longshore claims. He has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for the past nine ...

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Silas Simmons, LLP Announces New Partners

Silas Simmons, LLP has named Peyton C. Cavin and Carr Hammond new partners of the firm. Cavin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Mississippi College. He joined Silas Simmons in 2007 and specializes in tax planning and preparation, IRS representation, QuickBooks consulting and implementation and financial statement audit, review and compilation. He ...

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Reed Nunnelee joins Butler Snow in Ridgeland office

Reed Nunnelee has joined Butler Snow in its Ridgeland office. Nunnelee is a member of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring practice group. Nunnelee focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including representing landlords and tenants on retail, office and telecommunications leases. He has also represented buyers and sellers in commercial real estate purchases. In addition to his ...

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Haddox Reid welcomes college interns for 2018 tax season

Haddox Reid is selected five college students to intern during the 2018 tax season. The are, front row, from left, Kathryn Romero of Lafayette, La., who will earn her Masters of Accountancy from Millsaps in May; and Brittany Johns of Hattiesburg, an MSU graduate who will begin work on her Masters of Accountancy at MSU in August. Back Row: Christopher ...

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District Names Chief for Finance and Accounting Branch

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Amber Huell as Chief of its Finance and Accounting Branch of the Resource Management Office. Huell will be staff advisor to the resource management officer, the Deputy Commander, and operating officials on fiscal matters pertaining to the District. She will lead and advise a staff of eight accountants who provide ...

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Butler Snow Shortlisted in Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards

Butler Snow is pleased to announce the firm has been shortlisted in several categories in the Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards. The nomination categories include National Practice Area Award: Product Liability, one of only six firms shortlisted, State Firm Award: Mississippi and State Firm Award: Tennessee. Butler Snow attorney Christy D. Jones has also been nominated for National Practice Area Attorney ...

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