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Rosetti retires from Mladinich Holdings LP and COMVEST Properties LLC

After 40 years as an accounting manager for Mladinich Holdings LP and COMVEST Properties, Gary Rosetti, CPA, has retired. Rosetti joined the Mladinichs in the late 1960s to oversee the payroll and other accounting duties of the family’s many Biloxi enterprises. He went on to become a CPA and auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Department of Navy ...

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Court: Governments can’t evade open meetings in small groups

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ruling that a government can’t set up meetings of less than a majority of public officials to evade the state’s Open Meetings Act. The court ruled 9-0 that the city of Columbus was wrong to set up pairs of meetings with the mayor and three city council members apiece in 2014, avoiding the city ...

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Zizzi named president of CPA firm

Byrne Zizzi CPA, PLLC, recently named Emily Moore Zizzi, CPA, as the firm’s president. Zizzi has worked at the firm for 15 years in various roles and became a partner in 2013. She is responsible for managing the firm’s client services.  She is a native of Houston, Miss., and lives in Tupelo.

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Fisher Phillips Recognized for Leading Collaboration by BTI Consulting Group

Fisher Phillips, a national law firm with an office in Gulfport, has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group for having Leading Collaboration across the law firm. The firm was one of 54 chosen nationally to receive this recognition. BTI’s “Law Firms with the Best Collaboration 2017” is based on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers at large organizations ...

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BKD Announces Recent Promotions

Peder Johnson, managing partner of BKD’s Jackson, Mississippi office, recently announced the following promotions: » Aren Atkinson, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Associate I. She is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor and Masters of Accountancy. Atkinson focuses on providing audit services to clients in the Financial Services and Manufacturing and Distribution industries of BKD. She is ...

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David Ishee appointed to Mississippi Supreme Court

Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Judge David M. Ishee to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Ishee’s appointment is effective Sept. 18. He will replace Supreme Court Justice Jess H. Dickinson, who has accepted the appointment of commissioner of Mississippi Child Protection Services. “Judge Ishee’s extensive experience in presiding over cases for more than two decades in Mississippi ...

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Bentley among Bradley Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation 2017 Under 40 Hotlist

Michael J. Bentley of the Jackson office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is one of seven partners named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2017 Under 40 Hotlist, which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners who are age 40 or younger. Bentley concentrates his practice on appellate and commercial litigation. Also recognized were Jason R. Bushby, John Mark Goodman, ...

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Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush

Sarah Beth Wilson has been elected a shareholder in the Ridgeland office of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush. She is a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Group where she represents lenders and other financial and business entities in the areas of business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation, insolvency and restructuring, banking, finance and real estate litigation, and ...

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Balch & Bingham’s Pettis named to Benchmark Litigation list

Brant Pettis, partner in Balch & Bingham’s Gulfport office and member of the Litigation Practice, was recently named to the Benchmakr Litigation’s annual Under 40 Hot List for 2017. The Under 40 Hot List honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners under the age of 40. Pettis was one of seven Balch lawyers named to the list, ...

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The Kullman firm welcomes labor & employment attorney Jennifer D. Sims

Jennifer D. Sims has joined The Kullman Firm with a practice that primarily focuses on litigation. She has experience handling EEOC charges and other employment-related matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and wage/hour claims. Sims previously practiced law in Baton Rouge, La., and served as an adjunct instructor of sports law at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business.

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