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Butler Snow goes big for new chief operating officer

By JACK WEATHERLY  L. Howard Belknap comes to Butler Snow, Mississippi’s largest law firm, from Baker & McKenzie – year in and out at the top of the list of the world’s biggest. Belknap (the k is silent) last week was named chief operating officer of the Ridgeland-based firm. It may come as a surprise, but he is not a ...

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Butler Snow’s space functions as civic, arts center

By JACK WEATHERLY  Butler Snow continues to grow as a major regional law firm. And that includes its Ridgeland headquarters in the 200 Renaissance at Colony Park, where it soon will complete occupation of the top five floors. And while the law firm has 10,000 active files, according to Chairman Don Clark, 50,000 people a year avail themselves of its ...

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Viking Range owner sues founder Carl, others for $100 million

By JACK WEATHERLY  Viking Range Corp. founder Fred E. Carl Jr. and other former top officers of the Greenwood-based company have been sued for $100 million for allegedly not disclosing a design defect that caused the company’s stoves to turn on by themselves. Middleby Corp. of Elgin, Ill., which bought Viking Range in 2013 for $380 million, and Viking say ...

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Gulfport attorney suspended, allegedly abandoned clients

The Mississippi Supreme Court says Gulfport attorney Eric J. Eubanks accepted full payment from two clients, then failed to show up for Youth Court hearings where he was supposed to represent them, resulting in a three-year suspension from the practice of law. To be reinstated to the Mississippi Bar Association after his suspension is finished, The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/29UyShr) ...

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Clement in Who’s Who

Jackson partner W. Rodney “Rod” Clement of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2016, a legal referral guide of the world’s leading real estate lawyers, for the third consecutive year. With a practice concentrated in commercial real estate and secured transactions, Clement regularly represents purchasers and developers of shopping centers, office buildings ...

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Jones named to Lawdragon

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow has been selected as a member of the 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The Lawdragon 500 is an annual guide to America’s leading lawyers. Selections are made from a combination of editorial research, law firm nominations and online nominations, and are limited to no more than 500 lawyers in the country. Jones ...

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BEN WILLIAMS: The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to read in 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s regular term ended June 27, and the eight remaining life-time Article III Justices released their final opinions.    A 5-4 decision, or more recently 5-3 due to the passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, is cause célèbre.  Those rulings receive sports-like coverage, complete with scores, action shots and quotes from the victorious fans. You’ll hear much ...

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Haddox Reid makes 6 promotions

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC announces the following promotions: Alex Boyd, CPA, has been promoted to Manager. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Taxation. He works in the Firm’s Tax Division with experience in taxation for estates, trusts, business entities and non-profits, as well as tax planning and compliance for individuals. Kevin ...

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LAW ELEVATED: Mississippi: Uber has arrived

One of the most exciting developments of the recently concluded 2016 legislative session was the passage of legislation to welcome ridesharing companies like Uber to Mississippi. In case you have not experienced a ridesharing service such as Uber in Jackson or in other markets around the country, they usually entail connecting people who need a ride with a certified driver ...

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Butler Snow law firm names Belknap as new COO

The Butler Snow law firm has named L. Howard Belknap as its chief operating officer. The firm announced the news in a press release Wednesday. Belknap’s most recent position was at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he also served as COO and as executive director of the firm’s New York office. Before that he was director of ...

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