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Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter joins Butler Snow in Louisiana

Butler Snow has announced that former U.S. Sen. David Vitter has joined the firm in an of counsel role in Louisiana. Vitter will practice in the firm’s business department, focusing on business and economic development in the energy sector and other areas. He will be located in the firm’s New Orleans office. “David has a long and successful track record as a legislator and political leader,” said Donald Clark, ...

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Mitchell joins Haddox Reid Eubank Betts

Travis Mitchell recently joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC.  He is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in December of 2006 with majors in Accounting and Human Resource Management. Travis is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Mississippi and Texas ...

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Bryant appoints Duncan as Eighth Circuit Court District Circuit Judge

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District circuit judge. Duncan, who has served as DA for the Eighth District since 2003, will replace Judge Vernon Cotten, who retired May 31. Duncan’s appointment will be effective June 2. Gov. Bryant will appoint his replacement as DA for the Eighth District, which covers Scott, Leake, Neshoba ...

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Bobo and Scott Elected to HORNE LLP’s Board of Directors

Joel Bobo, CPA, and John Scott, CPA, have been elected to HORNE LLP’s Board of Directors. Bobo, also elected to serve as the chair of the board, is the partner in charge of construction services where he provides assurance and advisory services to large privately owned companies. He also serves on HORNE’s technology steering committee and as a financial advisor ...

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Holland named President Elect

Page Kruger & Holland member James Holland has been elected to serve as President Elect of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He will preside over the organization starting in Austin in 2018 through its meeting in St. Andrews in 2019. The ADTA is an international organization of defense attorneys which accepts members by invitation only, with only one prime ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — The powerless power of attorney

The long-awaited closing date on the $21.5million commercial construction loan is finally here.  Construction projects involve numerous moving parts. By the time a loan closing occurs, the out-of-pocket developer on the project awaits a hefty advance. The borrower, a Mississippi limited liability company, has two members – one of whom serves as the managing member.  The managing member is present ...

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Baker Donelson announces newly elected shareholders in Mississippi

Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the Firm, including Wendy Huff Ellard and Adam H. Gates in its Jackson office. Ellard is a member of Baker Donelson’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group where she focuses her practice in the areas of disaster recovery and state public policy. She has extensive experience with legal and regulatory compliance issues ...

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Mississippi sued over unequal education for black students

Mississippi’s leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students. This lawsuit says Mississippi is failing to meet requirements of the federal law that readmitted the state to the union after the Civil War. That law says the state must never deprive any citizen of ...

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Deutsch Kerrigan adds Breeden as associate

Autumn Breeden recently joined Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP, a Gulf Coast insurance defense firm, as a new associate to its Gulfport office. Breeden will focus her practice on commercial litigation, professional liability, and insurance coverage matters and helping clients achieve their desired outcome by brainstorming unique solutions and approaches to their problems.

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