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Baker Donelson adds 5 tax attorneys to Jackson office

Baker Donelson has expanded its tax practice with the addition of five attorneys to its Jackson office. Joining Baker Donelson are C. Ted Sanderson Jr., James A. “Jay” Norris III, Leslie Bounds, William O. “Bill” Brown Jr., and Charles W. “Chuck” Goldberg Jr. Ted Sanderson joins as a shareholder with a primary focus on federal and state tax controversy and ...

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Barnes Law Firm named one of “10 Best” Estate Planning Law Firms in Mississippi

Barnes Law Firm was selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the “10 Best” Estate Planning Law Firms in Mississippi. Harris H. Barnes, III, is President of Barnes Law Firm. To qualify for the “10 Best,” each candidate must be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional ...

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Copeland Cook announces new associates

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A., welcomed attorneys Shauncey Hunter, Dillon King, and Ian Underwood to the law firm’s Ridgeland office. Hunter joins the firm as an associate in CCTB’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Litigation, and Real Estate practice groups after her role as attorney-adviser to nine administrative-law judges who hear disability appeals at the Social Security Administration’s Office of ...

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JIM HOOD — Much action is needed to address opioid addiction problem in Mississippi

Interprofessional collaboration is crucial to effectively curbing our state’s addiction to opioids and adequately addressing the impact of this crisis on our families. We not only urgently need more treatment facilities, we also must address neglected and orphaned children, education of our entire community, sentencing alternatives, and generally changing the approach in pain management. Opioids don’t pick their victims, so ...

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Butler Snow’s Hairston takes the philosophical approach

By NASH NUNNERY Tray Hairston isn’t your stereotypical attorney. The Jackson native is a student of continental philosophy and existentialism. From Socrates to Sartre, Hairston once took every course offered in the discipline at Tougaloo College and followed up with philosophy course work at Emory University, Brown, NYU and Millsaps College. An attorney with the Butler Snow law firm, Hairston ...

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Analysis: Lawmakers must decide on public defense overhaul

Mississippi’s Public Defender Task Force is gone. How the Legislature reacts next year to the task force’s final report will determine whether it’s forgotten. The group conducted an extensive study of how Mississippi provides lawyers to criminal defendants who can’t afford their own, detailing a rickety county-by-county system where low pay may incentivize public defenders in many counties to skimp ...

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Butler Snow ranked by Thomson Reuters Top Legal Counsel Review

Butler Snow announced that the firm has been ranked as a top 10 underwriter’s counsel firm nationally by the Thomson Reuters US Municipals Review for the first nine months of 2018. The firm ranked 10th in the category. Thomson Reuters ranks firms quarterly in a variety of self-reported statistics. The rankings signify how active firms are in the public finance ...

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Baker Donelson adds two associates in Jackson

Baker Donelson recently announced that it has added eight new associates across the Firm. The new associates and their primary areas of practice are: Jackson: Derrick S. Godfrey (Health Law) and R. Chris White (Advocacy) Tallahassee, Fla: Cody W. Short (Advocacy) Knoxville, Tenn.: Nicholas W. Diegel (Advocacy) Memphis: W. Preston Battle IV (New Litigator Group) Houston, Texas: Betty Q. Richmond ...

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