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Thomas M. Fortner, J. Cal Mayo Jr. and David W. Upchurch inducted to College of Trial Lawyers

The Mississippi Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers has inducted Thomas M. Fortner, J. Cal Mayo Jr. and David W. Upchurch into the Fellowship. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before being considered for Fellowship and membership in the College cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any State or Province. ...

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Getting an update on ‘all things tech’ — Technology conference in Ridgeland a chance for accountants to catch up on the latest

Technology continues to evolve, and professionals such as accountants and certified public accountants need to stay on top of it in order to have the best tools for doing their work while safeguarding their clients’ financial information. A good opportunity for boning up on technology changes is the Mississippi Society for CPA Technology Conference for Accountants in May 19-20 in ...

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Accounting firm adds Beth Storey

The accounting firm of Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, P.A., has added Beth K. Storey as a staff accountant. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Storey graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in commerce and business administration and a master’s degree in accounting. She has served as staff accountant at firms in Memphis and Tupelo. Storey and her ...

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New shareholders named for Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush

Copeland, Cook, Taylor, & Bush has named three attorneys as shareholders in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Leslie Bounds practices in the area of business and taxation. Bounds received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women. She also holds an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University and an M.B.A. from the ...

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George O’Connor joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

George O’Connor, former trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and former vice president for Entergy Corporation, is joining Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. O’Connor will bring his extensive energy and regulatory experience to Brunini’s Washington, D.C. office. O’Connor served as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Charles A. Trandbant from 1985-1993 prior to working in ...

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George O'Connor joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

George O’Connor, former trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and former vice president for Entergy Corporation, is joining Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. O’Connor will bring his extensive energy and regulatory experience to Brunini’s Washington, D.C. office. O’Connor served as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Charles A. Trandbant from 1985-1993 prior to working in ...

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BKD makes rankings from two magazines

BKD, LLP CPAs & Advisors has been ranked the 12th largest national firm in 2014 by Accounting Today and named a leading training and employee development company by Training magazine. The 2014 Accounting Today Top 100 Firms list has ranked BKD the 12th largest firm in the nation.  BKD was also named a national leader in audit and accounting, ranks ...

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GranthamPoole, CPA’s Melanie D. Morrow recognized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

GranthamPoole, CPA’s Melanie D. Morrow, CPA, CFE, CCS, was recently recognized by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as the organization’s chapter leader for February 2014. A native of Jackson, Morrow earned her bachelor’s and M.B.A. from Mississippi College. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She ...

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DMR pays accounting firm more than double contract's worth

BILOXI — The Department of Marine Resources, within months of signing a contract with the firm that conducted a 60-day review of the agency last year, has more than doubled the amount of money the agency will pay. DMR signed a contract in October with HORNE LLP for grant and accounting management assistance, according to documents on the state’s transparency ...

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Phelps Dunbar elects Seale Pylate as partner

Phelps Dunbar LLP has elected Seale Pylate of Jackson as partner in the firm. Since 2001, Pylate has practiced in the labor and employment group with a focus on employee benefits and executive compensation. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. Pylate is ...

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