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Turning City Centre into convention center hotel is option, new owner says

Ownership of the 266,000 square-foot City Centre has passed from Parkway Properties to Hertz Investment Group.

By TED CARTER The new owner of downtown Jackson’s City Centre will consider converting the two-tower office complex on South Lamar Street into a convention center hotel should it lose a main tenant whose lease is up at the end of 2016. Hertz Investment Group, the Central Business District’s dominant landlord, emphasized it bought the 266,700 square feet of buildings and ...

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Baker Donelson on Vault list

Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top 10 law firms in the country in the 2016 edition of Vault, Inc.’s “Best Law Firms to Work For” and “Best Law Firms for Diversity.” Baker Donelson ranked fourth in the country in the “Best Law Firms to Work For” list, a prominent national ranking based on feedback from thousands of law ...

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Matthew McLaughlin named to panel

Matthew P. McLaughlin of Baker Donelson has been selected for an advisory panel — the first of its kind — to grow the Mississippi Creative Economy. The advisory panel will help guide Visit Mississippi’s Bureau of Creative Economy & Culture’s strategic planning and resources, which are designed to enhance and expand the state’s creative sector. McLaughlin, who chairs Baker Donelson’s ...

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Overtime policy plan for salaried workers draws mixed reviews

Group of businessman run and beat for time.

By JACK WEATHERLY  The U.S. Department of Labor is planning to more than double the pay threshold to $50,440 from $23,660 for salaried workers who are exempt from overtime. About 5 million will be directly affected by change, which is expected to go into effect next year, according to the department. In introducing the rules change, which does not require ...

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Lee Harrell named chairman

Lee Harrell has been named chairman of the Baker Donelson’s Insurance Regulatory Group. This role was previously held by Alan Moore, who will maintain his practice focused on industries subject to government oversight and regulation, special service public law and regulatory bodies. Harrell, a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office, focuses his practice in the area of insurance with an ...

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Baker Donelson on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list again

The law firm of Baker Donelson has once again been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. In its sixth consecutive year to be included, Baker Donelson is ranked 30th, earning its highest ranking yet and its second consecutive year as the highest ranked law firm on the prestigious list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace ...

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New tool to manage, bill legal projects

With the fluctuating economy and more stringent regulations, law firms and company legal departments are facing increasing pressure and challenges. Some are developing programs to make legal services more efficient and cost effective. For example, the multi-state Baker Donelson firm is a pioneer in this field with the development of a Legal Project Management Office, which has been patented and ...

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Baker Donelson recognized

Fifteen of Baker Donelson law firm’s Jackson attorneys will be ranked in 2015 edition of Chambers USA as leading practitioners in the state in specific practice areas. Recognized are: » Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall and William S. Painter. » Corporate/Commercial (Gaming & Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. (state and national) » Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Stephen Edds and Sue Fairbank » ...

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Despite obstacles, craft beer industry growing

Can you name a new manufacturing sector in Mississippi that had an economic impact of more than $9 million last year and is expected to increase 139 percent in the next five years? The answer is the fledgling craft beer industry, which is growing in spite of a late start and legal hurdles that some think are holding brewers back. ...

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Baker Donelson lawyers recognized

Eighty-seven attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2014 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. A total of 21 of the Firm’s Mississippi attorneys were named to the list: Sheryl Bey, Jason R. Bush, Michael T. Dawkins, James K. Dossett Jr., Brooks Eason, Stephen C. Edds, Barry W. Ford, Davis Frye, Robert E. Hauberg Jr., Walker W. “Bill” Jones ...

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