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Baker Donelson honored

Baker Donelson announces that the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a directory of America’s leading lawyers for business, will recognize 83 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 23 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the Firm’s health law practice as a leading national practice, and will name 23 of the Firm’s practice areas as leading practices in ...

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Baker Donelson recognized

Baker Donelson has been recognized by Southern Business and Development magazine as one of the “Best Economic Development Law Firms” in Mississippi and Tennessee. The publication polled the members of the Southern Economic Development Roundtable, a group of economic developers, educators, economists, site consultants and CEOs in the South, to vote on 30 categories in each Southern state. The top ...

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One Eastover Center gains Cosmich Simmons & Brown as tenant

Jackson civil litigation firm Cosmich Simmons & Brown has leased 12,000 square feet at One Eastover Center, a 120,000 square foot office building set to open next month in the District at Eastover mixed-use development. Cosmich Simmons & Brown will occupy the second floor of the five-story office building along Eastover Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road. “We believe the ...

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Baker Donelson relocation creates option for placing UMMC clinics

By TED CARTER A pair of soon-to-be-vacant Baker Donelson buildings in Meadowbrook Office Park tops the list of candidates to become the new home for components of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Integrated Physician Practice division. Medical center executives have been searching the past couple of years  for new quarters for several services provided by the approximately 1,000 medical-care providers ...

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Baker Donelson recognized

Baker Donelson has been recognized in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a publication focusing on leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States. The Firm achieved a “Highly Recommended” ranking in the state of Mississippi. Baker Donelson also earned rankings of “Highly Recommended” in Tennessee and “Recommended” in Louisiana. Seven Baker Donelson attorneys are recognized as “Local Litigation ...

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

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

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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