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D'Iberville casino approved; Diamondhead site rejected

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is gaining one casino, but a second casino proposal was denied by the Mississippi Gaming Commission at its monthly meeting Thursday in Jackson. After receiving approval for its financing plan, Land Holdings 1 was given the okay to begin construction on the Scarlet Pearl casino, which will be located east of Interstate 110 on the Back ...

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Developers break ground for One Eastover Center

JACKSON — Holder Properties has broken ground for One Eastover Center, a 120,000-square-foot Class “A” office building located in the District at Eastover, a 21-acre mixed-use community. The office development will be located on the northern end of the District at Eastover utilizing 2.54 acres along Eastover Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road. The five-story office building will have an ...

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Baker Donelson again expands footprint in Florida

JACKSON — Baker Donelson has opened an office in Tallahassee, Fla., marking the law firm’s third new location in Florida in three years. The firm’s chairman and CEO Ben C. Adams said, “Tallahassee is the next step in expanding our presence in the state and strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our clients who do business in Florida.” ...

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Law firm commits to new Eastover office building

JACKSON — The law firm Baker Donelson has signed a lease to relocate to a new, state-of-the-art office building at The District at Eastover, a 21-acre mixed-use development that will feature approximately 585,000 square feet of retail, residential and office space. When it makes the move in the fall of 2015, the firm will be the lead tenant in Holder ...

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Nakimuli Davis makes lawyers list

Baker Donelson attorney Nakimuli O. Davis has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List. Davis is an associate in Baker Donelson’s Jackson office, where she focuses her practice on general business and employment litigation in both federal and state courts. She is licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee and has experience working on a wide range of litigation ...

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Baker Donelson recognized for taking care of its staff

The law firm of Baker Donelson has earned yet another award, this one for operating an exemplary workplace. Vault Inc. has named Baker Donelson a winner in the 2014 edition of  “Best Law Firms to Work For,” ranking it among the top 10 law firms in the country. This national ranking is based on feedback from thousands of law firm ...

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Baker Donelson welcomes Adam Gates

The Baker Donelson law firm has added Adam H. Gates to its Jackson office. Gates, who joins as an associate and a member of Baker Donelson’s Labor and Employment Group, practices labor and employment law and commercial litigation. A 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, he is a member of the Mississippi Bar, Louisiana ...

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Lawyers have guided state's casino industry since the beginning

Gutsy casino entrepreneurs helped launch Mississippi into the gaming business more than 20 years, and today a new breed of entrepreneurs are buying up properties for their portfolios. One constant in the casino market’s maturation process: lawyers. At the beginning, there were regulations to learn and transactions to clear for brand new clients. Now firms have teams of lawyers dedicated ...

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Mississippi takes action after the 'glory days'

“The glory days are over, and we have to deal with that.” That’s how Larry Gregory of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association assessed the state of gaming in Mississippi during Wednesday’s Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. Mississippi’s casinos have been on a rough ride in recent years – both financially and physically – but Mississippi lawmakers, officials and casino operators ...

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