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Speaker Gunn notes loss to Mississippi with death of House predecessor Tim Ford

Addressing the Stennis Capitol Press Forum luncheon Monday, Speaker of the Mississippi House Philip Gunn spoke of the sorrow and loss he and the rest of Mississippi feel with the sudden death last Friday of Tim Ford, who served a decade-and-a-half as Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Ford, an Oxford resident and partner in the Balch & Bingham ...

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Memorial for ex-speaker of Mississippi House set for Tuesday

JACKSON — A memorial service is set for former Mississippi House Speaker Tim Ford, who died of a heart attack Friday in Oxford. He was 63. The Balch & Bingham law firm, where Ford was a partner, announced Sunday that visitation is 3-5 p.m. Monday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkway Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Ridgeland. The memorial ...

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several new practice areas. “Most recently, ...

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Mississippi businesses get facts on employer mandate

As a legal specialist on the Affordable Care Act, Balch & Bingham’s Pepper Crutcher has a lengthy list of advice for Mississippi businesses on the bubble for falling under the healthcare overhaul’s “employer mandate.” Atop the list: Move beyond the mountain of misconceptions about the mandate. “Typically, my first conversation is to disabuse them of all the bad information they ...

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Armin Moeller again makes ranking

For the fourth consecutive year, Armin J. Moeller Jr., partner at Balch & Bingham LLP, has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Attorneys” list by Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive magazine. Moeller is a partner in the firm’s Jackson office. His practice focuses on labor relations and employment law issues, while also including health law, business ...

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Help navigating Obamacare available at new Balch & Bingham blog

JACKSON, Mississippi — Balch & Bingham LLP has launched the Affordable Care Act Review, a blog authored by members of the firm’s Affordable Care Act Strategists, a cross-disciplinary team created to provide advice and guidance on the ACA. The ACA Review, at acareview.com, serves as a resource to provide information, practical commentary and analysis to the business community, says the ...

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Windham named partner

Balch & Bingham, LLP has named Donald Alan Windham Jr. of the firm’s Jackson office as partner. Windham represents clients both in trial and on appeal in the state and federal courts of both Mississippi and Alabama. His practice includes real estate litigation, commercial litigation, healthcare litigation and products liability and casualty litigation. Windham represents title insurers, title agents, insured ...

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Merger gives Balch & Bingham Florida presence

Balch & Bingham, a Birmingham-based law firm with an office in Jackson, has merged with Jacksonville, Fla.’s Stoneburner Berry Glocker Purcell & Greenhut, a six-attorney firm known for its banking, transactional and wealth management practices. The merger marks Balch & Bingham’s first expansion into Florida and increases the firm’s business and financial services practices. Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office in ...

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Immigration work rules force risky decisions on employers

Have some sympathy the next time you see your company’s hiring officer wringing his hands and muttering under his breath. If the company relies heavily on immigrant labor, he is occupying that unenviable space that is situated between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, he must be careful not to hire someone not legally authorized to work ...

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Affordable Care Act’s taxing nature poorly hidden

Pepper Crutcher, a labor and employment law attorney in Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office, finished reading Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ opinion on the Affordable Care Act by mid-morning of its June 28 issuance. One clear conclusion, according to Crutcher, is that Roberts knows a tax when he sees one. Call Obamacare’s health-care mandate whatever you like, the monetary penalty ...

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