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Steve Edds and Sue Fairbank join Butler Snow in Ridgeland

Steve Edds and Sue Hicks Fairbank have joined Butler Snow’s public finance group in Ridgeland. “Both Steve and Sue bring tremendous talent to the firm and we’re honored to have them join our team,” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Our public finance group has been growing steadily and intentionally across the country the last few years and ...

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Smith joins Butler Snow

Lea Ann Smith has joined the New Orleans office of Butler Snow. Smith will practice with the firm’s product liability group. She received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law. Smith is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana. Smith focuses her practice on benzene, chemical and mold exposure ...

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Butler Snow goes big for new chief operating officer

By JACK WEATHERLY  L. Howard Belknap comes to Butler Snow, Mississippi’s largest law firm, from Baker & McKenzie – year in and out at the top of the list of the world’s biggest. Belknap (the k is silent) last week was named chief operating officer of the Ridgeland-based firm. It may come as a surprise, but he is not a ...

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Butler Snow’s space functions as civic, arts center

By JACK WEATHERLY  Butler Snow continues to grow as a major regional law firm. And that includes its Ridgeland headquarters in the 200 Renaissance at Colony Park, where it soon will complete occupation of the top five floors. And while the law firm has 10,000 active files, according to Chairman Don Clark, 50,000 people a year avail themselves of its ...

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Jones named to Lawdragon

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow has been selected as a member of the 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The Lawdragon 500 is an annual guide to America’s leading lawyers. Selections are made from a combination of editorial research, law firm nominations and online nominations, and are limited to no more than 500 lawyers in the country. Jones ...

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LAW ELEVATED: Mississippi: Uber has arrived

One of the most exciting developments of the recently concluded 2016 legislative session was the passage of legislation to welcome ridesharing companies like Uber to Mississippi. In case you have not experienced a ridesharing service such as Uber in Jackson or in other markets around the country, they usually entail connecting people who need a ride with a certified driver ...

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Butler Snow law firm names Belknap as new COO

The Butler Snow law firm has named L. Howard Belknap as its chief operating officer. The firm announced the news in a press release Wednesday. Belknap’s most recent position was at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he also served as COO and as executive director of the firm’s New York office. Before that he was director of ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Getting your company in shape for sale

How does a business owner prepare his or her company for sale? What steps in preparing for a sale are most important? When should preparations for sale begin? Is it worth the cost? These questions often vex business owners as they first consider a potential sale. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, there are basic precepts to consider before beginning ...

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Butler Snow expands into Texas

Ridgeland-based Butler Snow has expanded into Texas with the addition of attorneys Martin A Sosland, Gary W. Davis and José M. Luzarraga. Sosland will practice in the bankruptcy and restructuring group in Dallas; Davis and Luzarraga will practice with the firm’s product liability group in Austin and Dallas respectively. “Texas is an important strategic market for the firm and we ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Planning for the $5-$10 Million couple: portability or credit shelter?

In 2009, each individual had a $3.5 million estate tax exemption. If a married individual had assets over $3.5 million, without careful planning, those assets in excess of $3.5 million would fall subject to a 45 percent estate tax. Careful planning often included retitling assets between spouses and utilizing a credit shelter trust (typically, a trust for the benefit of ...

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