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BRIDGFORTH RUTLEDGE — Which is better? One entity ownership vs. multiple entity ownership

I have clients who own multiple properties (or multiple businesses), and they are sometimes not sure whether they should own each property/business in the same entity (such as a limited liability company or corporation) or form different entities to own each property/business separately. They are also not sure whether they should individually own the entity that owns the asset or ...

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MAULDIN — A day late and a dollar short: Mississippi Supreme Court underscores boorish side of ‘Gentleman’s Deal’


I’ve lived in my current home for about two years. It’s on the corner of a well-trafficked intersection, and we have a shed in the backyard. A few weeks back, I went to work and left the door to the shed unlocked – intentionally – despite the fact I’m generally aware that if you want to ensure your property is ...

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Montague gets certification

Richard Montague, an attorney in the Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson business group, has received his Business Bankruptcy Law certification from the American Board of Certification. Montague focuses on bankruptcy and creditors rights and business litigation, representing debtors, creditors and trustees in a range of bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. The American Board of Certification program is accredited by the American Bar Association. ...

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ON LAW — Changes announced for preserving, producing documentation for litigation

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The Federal Court Rules of Civil Procedure recently been have amended to insert provisions which limit the scope and application of the rules related to the obligation of companies and individuals to preserve and produce documents and electronic information for use in litigation. Not all written communications must be preserved in perpetuity. But, when a party reasonably anticipates that a ...

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Banks receives award

Former presiding justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court and Phelps Dunbar, LLP senior partner Fred Banks was recently honored by the Mississippi Center for Justice with its “Champion of Justice” award for 2013. Banks has spent much of his legal career dedicated to civil rights and justice and was a member of the legal team that implemented landmark civil rights ...

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Fred Banks wins Inns of Court award

Fred L. Banks Jr., senior partner at Phelps Dunbar and former presiding justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, was recently honored with the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award at the 2013 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit in Fort Worth, Texas. Banks has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, legislative and governmental relations, and appellate ...

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Steven Blake Adams joins Phelps Dunbar

Mississippi attorney Steven Blake Adams has joined Phelps Dunbar’s Tupelo office as an associate within the firm’s health care practice, representing hospitals, physicians, managed care organizations and other health care providers in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast. With other health care attorneys in Phelps Dunbar’s Tupelo and Jackson offices, Adams provides counsel on corporate, tax, and regulatory matters, including Medicare ...

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Appellate law guru Luther Munford departs Phelps Dunbar for Butler Snow

Luther Munford, a veteran Jackson attorney who wrote the book on Mississippi appellate law, has joined Butler Snow as a member of the Ridgeland-based firm’s Appellate and Written Advocacy Practice Group.   Munford, previously of Phelps Dunbar, will “certainly strengthen our appellate team,” said Donald Clark Jr., Butler Snow chairman. Munford is a 1976 graduate of the University of Virginia ...

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Firm adds associates

Phelps Dunbar, LLP has two new associates in its Tupelo office. Krissy Casey joined in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. She received her J.D. summa cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law in 2010 and afterward served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sharion Aycock of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and ...

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