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Pedigo elected to Baker Donelson’s Board of Directors

Scott W. Pedigo, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson’s Jackson office, has been elected a member of the firm’s board of directors. Pedigo was elected by shareholders to a second term as a member of the board and will serve for three years. Pedigo represents manufacturing and commercial clients in employment, consumer products liability and commercial litigation matters. Pedigo is recognized ...

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Jones Walker elects 12 new partners

Jones Walker LLP has announced that the firm has elected 12 new partners. The new partners include former special counsel attorneys Brad Davis, Cindy Muller, Jim Noe, Jim Rebarchak, Clint Smith, and Ann Taylor, and former associates Amy Anderson, Sarah Dicharry, Micah Fincher, Andrew Harris, Adam Matasar, and Ford Wogan. Brad Davis is a member of the Corporate Practice Group ...

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Penn, Pujol, and Ritchie promoted to partner

FormanWatkins has announced that Elizabeth Penn, Patrice Pujol, and Spencer Ritchie have been promoted to partner. Elizabeth Penn joined the Firm in 2016 with over ten years of litigation experience. Penn graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in Business Information Systems and received her law degree from The University of Mississippi School of Law, where ...

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Boone joins Bradley’s Jackson office

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Elizabeth M. Boone has joined the firm’s Jackson office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Boone focuses her practice on business transactions and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate and municipal matters. She advises clients on general business law matters domestically and internationally, including contract negotiation, ...

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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES — Forman Watkins: A firm with solid roots in Mississippi

I had the opportunity to talk with Trey Watkins, a partner in the firm of Forman Watkins & Krutz LLC, and learn about what sets the firm apart. Watkins grew up in Jackson and it’s been his home for most of his life. Trey went to law school at Ole Miss, completing his education in 2001. After a couple of years serving ...

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Free legal aid helps clients, employers, the community and the economy

By BECKY GILLETTE The stock market has reached record highs, unemployment has remained low, and the U.S. economic outlook is considered to be very healthy. But with Mississippi having the highest percentage of people in the country living in poverty—about one in five—many people in the state still struggle to pay for basic necessities. When something unexpected comes up like ...

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Ole Miss law school honored for diversity

By LYNN LOFTON With a total enrollment of 412 and one third of those students of color, the University of Mississippi School of Law is dedicated to becoming more diversified and is pleased with a recent honor confirming that policy. It has been named a Best Regional Law School for Black Students in the third edition of the Black Student’s ...

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Bradley elevates two Jackson attorneys to partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Simon Turner Bailey and Erin D. Saltaformaggio, attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office, have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1. Across all the firm’s offices, 19 Bradley attorneys have been elevated to partner. “We congratulate Simon and Erin who have earned promotions to partner for their outstanding work and successes on ...

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Joining forces: Two longtime Mississippi accounting firms merge

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal With more than 200 years of combined experience, the eight shareholders in Nail McKinney added another experienced hand recently. A Tupelo-based accounting firm, Nail McKinney Professional Association began in June of 1951. Judson L. Vance & Company PA began in 1991, but Vance – who has been an accountant for 40 years – practiced with other ...

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