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LAW ELEVATED — How companies can subsidize project costs with The New Markets Tax Credit Program

By now most Mississippians have at least heard of the New Markets Tax Credit (“NMTC”) Program. On May 23, 2019, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the “CDFI Fund”) awarded 73 Community Development Entities (“CDEs”) $3.5 billion in NMTC allocation authority in the calendar year 2018 round of the NMTC Program. To date, a total of 114 businesses and revitalization ...

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Chambers USA 2019 recognizes Balch & Bingham attorneys and practices

Birmingham-based Balch & Bingham LLP announced that 38 attorneys and 14 practices have been recognized in the newly released 2019 edition of Chambers USA, which is regarded as a prominent legal guide known for its independent and objective rankings of top law firms and attorneys. Each year, London-based Chambers USA undergoes a rigorous research process to determine rankings for top ...

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Chambers USA Lawyers

Chambers and Partners publishes directories of the legal profession. Its research identifies the world’s leading lawyers and law firms – those that perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients. Lawyers cannot pay to be in the rankings. Rankings at state-level are based upon the location in which a firm or lawyer practices, regardless of where the clients, ...

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Analysis: Views starkly differ on Mississippi prison’s state

A federal judge sat through a monthlong trial last year over conditions at a privately run Mississippi prison, but that wasn’t enough for him to make a decision on whether conditions are unconstitutional. Now Senior U.S. District Judge William Barbour has dueling 80-page briefs to consider as he tries to decide whether East Mississippi Correctional Facility is excessively harsh, as ...

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Constance Slaughter-Harvey reflects on storied law career

By ANNA GIBBS / Oxford Eagle Constance Slaughter-Harvey lives by one rule: To whom much is given, much is required. As the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Slaughter-Harvey has done just that. She began practicing law upon completion of classes in January 1970, throwing herself full-force into the courtroom. She was so ...

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Chambers USA 2019 ranks 12 Bradley attorneys and 2 practice areas in Mississippi

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that 12 attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office and two firm practice areas have been highly ranked in Mississippi in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the independent legal industry referral guide. Across all the firm’s offices, 94 attorneys and 27 practice areas at Bradley have been highly ranked. The firm’s Jackson attorneys who ...

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Hinkle named Senior VP of LAW Investigative Group

Christopher Hinkle has joined the Regional Private Investigation Firm of LAW Investigative Group, LLC as Senior Vice President. Hinkle is retiring from a 30 year career as a Special Agent with the FBI. As Senior Vice President, Hinkle is responsible for the day to day oversight of Investigations, Business Development, Cyber Security Consulting, Corporate Espionage and White Collar Crime Investigations.

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Hosemann joins Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office

Butler Snow announced that Mark M. Hosemann has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Hosemann will practice with the firm’s business services group. Hosemann focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, affordable housing development, taxation and estate planning. Hosemann is a member of The Mississippi Bar. He received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University ...

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Supreme Court tosses Curtis Flowers murder conviction

The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor’s efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The court’s 7-2 decision Friday says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights ...

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Lawyers joust over property tax transfers to charter schools

Mississippi’s charter school law unconstitutionally diverts property tax money away from local school districts, lawyers for a group of parents told the state’s high court on Tuesday. But the state urged justices to uphold the law, arguing charter schools also belong to the local district. The law’s opponents lost before a Hinds County judge, but in their appeal they argue ...

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