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New tax law created one of the most challenging seasons ever faced

By BECKY GILLETTE mbj@msbusiness.com Early in the year, CPAs in Mississippi predicted that the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017, which ushered in some of the most major changes in U.S. income tax law seen in a long time, would not necessarily make filing a tax return easier. While the tax reforms benefited both large and small business, and ...

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Timothy M. Lupinacci becomes chairman and CEO of Baker Donelson

Timothy M. Lupinacci has assumed the role of chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Donelson. Lupinacci, who was elected as the incoming chairman and CEO by the Firm’s board of directors in October 2018, assumes the role from Ben C. Adams, who has served as the Firm’s chairman and CEO for the last 16 years. Mr. Adams is remaining ...

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Reeves tears into Trump’s criticism of judiciary

“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South. When leaders chastise people for merely ‘us[ing] the courts,’ you can hear the Citizens Council, hammering up the names of black petitioners in Yazoo City, [Mississippi],” Reeves said, quoting from the president’s tweets and other past ...

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Luckney’s appointment to Personnel Board confirmed

The Mississippi Senate has confirmed Governor Phil Bryant’s reappointment of Alwyn Luckey to the Mississippi State Personnel Board for a five-year term beginning July 1. Luckey was originally appointed to the Board by Governor Bryant in 2012. Luckey is currently the sole shareholder of The Law Firm of Alwyn H. Luckey, P.A. His law practice includes state and local government ...

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Nine Bradley attorneys named to Who’s Who Legal

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announce that nine of the firm’s partners have been named by Who’s Who Legal as among the world’s leading product liability defense practitioners. The Bradley attorneys listed in the Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2019 are Lindsey C Boney IV, W. Wayne Drinkwater, James W. Gewin, William F. Goodman III, Tripp Haston, Lela ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — A cocktail party guide to Presidential pardons

Our Cocktail Party constitutional law series continues with an overview of presidential pardons. We attempt to introduce a modicum of objectivity into the discussion to temper the propaganda flowing from CNN. Why the interest? Despite innuendo from the liberal press, President Trump’s use of the pardon pen has been uncharacteristically restrained. After more than two years in office, he has ...

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Dispute over Mississippi electricity prices heads to trial

Mississippi’s attorney general wants a federal judge to order the state’s largest private utility to repay more than $1 billion he says Entergy Mississippi overcharged customers. The unit of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. says it’s done nothing wrong and that the dispute belongs before a regulator, not a judge. AG Jim Hood says Entergy should have bought cheaper electricity from ...

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Drinkwater, Seibel named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that the firm’s partners W. Wayne Drinkwater and Anne Marie Seibel have been named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars for providing superior client service. Drinkwater and Seibel are recognized in the Litigation practice area. Bradley is one of only 72 firms with two or more All-Stars for 2019, “suggesting these law firms are ...

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Graves named 2019 YG&E Leader of the Year

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Tiffany M. Graves, Bradley’s pro bono counsel, has been named the 2019 Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards (YG&E) Leader of the Year. Started in 2015, the YG&E honors young professionals from Mississippi who positively impact their communities, state and the world. Created in response to negative portrayal of African Americans in the ...

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Carrington selected for Leadership Council

Butler Snow has announced Kathleen Ingram Carrington has been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)’s fellows program. Carrington is the third Butler Snow attorney in as many years to be chosen as a fellow for the program. LCLD is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who ...

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