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Baker Donelson named Gold Standard Firm by Women in Law Empowerment Forum

For the fifth consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been certified by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) as a Gold Standard Firm. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. Baker Donelson was among ...

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Defenders of vegan bacon sue Mississippi over labeling law

A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.” The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state’s Republican agriculture commissioner, Andy Gipson, was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois-based Upton’s Naturals Co. , which makes vegan ...

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Stroble, Saulters and Moody elected to HORNE LLP’s Board of Directors

HORNE LLP announced the election of Anna Stroble, J.D., Jason Saulters, CPA, CGMA and Kade Moody, CPA, CHFP to HORNE’s Board of Directors. Stroble is a government services partner at HORNE where her primary focus is helping disaster-impacted communities realize the numerous opportunities available under federal recovery programs. She joined the firm in 2015 after practicing law for more than ...

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Haddox Reid promotes 4

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC announced four promotions. Alex Boyd, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Manager. He is a member of the tax staff with over eight years of experience in public accounting, having joined the firm in 2010. He manages tax and tax planning in the areas of individual, business, trust, estate, and not-for-profit. As a member of ...

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Butler Snow named Runner-Up for Law Firm of the Year

Butler Snow was named runner-up for Law Firm of the Year – USA in Citywealth Magazine’s 2019 Magic Circle Awards. The Magic Circle Awards – the premier awards for the private client financial sector – annually recognize the best advisors, managers and firms in the global private client financial industry. Following a nomination and submission process each spring, entries are ...

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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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