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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — The project equity morass

Ample equity is to project construction what grain is to whiskey. Equity can jumpstart a project and satisfy a critical lender financing requirement.  But just how much equity, from where, and at what price? Our hypothetical project is a 120-unit, to-be-constructed apartment complex on land under contract. Our developer has, wisely, formed a new single purpose entity, which we will ...

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Placement rates high for recent Mississippi accounting graduates

By BECKY GILLETTE Accounting graduates in Mississippi are in high demand for good-paying jobs that involve more than just figures and calculations.   “It is not just crunching numbers. We do a lot of focusing on critical thinking, analytical skills, technology, technical skills and communication,” said Marv Bouillon, Jerold J. Morgan Professor of Accounting and director, School of Accountancy, The ...

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Mississippi-based federal judge nominated to appeals court

President Donald Trump is nominating a federal district judge from southern Mississippi to serve on one of the nation’s most conservative federal appeals courts. The White House on Tuesday announced the nomination of 52-year-old Halil “Sul” Ozerden to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The New Orleans-based court handles cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Judicial nominations must be ...

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Edney receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Butler Snow announced that Andrea La’Verne Edney received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Beginning in 2007, the award has been given annually to honor a Mississippi female lawyer who has served as a trailblazer for women in the profession. Edney is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the pharmaceutical, medical ...

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Baker Donelson welcomes Jennifer Anderson and Christine White

Baker Donelson announced the addition of shareholders Jennifer L. Anderson and Christine M. White to the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group. Anderson joins the Baton Rouge office and White is a member of the New Orleans office. Anderson represents employers and management exclusively, focusing her practice on wage and hour compliance, arbitration and litigation. Licensed in Texas as well as ...

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Butler Snow expands to South Carolina

Butler Snow announced the opening of its newest office in Charleston, S.C. with the additions of Kenyatta L. Gardner, Stephen P. Groves and Bradish J. Waring. Gardner, Groves and Waring will all practice with the firm’s tort, transportation and specialized litigation group. Gardner is a business litigator whose experience includes matters involving construction defect litigation, environmental torts, serious personal injury, ...

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Adams and Reese recognized in 23rd Annual Webby Awards

Adams and Reese has been named an official Honoree in the Law Websites category in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS nominates and selects winners. Adams and Reese worked with digital agency One North Interactive and ...

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Cupples receives award from Mississippi Children’s Museum

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that Margaret Oertling Cupples, managing partner of the firm’s Jackson office, has received the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) Preston Myers Hays Award of Light for exemplary service to the museum. Cupples has served on the museum’s board of directors since 2015 and was board chair in 2017-2018. She now serves as chair of the ...

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Butler Snow ranked national Top 10 Bond Counsel Firm

Butler Snow announced that it has been ranked as a top 10 bond counsel firm nationally by the Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review for the first quarter of 2019. The firm ranked eighth in the category. In addition, Butler Snow ranked seventh for disclosure counsel, 10th for negotiated bonds and 13th for competitive bonds. Thomson Reuters ranks firms in a ...

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