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Robbins opens law firm

Attorney Courtney L. Robbins has opened her own law practice, Robbins Legal, PLLC, focusing on estate planning and the The Employee Retirement Security Act. Before opening her own practice, Courtney worked as an ERISA expert in the trust and wealth management department of one of the largest banks in the south, assisting other attorneys in charting the best course of ...

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WE LAW — Postnuptial agreements: Do you need one?

Asset protection planning is a well-known concept in business circles, but seldom considered in a family context. And when discussed in the non-business context, the discussion is more likely to involve either a prenuptial agreement, property settlement in divorce, or estate planning.  The postnuptial agreement is an asset protection planning device used during marriage.  In fact, it can be used ...

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Society of CPAs offers 100 seminars to keep accountants up to date

By LYNN LOFTON Accounting involves an array of various fields of expertise, and certified public accountants must stay on top of things in the constantly evolving world of regulations, tax codes and technology. The Mississippi Society of CPAs helps them by providing training seminars throughout the year. “We strive to educate accounting professionals on the latest rules, regulations and standards in ...

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No matter the size of the law firm, personal relationships are vital

By BECKY GILLETTE The trend in recent years for law firms in Mississippi and across the nation has been mergers and buyouts that lead to larger and larger law firms. But small to mid-sized law firms in the state are by no means endangered. They have strategies that keep them doing a thriving business in a state where personal relationships are ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Practical issues with multi-tiered entity structures

It is quite common – even vogue nowadays – for the ownership structure of a commercial project to include a chain of entities.  Even in a relatively straightforward commercial project, the resulting organizational chart can be convoluted.   (See Chart 1). The older ones among us grew up with corporations as the standard fare, which invariably included shareholders, a board ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Service line co-management arrangements on the rise

As hospitals continue to seek ways to enhance patient care, improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs, service line co-management arrangements have regained traction as a popular and productive method of clinical integration. Service line co-management arrangements pose significant benefits for hospitals and physicians alike by aligning clinical and financial interests. Although the charge of hospitals acquiring physician practices appears to ...

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Manuel elected to post

Jackson partner J. William Manuel of Bradley Arant has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Capitol Area Bar Association (CABA). Manuel, who most recently served as a CABA director, will act as secretary-treasurer for a one-year term, and then proceed with annual terms as president-elect, president, and past president. Manuel focuses his practice primarily on commercial and employment litigation. He has ...

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Matlock joins Oxford firm

Marjorie T. Matlock has joined Holcomb Dunbar – Attorneys as a partner and will lead its Workers’ Compensation Defense Group. Matlock will concentrate her practice on providing workers compensation defense to businesses and insurers throughout Mississippi, as well as general insurance defense, and mediation and alternative dispute resolution services. Matlock has 31-years of legal knowledge and other experience in assisting ...

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Wise Carter selects board and officers

Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. recently named its 2016 officers and board of directors. The appoints are: » Chairman of the Board – George H. Ritter » President – Charles E. Ross » New Board Members – Lynda C. Carter and R. Mark Hodges Current board members who will continue include: Eugene R. Naylor (Secretary/Treasurer), Charles H. Russell III, ...

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Currie tapped for Institute

Edward J. “Ned” Currie has been elected for membership in the American Law Institute. Currie is a 1976 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and is a founding member of Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., with offices in Jackson and Biloxi. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work ...

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