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Rackley named Rising Star

The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP) has selected Cal Rackley, CPA, of Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC in Starkville as one of the 2015 “Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars” in Mississippi. The award is designed to recognize outstanding public accounting professionals who have been practicing for less than 15 years. Rackley joined Watkins, Ward and Stafford ...

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Zach Branson a fall associate

Zach Branson from the University of Virginia School of Law joins the Commercial Litigation practice group as a fall associate at Burr & Forman LLP in Jackson. Branson is one of 11 fall associates promoted at offices in Jackson, Atlanta, Orlando, Birmingham, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.

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Court delays Saltillo bank robbery trial

ABERDEEN — A 57-year-old Saltillo man will have a couple of more months to prepare for his federal bank robbery trial. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Chris Cosner was scheduled to go to trial Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen for the robbery of First American Bank in Saltillo. This week, the court granted a continuance, delaying ...

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Nail McKinney hires Steeno

Tom Steeno, CPA, has joined Nail McKinney Professional Association as a Staff Accountant in the Tupelo office. Tom received his Bachelor of Accountancy in 2011 and Master of Accountancy in 2012 from the University of Mississippi. He has over two years in public practice in Natchez.

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MacNeil a top lawyer

John B. MacNeill of MacNeill, McKay & Gay, PLLC, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for Insurance Litigation and Defendants’ Personal Injury Litigation. MacNeill has a bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Mississippi.

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Butler Snow ranked

Butler Snow has been named among the South’s top government affairs firms and lobbyists in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama by The Southern Political Report. Butler Snow ranked No. 1 in Mississippi, No. 3 in Tennessee and No. 5 in Alabama in the 2015 report. The Southern Political Report produces these rankings based on the results of an online survey sent ...

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Bradley Arant adds 3

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced the addition of three new employees. Michael Casey Williams has joined the firm’s Jackson office as an associate. He represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including product liability litigation, mass tort litigation, and employment litigation in both state and federal court. In addition to handling various general litigation matters, ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Syndications: a super-sized credit facility with multiple lenders

To fulfill whopping credit needs, a corporate borrower may need to avail itself of a syndicated loan.  This article attempts to define, distill and distinguish this divergent financing vehicle. What is a Syndicated Loan or Loan Syndication? As too common in business jargon, “syndicated loan” and “loan syndication” are not precisely defined or uniformly employed terms.  To get us started, ...

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