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Watkins & Eager pair listed

Stephanie M. Rippee and Rebecca Lee Wiggs of Watkins & Eager PLLC have been chosen for inclusion in the Fifth Edition of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading female litigators. Only four Mississippi lawyers made the list. Rippee is a partner in the firm who has divided her practice between general commercial litigation and ...

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Gilbert joins law firm

J. Scott Gilbert has joined Watkins & Eager PLLC as Counsel. Gilbert, who has received the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association 2013 Investigation of the Year Award, will focus his practice in Healthcare Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense. Gilbert previously was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi, where he litigated white-collar crime matters, including ...

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Watkins & Eager adds members

John B. Howell III and Molly Jeffcoat Moody have been named members at Watkins & Eager PLLC. Howell has a litigation-focused practice, with significant experience in commercial litigation, employment and labor litigation, tort and general litigation, medical malpractice and health care, product liability, appellate advocacy and banking, financial services, and securities litigation. Before coming to the firm he clerked for ...

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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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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Term sheets and commitment letters

EDITOR’S NOTE: Commercial Finance 701 is a continuing series on commercial loans written exclusively for the Mississippi Business Journal.  This series is geared to lenders, developers, investors and transactional attorneys. In commercial finance, the difference between a term sheet and a commitment letter is like the difference between a football prospect’s “soft commitment” and an executed National Letter of Intent.  They ...

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