Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, a Jackson, Miss. law firm, has hired R. Nash Neyland as a partner and a member of its corporate/commercial law section.

Mr. Neyland had represented Union Planters Corp. since 1988 as a member of the Memphis law office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. While at the firm he also recently represented Concord EFS Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Electronic Payment Systems Inc.

He will continue to focus on financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, and securities registration and reporting.

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