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Balch & Bingham Welcomes Five New Associates

Balch & Bingham is pleased to welcome five new associates to the firm: Cyrus Chin, Grace Hembree, Emily McKee, Christina Nunez and Aaron Tippetts. These attorneys will work across the firm's nationally recognized Banking & Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Estate Planning & Trusts, Issues & Appeals, Lending & Commercial, Environmental & Natural Resources, Construction, Real Estate, Corporate, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Governance and Litigation Practices.

Cyrus Chin joins the Houston office as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Governance Practices. He earned his J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Cyrus previously was a senior associate at another firm in Houston, where he represented clients across multiple industries in all phases of the business life-cycle, from corporate structuring and formation, to daily operations, to negotiating the acquisition and sale of businesses in the middle-market. 

Grace Hembree joins the Birmingham office as a member of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she served as the production editor for the Alabama Law Review. Grace was a quarterfinalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition and served on the Moot Court Board. 

Emily McKee joins the Birmingham office as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Estate Planning & Trusts, and Corporate Practices. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Alabama Law Review. Emily was a quarterfinalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition, a member of the Moot Court Board, a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and the recipient of the Dean Thomas W. Christopher Prize for Excellence in the Course of Wills and Trusts.

Christina Nuñez joins the Jackson office as a member of the Corporate and Health Law Practices. She graduated summa cum laude from the Mississippi College School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor for the Mississippi College Law Review. She is the recipient of the Mississippi Bar Labor & Employment Section Award, the Mississippi Bar Health Law Section Award, and the Floyd & Luella Doolittle Labor Law Award. Before joining Balch & Bingham, Christina was a judicial extern for the Honorable David Neil McCarty, Mississippi Court of Appeals in Jackson and a legal intern for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi.

Aaron Tippetts joins the Birmingham office as a member of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice. Aaron graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Alabama Law Review. He was a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, a Hugo Black Scholar, and a recipient of the M. Leigh Harrison Award.