Dr. Andrzej Malec, Partner at Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners, has been appointed to be the new Rector at WSAP in Białystok

On September 5, 2014, Dr. Andrzej Malec assumed the post of Rector at the Stanislaw Staszic College of Public Administration in Bialystok. The task of the new Rector will encompass restructuring the college: adjusting to new market challenges and the strengthening of its business profile. The College will renew relationships with business associations, including law firms, so as to ensure that the education of students is best tailored to market requirements. This will be of huge benefit to students who shall be better prepared in their efforts of seeking employment or with a view to commencing their own business, as well as for business associations that will receive a labor force which is qualified in accordance with their needs. More…

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“Ask the Expert”- Employment Law Seminar

We would be delighted if you could join us at the next instalment of our “Ask the Expert” seminar, which is being held at 29 on Wednesday 8th October 2014. As always, the seminar will be jointly hosted with Syme Drummund, recruitment specialists.

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Epstein Becker Green Enhances Its West Coast Health Care and Transactional Capabilities with the Addition of Paul A. Gomez

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce that Paul A. Gomez has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Corporate Service practices, in the Los Angeles office.  Paul’s arrival brings added strength to Epstein Becker Green’s health care practice, particularly its transactional work, on the West Coast.  His experience representing a wide array of providers complements the services that the firm provides in that area, from structuring mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic affiliations, to counseling on compliance with fraud and abuse laws, and advising on provider licensing and reimbursement matters. For further information please click here.

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Royal Oak, Michigan, September 9, 2014:  Twenty-six of Howard & Howard’s attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2014 as a result of a survey by Law & Politics Media, Inc.  They were selected through a process which included peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 are as follows: More…

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Complimentary Webinar to Address Key Health Care Reforms and Its Impact on Population Health Management


Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar on September 30, 2014 on emerging trends in value-based purchasing in health care. The next session will feature a former key official from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Gary Cohen, JD, who played a central role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past several years and is moderated by Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Senior Member, Epstein Becker Green.  The session, The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Population Health Management, will assess how much progress the federal and state governments have made expanding health care coverage and bending the cost curve.  Specific insurance reforms to the individual and small group markets will be examined along with emerging trends such as the role of accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient accessibility issues, and the drive towards integrated population health solutions.

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Teams of the leading business law firms Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Baltic Legal Solutions Lithuania join forces

We are delighted to inform you that the law firm Tark Grunte Sutkiene expands and strengthens its position becoming the leading commercial law firm in the Baltic States, as the team of lawyers from Baltic Legal Solutions Lithuania joins our Vilnius office.

The decision was made taking into account the growing needs of our clients in the dynamic and ever changing business environment. This step will ensure top-level consultations to our clients in Lithuania and abroad.
This is a unique event in the Lithuanian legal services market. It will offer new opportunities for our clients and our legal specializations. 
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Lefèvre Pelletier & associés Avocats retained as counsel to the African Development Bank for the structuration and creation of AFRICA50

In 2012, African Heads of States in their Declaration on the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) called for innovative solutions to facilitate and accelerate infrastructure delivery in Africa. In response, and after broad consultations with African stakeholders, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has proposed the establishment of a new delivery vehicle called AFRICA50 More…

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Royal Oak, Michigan, September 3, 2014:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph B. Hemker received the Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business Finance and Commercial Law Outstanding Alumni Award.  This award is given annually and is the highest alumni honor that the department can bestow. The award recognizes career accomplishments and business leadership by an alumnus in the department’s discipline area (finance and/or law). “The WMU Department of Finance and Commercial Law Awards Committee has carefully evaluated the candidates for this important award and came to the conclusion that Mr. Hemker was certainly the best choice. From his career accomplishments to the excellent service he has provided to our university for many years, he is a shining example of all a Haworth College of Business alumnus can achieve. He gives career advice to finance and commercial law students and has been an excellent source of information on mergers and acquisitions during our student competitions. He is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of our college and is also a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the WMU Foundation. Mr. Hemker is an outstanding alumnus and an inspiration to all of our students.” – Dr. Devrim Yaman, Chair, Western Michigan University Department of Finance and Commercial Law. More…

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LPA Lefèvre Pelletier & associés advises CBRE Global Investors Germany GmbH again with the acquisition of a portfolio of three logistics assets in Germany

CBRE Global Investors Germany GmbH has acquired a portfolio of three logistics assets in Germany from an Austrian fund for almost EUR 62 millions. The logistics assets in Bingen, Kassel and Ennigerloh were bought on behalf of a separate account client from an open-ended fund managed by Raiffeisen Capital Management. They will be added to the four properties acquired earlier by CBRE Global Investors Germany GmbH for the same client. The three properties total 74,000 sqm and are let to Metro (Bingen), Volkswagen (Kassel) and B Logistik (Ennigerloh) on a 8.4 year weighted average lease term. More…

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Attorney Christopher Graham Dean joins McDonald Hopkins

CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 28, 2014) – Christopher Graham Dean has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Dean joins McDonald Hopkins after more than five years at a Chicago-based firm where he provided representation to clients in a variety of litigation matters. He has experience in commercial litigation, including contract, fiduciary duty, professional negligence, mechanics’ lien claims, and intellectual property litigation. Dean has substantial experience in all aspects of trial and appellate preparation, as well as managing complex discovery processes.

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