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Cooper & Dunham Women Attorneys Named New York Super Lawyers

Wendy E. Miller has been named by New York Super Lawyers as one of the top women attorneys in the New York metro area for 2013 in the area of Intellectual Property.

Tonia A. Sayour and Hindy Dym were named as top women attorneys for 2013 in the Rising Stars category for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation for the New York metro area. More…

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PUCO Chairman and Lawmaker Todd Snitchler Joins McDonald Hopkins

Columbus, Ohio (April 14, 2014) – Todd Snitchler, who served for three years as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and was a state representative in Ohio’s 50th District, has joined McDonald Hopkins as a member of the business department in its Columbus office. He will counsel the firm’s national client base on issues related to energy policy and strategy, government affairs and regulatory matters.

“Todd’s knowledge of the inner workings of government and immersion in energy policy pairs well with his 360-degree view of law – from practicing it to writing it,” said Carl J. Grassi, firm president. “He will give clients a sound perspective based on his unique understanding of how government really works and how objectives are accomplished across complicated legal terrain.”

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 recognizes PPP practice of Maxima Legal law firm among the leading ones in Russia

International directory The Legal 500 once again included Maxima Legal law firm to the list of the main Russian legal market players. Maxima Legal PPP practice, headed by Vladimir Kilinkarov, was honored with high appreciation of the global experts.

The results are available here

Being an executive secretary of the working group for drafting of the Model CIS law on Private-Public Partnerships (requested by Inter-Parliament Assembly of CIS countries), Vladimir drafted a number of amendments to the Federal Law On the basics of PPP in Russian Federation that is going to be adopted in 2014. More…

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 Continues to Recommend Lidings in Key Practice Areas

A prominent international directory The Legal 500 EMEA has announced the results of its annual analytic study of the Russian market for 2014. The directory continues to distinguish Lidings in key practice areas and recognizes the firm’s leading individuals for their outstanding professional skills.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 recommends Lidings among the strongest legal advisors in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, and highlights the notable expertise of its dispute resolution practice.

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Trust and Estate Practice Chair Appears on Indy Style to Discuss the Starkey Awards

Martha (“Marti”) T. Starkey, Equity Partner and Chair of the Trust and Estate Practice at Harrison & Moberly, appeared on WISH TV’S INDY STYLE ON MARCH 31, 2014.  Marti is the founder of the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Awards.  Harrison & Moberly sponsors the annual Awards.  This year’s Awards Breakfast will be held at the Eiteljorg Museum on Friday, May 9, 2014.    Marti was interviewed on Indy Style along with the 2012 Starkey Awards Winner, Kate Bova Drury, owner of The Flying Cupcake Bakery.  You can nominate a female entrepreneur HERE.

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Lyall Knott appointed as Advisory Board Member to the Canada Institute of Wilson Centre

In April 2014, Lyall D. Knott, Q.C. was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board to the Canada Institute of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Institute was founded in 2001 to increase awareness and knowledge about Canada and Canada-U.S. relations among U.S. policy makers and opinion leaders. The Institute is dedicated exclusively to exploring emerging policy issues between Canada and the U.S. The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson.

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Davis & Gilbert Handles 7 of Manhattan’s Largest Office Leases in 2013

Davis & Gilbert handled seven of the largest Manhattan leases (based on square footage) in 2013, according to Crain’s New York Business.

The firm was involved in three of the top ten largest deals, where we represented:

Law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, as tenant, in the lease renewal and restructuring of the firm’s New York City headquarters at 425 Lexington Ave., totaling 595,799 square feet.
Tenant Group M Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of WPP Group, in negotiating a 20-year commercial lease totaling 515,457 square feet at 3 World Trade Center.
Landlord Tishman Speyer in Jefferies & Company’s 458,000 square foot lease renewal, expansion and restructuring at 520 Madison Ave.

Information on the other transactions can be found here.

Davis & Gilbert offers one of New York City’s preeminent real estate practices, and we are particularly well-regarded for our office and retail leasing practice. We regularly handle commercial leases of all sizes on behalf of both owners and tenants, which include international banks, financial services companies, law firms and major advertising agencies. We also work with some of the world’s most recognized retail and fashion brands in the negotiation of leases for flagship, “street” and other shopping center store locations. More…

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Hank Jackson Appointed to Florida Bar Committee

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Hank Jackson was appointed by the incoming Florida Bar President to serve on the Business Litigation Certification Committee of the Florida Bar, from 2014-2017.

Mr. Jackson is board certified in business litigation and a partner in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. He represents a wide variety of clients in the fields of medicine (hospitals, physicians, therapists, and suppliers), real estate (developers, lenders, and brokers), hospitality (hotels owners and management companies), agriculture, insurance, telecommunications, accounting, and various manufacturing.  More…

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The Financing Fix (James Stief)

McDonald Hopkins attorney James Stief was a panelist at the TMA Chicago/Midwest Chapter Women’s Group Luncheon “The Financing Fix,” in Chicago on April 9, 2014.

Click here for more information or to register.

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Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference (Sarkar)

What: Richik Sarkar will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 18th National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation.

Where: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites- Los Angeles, California

When: April 8-9, 2014

Click here for more information and to register.

http://www.americanconference.com/2014/838/consumer-finance-class-action–litigation

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