Monthly Archives: May 2011

Media heralds arrival of State Rep. James Durkin to Arnstein & Lehr

James B. Durkin

Local and national media last week reported on the recent arrival of State Representative James B. Durkin to our Chicago office. Stories appeared in the April 27 edition of dBusinessNews, and the April 28 editions of Law 360 and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. is the nations leading Internet provider of local business intelligence, including news, e-commerce services, business tools, and investment and research resources for small businesses. Law 360 is a national Internet provider reporting on lawsuit filings, litigation, settlements, verdicts and court news. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin is the oldest daily courts newspaper in the country, published by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company since 1854.

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Arnstein & Lehr partner Mark Spognardi offers advice on video interviews in article

Mark A. Spognardi

Mark A. Spognardi

Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi was recently interviewed for an article that was posted April 29 to the Web site of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The article addressed the concern that employers may be lulled into a false sense of informality when conducting video interviews that might lead to inappropriate questions. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries.

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Chicago team successfully represents major Chicago area developer

Barry R. Katz

Erik L. Kantz

Stephanie J. Kim

Robert J. Taylor

Tal Izraeli

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Kathleen Lach speaks at ISBA’s “Illinois Tax Overview and Current Issues: The Expert’s Perspective”

Kathleen M. Lach

Chicago Partner Kathleen Lach was a presenter at an Illinois State Bar Association conference, “Illinois Tax Overview and Current Issues: The Expert’s Perspective,”  on April 29. Ms. Lach’s presentation, “Informal Conference Board Proceedings,” reviewed the practice and procedural requirements when appearing before the Informal Conference Board and discussed how to effectively represent a client in the informal review process.

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Arnstein & Lehr partner Joel Rothman speaks at 2nd annual Intellectual Property Symposium

Joel B. Rothman

Joel Rothman, a partner in our West Palm Beach office, recently co-chaired and spoke on developments in Copyright Law at the 2nd Annual Florida Intellectual Property Symposium in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Rothman chairs the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, the sponsor of the event.  Mr. Rothman  gave the “2011 Copyright Law Update” to attendees at the Symposium.

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Attorney George Apostolides selected as LCA fellow

George P. Apostolides

The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a selective, honorary trial lawyer society, invited Chicago Partner George Apostolides to become an LCA fellow. According to the LCA, fellows are selected “based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.”

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Cynde Munzer works with Exelon to launch national Vision 2020 initiative in Chicago

Chicago Partner Cynde Munzer hosted Vision 2020’s Chicago Host Committee luncheon in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office on Wednesday, April 27 to officially launch Vision 2020 in Chicago. The group successfully kicked off their plans for Vision 2020’s second annual meeting in Chicago on October 11-13. Ms. Munzer and ComEd President Anne Pramaggiore are serving as co-chairs of the Chicago Vision 2020 Host Committee along with Melinda Johnson, Administrator, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership®, Drexel University College of Medicine. Exelon Foundation is a corporate partner in Vision 2020 and is serving as a “Forger of the Future” in the initiative. For a list of committee members click here.

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RSS expands its intellectual property practice

RSS takes great pleasure in announcing the arrival of Me Richard Uditsky, an expert in Intellectual Property.  With more than 35 years of experience in the negotiation and preparation of different types of commercial contracts as well as litigation on issues relating to trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and patents, Me Uditsky gets to the heart of the issue.  As a skilled litigator, he has pleaded before the Federal Court, Federal Appeal Court and the Superior Court of Quebec.

To learn more about Me Richard Uditsky and his services, please consult his profile.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Tallinn office advised Pro Kapital in sale of Kristiine Keskus

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE team advised Pro Kapital in sale of one of the largest shopping centres (Kristiine Keskus) in Tallinn to Citycon group for ca 105 million EUR. The deal was closed in 2 May 2011 whereafter Citycon group, already owning Rocca al Mare and Magistrali shopping centres in Tallinn, became the owner of Kristiine shopping centre.

This deal is a landmark transaction for being one of the largest real estate transactions in Estonia ever and for setting a benchmark for other post-recession real estate deals.

The client was advised by partner Risto Vahimets and senior associate Marit Savi.


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Senior associate Agnius Pilipavičius held a seminar on restructuring

On 28 April 2011, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE senior associate Agnius Pilipavičius held a seminar for the employees of AB Šiaulių Bankas and its subsidiaries. At the seminar, the speaker presented the changes in the regulation of the institute of restructuring after the coming into effect of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Restructuring of Enterprise on 1 October 2010. The participants discussed the application of the institute of restructuring in practice.

More than 20 employees of AB Šiaulių Bankas and its subsidiaries from all over Lithuania attended the seminar.

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