Howard & Howard Expands Tax Practice

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 20, 2020 – Howard & Howard expanded its Tax Practice Group with the addition of Lindsey A. O’Malley. She brings over 20 years of accounting and tax experience to the firm. Lindsey will practice out of the firm’s Chicago office.

“I am a tax attorney and CPA who advises clients on federal and state tax credits and incentives.” – Lindsey A. O’Malley

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Claude-Armand Sheppard and Katherine Delage Speaking at a Continuing Education Activity

February 18, 2020 — The Bar of Montreal will be hosting a continuing education activity on Wednesday, February 26, featuring two RSS lawyers commenting on two decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada:

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Geneviève Goulet becomes a certified corporate director

February 17, 2020 — RSS is pleased to announce that Geneviève Goulet, a partner in our Business Law Group, has completed the University Certification in Corporate Governance programme, thus becoming a certified corporate director (Administratrice de sociétés certifiée, ASC). The only programme of its kind in Quebec, it was designed for corporate directors and officers sitting on corporate boards aiming to reach the highest standards of corporate governance.

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We are very pleased to announce that our firm has recently received the following awards:

– IP-Patents Firm of the Year in Greece by Leaders in Law – 2020 Global Awards

– IP Law Firm of the Year in Greece 2020 by Global Law Experts

– Law Firm of the Year – Advertising – Greece – 2020 by M&A Today Global Awards

– Best Practice Operator Greece 2020 by ACQ5 – Country Awards 2020

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Press release: Internationalization projects in Africa

Press release: Internationalization projects in Africa
Author: Stefano Rossi The last business mission organized by EXP Legal in Senegal, Dakar, ended…
Stefano Rossi

Senegal has long been a country of strategic importance in the expansion of EXP Legal on the African continent, particularly in the area of West Africa.

Since 2014, the launch year of the “Plan Senegal Emergent” program, the Senegalese economy has advanced at increasing rates (4.3% in 2014, 6.4% in 2015, 6.6% in 2016, 6.7% in 2017, 6.8% in 2018). Political stability, strong integration into the regional economy, the optimal geographical position and a “pro business” legislative and regulatory framework are the other positive aspects to consider.

The mission in Dakar, led by Avv. Stefano Rossi, had as main objective the strengthening of the presence of the Firm in Senegal and the network expansion of professional co-operation relationships on site: a network of primary African law and consulting firms to work synergistically in order to assist clients in the whole region according to their needs.

In addition to supporting its clients in the development and implementation of new export plans in Africa, the Firm assists companies in more complex investment operations in multiple product and industrial sectors.

In the coming months, an event will take place in Rome dedicated to business opportunities for Italian companies in Africa, followed by a new multisectoral business mission in Senegal, this time dedicated to a selected number of companies.

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Howard & Howard Donates $12.5K to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 13, 2020 – Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, has donated $12,500 to the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH). The nonprofit SOCH has operated the Welcome Inn Day Center on W. 13 Mile Road since 2003.

The Welcome Inn Day Center is a “low barrier” wintertime day-center, which means that guests are accepted as they are with few stipulations or requirements. The Center also works with a group of local churches which provide overnight accommodations, enabling 24-hour sheltering at a time of year when a denial of care could result in dire consequences for vulnerable, homeless citizens.

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Congratulations to Our Twelve Attorneys Named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 11, 2020 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that twelve of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2020. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and a half percent to Rising Stars.

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SLAPPs: Martin Côté at the “Grands rendez-vous de la formation du Barreau”

February 10, 2020 — This week, the Quebec Bar is offering an important continuing education activity where numerous topics will be discussed.

On Thursday, February 13, Martin Côté will be taking part in this session, presenting a lecture on “Poursuites-bâillons — Où en sommes-nous dix ans après l’entrée en vigueur des dispositions du Code de procédure civile visant à contrer de telles poursuites” (SLAPPs : Where do we stand ten years after the coming into force of the rules in the Code of Civil Procedure to counter SLAPP proceedings).

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Trusts in Separation Cases: A Conference by Louis Dessureault

February 5, 2020 — The Supreme Court of Canada issued last December its decision in Yared v. Karam, in which it ruled on the inclusion of a trust in the family patrimony upon divorce.

This question will be the theme of a conference hosted by the Association de planification fiscale et financière, which will take place on Wednesday, February 12 in Montréal. The speaker will be Louis Dessureault who, along with his colleague Stewart Litvack, represented the winning party before the Supreme Court.

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William Dion-Bernard to Speak on Private Client Matters

February 4, 2020 — Over the next few days, William Dion-Bernard will be taking part in two professional education activities related to private client matters:

  • On Thursday, February 6, he will be summarizing recent cases on trusts and estates as part of a seminar on trusts hosted by the Association de planification fiscale et financière;
  • On Tuesday, February 11, he will be presenting an introduction on estate law at a breakfast conference presented by RSS, in association with the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division.
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