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Brigitte Garceau at the Heart of the West Island Women’s Shelter’s “Give Me Shelter” Campaign

December 16, 2020 — Due to lockdown and isolation made necessary by the pandemic, problems of domestic violence have become more severe than ever before. Brigitte Garceau, as President of the Board of the West Island Women’s Shelter, has responded by spearheading the “Give Me Shelter” Campaign. Along with the Board and her colleagues from RSS’s Family Law Practice Group, Brigitte has persuaded several members of Montréal’s business community to join the Shelter’s fundraising effort. Today’s edition of The Suburban features this initiative.

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RSS Collaborates on Two International Manuals

December 16, 2020 — The International Lawyers Network, of which RSS is a long-time member, recently announced the release of two guides for persons carrying on international transactions and their advisors.

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Howard & Howard’s Jeffrey A. Hoover Selected to 2020 “Michigan’s Go To Business Lawyers” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

ROYAL OAK, Mich., December 8, 2020 – Attorney Jeffrey A. Hoover has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural class of “Michigan’s Go To Business Lawyers.” The newly launched program recognizes the top 20 lawyers across the state in a given practice area as nominated by their peers.

A “Michigan Go To Lawyer” is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter; experienced, with a record of success in many cases and/or transactions; a lawyer to whom other lawyers make referrals because of his or her expertise and accomplishments; a lawyer who can think creatively and identify all options for a client; a lawyer you would name when a friend needs legal help; and a lawyer you might call yourself if you needed legal help in his or her field of expertise.

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Lidings Takes Advanced Positions in New Pravo.ru–300 Rating

Lidings Takes Advanced Positions in New Pravo.ru–300 Rating

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Community Support for 20/20 Women on Boards

Connolly Gallagher LLP was recognized as a Community Supporter of the Wilmington/Philadelphia 2020 Women on Boards virtual event on Tuesday, Dec. 1st. The  program consisted of a panel presentation featuring Soledad Alfaro, Chief Administrative Officer, Philadelphia International Airport, Jennifer Cohan, Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Delaware and Sharon Kurfuerst, Chief Operating Officer, Christiana Care. Following the panel, attendees were invited to join Director Coaches for a candid conversation on how to secure a board position. Director Coaches included; Mark Turner from WSFS Bank, Jagruti Panwala from Wealth Protection Strategies, Maria Thompson of Arsenal Growth, Joseph Rigby of Pepco Holdings, David Nicoli of The Nicoli Consulting Group, Sonia Galindo of FLIR Systems, Leslie T. Thornton of WGL Holdings Inc. and Claudia Peña Porretti, J.D., CFRE of Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Howard & Howard Welcomes Three New Associates

ROYAL OAK, Mich., December 1, 2020 – Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard has welcomed Brett G. Garwood, Kaila E. Patrick, and Hubert H. Yi to the firm. Brett and Kaila both began their careers with the firm as 2019 summer associates and will practice out of the Royal Oak, MI and Las Vegas, NV offices, respectively. Hubert joined the firm in 2015 as an intellectual property intern and will continue his practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak, MI office.

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Maxima Legal’s lawyers have helped protect a fashion industry player from unfair competition

ANSE, one of the largest players in the fashion industry in the Russian faux fur market, instructed to Maxima Legal to protect its clothing designs that a competitor had misused. Maxima Legal lawyers helped the client prove the unlawful use of original designs. The Federal Antimonopoly Service has ruled that Goodwill’s actions amount to unfair competition. It was found that the company and its affiliates intentionally introduced coats which reproduced the design of ANSE’s products. The matter is rare for the Russian fashion sector – the dispute paves the way for financial sanctions against the violator.

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Connolly Gallagher Congratulates Chip Connolly on Being Selected to the 2020 Irish Legal 100

Connolly Gallagher Managing partner, Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly, III has been named to the 2020 Irish Legal 100. In their 13th year, the Irish Legal 100 is honoring it’s largest class ever -209 honorees.

The Irish Legal 100, founded in 2008 in New York, is an annual compilation of the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share one common bond: pride in their Irish roots. The list includes attorneys, legal scholars and members of the judiciary who have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavor. Members include United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor, CBS News correspondent Erin Moriarty and many more.

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New Faces at RSS (Behind Their Mask, Naturally!)

November 13, 2020 — RSS is pleased to announce that four new members recently joined our team:

  • We are especially pleased with the return of Laurence Gauthier, who practiced with us for 10 years before leaving temporarily in 2015. Laurence is a seasoned litigator and over the years she has represented entities in diverse areas. More particularly, she has acquired an expertise in insurance litigation with a sub-specialty in insurance coverage matters as well as professional liability, civil liability, product liability, construction, and latent defects. Laurence will be an asset to our vibrant insurance practice group.
  • Éliane Dufour-Fallon, also a litigator, is another recruit in our Insurance Law Practice Group. Since being called to the Bar in 2017, she has acquired experience in the numerous facets of civil liability. Her dynamic personality is a definite asset to the team.
  • Notary Adrien Tillet is now a member of our Estates, Wills and Trusts Group. In addition to holding a law degree and practicing as a notary for two years, his passion for history materialized as a degree in History from Université de Paris-Ouest.
  • Laurianne Falardeau, joins our paralegal team in the in the Insurance Law Practice Group with great enthusiasm. A paralegal since 2016, she brings to RSS some five years of expertise assistance in civil and commercial litigation matters.
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Excelling in our Quality Standard Audit

Congratulations and thank you to all our staff on the firm once again being awarded an exceptional score of 99%, a Gold Standard, in the Q9000 Legal Quality Standard audit.

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