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Jeffrey A. Hoover of Howard & Howard Selected as an Association for Corporate Growth-Detroit M&A All Star Advisor of the Year

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 24, 2021 – Attorney Jeffrey A. Hoover has been selected as an “M&A All Star Advisor of the Year” by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit. He will be honored at the 6th Annual M&A All Star Awards Program on June 15, 2021.

Each year, ACG Detroit celebrates the men and women who have made incredible strides in the M&A community through its M&A All Star Awards. The awards program is intended to highlight the standout members of Metro Detroit’s M&A community and major milestones achieved in the past year. Winners are selected by a panel of peers who are middle market professionals and ACG Detroit members.

“I am a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney who advises clients regarding strategic business transactions.” –Jeffrey A. Hoover

Hoover, who practices out of the firm’s Royal Oak office, concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions and corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations of business entities, corporate finance, commercial lending, and real estate.

Hoover was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its “Michigan Go To Business Lawyers” (2020), by Michigan Super Lawyers as one of its “Rising Stars” (2011-2019), and was also recognized by Michigan Leading Lawyers (2017-2020) and dbusiness “Top Lawyers” (2013; 2014; 2020). He was a recipient of the M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Awards in 2019.

Hoover earned his M.B.A. and B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now known as Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School).

About Howard & Howard:  

With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. More than 160 attorneys practice out of offices in Royal Oak, Michigan; Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, please visit howardandhoward.com.

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European Recognition from Chambers Europe 2021

Chambers Europe 2021, a legal directory of the best lawyers and law firms worldwide, has ranked our Insurance Dispute Resolution services as the amongst the most outstanding in Europe.

What the team is known for: Earns praise for proven capacity to handle diverse claims across EL/PL, motor insurance and financial lines. Defends insurers and self-insured companies or associations in personal injury claims filed by employees or third parties. Noted for its expertise in professional liability cases pertaining to the construction, financial services and legal sectors. Assists with coverage disputes arising under professional indemnity policies. Also has a separate claimant-side practice.

Strengths: “I regularly get a summary of each claim and anything that might have happened in the last week or so,” says one client, further noting: “The lawyers are proactive in trying to get a claim resolved.” “They are commercially minded,” says another source, explaining: “They understand the importance of getting out of a case and getting certainty, but they also understand the importance of bringing our customer along with that decision. They tend to meet our customers face to face more often, which I like.”

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A&K Metaxopoulos Receives Top Rankings by Top Ranked Legal

ILN member firm, A&K Metaxopoulos & Partners, in Athens, Greece has been recently ranked by Top Ranked Legal as Top Ranked (1st) in IP and also ranked in Patents (Top 5), White-Collar Crime (Top 5), Dispute Resolution (Top 10), TMT (Top 10) and Competition/Antitrust (Top 20).

As an aggregate result of these rankings, the firm was among the very few niche full-service practices in Europe to be ranked overall among the 20 Top Ranked Law Firms in its own jurisdiction. Congratulations to A&K Metaxopoulos!

For the full results, please visit this page.

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Our Commercial Litigation Group Welcomes Gabriel Gibeau

March 19, 2021 — RSS’S Commercial Litigation Group is happy to welcome Gabriel Gibeau, who was just called to the Bar after articling with us. “Ever since he came on board, Gabriel has already demonstrated that he has the necessary qualities to succeed as a pleader before the courts”, explains team leader Jean-Pierre Sheppard. “The members of the group appreciate his commitment and his passion.”

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International Recognition from Chambers Global 2021

Chambers Global 2021, a legal directory of the best lawyers and law firms worldwide, has ranked our lawyers as amongst the most outstanding in the world.

George Kennedy was rated as Up and Coming for his Corporate/M&A work.

George Kennedy regularly handles sales and acquisitions on behalf of clients hailing from a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, technology and aviation.

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Kommersant-2021: Lidings Strengthens its Position as Leading Legal Advisor in Russia in Key Practice Areas

Lidings demonstrates new achievements and takes advanced positions in the rating of the leading legal advisors in Russia based on the analytical research held annually by the “Kommersant” newspaper. Results of the new research published in a special supplement to Kommersant as of March 17, 2021.

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Harper, Durante and Wolcott Present at 2021 Delaware State Bar Association’s Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations seminar

Harper, Durante and Wolcott Present at 2021 Delaware State Bar Association’s Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations seminar

Connolly Gallagher attorneys Brandon Harper, Chuck Durante and Josiah Wolcott teamed up to present at the 2021 Delaware State Bar Association’s Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations seminar on Wednesday, March 10th. Chuck Durante, vice president at large of the Bar Association, spoke about “The Delaware Way” which he describes as “a commitment to listen even while advocating, to avoid turning argument into insult, to seek points for discussion, to respect the counter-party, to be willing to concede some things for overall gain, to recognize that the long view requires looking past the moment’s stresses and hostilities, whether our own or our clients’.”  Josiah Wolcott covered the important  topic of “Working with a Difficult Client”, and Brandon Harper moderated the day-long seminar.

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Holly and DeLuca Present at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Update 2021

Holly and DeLuca Present at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Update 2021

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021 both Connolly Gallagher labor and employment attorneys, Tim Holly & Lauren DeLuca will present at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Update 2021. Lauren will co-present with Dan Herr to provide the “Employment Rights & Responsibilities Case Law Update.” Tim will co-present with Kevin Fasic and provide a “Delaware Legislative Update.”

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Howard & Howard Names R. Saleha Mohamedulla as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 9, 2021 – Howard & Howard has selected R. Saleha Mohamedulla as a member of the 2021 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Saleha is one of 418 new Fellows, a group of talented and diverse, mid-career attorneys who have been selected by 293 LCLD member corporations and law firms to participate in this career development program.

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Hélène Maurice and Nathan Hassan Omar Join Our Insurance Law Practice Group

March 1, 2021 — We are pleased to welcome two lawyers in our Insurance Law Practice Group. Hélène Maurice, who was called to the Bar in 2020, will be able to indulge her penchant for litigation, while Nathan Hassan Omar, also called in 2020, will continue to focus on the analysis of insurance policies.

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