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Attorneys Edward A. Snyder and Robert A. McKenzie offer thoughts on Illinois Use Tax Amnesty program in General Aviation News

Edward A. Snyder

Robert A. McKenzie

Chicago Partner Edward  Snyder and Associate Robert A. McKenzie’s article “Surprises in Illinois Tax Amnesty Program” appeared in the May 2 issue of General Aviation News.  The article addresses how the Illinois Use Tax Amnesty program covers only aircraft purchased from out-of-state retailers, i.e., those subject to tax under the Use Tax Act, not the Aircraft Use Tax Law, and it covers only individual owners, not businesses.

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Hoffman Estates Attorney William Braithwaite to present seminar for newly elected municipal officials

J. William Braithwaite

Hoffman Estates Attorney J. William Braithwaite will be one of two presenters at a seminar for newly elected officials of the seven municipalities of the Barrington Area Council of Governments on May 31.  The seminar is designed to educate those elected to Village offices for the first time in the April, 2011, election on a number of municipal topics ranging from the Open Meetings Act, the complexities of the Freedom of Information statute, parliamentary procedure and municipal land use.  The seminar will also cover the fine art of parliamentary procedure and when closed sessions may be held in compliance with the law.  Mr. Braithwaite  will also discuss practical aspects of local government for new officials, including dealing with the press, civility and conflicts of interest.  He has conducted similar training seminars a number of times during his more than 50 year tenure as a Barrington area municipal attorney.

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Partner Thomas White interviewed for Treasury & Risk article on 401(k) tiers

Thomas M. White

Chicago Partner Thomas White was interviewed for an article that appeared in the May issue of Treasury & Risk.  The article, entitled “Cheers for 401(k) Tiers,” addresses tiered investment strategies that aligns particular types of investments with the investing appetite and inclinations of plan participants. Treasury & Risk magazine serves as a resource for senior financial executives covering all areas of corporate finance including cash management, risk management, insurance and pensions.

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Jerry Siegan recognized for his artistic talents in Chicago Lawyer magazine

Chicago Lawyer May 2011 cover of Arnstein & Lehr attorney Jerold SieganArnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jerold Siegan is highlighted in the May issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine which this month includes a feature story on Chicago area lawyers with “interesting hobbies, talents and creativity.”  Mr. Siegan is included on the cover while standing in front of three of his paintings at our Chicago office with two other artists/performers.  Additional photos of Jerry and his art work are included inside the issue.  Mr. Siegan is an award-winning painter specializing in abstract expressionism, or what he prefers to call “complex minimalism.”  Many of his paintings are displayed in our Chicago office.

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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. dBusinessNews.com 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 SHRM.org 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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