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Bilzin Sumberg Recognized As A Top-Tier Law Firm By U.S. News And Best Lawyers® …

Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers' 2013 "Best Law Firms" ranked the firm as a top tier law firm in the Miami Metropolitan Area in 16 practice areas. The "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on client evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys. Bilzin Sumberg has been ranked consecutively as a "Best Law Firm" since the report's

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Adds Dallas Associate

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to welcome Holly Eckert as an associate in the firm’s Dallas office. “Holly is an exceptionally talented attorney whose expertise in Family Law matters will benefit our clients and our firm,” says McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing founding partner Mike McCurley. “We are very happy she is joining our team.” Ms. Eckert’s practice is focused

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With American Bar Association Voter Project At High …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina Evan Guthrie Law Firm helped with the American Bar Association American Voter Project roll out at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC on Friday October 19th 2012. The event was the public service project component of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting held in Charleston, SC in October of 2012. The purpose of the event was

Godwin Lewis PC Announces New Shareholders in Dallas

DALLAS – Texas trial and appellate firm Godwin Lewis PC is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Attorneys Timothy Alford and W. Ira Bowman to Shareholders, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Additionally, firm Associates Laci Myers and Alexandra Stravinsky have been promoted to Senior Attorneys. “These fine attorneys possess the skills, commitment and passion that sets this firm apart. We are very pleased to offer these promotions to this group of

Kerry Peck Donation Supports Chicago-Kent College of Law Scholarship Recipients

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck and Peck Bloom, LLC recently sponsored the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association 35th Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon. The event is held every year to recognize alumni and friends of the College. Recipients are considered leaders in their field or serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community. The 2012 recognition luncheon was held on November 15 at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court,

Gardere Partners Honored in 2012 ‘Who’s Who in Energy’

HOUSTON – Three partners from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the most respected full-service law firms in the Southwest, have earned selection to the 2012 “Who’s Who in Energy” listing. Timothy M. Spear joins two-time honorees Geoffrey H. Bracken and N.L. “Larry” Stevens III on the exclusive list of energy industry leaders. Compiled by the editors of the Houston Business Journal and its sister publications in Dallas, Denver, St. Louis,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Presents Estate Planning And Probate Class At Daniel Islan …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina Evan Guthrie Law Firm taught an estate planning and probate class at Daniel Island Library on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC on Tuesday October 16th 2012. The class was open to the general public and was offered by the library and the Evan Guthrie Law Firm at no cost. This was the second time that attorney Evan Guthrie

Data Protection Foundation (Stiftung Datenschutz) Advisory Board Election

The CDU/CSU and FDP have nominated their candidates for the Supervisory Board: SPD and the Green Party decided not to present nominees. In July 2012, the Bundestag voted in favour of establishing a data protection foundation, „Stiftung Datenschutz“. The foundation is responsible for developing data protection measures in close cooperation with the private sector, data protection experts and members of civil society. Once established, it should function as a consumer organisation

Shackelford, Melton & McKinley Adds Commercial Transactions Attorney in Dallas

DALLAS – The business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of commercial transactions partner Scott Conrad in the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Conrad’s practice is focused on public and private financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting energy, real estate and commercial credit facilities. A Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney, Mr. Conrad represents real estate entities in their acquisition, disposition and leasing activities,

A to Z Partner Sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye installed Dennis LaRochelle, a partner with Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP (A to Z Law), as vice president of the California statewide chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, CAL-ABOTA, recently at the organization’s annual convention in Hawaii. "It was quite an honor to meet and be sworn in by the Chief Justice. Her willingness to take time out of her

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks To Law Education Class Students At Fort Dorchester …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to the law education class at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, SC on Wednesday Oct 10th 2012. The law education class is a semester long high school course that covers many aspects of law and teaches from the “Street Law” text book. Fort Dorchester High is a school in the Dorchester County District 2 School

A Day 26/11 that cannot be forgotten by Citizens of India Today

The National Law Day is celebrated every year on the twenty- sixth day of November to honour the 207 eminent members of the Constituent Assembly who are considered the founding fathers of the Constitution of India. Every citizen in India today knows for sure that the Constitution is supreme and the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under it indeed are sacrosanct. The evolutionary stages of the Constitution started from Minto Morley Reforms

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Makes Estate Planning And Probate Presentation For Charles …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina made an estate planning and probate presentation at Summerville Estates Retirement Community In Summerville, SC on Friday October 5th 2012. Summerville Estates Gracious Retirement Living is an independent community that offers amenities such as home-cooked meals, game night, on-site management teams, special excursions to cultural events, day trips, museums, and other places of interest. Summerville Estates also has

Former Houston Texans Punter Sues Over Injury Caused by Reliant Stadium Field

HOUSTON – A former punter for the National Football League’s Houston Texans has filed a state district court lawsuit against the owners and managers of Reliant Stadium based on claims that the stadium’s poor field conditions caused him to suffer a career-threatening leg injury. Brett Hartmann was the NFL’s leading rookie punter when the Texans played the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 4, 2011. In the game’s closing moments, Mr. Hartmann was

Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Pierre Gooding Elected To Dade County Bar Association Yo …

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Litigation attorney, Pierre Gooding, has been elected as a member of the 2012-2014 Board of Directors of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (DCBA/YLS). Mr. Gooding will also co-chair the organization's Rainmakers and Homeless Outreach committees. In these capacities he will be responsible for promoting and participating in the Section’s signature events, including the Annual DCBA Judicial Reception and Bids for Kids, and

Dallas Bar Association Hosts Diversity Summit

The Dallas Bar Association will host the DBA Diversity Summit on Thursday, November 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Pavilion at the Belo Mansion. Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Hunton & Williams LLP, and Executive Director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity will give the opening address and Roland S. Martin, CNN Guest Correspondent, will be the luncheon speaker. The purpose of the summit is to promote

New Hires at AZA Boost Firm’s Intellectual Property, Energy Litigation Practices …

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is continuing to grow with the addition of two experienced attorneys in Houston. Commercial business litigator Megan Bibb and intellectual property lawyer Kyril Talanov will help bolster AZA’s existing work for clients in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law. “Megan and Kyril are excellent attorneys who are perfectly suited to help continue

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Estate Planning And Wills Clinic For Charleston …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped provide free wills and estate planning advice for a wills clinic held by Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation in St. George, SC on Saturday September 29th 2012. The Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation is a non-profit group that assists property owners in the heirs’ property process and holds events such as the wills clinic to prevent heirs’

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Has Estate Planning Article Published In American Bar Asso …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina had an article published by the American Bar Association Animal Law Committee of The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Fall 2012 Newsletter. The mission of the ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee is To address all issues concerning the intersection of animals and the law to create a paradigm shift resulting in a just world for all. The

Scott McElhaney Elected Dallas Bar Association President-Elect

The Dallas Bar Association, a voluntary organization comprised of more than 10,000 lawyers, recently held its Annual Meeting, where the membership elected Scott McElhaney, of Jackson Walker LLP, the President-Elect. Mr. McElhaney will serve as the association’s 105th President in 2014. Mr. McElhaney was elected to the DBA Board in 2006 and was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in 2010. He has served as Chair of numerous DBA Committees

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With American Bar Association Young Lawyers Voter Re …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with a voter registration drive as part of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC on Thursday September 27th 2012. The event was the service project for the quarterly ABA YLD meeting that was held in Charleston in October of 2012. There were several young

Gardere Honored in 2013 ‘Best Law Firms’ National Rankings

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the most respected full-service law firms in the Southwest, has earned selection to the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. Compiled by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®, the annual “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize the nation’s top firms in different practice areas. According to the publishers, Gardere’s selection to

Amanda Bush Receives Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional ATHENA Award

Jackson Walker partner Amanda Bush received the 2012 Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional ATHENA Award on Oct. 25, 2012. She was presented with the award during the organization’s 17th Annual Women’s Business Conference. The award is given annually to one Dallas-area businesswoman who strives towards professional accomplishment, excels in her field, devotes time and energy to her community, and encourages others to succeed. Ms. Bush focuses her practice on complex commercial,

Leeds Law Firm Unveils New Design For One Of The UK’s Longest Established Legal …

A Leeds law firm has announced the launch of a redesigned legal advice website which is thought to be one of the oldest in the UK. The Claims Connection website was first published in 2000 and has undergone a modern redesign to include a seamless mobile device platform. The site, which has just gone live, is owned and managed by Winston Solicitors LLP, a Lexcel accredited law firm authorised and

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Announces Pro Bono Awards Recipients

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, hosted the 30th Pro Bono Awards Reception on October 18 at the Belo Mansion, which honored judges, attorneys, law firms, court reporters and legal staff who provide free legal services to indigent residents of Dallas County. In a 12-month period, volunteers gave over more than 43,000 hours of free legal

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Attends South Carolina Legal Services Neighbor Day In Char …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina attended the annual Neighbor Day held by the Charleston office of South Carolina Legal Services on Saturday September 22nd 2012. Neighbor Day is an event held every year by legal services to reach out to the local community and raise awareness of the law services that the office can offer. The program was held at the campus of

MDG Advertising Interactive Infographic Exposes “The Dollars and Senselessness o …

Boca Raton, Fla. – 10/24/12 – Did you know that $5.8 billion will be spent on political campaigning in the U.S. on the 2012 elections? MDG Advertising, a full-service advertising and interactive agency with offices in Boca Raton and New York, just released a visually and factually compelling interactive infographic that reveals the high cost of campaigning and how that outrageous sum could be better spent helping our nation in

According to Morgan Law Group 1 in 8 U.S. Households Could Owe Estate Tax in 201 …

Newport Beach, CA – October 23, 2012 - LIMRA, the worldwide association of insurance and financial services companies, has just released a report that finds approximately 14.7 million U.S. households - one in eight - face a potential estate tax liability if the estate tax law reverts back as planned to 2001 levels at the end of this year. The LIMRA report said that Congress would likely consider

Attorney Laura Anthony to Speak at ClearTrust SEC Hot Topic Breakfast- Small Pub …

Leading securities attorney Laura Anthony to provide overview of JOBS Act opportunities West Palm Beach, FL – October 24, 2012 – ClearTrust, LLC, an independent, full-service stock transfer agent serving listed, small cap, and private equity issuers has announced that attorney Laura Anthony, founding partner of Legal & Compliance, LLC, will speak on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act at its November 9 SEC Hot Topic Breakfast. ClearTrust has

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps As Judge For Law School Moot Court Competition In Ch …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina took part in the CSOL 2L Moot Court Competition in Charleston, SC on Saturday September 15th 2012. The contest was an internal competition among second year law students at the law school in Charleston. The case that the students were arguing in the event was about an internet defamation case that had negative implications for one

Gardere Expands Intellectual Property Practice With Addition of Sarah Paxson in …

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Sarah M. Paxson as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Paxson focuses her practice on patent infringement, trade secret and trademark litigation. In addition to providing litigation and litigation avoidance services, she counsels clients on licensing issues and proper development and management of intellectual property assets. Since September, Gardere has added three experienced IP attorneys, including

David Folsom Appointed to Federal Circuit Advisory Council

David Folsom, a partner at Jackson Walker and former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, was recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Council to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Judge Folsom will serve a three-year term as a member of the prestigious council, which was established to review, study, and make recommendations regarding the

Susan F. Koch Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new attorney Susan Koch. Ms. Koch joins the Health Care group in the Houston office. Ms. Koch has more than 25 years’ experience working as in house counsel and outside counsel for hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. Ms. Koch received her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and her

Texas Attorneys Launch New Resource for Corporate, Government Whistleblowers

Winning team in Texas’ largest Medicaid whistleblower settlement debuts new website DALLAS – A team of Texas attorneys with decades of courtroom experience has launched the new website Texas Whistleblower ( to assist government employees and those at private and publicly-traded companies who stand to claim significant financial rewards for reporting unethical business practices by their employers. Dallas attorneys Tom Melsheimer and Natalie Arbaugh and Austin lawyer Tommy Jacks recently established the

Brooklyn Lawyer Philip Lights Opens New Office

Brooklyn, New York October 22, 2012 – Brooklyn immigration lawyer Philip Lights has opened up his second office in the popular Brooklyn Heights neighborhood at 16 Court Street, suite 2504, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11241. This is the famous SL Green property known as the tallest office building in Brooklyn. Just blocks from Brooklyn Supreme Court, family court, and criminal court. The office borders on the thriving Metrotech Center, which has such

Shackelford, Melton & McKinley Adds Noted Aviation Attorney in Dallas

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished attorney David G. Mayer as a partner in the firm’s nationally prominent aviation practice. Mr. Mayer is widely known for his comprehensive expertise in aviation equipment purchases, sales, financing and leasing transactions and structuring. He also represents clients in aviation-related issues involving ownership, operations, maintenance and compliance, transactions and disputes. In addition

Animal Globalism: Zoos, Slaughterhouses, and the City in the 19th Century

What characterizes a modern metropolis? Have you ever thought about the zoo or the slaughterhouse as a marker of global economics and culture in metropolitan areas? On October 25, 2012, at 7 p.m., Prof. Dorothee Brantz will discuss the links between the rise of modern metropoles and the emergence of zoological gardens and industrial slaughterhouses. The event will take place at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New

Netlaw Media Sells Out its 7th Major Law Event in Succession

Leading UK legal media and event organisation Netlaw Media continues to break records within the UK legal sector following the announcement that the biennial ‘Strategic Leadership Forum 2012’ has officially reached a capacity sell out. Produced in association with Professor Stephen Mayson of the Legal Services Institute, the ‘Strategic Leadership Forum 2012’ has been billed as the ultimate master class for law firm management. With presenters including James Caan (formerly of

Marketing Specialist Comes Home

Blackpool Solicitors Blackhurst Budd has become the first Fylde Coast based firm to appoint an in house Marketing Manager. Paul Coombes, from South Shore, has joined the business having worked for a large Manchester firm for four years. The appointment is the latest development for the firm having been established in 2009 following the merger of four Blackpool practices. Warren Spencer, Managing Partner of Blackhurst Budd said “The legal market is in

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Participates Beach Sweep Cleanup In Charleston SC Area

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina took part in a Beach Sweep in Sullivan’s Island, SC on Saturday September 8th 2012 sponsored by College Of Charleston Alumni Lowcountry Chapter and Charleston Waterkeeper. The goal of the beach sweep was to pick up trash and debris on a long stretch of beach. Although the beach on Sullivan’s Island is considered a clean beach there

Chicago Litigation Attorney, Brandon Peck, Selected Director of the Young Lawyer …

CHICAGO, IL -- Brandon Peck of Peck Bloom, LLC has recently been selected as a Director of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). Peck is a Chicago litigation attorney who specializes in trust litigation, probate litigation, fiduciary defense litigation, elder law and estate administration with an emphasis on contested wills and estates. His clients include individuals, families, financial institutions and medical institutions. "Everyone at Peck

Dallas Mediator, Appellate Lawyer Deborah Hankinson Earns 2013 Best Lawyers Hono …

DALLAS – Accomplished appellate attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of Dallas’ Hankinson LLP has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in appeals cases at the state and federal levels. Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, is widely considered the top guide to U.S. lawyers. To compile the annual publication, Best Lawyers conducts a rigorous peer-review survey

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Participates In Day Of Caring Event In Charleston SC

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the Day Of Caring event sponsored by the Trident United Way in Mount Pleasant, SC on Friday September 7th 2012. The Trident United Way sponsors events throughout the Charleston, SC area on the Day Of Caring with thousands of volunteers that take time out of their schedules to help out those in need. Attorney Evan Guthrie

‘Zeitgeist’ Filmmaker Peter Joseph on Israeli Actress Orly Wenerman’s Plea For J …

TZM EXCLUSIVE: A TRAGEDY OF CIRCUMSTANCE | BY PETER JOSEPH Love Story The love story - A staple of our history and culture. As much as modern economic theory and the dubious claims about our supposed “Human Nature” would have us believe that all humans are merely selfish organisms that would rather sacrifice each other than save each other for the sake of mere convenience, the archetypal love story prolific in our

Ohio Court Rules 2013 Now Available From Summit Legal Publishing

Ohio Court Rules 2013 is a two volume set consisting of Practice & Procedure and Government of Bench & Bar. Ohio Court Rules Practice & Procedure contains all of the procedural rules you need for the daily practice of law in Ohio; Rules of Civil, Criminal, Appellate and Juvenile Procedure, Rules of Evidence, Traffic Rules, Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, Supreme Court Rules of Practice, Rules

Dallas Attorney Bill Chamblee Joins Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

DALLAS – Dallas trial lawyer Bill Chamblee has joined the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), a nonpartisan group that represents thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel and risk managers. Membership in the nonpartisan CLM is by invitation only. The alliance promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management by sponsoring workshops and continuing legal education courses, in addition to other educational opportunities. Alliance members include risk

Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury to Deliver “Peace and Equality” on November 13

Ambassador of Bangladesh Anwarul Chowdhury, an expert on current critical issues including peace, sustainable development, and human rights, will speak at Adelphi University as part of the International Leadership Coordinating Committee Ambassador Series on “Peace and Equality—Absolutely Essential for a Better World” on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. For the past two decades, Chowhurdy has

Orange County Trust Lawyer Darlynn Morgan Is Awarded Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rati …

Newport Beach, CA, October 2, 2012 – Darlynn Morgan, founder of Morgan Law Group, an estate planning law firm in Newport Beach, Calif., recently received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Awarded by attorneys and judges with personal knowledge of Morgan’s work ethic and ethical standards, the AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest level of professional excellence attainable. “I am honored to receive this distinguished award from such a recognized

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2012 Is A Conference You Simply Cannot Afford To Miss

LONE WORKER SAFETY 2012 Conference & Exhibition, taking place on Tue, 27th November 2012 at the Olympia Conference Centre, is once again due exceed everyone’s expectations, according to their organiser PPSS Group. Just over one month to go, the UK’s most respected firms in lone worker safety technology, tracking, alarms, monitoring and training, have already confirmed their support and participation. “Our exhibition is now sold out, and there is no doubt in

More Than Half Of Bilzin Sumberg Partners Ranked In Best Lawyers in America 2013

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that more than half of the firm's partners were listed in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This is the second consecutive year that over 50% of Bilzin Sumberg partners made the Best Lawyers in America list. Additionally, Bilzin Sumberg Partner and Corporate Group Chair, Alan D. Axelrod, managing partner John C. Sumberg and Tax partner Samuel C.

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