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Evan Guthrie Law Firm Provides Wills And Estate Planning For First Responders In …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina provided wills and estate planning for first responders in Columbia, SC on Saturday April 28th 2012 as part of a wills clinic put on by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar. The wills clinic was held at the South Carolina Bar Conference Center in Columbia, South Carolina with several young lawyer volunteers donating their time

Netlaw Media and Charles Christian announce the return of ‘LawTech Futures 2013 …

Following a capacity sell out of the ‘LawTech Futures 2012’ legal technology conference and exhibition, Netlaw Media and Charles Christian of the Legal Technology Insider are proud to announce that ‘LawTech Futures 2013 – The Future of Legal Technology’ will be staged on the 30th April 2013 at the QEII Conference Center in London. With the event outgrowing a 1000 square meter venue in its inaugural year, the LawTech Futures 2013

Restaurant Expert Witness Says The New Restaurant Owner Can Save A Fortune By Hi …

Times are tough and the economy has tightened everybody's wallet. But when one hires an inexperienced lawyer for their particular industry, the long-term cost to the business could be catastrophic. On the flip side, sourcing and securing a seasoned attorney who understands the inner workings of the industry can save the business owner a fortune in time, money, and hassle down the road. Restaurant Expert Witness,

GOAL to host a Webinar on “Cloud Computing & Global Legal Industry - Biggest Gam …

GOAL (Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers) to host an exclusive Webinar on “Cloud Computing & Global Legal Industry - Biggest Game Changers under One Roof”. Date: 26 June 2012. Time: 09:00 AM (PDT). Duration: 60 minutes including Q & A. Speakers: - Dr Giles Hogben, European Research Director, Security Alliance, Greece. - Ian Osborne, Project Director, Intellect, UK. - Pankaj Parnami, Founder Director, Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL), USA. More details: Key topics to be

Center for Productive Longevity Urges People to Shed Negative Stereotypes About …

Organization Wants People to Embrace the Opportunities that Come with Longer Lives Boulder, CO, June 20, 2012 - As people continue to live longer and retire earlier, the term “Third-Stage Adulthood” has more relevance than ever before. Referring to people 62-85 years old, this stage of life is chock-full of senior workers who are qualified and ready to continue working after the traditional retirement age of 65 or sooner. This means

Attorneys Serving the Community Hosts 26th Annual Luncheon on June 22

(DALLAS) Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart PC, co-chairs the 26th Annual Attorneys Serving the Community Luncheon on Friday, June 22. This year’s event features Sonia Manzano, “Maria” from Sesame Street, and benefits Trinity River Mission. The event begins at noon at the Hilton Anatole, Chantilly Ballroom, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. Jennifer M. Trulock, of Baker Botts L.L.P., co-chairs the event along with Ms. Stewart. “Co-chairing this event has allowed me to help

New Yorkshire law firm opens with the promise of a more personal approach

A new law firm has been established in West Yorkshire that aims to provide a more personal service, and is being headed by family and civil law specialist Ben Jenkins. Ben has established a Yorkshire franchise of face2face solicitors, offering a different approach to traditional legal practices. Ben said: “I want to keep things simple and provide a personal service with transparent pricing. “Clients want high quality, straightforward and effective legal

Entrepreneur and Former Dragons' Den star James Caan announced as Keynote Speake …

Following his recent investment in the Midlands-based commercial law firm Knights Solicitors, Netlaw Media, Prof. Stephen Mayson and Partners Club are proud to announce James Caan has been confirmed as the Keynote Speaker of the ‘Strategic Leadership forum 2012’ in London. Subject to regulatory approval from the SRA, the recent investment by Hamilton Bradshaw represents the first private investment into a UK commercial law firm and will assist the 23 partner

Amy Stewart Speaks on Ethical Issues in Tripartite Relationships

(DALLAS) Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart PC, will discuss the ethical landmines present in the tripartite relationship among an insurance company, its insured, and insurance defense counsel. Her presentation, “Navigating the Ethical Current: The Tripartite Relationship,” is at 3 p.m. on June 19 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Alexander Room, 18349 Dallas Parkway (at the North Dallas Tollway and Frankford). Ms. Stewart is one of three speakers presenting on behalf

Gardere Surpasses $2 Million Fundraising Mark For National Multiple Sclerosis So …

DALLAS/HOUSTON – With the participation of nearly 140 members of the Gardere Gearheads team in this spring’s annual Bike MS: SAM’S CLUB Ride, the attorneys and staff at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have surpassed the $2 million lifetime fundraising mark for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. On May 5, 2012, the Gardere Gearheads commenced the Bike MS: SAM’S CLUB Ride at Dr Pepper Park in Frisco, Texas. After pedaling 152 miles,

Hoffman Design Group Collaborates with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to Kee …

Corporate interior landscaping specialist helps Pennsylvania Horticultural Society keep the Flower Show alive in Philadelphia Folcroft, PA, USA, June 15, 2012 -- Corporate interior landscaping firm Hoffman Design Group is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in keeping the Philadelphia Flower Show alive all year long. For the Philadelphia Flower Show, what takes 8 days to set up has to come down in just 3 days. But where

Need For Stab Vests Identified Following Assault On Prison Officer

Prison officers in New Zealand are appalled with their Corrections Department for saying stab vests are available after another prison officer was attacked at Rimutaka Prison last week. More than fifty prison officers have now contacted the Corrections Association in New Zealand, demanding stab proof vests or some sort of body armour, understanding that prisoners are volatile and unpredictable. “I strongly believe we must understand better, and remind

Dallas Family Law Attorney Gene Leposki Earns Promotion at McCurley Orsinger

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce the promotion of Gene A. Leposki to partner in the firm’s Dallas office. “Gene is a trusted, invaluable member of our firm who is dedicated to serving the best interests of his clients, and we are very pleased that he has earned his new title,” says Mike McCurley, a name partner in the

Jackson Walker Ranked Among Top 5 Texas Firms for Diversity

Reflecting the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity, Jackson Walker L.L.P. was tied for second among Texas firms in American Lawyer’s 2012 Diversity Scorecard, an annual survey of the percentage of minority attorneys and partners at the nation’s largest firms. “We are proud of the diversity we have achieved at the firm, and we are continually looking at ways to recruit, retain and advance our diverse workforce,” said Jackson Walker partner Bruce

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Visits Law Education Class At Fort Dorchester High School …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina stopped in to visit and speak to the law education class at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston SC on Wednesday April 25th 2012. The law education class focuses on the basics of the legal system in it curriculum as students learn about how the different parts of the system work and interact with each other. The

Counting Beans or Pennies? A Restaurant Accounting System is Critical, says Rest …

“No, the beans in the kitchen don’t necessarily need to be counted, but your money does, and the folks who do this counting, (accountants) are affectionately called ‘bean counters’,” says Howard Cannon, Restaurant Consultant, Restaurant Expert Witness, and CEO. “Many restaurants don’t keep a good eye on the bottom line and then they run into trouble and the owner wonders why.” The best way to prevent financial trouble and figure

Gardere Attorneys Earn High Marks in Chambers USA 2012

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Eleven practice areas and 25 attorneys at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP are being recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business published by London-based Chambers and Partners. Of particular note are Gardere’s high marks in Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and Leisure & Hospitality, two thriving industries in Texas and throughout the Southwest. Gardere received nationwide recognition in these areas. The following attorneys have

Neil Harris of the law office of Harris & Plottel receives Fellowship from the A …

Harris & Plottel, LLP Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Center in Chico, California is proud to announce the selection of the Firm’s senior partner, Neil A. Harris, as a Fellow of ACTEC. All ACTEC Fellows have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching, and bar leadership activities. The Law Office of Harris & Plottel, LLP is proud to announce the selection of the

Enduring Holocaust Memoir celebrates 27 years with publication of new eBook

Ann Arbor, MI: Worlds Torn Asunder, the memoir of Holocaust survivor Dov Beril Edelstein, is a riveting personal story of survival and hope. It was originally published in 1985, with a German version published by Bohlau Verlag Publishing Company. It has been used as a text at various schools and universities for over a decade in courses with titles like “The Quest for Wholeness.” The book

Scott D. Cheskiewicz Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new partner Scott D. Cheskiewicz to the firm. Mr. Cheskiewicz joins the Corporate & Securities practice group focusing on Investment Funds in the Dallas and Austin offices. Mr. Cheskiewicz represents institutional investors (government pension plans, university endowments and fund of funds, etc.) with respect to investments in alternative assets, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, strategic and multi-asset class funds,

Kendall Law Group Expands Employment Discrimination Practice in Dallas

DALLAS – The Kendall Law Group in Dallas, which represents people in a variety of legal disputes against companies, is expanding its employment discrimination practice with the hiring of attorney Matthew Scott, who will head the firm’s Employment Law Section. Mr. Scott joins the firm from the Dallas office of Ford & Harrison, where he served as that office’s managing partner. Mr. Scott spent the first 17 years of his

Koontz & Associates Law Firm of Sarasota, Florida Launches Educational Blog

SARASOTA, FL – The law firm of Koontz & Associates, PL has launched an educational blog to inform readers on matters related to real estate transactions, business law, and federal and state tax law. The blogs will be posted on the law firm’s website, The first blog discusses new federal regulations aimed at speeding up the short sale process. Effective June 15, 2012, the new timelines will require Fannie Mae

Motorcycle Accident Law Firm Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

Nationwide motorcycle accident law firm Kass & Moses announced today that it recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary as a motorcycle accident law firm. The firm was founded in May, 1992, by partners Joe Moses and Andrew Kass. "In this day and age of law firm dissolutions and break-ups, partners abandoning their firm and partners and associates getting laid off, our firm has weathered the storm and is growing rather than

Marshall Miller Named to Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees

Jackson Walker L.L.P. partner Marshall Miller was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University. Mr. Miller was sworn in during a ceremony at the university’s Lexington, Virginia, campus on May 4, 2012. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for George Washington, whose endowment helped the school survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose leadership helped bring the university to prominence. The Board of

Amy Stewart Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers’ List

Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart P.C., has been named to D Magazine’s annual list of Dallas’ Best Lawyers. She was selected in the Insurance Law category. To compile the list of the city’s 377 best lawyers, D Magazine accepted nominations from licensed Texas lawyers who had firsthand knowledge of the nominee’s work. The magazine’s editors then met with a blue-ribbon panel of eminent lawyers to compile the final list. “I’m

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Wills Clinic For First Responders In Charleston SC

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in a wills clinic on Saturday April 21st in Charleston, South Carolina that provided free wills and advance directive to first responders in the Charleston area. The first responders that took part in the wills clinic included local police, firefighters, EMS, and other first responder agencies and support staff. The event was held on the second floor

Noted Author Douglas Brinkley to Speak At Dallas Bar Association

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and contributing editor at Vanity Fair will be at the Belo Mansion on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. to speak on his new book Cronkite. The event, sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth, is open to the public. Cronkite’s biography has been much anticipated since his death in 2009, and Douglas Brinkley is


DALLAS -- Jackson Walker L.L.P. partners voted on May 29, 2012, to open a Texarkana office to be led by the Honorable David Folsom, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The decision to open an office in Texarkana was a natural one for a firm so immersed in intellectual property and patent litigation matters in the Eastern District. Over the past five

Hankinson Attorneys Honored by Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell

DALLAS – Lawyers from the Dallas-based Hankinson LLP law firm have earned honors from Texas’ Best Lawyers and Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers magazines based on their work in appellate law. Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of Hankinson LLP, appears in the 2012 edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers magazine, a publication of Best Lawyers in America, which previously named her the Dallas Appellate Lawyer of the Year. Texas’ Best Lawyers

Thompson & Knight Receives Recognition in Top Texas Verdicts of 2011

Texas (May 30, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in Texas Lawyer’s “Top Texas Verdicts of 2011” for securing a $10 million verdict in Resort Development Latin America, Inc., et al v. Timothy L. Barton, et al. Thompson & Knight Trial Partner Hunter M. Barrow served as lead counsel for Resort Development in this verdict, which

Team Gardere Exceeds 2012 BP MS 150 Fundraising Goal

HOUSTON – On April 21-22, 2012, the 111 dedicated riders from Team Gardere made the fundraising pilgrimage from Houston to Austin as part of the annual BP MS 150, pedaling their bicycles 183 miles to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day fundraising ride is the largest event of its kind in North America. Team Gardere closed out its fundraising efforts with an impressive total of $168,346, exceeding its

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Leads Estate Planning And Probate Class At Goose Creek Lib …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught a class on estate planning and probate at Goose Creek Library in Goose Creek, SC on Thursday April 19th 2012. The class explored the fundamentals of planning an estate, how the probate court system works, what happens if you die without a will, what a will does, how a living trust works, how to plan for incapacity

Federal Bankruptcy Rules 2012 Now Available From Summit Legal Publishing

Featuring a comprehensive index of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Federal Bankruptcy Rules 2012 is an excellent resource for both attorneys and non-attorneys dealing with federal bankruptcy. Included with this new edition by Summit Legal Publishing is free online access to official bankruptcy forms and procedural forms, instructions and committee notes. Local forms and procedural guides for the Bankruptcy Appellate Panels are available online as well. All of these

Canadian Pardon Services Launches Guide to Help Canadians Get Criminal Record Se …

4.5 million Canadians have criminal records. This could be your father, mother, child, or grandparent, who has made mistakes and want an opportunity to correct these mistakes. Organizations such as The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, Canadian Federation of Students, Canadian Union of Public Employees, and Canadian Civil Liberties Association are just a few which oppose Bill C-10 because, as Executive director Catherine Latimer, of John Howard Society, states,

The Panic Room Company Exhibits at World’s Fifth Largest Security Show in Brazil …

Having already presented itself to the European and South African markets, the Panic Room Company enjoyed its first foray into Latin America this month at the EXPOSEC International Security Fair in Sao Paolo, Brazil – the world’s fifth largest security show. Teaming up with Sao Paolo-based security solutions experts, Grasp, the Panic Room Company was demonstrated to a wide range of potential customers and distributors throughout the three day

Jeffrey R. Harder Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker L.L.P. is pleased to welcome partner Jeffrey R. Harder to the firm. Mr. Harder joins the Corporate & Securities group in the Houston office. Mr. Harder has a unique blend of experience that includes having served as in-house and outside counsel at leading energy, technology, and biotech companies. His practice includes representing and advising clients in complex corporate matters, including IPOs, PIPEs, proxy contests, tender offers, going-private transactions,

Susan Halsey Receives Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council Founder’s Award

The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council honored Jackson Walker partner Susan Halsey with its Founder's Award during its annual meeting on April 26, 2012. The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the mission of The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, which is “to be a unified voice for the commercial real estate industry, influencing action and supporting change to accomplish long-term job growth and enhance the quality of

Amanda Bush Honored as One of Fort Worth's “40 Under 40”

Jackson Walker partner Amanda Bush has been named to the Fort Worth Business Press's prestigious "40 Under 40" list for 2012. Ms. Bush will be honored at the publication's annual awards dinner on May 23, 2012, in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Business Press's "40 Under 40" recognizes executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders in a variety of industries who have demonstrated excellence in both professional achievement and community involvement. Ms. Bush

Jackson Walker Honored as a ‘Top 100 Law Firm in Diversity’

Jackson Walker L.L.P. was recently selected for inclusion in MultiCultural Law magazine’s 2012 “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” listing. The “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” list was created to recognize firms that advocate for multiculturalism. Annually, MultiCultural Law magazine distributes surveys to law firms across the nation and derives their diversity statistics to later create the highly competitive list. Jackson Walker was not only named to the

Federal Court Rules 2012 Now Available From Summit Legal Publishing

Federal Court Rules 2012 includes the full text of the Federal Rules of Civil, Criminal, Appellate and Bankruptcy Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, Code of Conduct for United States Judges and Published Advisory Opinions, Federal Tort Claims, Garnishment and Subpoena Regulations, Rules of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Rules Governing Section 2254 and Section 2255 Cases (Writs of Habeas Corpus). This edition is current through May 1, 2012.

Morgan Law Group Provides Suits for Women Getting Back To Work

Newport Beach, CA, May 22, 2012 – Darlynn Morgan, and Morgan Law Group of Newport Beach, are pleased to announce their sponsorship of WHW’s 2nd annual Suits for a Cause clothing drive. WHW collects men’s and women’s clothing as well as accessories and provides, at no charge, comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment success. “It is amazing what hundreds

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Voices Against Violence Charleston SC Refurbish …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina assisted with the Voices Against Violence Charleston SC Refurbishing Project on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at a domestic violence shelter located in the Charleston area. The project was through the Young Lawyers Division of The South Carolina Bar and featured help, tools, and donations from local area lawyers and law firms. The goal of the refurbishing project was

Games go on - Babi Jar 1941, 2012

Kurt Fleckenstein with video during Football European Champion League in Kiev, Wroclaw und Berlin By the end of June the Soccer fever in Europe will be at the highest point; big and large screens will meet the crowds and turn around national flags. Meanwhile, during European Champion League there will be a special form of football public viewing in Kiev, Wroclaw, and also in Berlin. Video, which in its own way

ESP: Current legal issues

Recent legislative approvals: The reform of the Spanish Labor Market. The expected Spanish labor market reform has been approved through the R.D. Law 3/2012, February 10th, relative to urgent measures for the Reform of the Labor Market. Among its main measures, includes the following: - Changes in the individual dismissal: the dismissal severance passes from 45 to 33 days of salary per year worked, with a maximum of 24 monthly payments. - Changes in collective dismissals

ITA: A new kind of LTD (SRL) - easier and more cost-effective

Monti Government has changed the set of norms relating to the establishment of a LTD in Italy. The antecedent norms were not business-friendly. A quite time-consuming and expensive procedure was a relevant disincentive to establish a limited company in Italy. Now, if one of the shareholders is younger than 35, the paid-up capital is only 1 euro. But the most important change was made with regard to the procedure and its costs: Previously,

EU: Portrait photos are protected by copyrights

Portrait photos enjoy a copyright protection since they form an intellectual creation by the originator, in which the originator’s personality is depicted by his free creational decisions in the making of the picture. Therefore portrait photos by third parties must not be used by the publishing press on their own initiative, invoking public security goals, without referring and naming the third party as originator. In a preliminary ruling, the ECJ decided

GER: Obligation for disclosure of economic re-establishment of a GmbH (German li …

The second civil division of the German Supreme Court (BGH), which is competent in corporate matters, issued a judgment on the liability of shareholders of a GmbH (German limited liability company) if the shareholders re-establish a dormant company economically, but without disclosure of the re-establishment towards the registry court. The decision is based on the following facts: The plaintiff is an insolvency administrator in insolvency proceedings over the assets of a

Dallas Jury Awards $10.66 Million in Lawsuit Alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duti …

DALLAS - A Dallas County physician who suffered significant financial losses after investing in two North Texas diagnostic medical imaging centers has been awarded a $10.66 million verdict after jurors agreed that his business partners made an orchestrated effort to misappropriate the partnerships’ funds and assets. Lawyers from Dallas' The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson successfully represented Dr. Erwin Cruz in the complex commercial litigation against his former business partners,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Makes Estate Planning Presentation At St. Andrews Regional …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina talked to a group about the basics of estate planning at St. Andrews Regional Library in Charleston, SC on Thursday April 12th 2012. Attorney Guthrie spoke about the fundamentals of wills, probate court, living trusts, power of attorney, and getting everything organized. Evan Guthrie stressed the importance of planning an estate to protect families and individual assets. Attorney

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Create State Helmet Laws Graphic For Bike …

Our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created a graphic on the state by state motorcycle helmet laws to visually display the helmet law requirements in every state. The idea behind the graphic was to aide bikers in their travels a cross Unites States. Visit to view the “Motorcycle Helmet Law” Graphic. The Motorcycle Helmet Law graphic is a map of the United States, with a color

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