The legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Robinson & Cole in five practice area categories in its 2013 edition and has individually recognized 17 of the firm’s lawyers, including two who are ranked for the first time.
|5.30.13||Robinson & Cole real estate lawyer Robert G. Rahilly has been recognized by the Fairfield County Business Journal as one of the 2013 “40 Under 40” award recipients. This award is presented annually to 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who have been recognized as leaders in their fields. more details|
|5.23.13||Robinson & Cole continues to expand its private equity/mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice with recent hires in its New York City, Boston, and Connecticut offices. On May 20, 2013, the firm completed the relocation of its New York City office to the Chrysler East Building to accommodate its continued growth. more details|
|5.23.13||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the addition of four new attorneys to the firm: Eileen Ewing as a partner in the Boston office, Michael Crisp as a partner in the Metro New York office, Dawn Zammitti as counsel in the Hartford office, and Caitlin Healey as an associate in the Boston office. more details|
|5.23.13||Robinson & Cole LLP announced today that it has relocated its New York office to the Chrysler East Building, 666 Third Avenue in Midtown. The firm has leased the entire 20th floor— 18,478 square feet—an increase of almost 7,000 square feet from its prior location at 885 Third Avenue. more details|
Robinson & Cole lawyers Timothy D. Bates, Brian R. Smith, Nuala E. Droney, Evan J. Seeman, Kathleen E. Dion, and Jonathan H. Schaefer, along with land use analyst Linnea C. McCaffrey, are collaborating to provide pro bono assistance to St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, Inc., in Connecticut, a ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese that provides services to the needy in Norwich through its soup kitchen and food pantry programs. The firm has performed this work on a modified pro bono basis; however, it is requesting that attorneys' fees be awarded should it be successful.
The firm's representation of St. Vincent concerns its ability to exercise freely its religion to serve the needy on a particular site. The firm has brought an appeal regarding the denial of a special permit to the Second Circuit, is challenging an enforcement order in the U.S. District Court, and, based on the denial of a variance on May 14, 2013, is preparing another lawsuit to be filed in the District Court. The cases challenge the City of Norwich's actions under the First Amendment and the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). An overwhelming number of cases in Connecticut's low-income bracket are not being represented in court, bringing to light a very real concern about this impact on justice. Robinson & Cole is part of a pro bono movement to represent those who do not have access to justice. These cases, which started at the local level with planning and zoning issues before moving into federal court, are presently Robinson & Cole's largest pro bono cases.
Tim Bates was quoted in the article "Soup kitchen in Norwich gets $100,000 in donated legal help," published in the New London Day on April 23, 2013. more details
|5.03.13||Robinson & Cole insurance lawyer Stephen O. Clancy has been appointed to the Board of Corporators of The iQuilt. The iQuilt project is a redevelopment initiative to attract more people to the city's many cultural destinations, to improve the city's cultural network, and to strengthen its economy and workforce. It envisions a downtown Hartford that better uses Bushnell Park, with a vibrant and innovative pedestrian network creating a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown. more details|
|4.03.13||Robinson & Cole lawyer Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson was recognized for her commitment to pro bono service and presented with a Volunteer of the Year Award from the Pro Bono Partnership at a private reception held March 13, 2013, in New York City. Ms. Cole-Johnson was chosen from a pool of almost 1,000 attorneys who provide free legal advice to the Pro Bono Partnership's nonprofit clients. Read the full press release here. more details|
|3.21.13||Robinson & Cole lawyers Carla M. Moynihan, Amanda S. Eckhoff, and Danielle Andrews Long have been selected for the Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts list being featured in the April 2013 issue of Boston magazine. All three attorneys were chosen based on their inclusion in the 2012 Super Lawyers® or Rising Star lists (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.). more details|
|3.01.13||The Connecticut Bar Foundation has elected Robinson & Cole lawyers Dennis C. Cavanaugh, Steven L. Elbaum, Gregory R. Faulkner, Christopher J. Hug, Eric Lukingbeal, Earl W. Phillips Jr., and Brian R. Smith as Fellows to the James W. Cooper Fellows Program. The program honors leaders in the legal profession and the judiciary in Connecticut. Membership in the Fellows is by invitation only. The program promotes a better understanding of the legal profession and the judicial system and explores ways to improve the profession and the administration of justice in Connecticut. The Fellows Program has approximately 850 to 900 members. more details|