|8.30.13||The Hartford County Bar Association has elected Robinson & Cole lawyer Patrick M. Birney to its Board of Directors. The Hartford County Bar Association is a not-for-profit association of more than 2,000 lawyers and judges in Hartford County. It is dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice while upholding and improving the professional standards of the legal profession. Established in 1783, it is reputed to be the oldest continuously operated bar association in the country. more details|
|8.27.13||The American Bar Association (ABA) honored Robinson & Cole land use lawyer Sorell E. Negro with the Jefferson B. Fordham Society’s national Up & Comers Award. Ms. Negro was presented the award at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, on August 9, 2013. The Up & Comers Award is presented to a lawyer 36 years of age or younger who, through his or her efforts and accomplishments, shows great promise to continue these contributions for future achievements. more details|
|8.22.13||Robinson & Cole recognized 13 lawyers for their initiative and outstanding dedication to the firm and the community at a reception on August 8, 2013, at Billings Forge Community Works. Managing partner John B. Lynch Jr. announced the Mentor of the Year, Community Service, and Distinguished Service awards while Pro Bono partner Edward J. Heath presented the firm’s Pro Bono Award. more details|
Robinson & Cole was again recognized as having the highest number of attorneys in Connecticut selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Across the firm’s practice groups and offices, 56 attorneys were named to this year’s list, including 48 in Connecticut and 2 who received the distinction for the first time.
Additionally, three lawyers were named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014. Judith M. Keppelman was named Hartford Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year,” Dwight H. Merriam was named Hartford Litigation - Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year,” and James A. Wade was named Hartford Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” more details
Robinson & Cole welcomes attorney Michael J. Mernin as counsel in the Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group. Mr. Mernin focuses his practice on commercial and residential insurers in insurance coverage and subrogation actions. He provides counsel during all phases of discovery and motion practice in state and federal courts; conducts mediations, arbitrations, appraisals, and trials; and has briefed and argued appeals.
Mr. Mernin also has experience litigating a broad array of first-party insurance coverage losses, including complex physical damage and business interruption losses. He has tried first-party cases before juries in New York and New Jersey, and has argued before the Court of Appeals in New York and the appellate divisions of both states. more details
|8.01.13||The Legal 500 United States has ranked Robinson & Cole in its 2013 rankings in the category M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500 m). This is the second year the firm has earned this national ranking. Published for more than 20 years, The Legal 500 series provides comprehensive worldwide coverage of legal services providers in over 100 countries. more details|
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England has elected Christine E. Bromberg vice-chair of its Board of Directors. Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. More than 35,000 students in seven counties in Connecticut benefit from its programs.
“Junior Achievement is fortunate to have a strong board of directors and members like Christine who are passionate about Junior Achievement’s mission and provide great service to the organization,” said Louis Golden, president of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England. “As vice-chair, Christine will be one of the key leaders helping us develop new programs with high impact and serve even more young people in this region.” more details
|7.15.13||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that Mitchell Lampert has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Transactions Group. Mr. Lampert has been representing private and public companies and FINRA member broker/dealers in corporate and securities-related matters for more than 25 years. more details|
Business litigation lawyer Benjamin C. Jensen has been appointed to The Connecticut Forum's Board of Directors. A nonprofit organization serving Connecticut and beyond, The Forum provides live, unrehearsed panel discussions that feature renowned experts and celebrities. Past participants include Kurt Vonnegut, Salman Rushdie, Newt Gingrich, and Gloria Steinem. The 2013-2014 schedule features appearances by Martina Navratilova, Dan Savage, Bishop Gene Robinson, Andrew Solomon, and Malcolm Gladwell. Forum events are held four times a year before audiences of 2,800 at The Bushnell in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, The Forum sponsors community outreach programs such as the Connecticut Youth Forum, which offers high school students the opportunity to connect with others across the spectrum of geography, race, sexual orientation, and economics, among other areas.
The mission of The Connecticut Forum is "to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community." more details
|7.02.13||Business litigation lawyer Brian J. Wheelin has been elected to the Board of Directors of Stamford Dollars for Scholars. The mission of the organization is to mobilize the local community to provide scholarship assistance to Stamford high school students who may otherwise miss the chance to pursue higher education. Stamford Dollars for Scholars recently awarded twenty scholarships at its annual awards ceremony. more details|
Robinson & Cole welcomes Dominic Spinelli as an associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group. Mr. Spinelli focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation and complex commercial litigation.
“We are thrilled to add Dominic to our team,” said Gregory P. Varga, chair of the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group. “His experience in complex litigation further increases the depth of our group and enhances our ability to provide our insurance industry clients the high-quality service and outstanding results they have come to expect from Robinson & Cole.” more details
|6.26.13||The Bushnell Park Foundation has elected Robinson & Cole lawyer Jonathan H. Schaefer to its Board of Directors, where he is serving on the foundation’s Development Committee. The Bushnell Park Foundation continues to promote Reverend Horace Bushnell’s founding vision of creating “a place of life and motion that will make us more completely conscious of being one people.” more details|
|6.25.13||Providence Business News has recognized Robinson & Cole as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Rhode Island. The ranked companies were honored at an awards ceremony on June 13, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Garden Pavilion in Warwick, Rhode Island. The award was accepted on behalf of the firm by Patricia J. Igoe, Providence office partner and finance practice group lawyer. more details|
|6.21.13||Robinson & Cole cultivates a culture of pro bono service among its lawyers through the leadership of Edward J. Heath, pro bono partner and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, evident by recent honors numerous lawyers have received. Mr. Heath received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Pro Bono award, Alaine C. Doolan received the Connecticut Bar Association’s Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award, and 33 lawyers made the CBA’s 2012 Pro Bono Honor Roll. more details|
|6.20.13||Robinson & Cole welcomes attorney Roger A. Peters II as a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Peters represents local and national developers, funds, and lenders in the development and financing of commercial, residential, and mixed-use office buildings; shopping centers; apartment complexes; and condominiums. He also represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition and divestiture of commercial properties on a national basis. Mr. Peters is resident in the firm’s Providence office. more details|
|6.20.13||Business litigation lawyer Amanda E. Gordon was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Hartford-based The Open Hearth. Its mission is to help homeless men and ex-offenders "enhance their capacity for self-help, self-respect and dignity, and to achieve their full potential as responsible citizens of Greater Hartford and Connecticut." The Open Hearth has been active in the Hartford community since 1884. more details|
|6.18.13||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that Susan E. Roberts has been elevated to counsel within the firm’s Tax Group. more details|
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|
|2.26.13||The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center has elected Robinson & Cole lawyer Virginia E. McGarrity to its Board of Trustees for a three-year term. The mission of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is to preserve Stowe’s Hartford home and the Center’s historic collections, to promote discussion of Stowe’s life and work, and to inspire commitment to social justice and positive change. The Stowe Center connects the social issues that Stowe brought to light in nineteenth-century America to the contemporary face of race relations, class and gender issues, economic justice, and education equity. more details|
Robinson & Cole recognized its commitment to diversity, education, and local community at a private reception prior to the Hartford Stage performance of Daniel Beaty’s Breath & Imagination – The Story of Roland Hayes on January 31, 2013.
During the reception, Managing Partner John B. Lynch Jr. presented a check for $2,500 to Hector M. Rivera Jr., chief operating officer of Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. The donation will help support Our Piece of the Pie’s educational programs, including academic support, college planning and retention services, and Opportunity High School. more details
The Women’s Initiative of Robinson & Cole’s Boston office held its annual Women’s Networking Event at Boston’s Union Club on January 24, 2013.
The speaker was Robin Herman, a member of the first class of women admitted to Princeton University. Ms. Herman got her start as the first female sports reporter for the New York Times and later became a political reporter for the Times, a medical reporter for the Washington Post, an author, and, until recently, the first director of communications at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ms. Herman was interviewed by her longtime friend and mentor, Abigail Trafford. Ms. Trafford, also an author, journalist, and public speaker, was the Washington Post’s Health Editor for 14 years.
A particularly meaningful aspect of this annual event is its charitable element. Thanks to the generous support of the attendees, the event raised money for 826 Boston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students from 6 to 18 years of age with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire students to write. more details
|1.25.13||Robinson and Cole has added two new associate lobbyists to its Government Relations Group—one in Hartford, Connecticut, and one in Providence, Rhode Island. The expansion of the firm’s lobbying practice in the Hartford office and into Rhode Island is part an overall strategy to strengthen Robinson & Cole’s regional platform. more details|
Ms. Palmer, a domestic violence survivor, was staying temporarily on her cousin’s couch when she obtained a Security Deposit Guarantee (SDG) from the Department of Social Services (DSS). The program provides tenants without the resources for a security deposit with a DSS-backed guaranty. Ms. Palmer attempted to use the Guarantee to rent an apartment in Manchester, from landlord Mr. Kenneth Burkamp. As Judge Oliver of the Connecticut Housing Court explained, “Despite [Ms. Palmer] indicating to the defendant that his refusal was illegal, Kenneth Burkamp continued to refuse to accept the SDG, indicating his reluctance to deal with the State of Connecticut.”
After being denied the apartment, Ms. Palmer contacted the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, where attorneys Greg Kirschner and Timothy Bennett-Smyth, assisted by the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP, agreed to represent Ms. Palmer. On December 21, 2012, the Connecticut Housing Court awarded Ms. Palmer $109,788.50 in compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees. The award includes a civil penalty against the defendant for willful conduct and is designed to deter other landlords from violating the fair housing laws. more details
Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the election of four attorneys to partner: Stephen E. Cooper, Nuala E. Droney, Debbie J. Gezon, and Eugene P. Murphy, effective January 1, 2013.
“Congratulations to Stephen, Nuala, Debbie, and Gene,” said John B. Lynch Jr., managing partner of the firm. “The new partners demonstrate the scope of our practices in terms of practice area (business transactions, business litigation, real estate, and insurance) as well as geography (Stamford and Hartford, Connecticut; Los Angeles, California; and Sarasota, Florida).” more details
Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the election of Christopher F. Girard and Amanda S. Eckhoff to counsel, effective January 1, 2013.
“Congratulations to Chris and Mandy,” said John B. Lynch Jr., managing partner of the firm. “They are both dedicated lawyers with bright careers ahead of them at Robinson & Cole.” more details
|12.21.12||Robinson & Cole attorneys have recently joined the boards of four nonprofit agencies. Business litigation attorney Amanda B. Barry has joined the Board of Directors of The Children’s Law Center, employment and labor attorney Nicole A. Bernabo was appointed to the Board of Directors of Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc., business litigation attorney Edward J. Heath has been elected to the Board of Directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and health law attorney Brian D. Nichols has joined the Executive Board of Give an Hour. more details|
The pro bono efforts of Robinson & Cole attorneys have earned the attention and recognition of multiple agencies over the course of 2012. In the last few months, five new awards were given to honor the commitment of the firm’s lawyers to pro bono work.
The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center presented the firm with its 2012 Veterans Justice Award and named William J. Egan a Volunteer Hero; the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut gave Jeffrey J. White and Craig A. Raabe its 2012 Pro Bono Award on October 19; Connecticut Legal Services selected April F. Condon as one of its three 2012 honorees for her extensive pro bono work and honored her at its annual meeting on October 23; and the Pro Bono Partnership selected Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson as one of its five Volunteers of the Year from a pool of almost 1,000 attorneys in the tri-state area. more details
Robinson & Cole received 32 first-tier rankings, across the cities of Hartford, Stamford, New London, Boston, and Providence, in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list from U.S.News & World Report.
The firm also received four national rankings, including Tier 2 rankings for Information Technology Law and Litigation–Construction, and Tier 3 rankings for Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law.
The rankings are presented in tiers, either in the national list or metropolitan area, by practice area. The 2013 national rankings cover 80 practice areas, while the metropolitan lists cover as many as 118 practice areas. Both rankings are based on surveys in which major clients and lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. more details
Robinson & Cole’s Women’s Initiative introduced the Robinson & Cole Ladder Award at its retreat on October 16, 2012, to recognize a female attorney within the firm who has demonstrated exceptional leadership affecting women, particularly junior female attorneys. Trusts & estates partner Linda J. McDowell was selected for the award.
When told of her selection for the award, McDowell said, “I wouldn’t have come to Robinson & Cole, or stayed, if I didn’t think it was supportive of women succeeding in the law. I firmly believe it is important for the women attorneys of Robinson & Cole to support each other personally and professionally.” more details
A total of 49 Robinson & Cole attorneys were named Super Lawyers® in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island for 2012. The Super Lawyers® designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, third-party research, and a peer review process encompassing myriad practice areas.
In addition, 26 attorneys at the firm were recognized as “Rising Stars.” Read an explanation of the Super Lawyers methodology here.
Recognized attorneys and their areas of practice can be read in the full press release. more details
|10.18.12||The New England Mortgage Bankers Conference (NEMBC) inducted finance partner Norman H. Roos to its hall of fame at the annual meeting September 19–21, 2012. Mr. Roos was recognized by the organization for his “outstanding impact to the mortgage industry…over the last quarter century.” more details|
|10.04.12||Robinson & Cole announced today that Steven R. Schoenfeld has joined its New York City office as a partner in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Schoenfeld has more than 20 years of experience in commercial, corporate, financial, bankruptcy, and intellectual property litigation and speaks extensively on litigation issues, including leading a monthly discussion group for corporate counsel on managing litigation. more details|
|9.26.12||Litigation attorney Nuala E. Droney has been appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to join the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). The Connecticut legislature created CHFA in 1969 as a quasi-public housing agency charged with expanding affordable housing opportunities for Connecticut’s low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Governor Malloy referred to Ms. Droney as “an important addition to the CHFA team—which plays a vital role in meeting” CHFA’s goal of “improving housing options critical to Connecticut’s economic recovery and quality of life.” more details|
|9.25.12||Robinson & Cole has expanded its reach geographically and in practice depth and breadth with the addition of four new associates to its Hartford, Stamford, and New York offices. Robert M. Barrack and Kristopher I. Moore have joined the firm in Hartford, Jona Kim in Stamford, and Kristen N. Smith in New York City. more details|
Robinson & Cole LLP congratulates its 2013 “Lawyers of the Year” as designated by The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).
Those honored, and their area of practice, include the following:
|9.05.12||The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (RPTE) of the American Bar Association has selected Robinson & Cole real estate attorneys Candace M. Cunningham, Carla M. Moynihan, Jeffrey Pascale, and Sorell E. Negro for leadership positions, effective September 1, 2012. more details|
Robinson & Cole LLP employees along with the help of some caring friends donated 25 backpacks stocked with school supplies to the Truancy Intervention Project of Connecticut, which benefits children in grades 5 through 8 attending New Britain and New Haven public schools.
Alaine Doolan, a senior associate in Robinson & Cole’s Business Transactions Practice Group, and the firm’s R&C Cares Program, which organizes volunteer activities for employees, coordinated the drive to collect backpacks, supplies and monetary donations. Doolan initiated the backpack program and named it B.E.E. The Best. “B.E.E.” stands for “Backpack for Excellence in Education.” more details
Robinson & Cole LLP was again recognized as having the highest number of attorneys in Connecticut selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (© 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Across the firm’s practice groups and offices, 55 attorneys were named to this year’s list, including 46 in Connecticut and 10 who received the distinction for the first time.
Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 4.4 million confidential evaluations are submitted by attorneys on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Additional information regarding the Best Lawyers selection methodology may be read here. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” more details
|8.14.12||Hartford’s Camp Courant, the largest free day camp in the nation, has selected Robinson & Cole tax associate Scott E. Sebastian to serve on its Board of Directors. Mr. Sebastian sought a position on the board as a way to give back to the community and, in particular, help Hartford-area children. Camp Courant serves approximately 700 children from Hartford, ages 5 through 12, for six weeks over the summer. Campers participate in a variety of recreational, educational, and cultural programs geared toward developing self-esteem, building positive relationships, and having fun at the campsite in Farmington. more details|
|8.09.12||Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. has recently elected litigation attorney Jamie M. Landry to its board of directors. Our Piece of the Pie is a nonprofit organization that works with at-risk and disadvantaged youth to help them obtain college degrees or vocational certification and secure rewarding posteducation employment. more details|
|7.26.12||Appellate attorney Linda L. Morkan has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation. This peer review guide, published by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, honors women litigators from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for their achievements in the field. Attorney Morkan was one of only three women selected from the state of Connecticut. more details|
|7.23.12||Lawyers for Children America elected energy and utilities partner Joey Lee Miranda to its board of directors on June 6, 2012. Lawyers for Children America, based in Connecticut, is a nonprofit child advocacy organization providing pro bono legal representation to protect the rights of children who are victims of abuse, abandonment, and neglect. more details|
|7.19.12||Bruce Leshine has joined Robinson & Cole’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Mr. Leshine brings 20 years of experience as a “tech lawyer” to the practice, in addition to previous experience in engineering and business in the information technology industry. more details|
|6.29.12||Robinson & Cole real estate partner Charles F. Martin III has been recognized by the Fairfield County Business Journal as one of the 2012 “40 Under 40” award recipients. This honor is bestowed annually upon 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved distinction as leaders in their respective fields. The winners, selected for their “extraordinary leadership qualities, ongoing commitment to personal and professional development, and outstanding accomplishments that have made an impact” in their business sector, were recognized at an awards ceremony and reception on June 21, 2012. more details|
Environmental and utilities partner Peter V. Lacouture was recognized by the Rhode Island Bar Association (RIBA) as the 2012 recipient of the Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism. This award was named for Ralph P. Semonoff, late president of the RIBA, who left a legacy of the law as a high calling, of justice as a defendable right, and of public service as the beacon of a life’s work.
This award, which honors a member the Rhode Island Bar who has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in their career through ethical and personal conduct, commitment, and activities, was presented to Mr. Lacouture at the RIBA’s annual meeting on June 14, 2012. more details
Robinson & Cole litigation partner and chair of the firm’s
Pro Bono Committee,
Edward J. Heath, received the 2012 Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Bar Association for his work in 2011.
Mr. Heath was presented the award at the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual luncheon on June 11, 2012, at the Connecticut Convention Center along with four other deserving honorees. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy was the keynote speaker at the event. more details
|6.13.12||Robinson & Cole LLP attorneys received a ruling in favor of their client, Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc. to conclude a long-standing eminent domain dispute with the State of New York. In a ruling earlier this week, the New York Court of Appeals denied the State’s request to appeal the case. The State sought to reverse a judgment awarding Gyrodyne more than $125 million in additional compensation for land the State condemned by eminent domain and took over in 2005. According to Gyrodyne, the State owes the company a total of $164 million for the property, including interest of nine percent and other costs. more details|
|6.11.12||Rickie M. Sonpal joins Robinson & Cole LLP’s Providence office as an associate and member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group. His practice involves all aspects of corporate and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, financing transactions, and general corporate and contractual matters. more details|
|6.07.12||Robinson & Cole LLP announced today that the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm in five practice area categories in its 2012 edition and has individually recognized 16 of the firm’s attorneys. more details|
|5.31.12||Robinson & Cole labor and employment lawyer Katherine C. Glynn was a featured speaker earlier this month at the National Limousine Association’s Day on the Hill in Washington D.C. The association invited Ms. Glynn to discuss a U.S. District Court decision in which she served as defense counsel on behalf of Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation of New York. In Andrew Ellis v. Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation of NY, LLC (United States District Court, Eastern District of New York) the court granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment in its entirety and dismissed all claims brought against Commonwealth. Ms. Glynn was defense counsel for Commonwealth and its executive vice president. more details|
|5.31.12||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the expansion of its labor relations and employment practice with the addition of three new attorneys. Natale V. Di Natale and Peter Dagostine join Robinson & Cole with a combined 25 years of labor and employment experience from a Connecticut-based labor and employment firm. Ian T. Clarke-Fisher joins the group with a focus on employment litigation. more details|
|5.30.12||Twelve girls from Capital Prep Magnet School and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford participated in the interactive career development program Welcome to The Real (Estate) World on May 19, 2012. Presented by CREW CT-The Real Estate Exchange (Commercial Real Estate Women) and hosted by Robinson & Cole LLP, the program included presentations from CREW women about jobs and careers in commercial real estate, a professional field that has been traditionally considered an “old boys’ network.” Over 30 professionals representing a broad spectrum of disciplines volunteered for this event, including Robinson & Cole real estate attorney Candace M. Cunningham. more details|
|5.22.12||Fifth grade students in Mrs. Cece Kendrick’s class at Hartland Elementary School experienced a day in court at the school’s Law Day with Robinson & Cole labor and employment attorney Nicole A. Bernabo on May 1, 2012. more details|
The Women’s Initiative of Robinson & Cole’s Hartford office hosted a women’s networking event on April 27, 2012, and collected donations for Foodshare. Foodshare President and CEO Gloria McAdam attended and shared facts with the guests about the mission and projects of the organization. The event raised over $1,450 for Foodshare. Following the reception, guests attended a performance by Buddy Valastro, The Learning Channel’s Cake Boss, at The Bushnell.
Robinson & Cole also sponsored The Cake Boss performance as part of The Bushnell’s Family Series. Robinson & Cole partner Eric D. Daniels, who serves on The Bushnell Board of Trustees, gave the introduction to The Cake Boss’s performance. more details
|5.16.12||Carla M. Moynihan was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Committee by the Supreme Judicial Court for a three-year term commencing April 2012. The Massachusetts IOLTA Committee was created by the Supreme Judicial Court in 1985 to administer the Massachusetts IOLTA program. more details|
|5.14.12||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that two partners and ten other lawyers have joined the firm’s ranks across its Northeast offices. The new attorneys add a depth and breadth of experience to various practice areas, including business, labor & employment, finance, litigation, land use, and construction. more details|
|5.07.12||Cathy Malloy, chief executive officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, poses in the 100 Peal Street Gallery with associates from Robinson & Cole LLP on April 11, 2012. The event was sponsored by Robinson & Cole’s Associates Council, chaired by labor and employment attorney Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson. more details|
|4.16.12||Gregory R. Faulkner and Martin A. Onorato, partners of Robinson & Cole LLP’s Construction Practice Group, were contributing authors to Connecticut Construction Guidelines: The Manual for Successful Building Projects, 2nd Edition, published by the Connecticut Construction Guidelines Coalition. Attorney Faulkner authored the “Requests for Information” guideline and edited numerous other guidelines. Attorney Onorato authored the “Retainage” guideline and also edited other guidelines. more details|
|4.03.12||For the seventh consecutive year, the Hartford Business Journal has recognized Robinson & Cole as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Connecticut. The ranked companies were honored at an awards ceremony on March 21, 2012, at the CoCo Key Resort in Waterbury, Connecticut. more details|
|3.22.12||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recognized its commitment to diversity, education, and local community at a private reception prior to the Hartford Stage performance of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man on March 7, 2012. more details|
|3.14.12||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers® (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) has again named two partners from the Hartford, Connecticut, office to its 2011/2012 list of the top 50 lawyers in Connecticut. Land law lawyers Dennis C. Cavanaugh and Dwight H. Merriam received the honor. more details|
|3.07.12||Jeanmarie B. Shea, an attorney in the Individual Clients Practice Group at Robinson & Cole LLP, has been elected to serve as secretary on the Board of Trustees for The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut. Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain, and his family lived in what is now The Mark Twain House from 1874 to 1891. Today, the house is a national historic landmark and the museum keeps the legacy of Mark Twain’s work and life alive. Ms. Shea was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011 and has been serving on the Development Committee. more details|
|2.28.12||Business litigation partner Bradford S. Babbitt has assumed leadership responsibilities of Robinson & Cole’s Litigation Section alongside insurance partner Rhonda Tobin. Mr. Babbitt has served as chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group for the past four years and will continue in this role in addition to cochairing the Litigation Section. As cochairs, Mr. Babbitt and Ms. Tobin will lead the section’s initiatives in the areas of business development, hiring, professional development, and project management. more details|
Robinson & Cole LLP is sponsoring the 50th annual WALKS interscholastic Constitution Essay Contest and awards dinner on April 17, 2012, at Avon Old Farms School.
“We are proud to sponsor this academic competition that promotes greater knowledge of our nation’s Constitution,” said Edward J. Samorajczyk, Jr., a partner at Robinson & Cole and an Advisory Board member of WALKS. WALKS (an acronym for Westminster School, Avon Old Farms School, Loomis Chaffee School, Kingswood-Oxford School, and Suffield Academy) provides students with limited financial means from Greater Hartford an opportunity to attend and succeed at each of its member schools. more details
|1.27.12||Alaine C. Doolan returns to Robinson & Cole LLP as a senior associate in the firm’s Business Section, primarily practicing in the areas of intellectual property, technology law, and brand management. Ms. Doolan worked at the firm as a trademark analyst while attending law school and as an associate before venturing out to explore other platforms, including in-house positions where she managed more than 4,000 worldwide trademark portfolios for two large consumer products companies. more details|
Robinson & Cole’s Deal Team, led by business transactions partner Eric J. Dale, was named a finalist in the 2012 Turnaround of the Year Awards in the middle market sector for the recapitalization of Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. by PNBK Holdings LLC.
An independent panel of professionals is judging all the finalist transactions submitted for the Turnaround Awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala January 30–31 at the 2012 Distressed Investing Summit at The Colony in Palm Beach, Florida. The event honors the accomplishments of the top distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround professionals and firms. more details
|1.19.12||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to its Health Law Practice Group, Brian D. Nichols and Eric R. Greenberg. The Health Law Practice Group has been steadily growing, adding six new attorneys to the practice over the past 13 months, including two in the firm’s Providence, Rhode Island, office. more details|
|1.04.12||Garry C. Berman, a partner in Robinson & Cole LLP’s Real Estate Practice Group and chair of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Leasing Practice Group, together with Jeffrey Randolph and Carl Chaleski of PepsiCo, and Robert Caruso and Paul Jacobs of CBRE, received the 2011 Westchester County Lease of the Year award presented at the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) awards ceremony at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, Connecticut, on December 1, 2011. more details|
|1.03.12||Each year Robinson & Cole’s Mentor of the Year Award recognizes and honors associates, counsel, and partners throughout the firm for their outstanding guidance and encouragement of fellow attorneys in their pursuit of effective lawyering and professional growth. The nominees for this award, sponsored by the firm’s Professional Development Committee, are selected through a firmwide voting process. Mentoring is vital to the success and development of attorneys. Effective mentors provide critical insight, support, and advice on substantive as well as cultural issues and their mentees integrate and connect to the firm. more details|
|12.23.11||Robinson and Cole LLP welcomes associates Ryan M. Burns and Nicolas F. Perry to the firm’s Hartford office. Mr. Burns joins the Construction Practice Group, concentrating his practice in construction law, commercial litigation, and surety and fidelity law. Mr. Perry joins the Business Litigation Practice Group, focusing on all matters of business litigation, including antitrust litigation, employment litigation, and white-collar criminal investigation. more details|
|12.16.11||Benchmark Litigation 2012, a peer review guide published by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, has recognized Robinson & Cole as a leading litigation firm in Connecticut. Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. For the second year, Benchmark has also recognized Robinson & Cole lawyers Bradford S. Babbitt, Linda L. Morkan, James A. Wade, and Ronald W. Zdrojeski as “local litigation stars.” Additionally, litigators Craig A. Raabe and Joseph L. Clasen were recognized as “future stars” in Connecticut, indicating they are likely to be named litigation stars in future editions. more details|
|12.09.11||Through teamwork, collaboration, and many laughs the partners of Robinson & Cole built bicycles for the Boys & Girls Club of Newport at the annual partners retreat. Teams had to correctly answer trivia questions to secure the necessary parts and tools for their bike and then race to assemble the bikes before taking them on a test ride around an indoor obstacle course and marketing them to their colleagues. After the teams completed the project, 17 children enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club of Newport went home with new, road-worthy bikes and helmets. more details|
|12.06.11||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce the election of four attorneys to partner: William J. Egan, Peter E. Strniste Jr., Melissa Sullivan, and Jeffrey J. White, effective January 1, 2012. more details|
|11.22.11||Robinson and Cole LLP is pleased to announce the election of three attorneys to counsel: Brett J. Boskiewicz, Andrea Donovan Napp, and Todd R. Regan. The promotion of the three Hartford-based attorneys to counsel is effective January 1, 2012. more details|
|11.21.11||The American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) has admitted Kathleen M. Furey as a Fellow. Ms. Furey was inducted during the ACMA annual meeting in San Diego, California. Established in 1974, the ACMA seeks to improve and reform laws and procedures affecting real estate secured transactions and to raise the level of professional responsibility of lawyers practicing in this area. more details|
Connecticut-based law firm Robinson & Cole LLP received the most first-tier rankings in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” list in the city of Hartford and the state of Connecticut from U.S.News & World Report.
The firm also received five national rankings, including a Tier 1 ranking for Litigation – Construction; a Tier 2 ranking for Land Use & Zoning Law; and Tier 3 rankings for Construction Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. more details
|11.18.11||Robinson and Cole LLP has awarded William J. Egan, counsel in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, and Virginia E. McGarrity, an associate in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group, the 2011 Pro Bono Award. This award recognizes individuals for their outstanding commitment to Robinson & Cole’s pro bono initiative. more details|
|11.14.11||Robinson & Cole’s Hartford, Stamford, Boston, and New York offices joined forces as team “Legally Pink” and raised funds throughout October for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research and programs. Staff members organized teams of staff, lawyers, family, and friends who participated in the “Making Strides for Breast Cancer” walks. Collectively, the teams raised nearly $12,500 through pizza parties, baked goods and candy sales, event T-shirts sales, a raffle, a top chef cooking competition, and straight donations. more details|
|11.07.11||Robinson and Cole LLP welcomes a new LandLaw associate attorney to the firm. Sorell E. Negro joins the land use and zoning practice group in Hartford. more details|
|10.28.11||The Women’s Initiative of Robinson & Cole’s Boston Office held its Annual Women’s Fall Networking Event at Boston’s Union Club on October 18, 2011. Author and award-winning Boston Globe columnist and reporter Bella English led the discussion as the Divas Uncorked told the story of how the group initially came together over a love of wine and how that transformed into a thriving enterprise. Thanks to the generous support of the more than 60 professional women attending the event, including business owners, in-house counsel, bankers, private equity directors, accountants, brokers, and professional service providers, over $1,200 was raised for the Divas charity of choice, the Island Food Pantry of Martha’s Vineyard, whose mission is to help year-round island residents in need. more details|
A total of 52 Robinson & Cole attorneys were named Super Lawyers® in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. The Super Lawyers® designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, third-party research, and a peer review process encompassing myriad practice areas.
In addition, 21 attorneys at the firm were recognized as “Rising Stars.” Read an explanation of the Super Lawyers methodology here.
Recognized attorneys and their areas of practice can be viewed in the press release here.
Robinson & Cole LLP congratulates its 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” as designated by The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).
Those honored, and their area of practice, include the following:
|10.11.11||The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) honored environmental and utilities partner David W. Bogan as one of the “First 100” male leaders in Connecticut to make a commitment to ending domestic violence in the state. While the “First 100” have varied backgrounds and professions, they all contribute to making a difference either statewide or in their communities and stand committed to assisting CCADV with raising awareness of the availability of, and access to, domestic violence services. Mr. Bogan was also the first recipient of CCADV’s “President’s Award” in 1995 for work he did on behalf of CCADV. more details|
|9.22.11||Robinson and Cole LLP welcomes attorney Michael P. Walutes as counsel in the Tax Group. Mr. Walutes brings more than 20 years of experience counseling public and private companies, debt and equity funds, REITs, and other entities on the tax aspects of a wide variety of transactions. He is resident in the firm’s New York office. more details|
Robinson & Cole LLP was again recognized as having the highest number of attorneys in Connecticut selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (© 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). In addition, the firm achieved the distinction of being the top-listed firm with the most listed attorneys in the state in the areas of Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Intellectual Property. The firm is also top-listed in Hartford, Connecticut, and in the areas of Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Construction, and Trusts and Estates for the city.
Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 3.1 million confidential evaluations are submitted by attorneys on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” more details
|8.31.11||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that attorney Charles W. Normand and his team have joined the firm’s Health Law Practice Group in the Providence, Rhode Island, office. Mr. Normand’s team includes attorney Teri E. Robins and legal administrative assistant/paralegal Brenda L. Vucci. Previously, they worked together at Normand Law, Ltd., a boutique health law and business-focused firm. more details|
|8.24.11||Robinson and Cole LLP welcomed three new attorneys this month, expanding its Hartford and Providence offices. Glenn G. Rybacki joined the firm’s Hartford office as counsel in the Public Finance Practice Group. Charles W. Normand and Teri E. Robins joined the Health Law Practice Group as partner and associate respectively and will be based in the firm’s Providence office. more details|
|7.14.11||Governor Dannel Malloy recently appointed Eric D. Daniels, a partner with the law firm of Robinson & Cole, to the board of The iQuilt Partnership, Inc. more details|
|7.08.11||Rebecca Levy-Sachs has been named to the inaugural Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. The registry is a new listing for women attorneys who have received a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent Rating™, the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards from their peers through Martindale-Hubbell’s rating process (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.). more details|
Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce two new officers have joined the firm, Bali K. Samra, human resources officer and Robert T. Inglis, director of finance. Ms. Samra and Mr. Inglis both report to Howard K. Shafer, who took over as the firm’s chief operating officer earlier this year.
“We are excited to welcome Ms. Samra and Mr. Inglis to the firm,” said John B. Lynch, Jr., the firm’s managing partner. “Adding them to our executive team allows the firm to streamline our administrative departments, helping us to work more efficiently and serve our clients better. We look forward to the contributions they are sure to make with the wealth of experience they bring with them.” more details
|6.20.11||Robinson & Cole demonstrated its commitment to diversity, education, and the local community at a private reception prior to the Hartford Stage performance of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean on May 24, 2011. more details|
|6.17.11||Robinson & Cole LLP announced today that the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm in six practice area categories in its 2011 edition; 12 of the firm’s attorneys have been individually recognized. more details|
|6.15.11||Robinson & Cole welcomes summer interns Jasmine Granville and Shanique Walker, students at the Law and Government Academy at Hartford High School and alumni of the University of Connecticut School of Law/Robinson & Cole LLP Summer Law Institute. Through the internship, Shanique and Jasmine will experience work done in various departments of the firm as they take on projects and assist and observe attorneys and paraprofessionals. more details|
|5.20.11||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that real estate attorneys Kathleen M. Furey and Kevin C. George have joined the firm as residents in the firm’s Metro New York offices. more details|
|5.13.11||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph B. White has joined the firm as a resident in the firm’s Providence, Rhode Island, office. Mr. White is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, focusing on corporate transactional work and emerging businesses. His transactional experience includes acquisitions, sales, mergers, recapitalizations, and joint ventures. more details|
|4.14.11||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that business litigation associate Jeffrey J. White received the Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award at the Hartford County Bar Association’s annual meeting on April 6, 2011. more details|
|4.13.11||Edward J. Heath, chair of Robinson & Cole LLP’s Pro Bono Committee, accepted the Pro Bono Partnership’s 2010 Law Firm of the Year Award on behalf of the firm at a reception hosted by United Technologies in Hartford on February 28, 2011. The event also celebrated the third anniversary of the Pro Bono Partnership's Hartford office at Robinson & Cole. More than 100 lawyers from corporations and law firms attended the reception. more details|
|4.06.11||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys joined the firm. They add a depth and breadth of experience to groups across the firm’s practice sections. more details|
|3.18.11||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that Steven L. Elbaum has been elected to serve a two-year term as the Metro New York office member of the firm’s Managing Committee. The committee is the firm’s governing body and consists of the managing partner and four partners. more details|
Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that Candace M. Cunningham was named as the President of CREW CT–The Real Estate Exchange for 2011.
CREW CT–The Real Estate Exchange is the Connecticut Chapter of the national organization known as CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). Ms. Cunningham has been a member of the Real Estate Exchange for over 14 years and has served on several committees in that time, including as chair of the Program Committee and as a member of the Membership Committee, the Blue Ribbon Committee, and the Developer’s Showcase Committee. more details
Robinson & Cole Real Estate Partner Carla M. Moynihan is a new lecturer on law at the New England School of Law. Ms. Moynihan joined the school’s adjunct faculty for the spring 2011 semester, where she is teaching contracts drafting.
Ms. Moynihan’s course, for law students in their last semester of school, focuses on developing students’ transactional drafting skills, with the goal that they will be prepared to start drafting contracts when they begin working after graduation. more details
|1.11.11||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce the election of two new partners: Patrick M. Birney and Peter R. Knight. more details|
|12.16.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce the election of six new counsel: Cynthia R. Christie, Melissa M. Mack, John A. Poakeart, Elizabeth M. Smith, Melissa Sullivan, and Deborah A. Vennos. more details|
|12.09.10||Eric J. Dale, chair of Robinson & Cole’s Business Transactions Group, was selected to serve as a member of the newly created Connecticut Small Business Advisory Board. The board is composed of business leaders who give feedback to lawmakers about ways to improve the business environment and provide guidance on the resources available to small businesses. Members are appointed by the commissioner of the Department of Economic Development. Mr. Dale is the only lawyer appointed to the board; other members are executives of Connecticut’s leading business and economic development associations and business entities, including the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Connecticut Innovations, Webster Bank, and the Angel Investor Forum, among others. more details|
The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) has named its 2011 “Lawyers of the Year,” each of whom represents a significant practice area in a large legal community. Five Robinson & Cole LLP attorneys have received this designation in their respective practice areas, the most chosen from any law firm in the Hartford community. Those honored include the following:
• Stephen E. Goldman, Hartford Insurance Lawyer of the Year
|10.28.10||Benchmark Litigation 2010 (third edition), a peer review guide published by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, has recognized Robinson & Cole as a leading litigation firm in Connecticut. Benchmark has also recognized Robinson & Cole lawyers Bradford S. Babbitt, Linda L. Morkan, James A. Wade, and Ronald W. Zdrojeski as “litigation stars.” more details|
|10.25.10||The National Trust for Historic Preservation has appointed Robinson & Cole Real Estate Practice Group counsel Charles E. Janson to its national board of advisors. During this three-year appointment beginning October 2010, Mr. Janson will provide guidance on important preservation issues and participate in activities to support the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To read the press release issued by the National Trust, click here. more details|
|10.21.10||Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that Kelley Galica Peck has joined the firm’s Individual Clients Group as counsel in the firm’s Hartford office. Attorney Peck practices estate planning and probate and has significant experience working with individuals and families to plan for the management, protection, and transfer of assets, including succession planning for the owners of closely-held businesses. more details|
|10.21.10||Lawyer Joseph A. Barra has been elected partner in the Construction Group in Robinson & Cole LLP’s Boston office. Mr. Barra brings significant experience handling disputes and transactional matters involving design and construction of commercial, retail, educational, industrial, transportation, and utility projects. With skills gained in his first career as a civil engineer, he has represented clients in the construction industry for the past 20 years. more details|
Because of the pro bono work of two Robinson & Cole attorneys, a 27-year-old man, who was detained and tortured for his human rights work in his home country of Uganda, has been granted asylum in the United States and can now live safely without fear of torture or death upon deportation to Uganda.
Partner James B. Zuckernik and first-year associate Katherine S. Kayatta, both from the firm’s Boston office, represented Samuel Nsubuga of Kampala, Uganda, who was referred to Robinson & Cole by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston, an organization devoted to advocating for individuals in need of legal counsel. The case presented unique challenges. To prevail, the attorneys had to establish the well-founded fear of further persecution or death should Nsubuga return to Uganda. more details
|9.17.10||U.S.News & World Report and the Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (© 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) have released their Best Law Firms rankings for practice areas, and Robinson & Cole LLP has garnered the most first-tier rankings for metropolitan areas in Connecticut. more details|
|8.27.10||Robinson & Cole LLP was again recognized as having the highest numbers of attorneys in Connecticut selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (© 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). In addition, the firm achieved the distinction of being the top-listed firm with the most attorneys in the state in the areas of Construction Law and Environmental Law. more details|
|8.24.10||Robinson & Cole honored the recipients of the firm’s 2010 Pro Bono Award, Mentor of the Year Award, and Community Service Award at the Hartford Jaycees Boathouse in late July while bidding farewell to the summer associates who had interned at the firm. David J. Burke and Jeffrey J. White received Pro Bono Awards; Kate M. Carter, Stephen E. Cooper, Nuala E. Droney, Kirstin M. Etela, Carla M. Moynihan, and Craig A. Raabe received Mentor of the Year Awards; and Melissa M. D’Alelio and Katherine A. Lane received Community Service Awards. more details|
|8.12.10||Forty-two students enrolled in the University of Connecticut School of Law/Robinson & Cole LLP Summer Law Institute participated in a daylong program at Robinson & Cole’s Hartford office to learn about trial techniques, develop critical thinking, and discover how to achieve a career in the law. More than 20 Robinson & Cole attorneys and professionals gave their time and advice regarding career skills. more details|
|8.12.10||At the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s (FDCC) Annual Meeting on July 30, 2010, Robinson & Cole partner Rebecca Levy-Sachs received the John Alan Appleman Award for her work as Chair of the Property Insurance Section. more details|
|8.12.10||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Dana M. Horton has been recognized by the Providence Business News as one of the “40 Under Forty” award recipients. This honor is bestowed annually upon 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved distinction as leaders in their respective fields. more details|
|7.27.10||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Edward J. Heath and Brian P. Henry were honored as two of 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved distinction as leaders in their respective fields. The “40 Under Forty” award is given out by the Chambers of Commerce in Hartford County in partnership with the Hartford Business Journal. Winners “share a commitment to business growth, personal excellence, and deep community involvement.” Mr. Heath is a partner in the Business Litigation Group and chair of the Government Investigations and Criminal Defense Practice. Mr. Henry joined Robinson & Cole earlier this year and brings 11 years of experience in the areas of fire and explosion and products liability litigation. more details|
|7.21.10||Real estate partner Garry C. Berman, Chair of Robinson & Cole LLP’s Commercial Real Estate Leasing Practice Group and Co-chair of the firm’s Hartford Real Estate Practice Group, has been recognized by the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This is the fifth year in a row that Mr. Berman has been selected, and for the past four years, he has been named to Band 1 in Real Estate Law, the highest level. Robinson & Cole’s Real Estate Practice Group was one of only two firms included in Band 1 of the Real Estate listing in Connecticut. more details|
|7.20.10||Robinson & Cole welcomes new summer interns Latasha Hewitt and Carlos Velazquez, high school students from the Greater Hartford area. Robinson & Cole works with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford to provide internship opportunities to high school age youths in the area. more details|
|7.06.10||Jeffrey J. White recently became the chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA/YLS). Mr. White’s one-year term commenced on June 25, 2010 at the YLS’s Annual Leadership Retreat. Since becoming involved with the YLS in 2005, he has served as secretary, treasurer, and chair-elect of the professional organization. more details|
|6.14.10||Robinson & Cole LLP announced today that the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the firm in five practice area categories in its 2010 edition; 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been individually recognized. more details|
|5.21.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce attorneys Megan R. Naughton, Joshua S. Mirer, and Natalia A. Sharubina were named Pro Bono Legal Champions by the Center for Children Advocacy (CCA) for their pro bono case support to help CCA with immigrant children and family clients. more details|
|4.26.10||Robinson & Cole is proud to announce that labor and employment attorney Nicole A. Bernabo has been appointed by the American Bar Association (ABA) as a contributing editor for the publication Developing Labor Law (2010 supplement to the 5th Edition), produced by the association’s Labor and Employment Section. more details|
|3.09.10||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Craig A. Raabe has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premier professional organization of trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. more details|
|2.19.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recognized its commitment to diversity, education, and the local community at a private reception prior to the Hartford Stage performance of Gee’s Bend on February 3, 2010. more details|
|1.28.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP is collaborating with the University of Connecticut Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (UConn) and the Connecticut Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) to produce an educational teleconference series. more details|
|1.26.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the election of four new counsel. more details|
|1.19.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Environmental and Utilities partner James P. Ray has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, Inc., (NCCJ). more details|
|1.07.10||Robinson & Cole Construction Partner Martin A. Onorato was recently elected to a two-year term to the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. more details|
|1.04.10||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the election of five new partners. more details|
|12.30.09||Attorneys from the law firm of Robinson & Cole recently volunteered on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwest New England, Inc. to teach students at Parkville Community School in Hartford as part of "Robinson & Cole/Junior Achievement Day." more details|
|12.03.09||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that the firm has become a New England Air Museum Business Partner. more details|
|11.02.09||United Technologies Corporation Senior Vice President and General Counsel Charles D. Gill was recognized with a Distinguished Alumnus Award by the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP. In his honor, the firm donated $5,000 to the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. more details|
|9.17.09||Robinson & Cole LLP was recognized as having the highest number of attorneys in the state selected for inclusion in 2009-2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers compiles its lists through an extensive national peer-review survey. more details|
|8.13.09||Robinson & Cole recently hosted a field trip for over 60 students from the Hartford Public High School’s Law and Government Academy who are participating in the unique University of Connecticut Law School/Robinson & Cole LLP Summer Law Institute. The students toured the law firm's Hartford office to learn more about what working in a legal environment entails. During the visit, the students participated in a mock trial and heard from numerous speakers about careers within a law firm and the path toward legal careers. more details|
|8.10.09||Robinson & Cole Environmental and Utilities partner Joey Lee Miranda recently edited a book entitled “Capturing the Power of Electric Restructuring” for the American Bar Association. The six-chapter book examines some of the most important legal and policy issues associated with electricity law, including wholesale and retail competition. more details|
|6.18.09||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that our practice groups and attorneys have been recognized in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA ranks both law firms and individual lawyers in each state of the U.S. Inclusion is determined by a rigorous independent research process. The firm achieved practice rankings in all areas in which attorneys are evaluated in Connecticut, including Real Estate, Environment, Litigation (General Commercial), Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, and Labor & Employment. more details|
|6.17.09||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the recipients of the firm’s 2009 Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards. more details|
|4.14.09||The law firm of Robinson & Cole hosted an Open House in March at their new Stamford location in celebration of their recent move. Mayor Dannel P. Malloy welcomed the guests and thanked the firm for choosing a Stamford location for their expansion. more details|
|4.13.09||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recognized its sponsorship of the University of Connecticut School of Law/Robinson & Cole Summer Law Institute, a partnership with the Hartford Public Schools, at a reception for the Hartford Stage performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on March 4, 2009. more details|
|4.10.09||Robinson & Cole LLP, a leading commercial law firm with 240 lawyers and eight offices in the Northeast and Florida, announced today that it is opening its ninth office in Providence, Rhode Island. more details|
|3.30.09||John B. Lynch, Jr., has been elected managing partner of Robinson & Cole LLP, a leading commercial law firm with more than 250 lawyers and eight offices in the Northeast and Florida. more details|
|2.04.09||The law firm of Robinson & Cole was recently recognized as one of the top copyright litigation firms in the nation in the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac, based on the number of times that the firm was retained as counsel for copyright litigation matters during 2008. more details|
|12.10.08||For the 4th consecutive year, Robinson & Cole called upon the children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of its lawyers, lobbyists, and staff to help design the firm’s holiday card. This year's theme, "Green on Earth," focused on the firm’s commitment to the environment and the children were asked to draw their favorite thing about our planet Earth. In honor of each winner, Robinson & Cole made monetary donations to organizations whose missions included environmental education. more details|
|12.09.08||The Board of Directors of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. elected Robinson & Cole Land Use attorney John P. Casey of Groton, Connecticut, to its membership at its annual meeting on October 21, 2008. more details|
|11.14.08||Robinson & Cole, a leading commercial law firm with more than 225 lawyers and eight offices in the Northeast and Florida, announced today that 9 partners and over 20 additional attorneys from Thelen LLP will be joining the firm. more details|
|10.02.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole has pledged its support to the recently developed “Best Practices” program for gender equity in the legal profession created by the Connecticut Bar Association’s Women Future’s Task Force. more details|
|10.02.08||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Dana L. Foster, Business Development & Marketing Specialist in the Hartford office, was elected to the Board of Directors for The Shelter for Women. Ms. Foster's term began in June. more details|
|10.02.08||Robinson & Cole recently offered summer internships to three high school students from the Greater Hartford area. The students worked at the firm throughout the summer, providing support to various administrative departments such as Records, Office Services, and the Library. more details|
|10.02.08||Robinson & Cole’s LandLaw partners, Brian W. Blaesser and Thomas P. Cody recently co-edited Redevelopment: Planning, Law, and Project Implementation through the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of State and Local Government Law. more details|
|10.02.08||Robinson & Cole recently invited the Hartford Public High School students who are participating in the University of Connecticut Law School/Robinson & Cole LLP Summer Law Institute to visit and tour the law firm’s main office and get a better idea of what working for a law firm entails. more details|
|10.02.08||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Dwight H. Merriam, Partner in the firm’s Land Use Practice Group, has been elected to the Anglo American Real Property Institute (AARPI). Membership is limited to 50 lawyers in each of the participating countries. more details|
|7.30.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property and Technology Law Partner Jacqueline Scheib was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for The Children's Museum. Ms. Scheib’s term will run through 2010. more details|
|7.10.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that business litigation partner James A. Wade has been named to the inaugural “Irish Legal 100,” the first-ever listing of the most distinguished and accomplished lawyers of Irish descent in America. more details|
|7.10.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recently received a silver Innovation Prize from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership for its results directing the SMaRT Program. more details|
|7.07.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that they have joined forces with the American Bar Association Section of Environmental, Energy, and Resources’ Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee and will take part in the Model Law Firm Sustainability Policy Project as part of their commitment to continue being good organizational citizens. more details|
|7.07.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Labor & Employment attorney Nicole A. Bernabo was recently elected to the Connecticut Bar Association's (CBA) House of Delegates from District 12. The three-year term will begin on July 1, 2008. more details|
|7.07.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Environmental & Utilities partner Earl W. Phillips, Jr. has been invited to join the American College of Environmental Lawyers. The American College of Environmental Lawyers is a highly selective organization of less than 50 experienced environmental practitioners. more details|
|6.10.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recently presented a $1,000 donation to Riverfront Recapture in connection with Riverfront Recapture's plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bulkeley Bridge later this year. The donation covers the archival expenses related to preserving historical information from the bridge's dedication in October of 1908. This donation underscores Robinson & Cole’s commitment to the community. Robinson & Cole has supported Riverfront Recapture, in particular, since its inception. more details|
|6.10.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the promotion of four attorneys to Counsel. The promotions will be effective as of July 1st. more details|
|5.13.08||Attorneys from the law firm of Robinson & Cole recently volunteered on behalf of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc. to teach students at Hartford’s Parkville Community School as part of “Robinson & Cole/Junior Achievement Day.” more details|
|5.13.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recently volunteered during the 20th Anniversary AmeriCares HomeFront Day. The team of volunteers worked on a combination of small and large home improvement projects for one home in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which included painting the entire interior and exterior of the house as well as the exterior of the garage, installing a new kitchen floor, repairing cement stairs outside the house, repairing broken light fixtures inside and outside the house, and tackling other smaller fix-up projects throughout the house. more details|
|5.07.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Attorney Linda L. Morkan has been elected a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. more details|
|5.07.08||Robinson & Cole’s women attorneys recently hosted their inaugural “Sweet Sensations” benefit at Chocopologie in Norwalk, Connecticut, benefiting Kids in Crisis, a nonprofit organization. All guests were asked to bring a “summer” donation to support the organization, such as sunscreen and beach toys for the children. more details|
|5.07.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that attorney Mathew P. Jasinski of the Business Litigation Practice Group was recently elected to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, marking its 64th season in 2007 to 2008, is Connecticut's premier musical organization and is widely recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras. more details|
|3.06.08||In celebration of Black History Month, the law firm of Robinson & Cole featured guest speakers from AMISTAD America, Inc. for a program on the Freedom Schooner Amistad's first transatlantic voyage. more details|
|3.06.08||Robinson & Cole Commercial Real Estate Attorney, Diana MacPherson, was recently elected president of the Real Estate Exchange, which is the Connecticut chapter of the CREW Network. more details|
|3.06.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole, cosponsor of Hartford Stage’s The Bluest Eye performance, recently hosted a private reception to celebrate diversity and presented a donation to AMISTAD America. more details|
|2.12.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recently received two awards including "The Most Active Law Firm in 2007" and "The Deal of the Year in 2007" by the Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). more details|
|2.04.08||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce seven new partners. more details|
|1.07.08||Attorneys from the law firm of Robinson & Cole recently volunteered on behalf of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc. to teach students at Hartford’s SAND Elementary School for the first ever “Robinson & Cole/Junior Achievement Day.” more details|
|12.17.07||Robinson & Cole recently collected donations of non-perishable food and used clothing from attorneys and staff for the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers of Hartford County's Annual Horn of Plenty Food and Clothing Drive. more details|
|12.17.07||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the promotion of two attorneys to Counsel. more details|
|12.04.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the opening of their third office in New York State at 111 Washington Avenue in Albany. The Albany office will be residence to the firm’s new Director of New York Government Relations, Christine Rutigliano, who will be joining Andrew Roffe, Partner of the firm’s administrative Practice Group. more details|
|12.04.07||Robinson & Cole turned to the sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of the firm’s attorneys, lobbyists and staff to design the firm’s 2007 holiday card. Children between the ages of 4 and 14 were called upon to draw a winter scene reflecting the holiday season. With 29 entries, four of the illustrations were selected to appear on the firm’s holiday card. more details|
|11.07.07||Robinson & Cole’s 2007 Associates’ Retreat will feature an innovative professional development program designed to improve attorneys’ communication skills, called SpeedReading People ®. The Associates’ Retreat is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 at The Boathouse in Hartford. more details|
|10.22.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole presented a donation for the Children's Learning Center of Stamford to Mayor Dannel Malloy to help support the arts and children’s programs in the City of Stamford. more details|
|10.22.07||Robinson & Cole Counsel Amy Span Wergeles has been asked to serve a second term as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section. more details|
|10.16.07||Robinson & Cole Counsel Amy Span Wergeles has been named to the Advisory Board of Connecticut Lawyer magazine, the Connecticut Bar Association's monthly publication. more details|
|10.12.07||Robinson & Cole Counsel Amy Span Wergeles has been named to the Advisory Board of the new Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at the University of Connecticut Law School. more details|
|10.04.07||Robinson & Cole welcomed incoming Fall Associates with a scavenger hunt that took place in the firm’s Hartford office. more details|
|9.25.07||Robinson & Cole Associate Jennifer Rossi Auwarter and Partner J.C. David Hadden, recently drafted the nonprofit incorporation documents for Dances With Wood, Inc., working with the organization on a pro bono basis. more details|
|8.10.07||Robinson & Cole’s R&C CARES (Community Action with Responsible Employees Serving), working alongside “Gifts of Love – Families Helping Families”, recently participated in the Adopt-A-Child Backpack Program. The firm enlisted the generous support of attorneys and staff by asking for help in providing 25 local children with dignity, hope and joy as they start off a new school year. more details|
|8.06.07||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the summer internships of four high school seniors from the Greater Hartford area. The students will be working at the firm throughout the summer providing support to various administrative departments such as Human Resources, Office Services, Library and Records. more details|
|8.02.07||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce April F. Condon and Richard J. Tannenbaum to the firm’s Stamford office. more details|
|7.23.07||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the recipients of the firm’s 2007 Community Service, Pro Bono and Mentor of the Year Awards. more details|
|7.23.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recently donated $5,000 to the Village’s Summer Healing, Academics, Recreation and Enrichment Program, also known as SHARE. This donation will allow the Village to continue serving the children throughout the summer months. more details|
|6.25.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP donated $3,000 to West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Expanding Excellence Campaign. Frank D'Ercole presented the contribution to The West Hartford Public Library. more details|
|6.15.07||Rich Fil will be a moderator for the American Bar Association Nanotechnology and Environmental Governance teleconference. The teleconference explores environmental governance mechanisms outside of the scope of EPA's traditional regulatory programs that may be needed to manage the environmental issues associated with nanotechnology, including voluntary programs, information disclosure, public involvement, labeling requirements, liability, and corporate social responsibility. Click here for more information. more details|
|5.01.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP is pleased to announce that partners Alice E. DeTora and Pamela K. Elkow have been elected to serve on the firm’s managing committee, each for a two-year term. more details|
|4.19.07||Robinson & Cole Teaches Monument High School Students about Trial Advocacy in Boston’s Federal Court with mock trial of Romeo & Juliet. more details|
|3.26.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP announces that LandLaw partner Kenneth C. Baldwin successfully led a team of land use lawyers in obtaining the necessary local land use permits and approvals for the development of a new state-of-the-art golf practice facility and youth learning center for its clients The First Tee of Connecticut and the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Foundation. more details|
|3.15.07||Robinson & Cole is proud to announce that Real Estate lawyer Diana MacPherson was recently elected vice president of The Real Estate Exchange. more details|
|3.13.07||R&C Health Care Lawyer Tracey E. Scraba was recently named to the UCONN Health Care Management Advisory Board. This Board is comprised of senior health care leaders representing the many sectors of the health care industry. more details|
|2.26.07||On February 2, 2007, Robinson & Cole participated in the American Heart Association’s drive, “Wear Red to Work Day.” The $1,115 collected from Robinson & Cole will help raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease. more details|
|2.22.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole, co-sponsor of Hartford Stage’s Fences performance, recently hosted a private reception to celebrate diversity and the commencement of Black History Month with donation $2,500 to Urban League at Hartford Stage “Fences” Event. more details|
|2.05.07||Eric J. Dale, chair of Robinson & Cole’s Emerging Companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital Group, has been elected President of the Stamford Chapter of Connecticut Venture Group (CVG) and will serve on CVG’s state board. more details|
|1.30.07||Eric J. Dale, chair of Robinson & Cole’s Emerging Companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital Group, was installed as Treasurer of the Fairfield County Bar Association at its annual meeting on June 8, 2006. more details|
|1.30.07||Eric J. Dale, chair of Robinson & Cole’s Emerging Companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). more details|
|1.30.07||Robinson & Cole Utilities and Environmental lawyer, Joey Lee Miranda, has been appointed to begin a two year term as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Public Utilities Section as she ends her term as chair of CBA’s Environmental Law Section. more details|
|1.30.07||Robinson & Cole announced today their donation of $20,000 to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford to support development on the statewide science learning destination. more details|
|1.29.07||Eric J. Dale, partner and chair of Robinson & Cole’s Emerging Companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital Group, has been elected Chairman of the Stamford Partnership. more details|
|1.25.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole recently won the gold Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership’s Innovation Prize for the firm’s SUCCESS™ Program. more details|
|1.25.07||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce the promotion of four Associates to Counsel status; Jason M. Kuselias, Elizabeth R. Leong, and Joey Lee Miranda resident in our Hartford office and John E. O'Brien, Jr. resident in our Boston office. more details|
|1.22.07||Holyoke Student Helps Design 2006 Robinson & Cole Holiday Card. more details|
|1.22.07||South Glastonbury, CT Student Helps Design Robinson & Cole 2006 Holiday Card. more details|
|1.22.07||Southington, CT Student Helps R&C Design 2006 Holiday Card. more details|
|1.22.07||West Medford, MA Student Helps Design R&C 2006 Holiday Card. more details|
|1.22.07||For the fourth consecutive year, Robinson & Cole’s Health Law Partner Lisa Boyle coordinated the firm’s Holiday gift contribution to Hartford’s Northwest Boys and Girls Club. more details|
|1.22.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP announces the election of Megan R. Naughton, J. Michael Wirvin, and Gerald Parker (Kip) Dwyer, Jr. to the partnership. more details|
|1.19.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Joshua Kalkstein has joined its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, resident in the Boston office. more details|
|1.19.07||In 2006 Robinson & Cole strengthened our commitment to Eastern Connecticut with an expansion to our New London location to now include offices for six attorneys. more details|
|1.19.07||The law firm of Robinson & Cole hosted an Open House at their expanded New London office at 75 Eugene O’Neill Drive on September 28, 2006. more details|
|1.19.07||Robinson & Cole lawyer Timothy D. Bates was selected to receive the 2006 William Crawford Distinguished Service Award by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. more details|
|1.19.07||Robinson & Cole turned to the sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of the firm’s attorneys, lobbyists and staff to design the firm’s 2006 holiday card. Click here to see R&C 2006 Holiday Card. more details|
|9.20.06||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that John P. Malloy has joined the firm as Counsel in the Trial, Appellate and Advocacy Group in the Hartford office. more details|
|9.20.06||The law firm of Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that Christoffel Krediet has joined the Real Estate Finance, Development, and Leasing group in the firm’s Stamford, CT office. more details|
|9.20.06||The law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP announces the election of Matt Guanci, Jr. to the partnership. more details|
|6.06.05||Almost 500 lawyers and professional staff from the law firm of Robinson & Cole will meet at Mystic Seaport, Wednesday, June 8 to celebrate the firm’s 160th Anniversary. more details|
|10.20.04||Congressman Rob Simmons, featured Keynote Speaker and five other Connecticut and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) officials will speak at the upcoming water conference, entitled, “A Conversation with Government on Water System Security,” on Friday, October 22, 2004 at the Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut. more details|
|8.04.04||Carla M. Moynihan has joined the firm as counsel in the commercial real estate development and land use practices in the Boston office. Her practice will enhance the firm’s existing real estate presence by delivering legal services in all aspects of development for major retail and commercial real estate clients. more details|
|2.13.04||Robinson & Cole is pleased to announce that it has been ranked as the top real estate law firm in Connecticut in the 2004 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious legal directory. more details|
|2.13.04||Andrew S. Roffe joins the Northeast law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP as partner and chair of the firm’s Administrative Law Group. more details|
|12.01.03||The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) elected Eric D. Daniels to a four-year term on its board of directors at the association's Oct. 29 Annual Meeting. more details|
|12.01.03||Wystan M. Ackerman has joined the firm as an associate in the business litigation and insurance practices in the Hartford office. more details|
|12.01.03||Six associates recently joined the firm in Connecticut. Dame Rose Catalan, Stephen Deane, Aaron Samples, David Tipson and Alaine Doolan are assigned to the firm’s Hartford office, while situated in the Stamford office is Kerin Desimone. more details|
|12.01.03||Aaron C. Samples has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation practice in the Hartford office. more details|
|12.01.03||Stephen M. Deane has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation practice in the Hartford office. For six years prior to joining the firm, Mr. Deane managed complex litigation for the Travelers Special Liability Group, dealing with environmental, toxic tort and communicable disease-related losses. more details|
|12.01.03||Dame Rose S. Catalan has joined the firm as an associate in the LandLaw practice in the Hartford office, focusing on land use, real estate and environmental matters. more details|