Announcement : Doug Conover Co-Presents to Inpact Conference on the Legal Aspects of Social Media


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  • Please mark your calendar now for LawPact’s Spring Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada April 28 - 30, 2016. The venue will be the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. In addition to a fantastic program focused on succession planning, you will have the opportunity to network with your fellow LawPact members from around the world. Those of you who attended the Fall Conference will remember our speaker, law firm management expert Jeff Nischwitz. For this Spring Conference, Jeff will be back popular demand! Our program for this conference is entitled main topic for this conference will be Who’s Next? Planning for a Thriving Future for Your Firm! On April 29, 2016 we’ll be focusing on the future of your firm. What does the future look like? Are you ready for succession? Have you begun? Are you on schedule or are you behind? Most important, are the future leaders of the firm ready to lead? What obstacles did others experience in the process of planning for succession? Join us for an interactive day of ideas, strategies and tactics to help assure that your firm thrives beyond you and into the future. The program committee is working with Jeff to develop the specific subjects for the program, and we will send the agenda to everyone in the near future. Member firms that have gone through succession planning are encouraged to participate in the program. We may do a panel discussion featuring members who can share their experiences.
  • New Haven, Connecticut, January 19, 2016,  Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Douglas S. Skalka has been approved by the American Board of Certification (ABC) Standards Committee for recertification as a Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist for an additional five years. He first achieved this certification in 1995 and has been recertified each subsequent review. Attorney Skalka is one of only eight attorneys in Connecticut who hold this certification.

    The American Board of Certification is the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. The American Board of Certification's (ABC) programs are designed to identify and recognize those attorneys in consumer or business bankruptcy who have met or exceeded rigorous certification standards relating to experience, continuing legal education, integrity, and peer review; in addition to demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of the law in their specialty area.

    Attorney Skalka, a principal at Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, specializes in bankruptcy, commercial finance, business reorganization and asset-based lending transactions. He holds numerous distinctions including an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America 2006-2016, Connecticut Super Lawyers Top 10 2014, and New England Super Lawyers Top 100 2013-2015.

    Attorney Skalka is former Co-Chair of the Stamford Regional Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee and the New Haven County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee.  He is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section.

  • The following attorneys have been selected as 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers in their specified area of practice. Each of the attorneys listed below are multi-year recipients of the Maryland Super Lawyers honor.

    Jason C. Brino, Business Litigation; Priscilla K. Carroll, Real Estate; Joshua A. Glikin,  Intellectual Property Litigation; Matthew G. Hjortsberg, Business Litigation; Mark T. Jensen, Business/Corporation; Michael Siri, Business Litigation; Michael Smith, Business Litigation; Nicole Windsor, Employment & Labor.

    Matthew Hjortsberg and Michael Siri also were named to the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers list for 2016. In recognition through the Top Super Lawyers list, Mr. Hjortsberg and Mr. Siri were highlighted among an elite group of 100 attorneys in Maryland to receive the highest point totals in the nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Mr. Hjortsberg and Mr. Siri are both former recipients of this distinguished honor.

    Additionally, Carolyn E. Mech (Employment & Labor) was selected as a 2016 Maryland Rising Star. This year’s selection marks Ms. Mech’s third year in a row as being a Maryland Rising Star. To be eligible for this acknowledgement, candidates must be 40 years old or younger or practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are named to the Rising Stars list.


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