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PHILLIPS LYTLE ATTORNEYS CONTRIBUTE TO CHAMBERS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & POWER GLOBAL PRACTICE GUIDE

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP attorneys contributed to the second edition of the Chambers Alternative Energy & Power Global Practice Guide. The Guide provides easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting business in the jurisdiction. Leading lawyers explain local law and practice at key transactional stages and for crucial aspects of doing business. Phillips Lytle attorneys contributed the Read More

Gould & Ratner Lawyer Named to 2020 U.S. News Best Lawyers® List

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Matt Olins, a partner in Gould & Ratner’s Corporate Practice, has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 edition in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. The Best Lawyers® rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, as well as peer reviews from attorneys in their field. For more Read More

Jillian Molz Discusses New Illinois Laws Protecting Job Applicants

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Jillian Molz, a member of Gould & Ratner’s Litigation Practice, was recently quoted in a SHRM article that discusses new Illinois employment laws, including an amendment to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act. Jillian noted that before this amendment, the process of conducting a background check would begin after an offer of employment was made. If the background check Read More

Eric Sparks and Vanessa Tiradentes will present at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Trial Advocacy for Civil Litigators Program

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Eric Sparks and Vanessa Tiradentes, both members of Gould & Ratner’s Litigation Practice, will present at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Trial Advocacy for Civil Litigators Program on October 17. The program will feature demonstrative best practices for jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations and closing arguments from judges and experienced litigators. Eric and Vanessa will Read More

Vanessa Tiradentes to Present at the 2019 ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting

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Vanessa Tiradentes, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice, will participate in two panels at the 2019 ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on September 12 and 13. Vanessa will present on “Alternative Entities Top Ten: Liability and Governance Issues for Deal Attorneys and Litigators - Interactive!” and “Streamlining Business Cases for Trial: A View from the Bench.” Learn more about Read More

David Michael Discussed Minimizing Risk When Terminating Employees in a Financial Poise and West LegalEdCenter Webinar

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David Michael, chair of Gould & Ratner’s Litigation Practice, participated in a Financial Poise and West LegalEdCenter webinar about issues companies should consider when terminating employees, and steps an organization can take to minimize risk and defend against claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. The webinar, “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye: Minimizing Risk When Terminating Employees,” was live on September Read More

Karin O’Connell Discussed the Endangered Species Act in ABA SEER Essentials Webinar

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Karin O'Connell, a member of Gould & Ratner's Litigation Practice, participated in an American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy & Resource Law (SEER) Essentials webinar about the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and types of litigation relevant to the Act. The webinar, "SEER Essentials" Endangered Species Act 101," took place on August 27. Learn more here. Read More

Lindsays advises Buzzbase on its transition to employee ownership

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Douglas Roberts, in our Corporate team, provided legal advice to Buzzbase in its transition to employee ownership. Established in Dundee in 2012 by Callum and Marion Cameron, Buzzbase supplies giftware, educational materials and other goods online. Douglas assisted with all the legal aspects of this important transition of the Company and local economy. Commenting on the transition, Douglas said “It Read More