St. Vincent’s Foundation’s SWIM Across the Sound, a charitable, grassroots organization in Bridgeport, recently hosted their 13th Annual Sports Gala & Auction at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. The event is one of several to benefit Connecticut’s first responders, correction officers and their family members with cancer.
Among those in attendance at the event were (pictured below, L to R):
Halloran & Sage attorney, Fred Trotta; Fox 61 Sports Director, Rich Coppola; Executive Director of St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, Lyn McCarthy; President and CEO of St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation and Senior VP of St. Vincent’s Health Services, Dianne Auger; Halloran & Sage attorney Arnie Menchel; and the event’s guest speaker, Mike Greenberg—ESPN commentator and formerly the co-host of the Mike and Mike ESPN radio show.
This year’s 15.5 mile SWIM Across the Sound marathon is to be held August 4th, when swimmers, boat captains, volunteers, friends and families will join together to support patients, honor survivors and remember loved ones. The SWIM provides funding for cancer education, screening and prevention programs for patients and their families, and helps uninsured and underinsured individuals with specific needs, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, day-care scholarships, support groups and more.
The 2018 Connecticut Legislative Session’s Agenda was unveiled at the event, proposing actions for Connecticut lawmakers to adopt within the areas of economic development, regional transportation and public services, as well as structural changes in state government. Businesses were encouraged to attend and to use the event as an opportunity to talk with state legislators about their needs.
Among those in attendance were:
Front row, L-R: Senator Len Suzio, Senator Len Fasano, Representative Themis Klarides, Representative Craig Fishbein.
Back Row, L-R: Incoming GNHCC President Garrett Sheehan, GNHCC Board Chairman Jennifer DelMonico, Representative Robyn Porter, Representative David Yaccarino, Senator Gayle Slossberg, Representative Pam Staneski, GNHCC Vice President Sue Rapini, and James Perito.
Mark Perkins recently hosted a launch party for Health Care Advocates International’s humanitarian initiative, HIV Advocates. The new Stratford-based campaign is an anti-stigma, testing, and awareness initiative to end global HIV by 2030.
Pictured below: Mark Perkins, Nicole Tung, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Fred Trotta attend the launch party of Health Care Advocates International’s new campaign, HIV Advocates.
Snow and slush abound, but our minds are set on the green. Congratulations to the 2017 Travelers Championship for receiving the “Tournament of the Year” award from the PGA TOUR. Halloran & Sage is a proud annual sponsor of the event, which also received awards for “Most Fan-Friendly Event,” “Best Sales” and “Players Choice” in 2017. The 2018 Travelers Championship will be held June 18-24 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
Halloran & Sage’s offices kicked off the holiday season with charitable giving—and kicked back in blue jeans. Two organizations were recent recipients of the law firm’s support: the March of Dimes and United Way of Greater New Haven. Employees were given the opportunity to participate in a November March of Dimes fundraiser, coinciding with Prematurity Awareness Month®. Those who donated to the nonprofit wore blue jeans for the day to show their visible support for the organization, which works to end premature birth and infant mortality.
Halloran & Sage’s New Haven office recently wrapped up their second annual campaign to benefit the United Way of Greater New Haven. Mark Perkins, Halloran & Sage Partner and United Way board member, led the initiative alongside Rhonda Rooney, Paralegal and Cynthia Klaneski, Legal Secretary at the firm’s New Haven office. The United Way of Greater New Haven responds to community needs through health, education and financial stability initiatives.
Pictured here, Rondasia Curry, Jesse Costa, Mary Ann Walczyk, Kevin Greene, Susan O’Donnell, Brittany Benham, Barbara Gelmetti, Anita Corral, Deborah Pinell and David Falco in blue jeans for babies.
The Hartford Business Journal (HBJ)’s “Best of Business” award winners have been revealed, and Halloran & Sage is proud to be named the 2017 Best Law Firm. Over 800 HBJ readers weighed in on the best companies across 49 categories, with winners chosen based on their customer service and commitment to excellence.
We’re looking forward to accepting the award alongside other local winners! HBJ will host a celebration on January 25th at the Hartford Yard Goats Club. More information and the full Best of Business list can be found here.
In an interview with the Connecticut Mirror, Daniel Krisch discussed Connecticut’s unusual eligibility requirements for Attorney General, as incumbent George Jepsen announced he will not seek a third term in 2018.
Congratulations to Peter Meggers and Jennifer Mullen on their successful election campaigns! Peter was elected to a three-year term on the Manchester Board of Education, and Jennifer to a two-year term with Representative Town Meeting in Waterford. We’re proud of their deep investment in their respective communities, and look forward to seeing their contributions as local leaders in legislation and education.
Mike Leone was recently a featured guest on WNHH’s Legal Eagle radio show. In a 30 minute segment hosted by Marcia Chambers, Mike discussed grantmaking and hands-on community involvement through his position as Board President of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar.
WNHH 101 FM is a community radio station affiliated with the New Haven Independent newspaper. Click here for program highlights and access to the full recording.
The firm is proud to announce that Ann Catino has been named to the Top 25 Connecticut Women Super Lawyers® list. This is the fourth time she has been recognized for this honor.
Super Lawyers® is a nationally-accredited rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys; the top lists take exclusivity one step further by featuring selected Super Lawyers attorneys with the most total points earned.
Congratulations to Daniel Krisch, who was recently appointed to the Judicial Branch’s Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules by Chief Justice Chase Rogers. The Committee, which is co-chaired by Supreme Court Justice Richard Palmer and Appellate Court Chief Judge Alexandra DiPentima, consists of a group of 17 attorneys who consider and draft new appellate rules and revisions to the current appellate rules.
Halloran & Sage has been ranked a Best Law Firm in four metropolitan areas and for fourteen practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Rankings are assessed through client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field. A tier designation indicates a high level of respect for the firm’s abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Multiple Halloran & Sage offices and practice areas were recognized as indicated below:
Congratulations to Greg Gagne for his recent appointment to the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) Board. CVLC’s mission is to help veterans overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income. The firm is proud of Greg’s investment in the local community and his service to this critical nonprofit and the veterans they serve.
Pictured from L to R below are Greg Gagne, CVLC Executive Director Margaret Middleton, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announcing that the CVLC will expand to serve veterans in Hartford County.
Allen Gary Palmer has been assisting the Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section in the launch of an innovative series of continuing legal education programs designed to offer section members timely information on key Connecticut Supreme Court legal decisions. The new program, Case Flash, is a video program presented in an engaging, easy to follow talk show format. The concept is to bring short, timely CLE programs directly to each member's computer.
The following are the most recent programs offered by the CBA: