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.
Halloran & Sage’s 180+ attorneys and staff from offices in Hartford, New Haven, Westport, Danbury, Middletown, New London and Washington, D.C. joined together to support three Connecticut nonprofits through a firm-wide donation drive. Pictured here, Serika Walker of Hands On Hartford (center) receives winter accessories and basic necessities from select Wellness Committee members, Daniel Krisch, Brittany Benham, Donna Hetzler and Maria Theam of Halloran & Sage. The winter accessories and basic necessities will be provided to Hands on Hartford’s homeless and food insecure clients.
Congratulations to the Travelers Championship – their 2017 tournament raised over $1.7 million for local Connecticut charities. The tournament supports a wide spectrum of worthy nonprofits and Halloran & Sage is a proud sponsor of the event. We are pleased to partner with the organization; by offering 100% of its proceeds to charities it lends critical support to the vibrancy of our communities.
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back. Preparation has already begun for the 2018 Travelers Championship, which will be held from June 18th-24th at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
We’re collecting winter accessories and basic necessities for Hands On Hartford, an agency serving neighbors in need through programs focused on food, housing and economic security. Toiletries will be provided to Family & Children's Agency of Norwalk, a human service organization committed to increasing the well-being of children, families, youth, adults and seniors. And Halloween candy and fruit will be collected for New Haven Community Soup Kitchen, a charitable corporation that provides free meals and works to enhance the dignity of the poor and underprivileged in the New Haven community.
The drive will run through the end of this week, and distributions will be made to the nonprofits on Friday. Halloran & Sage is proud to support the initiative and contribute to the vibrancy of our local communities.
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr. was recently appointed Chair of ALFA International’s Business Litigation Practice Group, and will serve in that role for the next two years. ALFA is a global network of 150 independent law firms from across the United States and around the world. Through their practice groups, ALFA’s member attorneys leverage their collective expertise to provide clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services worldwide.
Joseph recently also served as Chair of the ALFA Business Litigation Practice Group’s 2017 Seminar, “Successfully Trekking along the Precipice: Protecting Your Company Before, During, and After ‘Bet the Company’ Litigation.” With a panel of twenty national and international speakers and a mock jury presentation, Joseph developed a program which used a hypothetical fact pattern to examine how companies can best position themselves when faced with potentially existential litigation.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation is charged with affirming the commitment of local attorneys to the community of Greater New Haven. Through grants and law-related public service programs, the Foundation provides financial support to organizations that promote justice, assist the needy, and contribute to the greater public good.
“I am excited about the next year ahead with Mike Leone at the helm of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar. He has the magical (and vital) combination of fundraising acumen and passion for charity and approaches it all with a sense of humor and purpose,” said Gillian Fattal, Executive Director, The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar and the New Haven County Bar Association.
Thirty-one Halloran & Sage attorneys have been named 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers® is a nationally-accredited rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars follows the same selection criteria, but candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
We are pleased to congratulate all of the following attorneys:
The firm is pleased to welcome Peter Sachner, who has joined our New Haven office as a partner. Peter will be practicing in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and litigation & dispute resolution.
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: