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UKS Creditor’s Rights Practice Group Chair, Thomas A. Gugliotti, was recently awarded the 2019 Service to the Profession Award by the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. This follows the Career Achievement Award given to Attorney Gugliotti by the Section in 2017.  Attorney Gugliotti is a long-time member of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section where he currently serves as a member of its Executive Committee, and was previously elected as the Chair of that Section.

On May 3, 2019, UKS Principal and Chair of the Firm’s Creditor’s Rights Practice Group, Thomas A. Gugliotti joined with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Tancredi and two others in a round-table discussion on mediation at the 2019 American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation & Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Divisions conference, held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Attorney Gugliotti, who is a long-time panel member in the Hartford Bankruptcy Court’s Voluntary Mediation Program, and frequently serves as court appointed and extra-judicial mediator in a variety of cases, with an emphasis on bankruptcy proceedings. Attorney Gugliotti was part of the committee which originally authored Chambers Order No. 1 in 1996, which established the Voluntary Mediation Program in the Hartford Court, as well as having worked with Judge Tancredi and others to revise and update that Order in 2017.

On Friday August 2, 2019, Christopher Brigham will be a featured speaker at a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute in Farmington entitled Employment Law: Advanced Issues and Answers. Attorney Brigham will discuss “Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation” and “National Labor Relations Board Decisions Affecting Unionized and Non-Unionized Workplaces”. To register and learn additional information, visit here .

Affiliation offers clients access to quality legal expertise around the globe  Hartford, CT – March 26, 2019 – Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., is pleased to announce that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of law firms with over 180 member firms and over 7,000 lawyers around the world. Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. joined Meritas in 1990 as a founding member and, as a condition of its membership, is required to successfully complete recertification every ...

Attorney Evan Goldstein was a judge at the inaugural Corridor Negotiation Competition at UConn Law School on March 9th where local law students from regional law schools competed.  This event was an opportunity for students to sharpen their negotiation skills by gaining valuable feedback from practitioners as well as a networking opportunity to get to know other law students with whom they will soon be practicing. The day consisted of two rounds of negotiation and several networking opportunities during lunch and the award ceremony.

On January 5, 2019, Attorney Evan Goldstein, Chair/President of the UVM Alumni Association Hartford Affinity Group, helped coordinate the Second Annual Networking & Job Fair event for students of the University of Vermont & recent graduates. This event was held at Keeney Manufacturing Co. & co-sponsored by the UVM Career Center. Students & recent graduates from UVM were able to speak with alumni & networkers in the areas of engineering, finance, marketing, sales, agriculture, education, health care, accounting, banking, IT, entrepreneurship, environmental, government & law. Students & recent UVM alumni attended this event from all over New England & the Tri-state area.

The officers & the Board of Directors of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. (“UKS”) are pleased to announce the appointment of UKS Principal Attorney Thomas J. Welsh as the General Counsel of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. (“NSBA”), effective as of January 1, 2019. NSBA is a trading company dealing with ferrous & non-ferrous metals, food & machinery & equipment with headquarters office in Chicago & with offices in Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles area & Mexico City, Mexico & has joint ventures & facilities throughout the United States & Mexico. 

Attorney Welsh will have an office address & contact information at the NSBA Chicago headquarters but will remain as Counsel to UKS & will have his primary office & contracts at the UKS Hartford office.  Attorney Welsh is recognized for his work in commercial law & finance & other business law matters & will continue to supervise matters & serve UKS clients from its offices in Connecticut. 

Attorney Welsh’s office telephone number & e-mail address at the law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. in Hartford, CT will also remain the same. 

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Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is a major Connecticut law firm with five offices throughout the State of Connecticut. Now entering its sixth decade of client service, the UKS’ comprehensive legal practice places it at the center of law, business & politics in Connecticut. UKS’ MERITAS™ membership extends its services across the United States & around the world & its affiliation with FOCUS Government Affairs @ UKS, LLC allows its clients to access legislative & public affairs services at the Federal, state & local levels. UKS takes pride in its fifty years of being globally capable, but distinctively Connecticut.

Benjamin A. Wiles served as co-instructor for a University of Connecticut course entitled “Special Projects in Blockchain”, a unique course cross-listed in the UConn School of Business, UConn Law School, & UConn Department of Engineering.  MBA students, law students & computer science majors formed teams to build working prototypes of distributed ledger applications.  The students explored the basic building blocks of coding distributed ledger applications, the elements of an enforceable “smart contract” & the business use cases for distributed ledger applications.  Some student teams intend to explore continuing their projects through the state’s startup incubators.

Three of the attorneys at this firm have been tapped to serve on the Governor elect’s Transition Team. Robert J. Martino is serving on the Transition Steering Committee alongside 18 other leaders. Robert J. Martino & Arunan D. Arulampalam were selected to serve on the “Jobs & Economy” subcommittee, & Benjamin A. Wiles was selected to serve on the Data Strategy Sub-Committee. Robert J Martino is also chairing Lieutenant Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz’s Transition Committee.

Thomas J. Welsh, President of Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) announced that on Saturday November 24, 2018, the first ever YuleFest & Holiday Marketplace event will be held in downtown Meriden from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This event is supported by the Making Meriden Business Center (MMBC) which is operated by MEDCO in downtown Meriden. This event will have 30 vendors, food, music, children’s events &  Santa arriving on the Hartford Line train in the middle of the Holiday fe ...