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UKS attorneys Evan Goldstein, Richard Dighello and Gideon Asemnor continue their participation in the Connecticut Bar Association’s LSAT Scholars Program. Most recently, they took part in a remote meeting with the Scholars to discuss law school grants and scholarships . In addition to the LSAT Scholars and UKS attorneys, participants in the meeting included representatives of the CBA and admissions personnel from UCONN and Quinnipiac Law Schools. The CBA and certain signatories to Connecticut's ...

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020, which may be best known to many as the second stimulus bill. Although the CAA includes $900 billion in stimulus relief, it also includes $1.4 trillion in omnibus spending for fiscal year 2021.  This alert addresses only select portions of the “stimulus” portion of the CAA.  Tax Developments:  The CAA contains several key tax developments.  It reverses the Treasury and IRS position which h ...

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently affirmed a judgment secured by UKS Shareholder Richard S. Order in Wittman, et al. v. Intense Movers, et al., 202 Conn. App. 87 (2021).  Our clients had a major falling-out with fellow shareholders in Intense Movers, a Connecticut moving company operating in Brooklyn, New York.  After trying for months to resolve the dispute, Attorney Order sued to dissolve the corporation and also asserted shareholder derivative claims to recoup company funds misappropr ...

On November 10, 2020 UKS Attorney Thomas Welsh gave a lecture to the Connecticut Bar Association International Law Section entitled “The Business Lawyer’s International Toolbox: Force Majeure Excuses for Contract Non-Performance – In an Age of Pandemic”. On November 19, 2020 Thomas Welsh was elected as the Chair of the Public Library Building Committee in the City of Meriden, CT. On November 23, 2020 Thomas Welsh gave a lecture to staff of Nippon Steel Trading Americas, Inc. entitled “Battle o ...

UKS shareholder, Christopher Brigham, was recently quoted in an article for the Law360 Pulse concerning the worries and adjustments Connecticut attorneys have to face going into 2021. These include virtual hearings, maintaining firm culture, work-life balance during a pandemic, stalled criminal jury trials and anticipated backlog as courts open fully and cases resume.  Click here for the full article.  Christopher L. Brigham, a Shareholder with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy and Chairman of the ...

On Friday, January 15, 2021, UKS Attorneys Christopher L. Brigham and Valerie M. Ferdon will be guest speakers at a webinar hosted by the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce titled “Can I Mandate COVID Vaccine in the Workplace?” The webinar will feature discussions on the law behind mandating the vaccine, the pros and cons of doing so, how to do it appropriately and/or how to manage your employees. The program is free and open to all, however, pre-registration is required. You can pre-regis ...

On December 16, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 9R, which includes, among other things, significant provisions which renew the municipal tax deferments, low interest programs, and other items originally included in Executive Order 7S. EXECUTIVE ORDER 9R Executive Order 9R is of particular interest to municipalities as it renews those certain property tax relief provisions that were originally set out in Executive Order 7S back on April 1, 2020.  Both the deferment program and the ...

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, UKS Attorneys Christopher L. Brigham and Valerie M. Ferdon will be guest speakers at a webinar hosted by the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce titled “Can I Mandate COVID Vaccine in the Workplace?” The webinar will feature discussions on the law behind mandating the vaccine, the pros and cons of doing so, how to do it appropriately and/or how to manage your employees. Please click HERE to register. For more information, please call the Chamber at 860-428-7739. ...

The Connecticut Bar Association has notified UKS Shareholder Richard S. Order that he will receive The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award on April 8, 2021 at the Association’s annual Celebrate with the Stars awards celebration. Attorney Order was nominated for this award by Attorney Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid in recognition of the pro bono program he instituted at UKS to help persons of limited financial means obtain Domestic Violence Restraining Orders protecting them fr ...

Attorney Jeffrey D. Bausch was recently selected as one of four Presidential Fellows for the Connecticut Bar Association that will serve during the 2020-2022 term. As a Presidential Fellow, Attorney Bausch will serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. This term’s Presidential Fellows were announced in the President’s Message in the November - December 2020 edition of the Connecticut Lawyer Magazine by the President ...