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On September 7, 2019, UKS Attorney David J. Monz will be participating in the 9th annual Closer to Free Bike Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. The Smilow Cancer Hospital is one of several treatment platforms of the Yale New Haven Health System, which has grown to be one of the country’s premier healthcare institutions. Over the years ridership has grown from 225 in 2011 to what is expected to be more than 1,500 this year. Dave will be one of fewer than 200 riders to have partici ...

UKS attorney Richard M. Dighello was one of 30 Xavier High School alumni invited by the school to speak with the rising senior class at the Xavier Leadership Institute (“XLI”) on August 14, 2019. XLI is a school sponsored program designed to help seniors develop their leadership skills and ability to serve as resources and support for lower classmen, especially incoming freshmen. Xavier alumni meet with the seniors to discuss higher education, careers, life lessons and community involvement. Att ...

C. Zack Hyde is an associate in the firm’s Hartford Office, where he practices in the areas of commercial lending and banking, corporate transactions, public finance, and commercial litigation. Attorney Hyde graduated from Lafayette College with degrees in both English and Government and Law and received his J.D., with Honors, from the UConn School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut. Prior to pursuing his J.D., and throughout law school, Attorney Hyde served in Connecticut Governo ...

UKS Attorney John C. King was recently admitted to practice before the New Hampshire Bar in a swearing-in ceremony on June 5, 2019.  Attorney King was admitted to the Connecticut Bar on September 11, 1973 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007. Attorney King has extensive trial experience, court and jury, and appellate experience in the state and federal systems. He has represented major corporations and several Connecticut municipalities. Recently, Attorney King was an integral part of the UKS team ...

On July 9, 2019, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. (“UKS”) scored a major victory for the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority (“Tweed”) in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  In a unanimous decision, the Court invalidated a Connecticut state law limiting the length of the primary runway at Tweed-New Haven Airport (the “Airport”), holding that the statute was preempted by the Federal Aviation Act. See Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority v. Tong, __ F.3d __, 2019 WL 2932588 (2d Cir. 2019). The UKS team was led by Hugh MankeJohn King and Chris Klepps...  

“I am honored to be named “Best Attorney” for the fifth year in a row by NCN Readers. Practicing law is my passion and the relationships that I have built with my clients make my career extremely enjoyable day in and day out.” Kumiega said. Attorney Kumiega’s practice areas include commercial and residential real estate, real estate development and land use, leasing, general corporate counsel, business law, business formation, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, trusts and estates, busin ...

UKS Attorney Andrew L. Houlding will be speaking on current Developments in Employment Law and Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps at a seminar, presented by the National Business Institute, entitled "Human Resource Law from Start to Finish" being held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on 8/14/2019 at the Courtyard Waterbury Downtown, 63 Grand Street, Waterbury. Registration may be completed at nbi-sems.com. In addition to developments in employment law and successful hiring and recruitment, th ...

Firm shareholder Richard S. Order was recently elected Treasurer of the Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center in West Hartford. He has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2015 and is currently the Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Executive and Nominating Committees. For several years, Richard has also been a Co-Chair of the Center’s Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which shows films from Israel or containing Jewish themes every March at various venues in t ...

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW UPDATE:
TRANSFER ACT REVISIONS
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2019
By:  Mark J. Zimmermann, Esq.

 

            On June 28, 2019 Governor Lamont signed a bill entitled “An Act Concerning the Audit Period for the Transfer of Hazardous Waste Establishments”.  The bill makes numerous amendments to the Transfer Act that will be effective on October 1, 2019. These amendments serve to ease some of the present burdens imposed upon certain establishments involved with the transfer of contaminated properties under Connecticut’s Transfer Act...

Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of two well-known Connecticut attorneys to its ranks.   James R. Byrne is a principal in the firm’s litigation department. Attorney Byrne graduated from Boston University with a degree in Psychology and from UConn School of Law.  He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court.  Attorney Byrne is a commercial litigator with 25 years of experience representing financial instit ...