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On November 15, 2019, UKS associates Valerie M. Ferdon and Gideon Asemnor were honored by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence for their pro bono representation of abused women seeking restraining orders against their abusers. The firm has assisted many women since the inception of its Domestic Violence Restraining Order (“DVRO”) Program in December 2015.  UKS shareholder Richard S. Order chairs the firm’s pro bono committee and developed and oversees the DVRO Program.  Attorney ...

On November 20, 2019, UKS attorney Donald R. Seifel was a featured speaker at a seminar hosted by the XPX Hartford entitled “The Deal Closed So What’s Next? - Owner Considerations After the Transaction.” Attorney Seifel spoke on pre-exit estate planning as well as what options remain after a deal is closed. Mr. Seifel is a shareholder with  the firm’s Hartford office.  Attorney Seifel has extensive experience in all aspects of federal and state individual income, estate and gift tax planning as ...

UKS Attorneys, John J. Alissi, Thomas A. Gugliotti, Richard M. Dighello,  Kevin J. McEleney, Daniel P. Ryan and Jeffrey Renaud recently attended the 106th Annual Dinner of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce at Central Connecticut State University.  UKS was a Patron Sponsor of the event which honored businesses and individuals making a real difference in the Greater New Britain community.  Attorney Dighello also serves as Vice-Chair of the Chamber. ...

On November 13, 2019, Attorneys Evan S. Goldstein and Jason T. Martinez attended the annual “Judges of Color” reception, at the New Haven Lawn Club.  Evan and Jason networked with Connecticut legal professionals, engaged local law students, and listened as an esteemed panel of Federal and State court judges shared their experiences on the bench and highlighted the importance of diversity in the practice of law. Evan S. Goldstein is a shareholder in the Firm’s Hartford office and is a member of ...

On October 3, 2019, UKS Creditor’s Rights Practice Group Chair Thomas A. Gugliotti joined Bankruptcy Judge James Tancredi and Attorney David Shaiken on a panel discussion on “Mediation”.  The panel was part of the Second Annual Connecticut Bar Association Bankruptcy Conference, held this year at the St. Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut.   The panel discussed the use and value of mediation in the Bankruptcy context.  Attorney Gugliotti focused on what a mediator should do to prepare for a ...

  On October 8, 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court released a landmark ruling, which addressed a coverage dispute involving numerous defendant insurers and R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. (“Vanderbilt”). Insurance Law360 dubbed the decision the “Most Important Case to Watch in 2019” in the United States.  The case came to the Connecticut Supreme Court after the judgment of the Connecticut Appellate Court, which affirmed in part and reversed in part “numerous interlocutory decisions made by the ...

Donald W. Doeg recently gave a presentation on engineering ethics to the Structural Engineers Coalition CT (SEC). The presentation included an overview of the applicable State ethical regulations and guidelines from various professional societies as well as a discussion on the impact of these requirements on the practice of engineering.  Don is the Chair of UKS’ Construction Law group and is also a Professional Engineer.  His practice includes representing clients in all aspects of a project fro ...

“It was such a pleasure to attend the retirement celebration for Connecticut’s Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane held at The Aqua Turf Club on November 8th.  The event was a fitting tribute to Attorney Kane, honoring him for his decades of service to the State of Connecticut.  As a bonus, it was great to catch up with the distinguished Dr. Henry Lee and meet US Attorney, Mr. John Durham.  The speakers at the event highlighted the many contributions by Attorney Kane’s service to the State of Conn ...

On October 3, 2019 Attorneys Bonnie D. Kumiega and John A. Bond attended the 2019 Windham Region District Economic Development and Infrastructure Summit. The Summit was co-sponsored by Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. and was held at the Windham Club in North Windham, CT  The purpose of the Summit is to bring together leaders in the areas of economic development, transportation, utilities and community programming to speak about the state of the region with regard to economic development. Atto ...

Effective on February 23, 2020, there will be an entirely new “Subchapter” within Chapter 11 (Reorganization) of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code will provide for a streamlined version of the “reorganization” process otherwise provided for in Chapter 11.  The significance of this new Subchapter V cannot be underestimated.  The intention of this new law is to make Chapter 11 relief more accessible, and increase the likelihood of plan confirmati ...