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On November 5, 2019 UKS shareholder Kerry R. Callahan was elected to his third term as a regular member of the Farmington Zoning Board of Appeals.  Kerry has chaired the ZBA for the past year and expects to remain chair for at least two more years.  He has treated all those who have appeared before the ZBA with fairness and respect and is grateful for the support of the Farmington community.  Kerry began his career at UKS as a summer associate in 1988.  He now chairs the firm’s litigation pract ...

On November 1st, UKS’s three new associates were sworn in to the Connecticut Bar before the Honorable Justices of the Connecticut Supreme Court. UKS is pleased to formally welcome Jeffrey D. Bausch, Jason T. Martinez, and Jeffrey Renaud to the ranks of the Connecticut Bar. Jeffrey D. Bausch is an associate in the firm’s New Haven office, practicing in the firm’s business, environmental and corporate services department. Jason Martinez is an associate in the Hartford office, where he practices ...

By:  Jennifer M. Egan, Esq. On July 27, 2017, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced that the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) may be phased out after the end of 2021.  Many tax-exempt bonds and interest rate swaps use a LIBOR-based interest rate. If such instruments are modified to replace the LIBOR index with another interest rate index, tax consequences can arise, such as triggering a reissuance of tax-exempt bonds or a deemed termination of a swap. Therefore, on October 8, 2019 ...

UKS attorneys Michael P. Botelho and Jennifer M. Egan will be attending the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) CT 2019 Fall Quarterly Meeting, held in Portland, CT on Thursday November 7, 2019.  The conference will provide attendees with information on pension administration, trends in CT public sector pension and OPEB plans, trusts, workplace burnout and stress and networking opportunities with public finance officials throughout Connecticut. As part of their public finance practice ...

On October 23, 2019, UKS Attorneys Evan S. Goldstein, Richard M. Dighello, and Jeffrey E. Renaud attended the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summit at Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven, CT.  The Summit provided an innovative and collaborative professional development experience designed to empower leaders in the legal profession to take action toward making Connecticut a more diverse and inclusive bench and bar.  The Summit addressed retention and a ...

Burlington, VT, October 3-4, 2019 – Attorney Evan S. Goldstein has been appointed to the University of Vermont Alumni Association Board of Directors for a three year term and is the Co-Chair of the UVM Athletics Committee.  The UVM Alumni Association Board’s purpose is to foster lifelong relationships between alumni and the University; facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between the University (Admissions, Affinity Groups, Athletics, Career Services, Diversity and Inclusion and Stud ...

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, two teams from Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, including attorneys John J. Alissi, Julia E. Class, Evan S. Goldstein, Kevin J. McEleney, Michael J. Paciorek, and Jeffrey Renaud, participated in the 2019 Eversource Hartford Marathon Team 26.2 Relay. Together, each team completed the full marathon course distance of 26.2 miles in legs ranging from 2.9 to 11.1 miles. Competing against 159 relay groups, the Firm’s teams finished the event in an impressive 13th and 19th p ...

Attorney Christopher L. Brigham will be a featured speaker at the Connecticut Association of Independent School’s Annual Conference on Business, Legal and Facilities Affairs at the New Haven Lawn Club on October 25, 2019.  Attorney Brigham will be speaking about Conducting Workplace Investigations. Attorney Brigham offers a variety of training programs and seminars for schools and companies and can be reached at cbrigham@uks.com if you are interested in exploring a speaking engagement.  Click he ...

On September 26, 2019, Attorneys David Monz and Susan Hays attended the 2019 Greater New Haven Chamber Annual Business Leadership Awards Luncheon. 415 Washington Ave Partners, LLC , a joint venture of Rabina Properties and Hillwood Development Company and a client of the firm, the Town of North Haven and Amazon were awarded the Developer Investment Award for their role in the development of the new Amazon “fulfillment center” in North Haven, CT. The 858,000 sq. ft. distribution center is open fo ...

Jason Martinez is an associate in the Hartford office, where he practices in the Firm’s corporate department. Mr. Martinez received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Martinez took part in the UConn Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic. Through his participation in the Clinic, Mr. Martinez was certified to represent trademark clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and earned the CALI Excellen ...