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Shareholder Michael P. Botelho recently served on a panel entitled “SEC Enforcement – Practical Pointers on Disclosure and Compliance Programs and Interfacing with the SEC Staff in the Current Regulatory Environment” at the Workshop conference sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) held in Chicago.   Attorney Botelho is Chairman of the firm’s Public Finance practice group and is a former Chairman of NABL’s Tax and Securities Law Institute,  the most advanced conference for ...

UKS Principal, Kevin J. McEleney, a member of the Firm’s Creditor’s Rights Practice Group recently gave a presentation to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section on the somewhat obscure and technical subject of “hot goods” and asset liquidation under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.  Kevin entertained and educated the Section gathering on how a large, commercial replevin action under State law relates to possible implications of Federal law regarding un ...

Hartford, CT, September 23, 2019 – Attorney Evan S. Goldstein volunteered as a Judge for the UConn Law School Annual Fall Intramural Negotiation Competition 2019.  The UConn Law School students negotiated and mediated a fact pattern that involved a teacher’s union and school district attempting to negotiate a new employment contract, increased pay for teachers, health insurance benefits and support staff coverage for teachers.  As a strike loomed to be called by the union, both sides negotiated ...

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, two teams of UKS attorneys  will be lacing up their running shoes for the Eversource Hartford Marathon – Team 26.2 Relay. Each team consists of a maximum of five runners, who will be running legs ranging in distance from 2.9 miles to 6.5 miles. The course starts across from the State Capitol, making its way to a turnaround point at mile 17 in South Windsor and finishing at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. The Hartford Marathon, now going on its 26th year, has be ...

UKS is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney John Bond to the firm’s Storrs office. Attorney Bond graduated from Stonehill College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Western New England University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut.  Attorney Bond was admitted to the Bar in 2001, and has since been in the general practice of law in Tolland and Hartford counties, focusing on commercial and residential real estate transactions, business transactional representa ...

UKS Hartford Principal, Thomas A. Gugliotti was recently honored by the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association as the 2019 “CLABBY Award” recipient for Service to the Profession.   Attorney Gugliotti received this honor in recognition of his leadership and service to the Bar, and the legal profession, including helping to develop new comprehensive local bankruptcy rules, educational and pro bono services delivery programs in the bankruptcy area.  Attorney Gugl ...

On September 12, 2019, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy held its First Annual Client Networking Event & Cornhole Tournament at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT...

In August, shareholder Richard S. Order participated in a four-day program held by the American Arbitration Association for mediation training.  The program was immersive, limited to only 15 participants, and included several simulations of mediations in which the participants played the role of mediator.    

Christopher L. Brigham will be a featured speaker again at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) annual conference in Boston, MA on December 6, 2019.  Chris will be teaming up with Dr. Meera Viswanathan, Head of  School at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT,  and conducting a presentation entitled. “I didn’t Know That!”  Chris, experienced school law counsel and Meera, a seasoned school administrator, will address and inform the participants about a variety of day to day conundrums and ...

UKS attorney Richard M. Dighello was recently elected Vice-Chair of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber is a business membership organization with members from the Greater New Britain business community. Members utilize the Chamber to network, stay apprised of business and legislative developments and enhance their marketing platforms. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, commercial, educational and civic welfare of the Great ...