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The officers & the Board of Directors of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. (“UKS”) are pleased to announce the appointment of UKS Principal Attorney Thomas J. Welsh as the General Counsel of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. (“NSBA”), effective as of January 1, 2019. NSBA is a trading company dealing with ferrous & non-ferrous metals, food & machinery & equipment with headquarters office in Chicago & with offices in Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles area & Mexico City, Mexico & has joint ventures & facilities throughout the United States & Mexico. 

Attorney Welsh will have an office address & contact information at the NSBA Chicago headquarters but will remain as Counsel to UKS & will have his primary office & contracts at the UKS Hartford office.  Attorney Welsh is recognized for his work in commercial law & finance & other business law matters & will continue to supervise matters & serve UKS clients from its offices in Connecticut. 

Attorney Welsh’s office telephone number & e-mail address at the law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. in Hartford, CT will also remain the same. 

About the Firm
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is a major Connecticut law firm with five offices throughout the State of Connecticut. Now entering its sixth decade of client service, the UKS’ comprehensive legal practice places it at the center of law, business & politics in Connecticut. UKS’ MERITAS™ membership extends its services across the United States & around the world & its affiliation with FOCUS Government Affairs @ UKS, LLC allows its clients to access legislative & public affairs services at the Federal, state & local levels. UKS takes pride in its fifty years of being globally capable, but distinctively Connecticut.

Three of the attorneys at this firm have been tapped to serve on the Governor elect’s Transition Team. Robert J. Martino is serving on the Transition Steering Committee alongside 18 other leaders. Robert J. Martino & Arunan D. Arulampalam were selected to serve on the “Jobs & Economy” subcommittee, & Benjamin A. Wiles was selected to serve on the Data Strategy Sub-Committee. Robert J Martino is also chairing Lieutenant Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz’s Transition Committee.

Thomas J. Welsh, President of Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) announced that on Saturday November 24, 2018, the first ever YuleFest & Holiday Marketplace event will be held in downtown Meriden from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This event is supported by the Making Meriden Business Center (MMBC) which is operated by MEDCO in downtown Meriden. This event will have 30 vendors, food, music, children’s events &  Santa arriving on the Hartford Line train in the middle of the Holiday fe ...

On Friday November 30, 2018, Christopher Brigham, Chair of the Employment Practices Group will be a featured presenter at the 2018 TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) Annual Conference in Washington D.C.. Attorney Brigham will be presenting on the topic of Best Practices for Effective Sexual Harassment Prevention Training in the Wake of #metoo Movement. To register and learn additional information, visit here .

On Thursday October 25, 2018, Attorney Bonnie Kumiega will be accepting the Economic Development Award on behalf of the firm. This Event will take place at the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce 61st Annual Meeting. UKS is one of four companies to receive this award for business & job growth. Such recognition continues to promote UKS as the “Go to Law Firm” for businesses in Tolland County beyond. For more information on this event please visit here.

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Christopher Brigham will be a featured speaker at a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute entitled Human Resource Law from A to Z. Attorney Brigham will discuss “Discrimination & Harassment” & “Workplace Behavioral Issues; Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations”.  To register and learn additional information, visit here .

On October 4, 2018, John Acampora was honored by the New Haven County Bar Association at this year’s Fall Annual Dinner. Attorney Acampora was inducted as a New Honorary Member for his 50 years of service to the NHCBA(New Haven County Bar Association). For more information on the New Haven Bar Association, Please visit here.

On September 11, 2018, Donald Doeg was the featured speaker at a seminar hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut. Attorney Doeg presented on the topic of Avoiding Pitfalls in Contract Language.  The seminar covered a wide variety of topics including a general overview of construction contracts, dispute & resolution, fees, billing & payment, & other key contract provisions.

On October 24, 2017, Don Doeg will be a featured presenter at the Consulting Estimators Round Table (CERT) Fall Northeast Conference. The program is being held at the Hartford Windsor Marriott Airport at 28 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT from 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.  For additional information, click here.

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Chris Brigham will be a featured speaker at a seminar being hosted by the National Business Institute on Applying HR Law to Everyday Issues.  Attorney Brigham will discuss "Hands-On Discipline and Discharge Case Studies" and "Conducting Internal Investigations".  To register and learn additional information, visit here.