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Jonathan Canestri will be speaking at an upcoming event hosted by the Real Estate Finance Association of CT.  The panel will focus on financial planning geared towards young professionals, with Mr. Canestri providing insight on estate planning and tax planning topics including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning tools. Click here for more information on the event. ...

Shareholder Michael P. Botelho will be chairing a panel entitled “Role and Responsibilities of Underwriter’s Counsel” at the Institute, a conference sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) to be held in San Diego in March 2020.  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 bond counsel practitioners in the country.  In addition, he has served on n ...

Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. combines its historic Connecticut roots and entrepreneurial spirit to provide to our clients proactive and innovative representation and solutions to the complex issues and needs of our clients in the area of employment law.  As part of this commitment to our mission, we offer you this periodic e-newsletter.

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 ...