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Shareholder Brian C. Courtney was elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s 228th Annual Meeting & Business Leadership Awards which took place on October 13th in New Haven.  The mission of GNHCC is to be an advocate for business, a valuable resource for its members, a venue for connections, and a promoter of economic growth that is shared and inclusive.  GNHCC is comprised of the 15 municipalities of Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East ...

UKS Attorney Christopher L. Brigham will be attending the upcoming meeting of the MERITAS™ Litigation and Labor and Employment Group from October 24-25, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attorney Brigham is also a member of the MERITAS™ Board of Directors and a member of the MERITAS™ Finance Committee.  Attorney Brigham will be part of a panel discussion entitled “Pandemic Hangover: Litigation and Workplace Trends.” More information on the topics addressed at the meeting can be found here. Updike, Kel ...

The UKS Teamwork Committee, together with UKS employees and their families, made and donated approximately 150 cards for kids and seniors via the Cardz for Kidz fundraiser.  The Cardz for Kidz organization partners with all 50 states and at least one hospital or home on every continent and provides cards to those who have experienced a tragedy or unexpected hardship, such as those affected by violence, or those confined to a hospital bed for a long period of time.  Way to go Team UKS! ...

Recently, UKS Attorney Kaydeen Maitland attended a special signing ceremony to formalize the important partnership that Hartford Healthcare has with the country of Jamaica. Hartford HealthCare welcomed Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton and Counsel General Alsion Roach Wilson.  Hartford HealthCare and Jamaica continue to work together to improve access to care, share consultative services and simulation training and participate in CODE CARE, which encourages n ...

UKS sponsored and participated in a Habitat for Humanity North Central Connecticut Build Day on September 17, 2022 in Windsor, CT.  Attorneys and staff volunteered for this opportunity to give back to the community and everyone involved had a great experience.  The UKS volunteers were (from top row, left) Heather Florio, Brian Hoeing, Rick Dighello, John Alissi, Don Doeg, Deneen Seifel (from second row, left) Kathi Gauthier, Donna McKiernan, Cristina Salamone, Sharon Spinelli, Tom Gugliotti and ...

Hartford, CT, September 28, 2022 – Attorney Evan S. Goldstein volunteered as a Judge for the UConn Law School Annual Fall Intramural Negotiation Competition 2022, Quarterfinal Round.  The UConn Law School students negotiated and mediated a fact pattern that involved a car accident involving a self-driving car.  The law students negotiated a mutually beneficial settlement agreement, NDA and mutual releases. The Judges evaluated and scored each team and provided feedback about the team's negotiati ...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), after over a decade, adopted final rules in August regarding executive compensation disclosures to implement the pay-versus-performance rule required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Under the rules, publicly traded companies will now be required to disclose information reflecting the relationship between executive compensation the company pays to certain executives and the company’s performance, in essence having to justify compensation pa ...

Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew P. H. Warden, an associate at UKS, was recently elected Construction Law Chair for the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.  In this role, Attorney Warden is responsible for facilitating construction law CLE and facilitating YLS events.  Mr. Warden practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage and defense litigation, product liability and toxic torts, professional liability, ...

On Friday, September 23, 2022, UKS Attorney Christopher L. Brigham will be a guest speaker at The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) 2022 Annual Conference of Governance. Attorney Brigham will be discussing the legal aspects of responsible trustee leadership.  Click Governance Conf. 2022 (canva.com) to learn more. UKS is also a Principal Conference Partner of CAIS.  CAIS, founded in 1950, is a voluntary association of 93 non-profit independent schools serving over 30,000 stud ...

UKS Shareholders Patricia D. Anderson and Jennifer L. DiBella attended the Annual Conference of The New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Association at Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH on September 12th and 13th. This event brought together the CEOs and CFOs, officers and directors of most of the banks in New Hampshire and Vermont. Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. was a sponsor of the Annual Meeting. Patricia D. Anderson is a Shareholder in UKS’ Hartford office, practicing in the areas of ...