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Thomas A. Gugliotti, Esq. May 11, 2021  Substitute Bill No. 6356, “An Act Adopting the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act” (the “Bill”), now pending in the Connecticut Legislature, if passed and signed into law, would provide an alternative (but not a replacement) to the present usual remedy of a judicial foreclosure upon default in a real estate mortgage.  Under current Connecticut law (and as has been the case for decades – even safe to say, centuries), upon a default in a real ...

Introduction:             On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Ford Motor Co., v. Mont. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 131 S. Ct. 1017 (2021), rejecting Ford’s argument that specific jurisdiction attaches “only if the defendant’s forum conduct gave rise to the plaintiff’s claims,” and held that “[w]hen a company like Ford services a market for a product in a State and that product causes injury in the State to one of its residents, the State’s courts may entertain the ...

UKS shareholder, Gregg Lallier, is quoted in Hartford Business Journal article concerning crowdsource funding. Click here to read the full article. ...

On April 28, 2021, Governor Lamont announced that he has signed into law legislation impacting Connecticut’s immunization requirements for students attending preK-12 schools, day care centers, and institutions of higher education in the state.  Specifically, House Bill 6423, An Act Concerning Immunizations (the “law”) limits the circumstances for which a student or student’s parent or guardian may claim an exemption from immunization requirements.  The law removes exemptions from immunizations t ...

On April 23, 2021 at 9:00 am, UKS Attorney Thomas J. Welsh, Board Chair of the Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance, will serve as moderator for an interactive webinar with Governor Lamont.  During this Virtual Coffee event, Governor Lamont will also take questions and comments from the participants. Those interested in attending can register here. ...

UKS Associate Gideon Asemnor joins The Meritas Black Lawyers Forum. According to the Meritas website, “The Meritas Black Lawyers Forum provides black member firm lawyers greater visibility and support around the world. The forum facilitates knowledge sharing, mentorship, and skills building designed to support the professional careers of black lawyers within the network. Black member firm lawyers share best practices and lead initiatives that help shape and accelerate  global and local diversit ...

On April 20, 2021, Christopher Brigham and Valerie Ferdon with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. will provide a presentation to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce entitled COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employees and Employers Need to Know. Attorneys Brigham and Ferdon will provide practical advice to employers and employees regarding their legal responsibilities and rights in connection with Covid-19 vaccinations and related concerns for the business community.  Christopher L. Brigham, a S ...

On May 5, 2021, UKS shareholder Donald W. Doeg will be the presenter for an ethics program with the Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers.  The presentation will cover a basic overview of ethics and how they impact the practicing engineer in the provision of services.  Time will be spent to understand how various professional organizations compare and contrast when it comes to defining ethics and ethical obligations. Those interested can register for the program h ...

On April 8, 2021, Attorney Evan Goldstein, a principal at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. (“UKS”) guest lectured via Zoom at UConn Law School.  Attorney Goldstein spoke to law students in the Law 7565 Legal Profession class regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This UConn Law School class offers an examination of the status and function of the legal profession and of the importance of professional responsibility to the legal profession, to the administration of justice, a ...

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (“ARPA”).  ARPA allocates $1.9 trillion dollars to economic relief efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition to providing supplemental funding to previous efforts, ARPA also adds a number of important economic relief components.  A summary of the relevant provisions of ARPA of 2021 is included below. Direct Stimulus Payments For individuals with ye ...