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UKS is pleased to announce that Kevin J. McEleney, Esq. was recently elected to serve as President of the Hartford County Bar Association and Thomas  A. Gugliotti, Esq. was awarded The William (Bill) R. Davis President’s Award presented to a member of the HCBA who has been engaged in the practice of law for more than 10 years, exemplifies the highest traditions of the legal profession, has performed significant services to the community at large, and exemplifies excellence and civility in his or ...

Marisa Infante Marisa is a rising 3L at Quinnipiac School of Law, where she is the Vice President of the Student Bar Association and the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. This summer Marisa is looking forward to gaining practical legal experience while improving her research and writing skills at UKS.   Kashvi Bhatt Kashvi is a first-generation student at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has completed her first year as a Dean’s Scholar. After ...

On May 10, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont signed Senate Bill No. 6, An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (the “Act”). [1] This makes Connecticut the 5th state in the United States to have its very own set of comprehensive privacy laws right after California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia.   Applicability The Act applies to individuals or entities that conduct business or produce products or services that are targeted to residents of Connecticut and, during the preceding cal ...

On May 22, 2022, Attorney Stefan Sjoberg, an associate at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. addressed the crowd at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony of Western New England University. Members of the school’s administration invited Attorney Sjoberg to speak and welcome the graduates into the Alumni Association. Attorney Sjoberg is an adjunct faculty professor at WNEU and serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Law Alumni Association. Attorney Sjoberg practices in the areas of Comm ...

On May 10, 2022, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its decision in AGW Sono Partners, LLC v. Downtown Soho, LLC, et al[1], ruling that a commercial lessee failed to establish the special defenses of impossibility of performance and frustration of purpose in relation to COVID-19 related executive orders which substantially altered the operation of its restaurant and bar. After defendant lessee defaulted on its rental obligations pursuant to a commercial lease agreement, plaintiff lessor broug ...

Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is pleased to announce that Olivia Benson passed the February 2022 Connecticut Bar Examination. Ms. Benson recently graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in January. Ms. Benson was a part-time evening student who completed her legal studies a semester early; she will walk in the May Commencement Ceremony with the of Class of 2022. After commencement, Ms. Benson is expected to receive honors and graduate near the very top of her class. Upon ...

On April 20, 2022, Attorney Stefan Sjoberg, an Associate at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. appeared as a guest speaker and mentor at the Mentor Reception at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts. Attorney William Shapiro, also an Associate at UKS, attended as a mentor. Members of the WNEU Law alumni community and current law students were invited to attend a reception sponsored by WNEU Law Career Services and the Law Alumni Association. Students were pol ...

Attorney Kerry R. Callahan, a principal at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. was recently elected Chair of the Farmington Republican Town Committee.  Attorney Callahan focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, defense of professional liability claims and insurance defense and coverage litigation. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict in both state and federal courts and has appeared frequently before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts and the United ...

On March 8, 2022, Attorney Evan Goldstein, a principal at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. was a guest lecturer at Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Professor Matthew Asbell invited Attorney Evan Goldstein to lecture to his Cardozo externship seminar class made up of 2Ls, 3Ls and LLMs students. Attorney Goldstein discussed the intersection of intellectual property law with bankruptcy, secured transactions, litigation and mergers and acquisitions, and provided some general ...

UKS attorneys, shareholder Brian C. Courtney and associate Emily R. McCarthy, represented Omni America in the acquisition of a 150 unit scattered site Project-Based apartment project in Hartford in December 2021. The Project had a checkered past – a prior owner died and the property fell into foreclosure by HUD, and more recently the tenant organization lobbied the City and HUD for a change in ownership. Omni has pledged to invest over $6 million to rehab the more than 20 buildings comprising th ...