Broad and Cassel Hires Three New Attorneys for Tallahassee Office

Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced that Bruce I. Wiener, Wendy Russell Wiener and D. Bedford Wilder have joined the firm’s Tallahassee office.

Bruce Wiener joins Broad and Cassel as Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group after most recently serving as a Shareholder at Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. in Tallahassee. The focus of his practice is in transactional real estate law, commercial and acreage lending and land use, as well as development law. He represents buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of commercial, office, multifamily, acreage and timberland property and provides closing services and title insurance through certain underwriters for these types of transactions.

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Morgan Lewis to Combine with Stamford Law in Singapore to Establish Major Asian Hub

Global law firm Morgan Lewis and Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation today announced they are joining forces to create the only fully integrated firm in Singapore that can practice across all legal service areas. The combination will establish a business transactions, litigation, and arbitration powerhouse to serve clients with strategic interests in Singapore and across the expanding Asian marketplace.

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McDermott Adds Team of Three Leading Partners to its U.S. and International Tax Practice

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today welcomes three leading tax lawyers to the Firm’s partnership. M. Todd Welty, Mark P. Thomas and Laura L. Gavioli join the Firm to expand McDermott’s Tax Controversy practice, which was named “Tax Litigation Firm of the Year” by U.S. News & Best Lawyers in 2014.

Under Welty’s leadership, the three join McDermott from another global law firm, where they represented a broad range of multinational clients in international and national tax controversy and litigation matters. They will be based in McDermott’s Dallas office.

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Dykema to Combine with Texas-based Cox Smith

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced it will combine with Texas-based Cox Smith. The combination will give Dykema a significantly expanded presence in Texas, where Cox Smith is a leading firm with deep history. The additional depth in key practices, coupled with the combined firm’s broader geographic reach, will enhance the range of services available to both firms’ clients. The addition of Cox Smith’s 118 lawyers will give the combined firm more than 450 attorneys in 15 offices. In Texas, the firm will initially operate under the name Dykema Cox Smith. The combination, which takes effect May 1, will double the size of each firm’s Dallas presence, and San Antonio will become one of Dykema’s largest offices.

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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete Continues Growth

Labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP announced today that three new partners have joined the firm, along with several associates.

Constangy’s newly-opened New York office will be led by partner Anjanette Cabrera. Joining her are associates Naveen Kabir and JP Kernisan. All three come to Constangy from Littler Mendelson.

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Michael Bresnick, former Senior DOJ attorney and Executive Director of President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, Joins Venable

Adding a major talent to its financial enforcement and regulatory bench, Venable LLP announced that Michael J. Bresnick, former Executive Director of the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, who also served as Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section of U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, has joined as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. Mr. Bresnick will serve as Chair of the Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement Practice.

Mr. Bresnick arrives from a nationally-recognized Washington, D.C., law firm, where he chaired the Financial Institutions Practice Group, advising clients on a wide range of financial services, government enforcement actions, consumer protection, BSA/AML, securities matters, and congressional investigations.

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KTC Strenthens Key Practice Areas with Two Shareholder-Level Hires

Karr Tuttle Campbell is pleased to welcome Kathy Feldman and Alex Modelski to our firm as shareholders. Kathy and Alex both come to KTC from the Seattle office of Ater Wynne. Ms. Feldman, who is consistently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by US News & World Report, joins our Employment Relations and Litigation practice group, while Mr. Modelski joins the Intellectual Property and Technology area to advise technology-sector and other high-growth clients in a range of business matters.

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Olin’s $5 Billion Merger with Dow Chemical’s Chlorine Business

Olin Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company announced that they have entered into definitive agreements under which Dow will separate a significant portion of its chlorine value chain and merge that business with Olin in a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction, valued at $5 billion. Cravath represented Olin in connection with this transaction.

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