Daniel Crook, a HunterMaclean partner, was recently named a 2014 ‘On the Rise’ attorney by the Fulton County Daily Report. The honor is given to an elite group of Georgia lawyers under 40 who contribute to both the legal community and the communities in which they live.
Daniel Crook has been named a 2014 Rising Star by the Fulton Daily Report, as part of their annual On The Rise recognition of Georgia’s finest young lawyers. The publication recognized 40 attorneys from across the state, all under 40 years old.
At the annual retreat of the Savannah Children’s Choir’s (SCC) board of trustees, the members elected Adam Kirk as president, and Lukejohn Dickson as vice-president. Beth Robinson and Jason Gallegos will continue in their roles as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Adam Kirk, an attorney and partner at HunterMaclean, has been involved on the board for over a year, and replaces Jamey Espina of Hospice Savannah, who has ended his term as president but continues as a board member. Lukejohn Dickson, owner of Savannah Kitchen & Bath, has also served for over a year.
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Rachel Young-Fields has been appointed to serve on the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors. Rachel will serve as director of leadership development.
Junior Achievement and HunterMaclean were recently honored with the gold “Award of Excellence” from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) for a video about Junior Achievement’s Job Shadow Program, in which HunterMaclean attorneys speak to students about their jobs and encourage them to consider careers in law.
Demolition plans are a go for 240 W. Broughton Street after the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to overturn a decision by the Historic District Board of Review denying that request. The petitioner, HunterMaclean partner Harold Yellin representing Ben Carter Enterprises, said the historic board had abused its discretion during the May 14 hearing by designating the property historic. The zoning board’s action means the Metropolitan Planning Commission will now issue a COA, certificate of appropriateness, allowing demolition.
Diana McKenzie, a HunterMaclean partner, spoke at the 2014 International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA) in Antwerp, Belgium, on “IT and Contracts: Outsourcing.” McKenzie has been practicing exclusively in information technology and outsourcing law for more than 25 years and is a nationally recognized writer and internationally recognized speaker.
HunterMaclean partner Daniel R. Crook was one of 48 people to graduate with the Leadership Savannah class of 2013-2014 on June 19, 2014, in a ceremony at the Savannah Yacht Club. Leadership Savannah – sponsored by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce – was formed in 1961 to inform future leaders in the Savannah area of issues concerning the community on a variety of subjects..
Kirby Mason, a partner in the Savannah office of HunterMaclean, was recently elected president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA), an organization founded more than 40 years ago to further the interests of the civil defense bar.