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.
HunterMaclean ERISA Attorney Rebecca Sczepanski presented on a panel of local fiduciary professionals on May 29, 2014 at the Savannah Golf Club. The informational seminar covered meeting fiduciary duties, reducing liabilities, and improving effectiveness of 401(k) and defined contribution plans
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2014, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the U.S. Chambers and Partners is widely considered the authority on lawyer and firm rankings in the legal profession across the world.
China Presentation by HunterMaclean Attorney Dennis Keene Addresses Product Liability and Litigation
HunterMaclean partner Dennis Keene spoke at a seminar in Beijing on product liability concerns for Chinese companies, particularly how lawsuits are litigated in state and federal courts in the United States and the role of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution tool.
Attorney Harold Yellin helped mega-hotel developer Richard C. Kessler get City Council approval for Kessler’s newest building project in Savannah. The process included an amendment to an existing height restriction ordinance that limits the height of new structures in Savannah’s Historic District.
Intellectual property attorneys Rachel Young Fields and Matthew Henderson spoke about the importance of trademarks at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium on May 6, 2014.
Harold Yellin is interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s radio show Georgia Works about the Savannah Music Festival. Chip Rogers leads a discussion about the educational, community, and economic impact of Georgia’s largest and most unique music festival.