HunterMaclean’s partner, Dennis Keene, addresses the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Re-adopting Controversial Driving Hours for Truckers
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Re-Adopts Controversial
Driving Hours for Truckers
Special to the Savannah Business Report
In a move that could cause further controversy and ignite more litigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently decided to re-adopt as an interim rule a controversial transportation rule which legally allows truckers to drive for 11 hours within a 14-hour on-duty period, followed by an off-duty period of at least 10 hours. The re-adoption of this rule came as a result of a court order requiring the FMCSA to reconsider the impact the rule has on driver safety.
Triece Ziblut was inducted as a member of the Board of the Small Business Assistance Corporation.
The law firm of HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that attorney Deanne E. Clarke recently joined the Commercial Real Estate practice group at the firm’s Savannah office.
Before joining HunterMaclean, Clarke served as a partner with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio. An experienced attorney, she has represented and assisted numerous clients with a wide range of commercial real estate transactions over the years.
Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored seven HunterMaclean attorneys as 2007 Rising Stars, setting a new firm record. Brad Harmon, Matt Henderson, Adam G. Kirk, Bates Lovett, Jessica L. McClellan, Colin McRae and Chris Smith have each been named Rising Stars in recognition of their outstanding contributions to law in Georgia.
The list of Georgia Rising Stars, which represents more than 60 practice areas, will be published in the October 2007 issue of Atlanta magazine and in a special issue of Georgia Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, which is mailed to every attorney in the state. All Georgia Rising Stars are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Savannah-based law firm Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn P.C. connected with Swedish companies wanting to enter the U.S. market at the annual Entrepreneurial Days conference in southern Sweden Aug. 20-23.
LeeAnn W. Aldridge has been elected to the Board of Regents for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that real estate attorney and partner LeeAnn W. Aldridge has been elected to the Board of Regents for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), a prestigious national group of approximately 400 lawyers specializing in real estate mortgage lending and related fields of law. Aldridge, who was named one of the nation’s Best Lawyers in Real Estate Law earlier this year, has been an ACMA fellow since 2005.
“LeeAnn has displayed impressive leadership skills at HunterMaclean over the years and will surely contribute to the ongoing success of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys,” said John Tatum, the firm’s managing partner. “The organization will benefit from her experience, wisdom and insight.”
Scott Tobin Named President and Chairman of the University of North Carolina School of Law Foundation’s Board of Directors
The University of North Carolina’s School of Law Foundation recently named HunterMaclean attorney and corporate law veteran R. Scott Tobin the president and chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Created in 1959, the UNC School of Law Foundation receives, manages and administers private gifts from alumni and friends of the law school. The endowment includes named funds in support of professorships, scholarships, academic programs, the Katherine R. Everett Law Library and other activities as specified by the donor.
Corporate Counsel magazine recently chose HunterMaclean, a leading law firm headquartered in Savannah, as a Go-To Law Firm for the nation’s leading financial services companies.
Nominated for its excellent track record and extensive legal expertise in litigation, HunterMaclean will be recognized in a new national reference guide that will be distributed to in-house law departments at the nation’s leading financial services companies, reaching 10,000 general counsel, as well as all Fortune-1000 Financial Services Companies. The guide will also be available online at www.law.com.
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that attorney J. Reid Williamson III recently rejoined the law firm’s Estates and Trusts practice group. His practice will concentrate in the areas of probate, estates, trusts, fiduciary law, wills and real estate.
An experienced probate and estate planning attorney, Williamson most recently served as senior vice president at Fiduciary Services Corporation in Savannah. His accomplished career also includes work as a partner at HunterMaclean from 1995 to 2000, and at a predecessor law firm from 1985 to 1995.
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that associate Jessica L. McClellan was recently appointed Chair of the American Bar Association’s Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee.
McClellan currently practices in the areas of Maritime Law and General Litigation and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. She is the co-author of yearly updates to the 4th Edition of Admiralty and Maritime Law along with Thomas J. Schoenbaum. McClellan and Schoenbaum also co-authored “An All Hands Evolution: Port Security in the Wake of 9/11,” which was published in the Tulane Law Review, and McClellan was the author of “Maritime Security,” which appeared in the 4th Edition of Admiralty and Maritime Law.