Philadelphia, PA – January 16, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Firm News – …

Philadelphia, PA – January 16, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Firm News – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that it elected 11 lawyers to the partnership and three to of counsel effective January 1, 2007. All were promoted from within the firm. They represent six practice areas and five offices.

The 11 new partners are as follows. All were associates with Pepper, with the exception of Solomon Hunter, Jr. and James P. Thomas, who were of counsel.

Timothy C. Atkins – Corporate & Securities, Berwyn
Benjamin P. Cooper – Commercial Litigation, Philadelphia
Maria A. Feeley – Commercial Litigation, Philadelphia
Scott E. Fireison – Financial Services, Washington, D.C.
John C. Hansberry – Commercial Litigation, Pittsburgh
Christopher J. Huber – Commercial Litigation, Philadelphia
Solomon Hunter, Jr. – Corporate & Securities, Philadelphia
John W. Jones, Jr. – Corporate & Securities, Philadelphia
Todd B. Reinstein – Tax, Washington, D.C.
Angelo A. Stio III – Commercial Litigation, Princeton
James P. Thomas – Labor & Employment, Pittsburgh

All three of the new of counsel were associates with Pepper. They are:

Kelly R. Bryan – Financial Services, Pittsburgh
Christine S. Kimmel – Real Estate, Berwyn
Dennis R. Very – Commercial Litigation, Pittsburgh

Details about the new partners are as follows.

Timothy C. Atkins (Berwyn) is a corporate lawyer who concentrates his practice in the representation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, computer and other high-technology companies, with a particular emphasis on corporate transactions, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property transactions. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1991) and Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1997), he joined Pepper in 1997.

Benjamin P. Cooper (Philadelphia) concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and higher education law. He has represented corporate clients in litigation involving corporate governance issues, contract disputes and other business torts, and a wide array of other complex disputes. He has advised colleges and universities on compliance with federal and state regulations, governance issues and a variety of litigation matters. A graduate of Amherst College (B.A. 1994) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1997), he joined Pepper in 2004.

Maria A. Feeley (Philadelphia) concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and tort law. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving business disputes, business torts and breach of contract claims. She also represents corporate clients in cases involving product liability claims, professional liability and malpractice allegations, and complex insurance coverage and bad faith claims. A graduate of Rosemont College (B.A. 1993) and Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D. 1997), she joined Pepper in 2004.

Scott E. Fireison (Washington, D.C.) represents public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations in connection with affordable housing programs, including the purchase, sale, development, financing, investment and operational activities of, as well as compliance with, the multitude of programs. A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S. 1992) and George Washington University Law School (J.D. 1996), he joined Pepper in 1996.

John C. Hansberry’s (Pittsburgh) practice covers a variety of litigation, including trials, appeals and arbitrations. He is experienced in class actions, international arbitrations, appellate cases and other complex litigation matters. A graduate of Yale University (B.A. 1989) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 1994), he joined Pepper in 1999.

Christopher J. Huber (Philadelphia) concentrates his practice in commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on securities fraud and antitrust, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, counseling and government investigations. A graduate of Yale University (B.A. 1994) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1997), he joined Pepper in 2002.

Solomon Hunter, Jr. (Philadelphia) concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, start-up and venture capital financings, and private equity transactions. Mr. Hunter graduated from the University of Tennessee (B.S. 1981) and received an M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University (1984). A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1995), he joined Pepper in 2004.

John W. Jones, Jr. (Philadelphia) concentrates his practice in corporate and health care matters. He also counsels health care companies on company formation, organization, governance and risk management issues. Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Delaware (B.A. 1993) and received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.W. 1997). A graduate of Dickinson School of Law (J.D. 1997), he joined Pepper in 2001.

Todd B. Reinstein (Washington, D.C.) focuses his practice on the corporate structuring of domestic and international transactions, corporate tax counseling, tax due diligence, tax shelter compliance, and the overall tax aspects of bankruptcy and workouts. He received degrees from Tulane University (B.S.M. 1991), Nova Southeastern University (M.Acc. 1993) and the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. 1997). He received an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center (1999), and joined Pepper in 2004.

Angelo A. Stio III (Princeton) focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters relating to consumer finance, contract disputes, construction disputes and real estate disputes. A graduate of Seton Hall University (B.S. 1988, and M.P.A. 1991) and Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 1997), he joined Pepper in 2001.

James P. Thomas (Pittsburgh) concentrates his practice in labor and employment law, and complex commercial and construction litigation. A graduate of Boston University (B.A. 1992) and Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 1995), he joined Pepper in 2002.

Details about the new of counsel are as follows.

Kelly R. Bryan (Pittsburgh) focuses her practice on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in credit transactions. A graduate of Wittenberg University (B.A. 1992) and Cornell Law School (J.D. 1995), she joined Pepper in 1997.

Christine S. Kimmel (Berwyn) concentrates her practice in all types of real estate matters, including the representation of lending institutions, developers, landlords and tenants in real estate financing, leasing, acquisition, sale, tax assessment, and zoning and land use matters. A graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A. 1986) and Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1996), she joined Pepper in 2001.

Dennis R. Very (Pittsburgh) concentrates his practice in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation in federal and state courts. He represents clients in preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, business and contract disputes, products liability, civil rights, and professional liability and malpractice cases. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. 1991) and Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 1995), he joined Pepper in 2003.

About Pepper Hamilton
Pepper Hamilton LLP (www.pepperlaw.com) is a multi-practice law firm with 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

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