L-r: Diana M. Carlino of Rosenblum Newfield, Patricia J. Murphy, Cathryn A. Reynolds of Reid and Riege, and Marc T. Finer, Andy I. Corea of Murtha Cullina.

Carlino Elected Partner At Rosenblum Newfield Stamford’s Rosenblum Newfield has elected Redding resident Dana M. Carlino partner, the firm’s founding partner, James B. Rosenblum, announced this week.

Carlino has been an associate since 2013, representing health care providers in medical and general liability, as well as regulatory proceedings. Carlino is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Connecticut, New York and the U.S. Supreme Court, handling all cases through appeal.

“Diana’s expertise and commitment to excellence have been an asset to our firm and our clients, and she will be a valued addition to our partner group,” Rosenblum said.

Carlino is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Pace University Law School. She is a member of the Mark Twain Library Programming Committee in Redding and serves as secretary on the town of Bethel’s Insurance and Pension Commission.

Namita Tripathi Shah Elected President of South Asian Bar The South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut (SABAC) has elected Day Pitney partner Namita Tripathi Shah president of the organization.

A longtime officer, Shah served most recently as vice president of the organization. The group’s director, Cecil J. Thomas, said the organization is “incredibly excited” to elect Shah to the position. “Namita has always demonstrated the utmost dedication and commitment to this organization, and we look forward to our continued growth under her leadership,” he said. Shah chairs Day Pitney’s private equity and finance business unit, covering public- and private-sector cases. She is the firm’s lead bond counsel and lead disclosure counsel for the state of Connecticut.

Founded in 2004, SABAC supports South Asian-American law students, lawyers, professionals and academics, and promotes diversity efforts in Connecticut. Shah succeeds outgoing president Sheila Charmoy, who served for three years.

“Sheila has led our organization with grace and dedication,” said Shah, “and we cannot thank her enough for her long-standing service to SABAC as its president. I look forward to working with her and our other dedicated board members in the year ahead.”

In addition to Shah, SABAC elected Rashmi Chandra and Radhika Tahiliani vice president and treasurer, respectively. Andy I. Corea will stay on as secretary.

2 Conn. Attorneys Promoted   To Partners at Murtha Cullina Murtha Cullina has announced the promotion of associates Andy I. Corea and Marc T. Finer to partners in the firm’s Business and Finance Department.

Corea has an intellectual property practice with an emphasis on trademark counseling and prosecution domestically and abroad. He has served as lead counsel in numerous matters before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented clients in federal court cases across the country. He began his career as a trademark examining attorney for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1999 and moved to Stamford’s St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, where he served on the management committee.

“We are pleased to add Andy’s trademark expertise as we continue to grow our IP Group,” said Anthony P. Gangemi, chairman of Murtha Cullina’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “His extensive experience in trademarks complements the IP Group’s existing skills and allows us to offer comprehensive IP services to our clients.”

Finer provides state and federal business and tax support to corporations and individuals, assisting with compliance and tax report, acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers, etc. He advises real estate professionals and investors on structuring tax-deferred exchanges under IRC §1031; strategies to minimize the impact of the 3.8 percent net investment income tax; and real estate/controlling interest transfer taxes, real estate dealer versus investor issues and capital gains planning.

“Marc is a strong addition to our firm,” said Thomas M. Daniells, chairman of Murtha Cullina’s Business and Finance Department. “He brings with him knowledge and experience that will be extremely valuable to our business and tax clients.”

Hartford’s Reid and Riege Adds 2 to Downtown Office Downtown Hartford firm Reid and Riege has hired two new attorneys, Cathryn A. Reynolds and Patricia J. Murphy in the business and health care practice areas, respectively.

Reynolds focuses on commercial law, assisting business owners and other stakeholders through various stages of growth. She assists clients with formation, governance and owner relations, with daily counseling and assistance with commercial contract negotiations, drafting and complex transactions.

Reynolds previously served as a business transaction and finance partner at Robinson & Cole. She received her law degree from the UConn School of Law and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Colby College.

Murphy’s practice involves assisting physicians and health care organizations with an array of corporate, regulatory and transactional matters. A former intern for U.S. District Judge Dominic Squatrito, she received her law degree, with high honors, from the UConn School of Law, graduating second in her class. She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College.