DiverseBusinessTeam

Elected and Appointed

Larsson & Scheuritzel’s Melanie Breaux was appointed to the board of “Articulate,” a WHYY/PBS program airing on WHYY and hosted by Jim Cotter.

Breaux’s practice focuses on a wide range of real estate transactional work, including the representation of developers, end users, borrowers and lenders in the sale and acquisition of commercial real estate, as well as the representation of commercial landlords and tenants in connection with all aspects of leasing work across the country.

She also advises clients on residential real estate transactions.

In this capacity, Breaux regularly acts as a liaison between institutional lenders, individual borrowers, title companies and client representatives, as well as drafting and coordinating all residential mortgage-related documents.

Speakers

Kimberly Rice, president/chief strategist of KLA Marketing Associates and author of “Rainmaker Roadmap: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Prosperous Business” presented an educational program to University of Pennsylvania Law School students.

In her presentation, Rice outlined the best practices of evaluating, responding and tracking requests for proposals as a business development strategy for law firms to increase revenue.

Further, she addressed the many facets of composing and assembling a client-centric proposal, designed to boost competitive value.

Events

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum is set to host “Creating and Facilitating Best Practice Alternatives to Jails and Prisons for Persons with Mental Illness” at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 16.

Two million persons with mental illness are booked into jail each year in the United States according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The 2018 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum will look at the challenges facing law enforcement officials, the courts, mental health professionals and policymakers at the state and county levels.

Additions

Offit Kurman added Charles “Max” A. McCauley III to the firm’s suburban Philadelphia office as a principal-level attorney.

McCauley is one of several lawyers to affiliate their practices with Offit Kurman in February, and one of the first eight lawyers to join the firm’s suburban Philadelphia office, which opened last year.

McCauley’s colleagues in the region include a growing team of attorneys with experience in legal service areas such as real estate law, commercial litigation, business transactions and construction law.

McCauley will also spend time in Offit Kurman’s Wilmington, Delaware, office representing his Delaware clients.

Announcements

The Legal is seeking contributing authors for its weekly In-House Counsel column.

Articles can cover a broad range of subjects but should be of particular interest to in-house counsel.

Contact Kristie Rearick at krearick@alm.com for more information or to submit a proposal.