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Additions

Gross McGinley added attorney Christopher R. Gresh to the firm.

Gresh joins the firm as an associate in the business services group, representing businesses of all sizes in a wide range of matters including general corporate, commercial, real estate, foreclosure, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.

Gresh uses the legal skills and business sense he has developed during his more than 13 years of practice, to provide businesses of all sizes with guidance.

He assists businesses with the structuring, negotiation and execution of business transactions and in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

Gresh has experience guiding both buyers and sellers through complex transactions involving the purchase and sale of assets.

He also has represented entities in connection with foreclosure sales.

In addition, Gresh represents clients in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate, and provides guidance in leasing and financing matters.

Events

Duane Morris’ Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices participated in the inaugural Ford Motor Co.’s Global Day of Service on Sept. 27, a worldwide initiative spearheaded by Ford’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW), the company’s professional organization focused on women in the legal practice.

Duane Morris was among more than 90 law firms around the world partnering with LAW to volunteer time and perform pro bono work on a day of community service.

The coordinated global effort assisted organizations supporting the empowerment and well-being of women and girls in their respective communities.

Attorneys/staff in the Philadelphia office worked with attorneys from Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy to beautify Jane Addams Place, Lutheran Settlement House’s family homeless shelter serving 70 children and 30 adults in North Philadelphia.

Elected and Appointed

Conrad O’Brien attorney Chris Lucca was appointed to the editorial board for the Federal Bar Association’s magazine, The Federal Lawyer.

The publication is national and is devoted solely to the interests of attorneys in federal practice. Lucca is a litigation associate at Conrad O’Brien and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, employment law, and products liability and complex torts.

Announcements

Attention young lawyers!

Send in your questions for a new Q&A advice column for the Young Lawyers page in The Legal.

A panel of experts from the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis will answer a few selected questions in each monthly column, advising young lawyers about their career, professional development, office politics, business development, pro bono work, relationships with mentors and colleagues, and so on.

Email your questions to krearick@alm.com.