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Additions

Robert L. Hogan joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. He focuses his law practice on mass and toxic torts, professional liability, products liability, environmental, insurance coverage, construction and appellate matters.

Before joining Rawle & Henderson, Hogan was a deputy attorney general and director of the appellate division for the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office. Hogan has class action litigation experience and represented a wide variety of clients.

Hogan served as an adjunct instructor at Marshall University, teaching a graduate-level engineering management course in engineering law.

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Clark Hill announced the addition of Hal Coffey as a member and Ray Baum as of counsel in its Pittsburgh office in the real estate practice. They join the firm from Blumling & Gusky.

Coffey’s commercial real estate practice includes acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, land use and zoning. He has experience in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit issues, as well as property tax assessment appeals and title insurance. Coffey is the immediate past president of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Baum concentrates on real estate development, operations and transactions. He assists clients with government-assisted housing and economic development. Baum has experience in developments employing low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits and funding sources. He also assists clients with real estate tax issues, abatements, assessment appeals and exemptions before various hearing entities and courts.

Announcements

McNees Wallace & Nurick announced the launch of its public finance and government services practice group. The group is co-chaired by Donna Kreiser and Adam Santucci.

The new group was formed as a result of the merger of the firm’s public finance practice group and the public sector practice group.

The group will provide advice regarding the legal issues public entities and elected and appointed officials face.

Kreiser is on the firm’s management committee. Her practice focuses on municipal and project finance law. She serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, bank counsel and borrower’s counsel for state, county and municipal clients.

She also advises economic development authorities and nonprofit entities in the implementation and financing of major capital initiatives that benefit public, private and nonprofit entities. In addition, she has experience in debt refinancing for public, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as general obligation borrowings.

Santucci has experience representing government entities with respect to labor and employment matters. He helps government entities develop effective strategies to solve the difficult problems that arise in today’s workplace. He also represents employers facing lawsuits or other claims by employees or former employees.