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Additions

Baker & Hostetler added Julian D. Perlman to its growing Philadelphia complex litigation and antitrust group.

Perlman returns to Baker & Hostetler as counsel, having formerly been an associate in the firm’s New York City office, and will continue to focus his practice on complex commercial litigation and antitrust matters.

He was previously associated with Proskauer Rose and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and most recently was a partner at Phillips Nizer.

Elected and Appointed

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott announced that it named Derek K. Koget and Caleb M. Turner as partners of the firm.

Koget advises commercial, individual and financial institution clients in a broad range of transactional matters, including real estate acquisitions and sales, lease negotiations, landlord and tenant matters, financing, loan documentation and real estate tax assessments.

He also litigates real estate title matters.

In addition to his real estate work, Koget counsels small to midsize businesses in formation and operational matters. This work includes counseling on employment issues, financing, shareholder matters and acquisitions and sales.

Furthermore, he has experience in the representation of municipal creditors and banks in state court collection matters and bankruptcy proceedings.

Koget earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.

Turner is a litigator who focuses on complex business and commercial litigation.

He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex state and federal civil actions, including actions for breach of contract, common law fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of restrictive covenants, securities fraud, civil RICO, civil antitrust and other claims.

In addition, Turner has experience conducting internal investigations and defending clients in regulatory and white-collar criminal matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, mail and wire fraud, criminal conspiracy and antitrust and trade regulation matters.

Turner earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Announcements

Bucks County law firm Williams Family Law is now offering customized mediation services in divorce and custody cases through attorney Lynelle A. Gleason, who received accreditation through the Good Shepherd Mediation Program in Philadelphia.

Gleason handles a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child support, alimony, spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody.

She is also experienced in estate law, such as the drafting of wills and trusts and the administration of estates.

She is a member of the Attorney Psychologist Group, a group of child custody evaluators and domestic relations attorneys that focuses on best practices regarding important child custody issues such as the use of a psychologist and therapist during the family law process. Gleason_Lynelle2019

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The Law Offices of Manuela Morais announced that it received National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification validating that the practice is majority owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman. As the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and an advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs, the WBENC mission is “to fuel economic growth globally by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses.” Its evaluation process, which includes documentation review and culminates in an on-site visit, is a certification standard accepted by more than 1,000 corporations nationwide.

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