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Adams and Reese was recognized with the Mission First Legal Aid Office for extraordinary services on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves during the 2016-17 year during the ministry’s Night of Light on Tuesday evening.
10/11/2017
The law firm Adams and Reese LLP is enhancing its intellectual property team with the addition of Michael Bednarek to its Washington D.C. office. Bednarek joins as partner and is a member of the firm's well-established global Intellectual Property (IP) practice.
9/26/2017
Adams and Reese Mobile office associate Neal C. Townsend has been selected as a member of the 2017-18 class of Leadership Mobile, a program by Mobile United which identifies and develops leaders from all sectors of the community who are committed to community building and civic service.
9/22/2017
Jaimmé A. Collins, partner and diversity committee chair at Adams and Reese’s New Orleans office, was named one of six recipients of the Inspiration Award from InspireNOLA Charter Schools. The award is presented to individuals in the New Orleans area who achieve beneficial feats both personally and for the community.
9/18/2017
Adams and Reese New Orleans office associate Billy Wright has been named a Fellow in the 2017-2018 Loyola University Institute of Politics (IOP) class, a leadership training seminar aimed at giving participants a complete education in civic and political engagement.
9/11/2017
We extend our continued thoughts and prayers to everyone throughout Florida and Georgia who are feeling the impact of Hurricane Irma. To ensure the safety of our employees, our Florida offices in Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
09/11/2017
To ensure the safety of our employees, all Florida offices (Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa) will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. In addition, our Atlanta, Ga., office will close at noon today and our Columbia, S.C., office will close at 2:00 p.m. We extend our continued thoughts and prayers to everyone throughout Florida and Georgia who are feeling the impact of Hurricane Irma.
9/11/2017
Adams and Reese’s New Orleans Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Jaimmé A. Collins was named one of the “Top 15 Business Women in Louisiana” by the National Women’s Council, Founder and CEO of the National Diversity Council Dennis Kennedy announced.
9/8/2017
Adams and Reese’s New Orleans office Senior Partner in Charge E. Paige Sensenbrenner has been named a Sustaining Member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC).
9/7/2017
We extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone throughout Florida and the east coast who are facing the threat of Hurricane Irma and in the upcoming days with the uncertainty of the storm’s path. To ensure the safety of our employees, our Florida offices will be closed:

Fort Lauderdale closed on Thursday and Friday
Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa will close at noon on Thursday and all day Friday.
Jacksonville will be closed on Friday.
9/6/2017
Adams and Reese’s New Orleans Partner in Charge Johnny L. Domiano, Jr., has been named to the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) 2017-18 class of 43 business, civic and community leaders throughout the 10-parish region.
9/5/2017
District "D" Councilmember Jared C. Brossett is partnering with Adams and Reese Law Firm and Transportation Consultants (TCI) Inc. to send critical goods to the people of Houston so that they may begin recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
8/31/2017
Adams and Reese's Houston office will be open on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 10:00 a.m. for all employees who can safely arrive. Our thoughts and wishes of safety remain with everyone impacted by this storm and we are ready to assist our clients and friends with whatever your needs may be. We are here for you.
8/30/2017
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to those along the Texas Gulf Coast who are enduring the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As the unprecedented weather and flooding continues, Adams and Reese is providing uninterrupted client service thanks to our proven disaster and recovery plan. While our Houston office remains closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30, all of our other offices are open within our regional footprint allowing for uninterrupted service to our clients.
8/29/2017
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to those along the Texas Gulf Coast who are enduring the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As the unprecedented weather and flooding continues, Adams and Reese is providing uninterrupted client service thanks to our proven disaster and recovery plan.
8/28/2017
Adams and Reese’s Columbia-based associate Justine M. Tate was one of the 62 individuals named to Leadership Columbia, a Columbia Chamber program for emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands, Class of 2018.
8/25/2017
Adams and Reese’s Jackson office will have a new leader as Scott Jones has been named Partner in Charge, as announced by the firm’s managing partner Gif Thornton.
8/23/2017
John A. Thomson, Jr., is now practicing with the law firm of Adams and Reese in the firm’s Atlanta office as a member of the Banking and Financial Services practice team. Within three months, Adams and Reese’s Atlanta office has grown from the original three founding partners, Ron C. Bingham, II, who leads the Atlanta office, Bryan E. Busch, and Matthew B. Norton, to nine attorneys.
8/23/2017
Rebecca C. Appelbaum has joined Adams and Reese as special counsel and a member of the litigation practice team in the firm’s Tampa office, local Partner in Charge Deborah H. Oliver announced.
8/21/2017
Adams and Reese had 129 attorneys named to the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal industry. Best Lawyers® has published its list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the legal profession, the media and the public as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.
8/15/2017
Adams and Reese had 13 attorneys named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal industry. Best Lawyers® has published its list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the legal profession, the media and the public as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.
8/15/2017
Within three months of announcing new offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga., Adams and Reese now covers the entire state of Florida and has added the state of Georgia to the firm’s regional footprint. The additional banking and financial services attorneys in its Fort Lauderdale office continue to support the firm’s growing financial services client base.
8/8/2017
Within three months of announcing new offices in Atlanta, Ga., and Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Adams and Reese has brought on board six additional banking and financial services attorneys in its Atlanta office to support its growing financial services client base. Attorneys Sameer K. Kapoor, Amy L. Hanna Keeney, Laura H. Mirmelli, Brian D. Pierce, David Stewart and John A. Thomson, Jr. joined the original three founding partners of Ron C. Bingham, II - who leads the office - Bryan E. Busch and Matthew B. Norton.
8/3/2017
Adams and Reese’s Columbia office will have a new leader as Matthew B. Hill has been named the new Partner in Charge of firm’s South Carolina branch, managing partner Gif Thornton announced Wednesday.
8/2/2017
Eight Adams and Reese attorneys from the firm’s office in Columbia, S.C., have been selected among the 2017 Legal Elite by Columbia Business Monthly magazine, highlighted by the selection of William M. Umbach as the top attorney in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions.
8/1/2017
Adams and Reese’s Tampa-based attorney Christopher A. Roach has been invited to join the prestigious William Reece Smith, Jr., Litigation American Inn of Court as a master member, the organization announced on July 13.
7/27/2017
Adams and Reese’s New Orleans Partner Lee C. Reid was among 20 individuals selected by the Young Leadership Council’s (YLC) 2017 Role Model Class. Composed of business, community and civic leaders around the Crescent City, the 2017 Class will be honored at the 31st Annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala on Sept. 16 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel.
7/21/2017
Adams and Reese’s Erica J. Bindom will have an opportunity to give back to her alma mater in a meaningful way as the firm’s New Orleans-based staff attorney was selected to be a member of the recently formed Loyola University College of Law Young Alumni Board.
7/21/2017
Adams and Reese New Orleans Partner and Pro Bono Paladin Mark C. Surprenant is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award by the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for his contributions to the legal community.
7/20/2017
Adams and Reese’s G. Austin Stewart, Special Counsel in the firm’s Jackson office, has been honored as this year’s Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar Association over the weekend.
7/20/2017
Adams and Reese’s Birmingham Of Counsel Richard P. Carmody added to an impressive list of career accomplishments over the weekend with the reception of the 2017 Albert Vreeland Pro Bono Award from the Alabama State Bar Committee on Volunteer Lawyer Programs on Saturday, July 15, during the Alabama State Bar annual meetings at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear.
7/17/2017
On Thursday, President Donald Trump nominated Tennessee Senate Majority Leader and Adams and Reese attorney, Mark S. Norris, Sr., and three other lawyers for federal district court judgeships.
7/14/2017
Adams and Reese was recognized with the Mission First Legal Aid Clinic’s Distinguished Service Award at the Prayer Breakfast of the Mississippi Bar Association Convention on Thursday, July 13, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Sandestin, Fla.
7/13/2017
Bellefield Systems, LLC, the leader in mobile and anywhere time entry solutions for firms of all sizes, announced that Adams and Reese LLP, a large regional firm with 18 offices throughout the Southern United States and Washington DC, has chosen Bellefield’s iTimeKeep as its firm-wide mobile time entry solution.
7/11/2017
Adams and Reese’s Lynn Welter Sherman added to her lengthy list of accolades recently when the Tampa Partner was named among the Florida Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women of 2017.
6/30/2017
A pair of Adams and Reese attorneys claimed a spot on the Florida Legal Elite listing as Tampa Partner Lynn Welter Sherman (Transactions) and Jacksonville Special Counsel/Partner In Charge Leslie A. Wickes (Antitrust/Unfair Competition) claimed a spot on the 1,080-lawyer honor roll by Florida Trend.
6/26/2017
Adams and Reese is featured as a “Highly Recommended” IP Firm, the highest distinction for law firms in the annual guide published by Managing Intellectual Property. Additionally, Adams and Reese Intellectual Property Partner Mitch Boult has been featured for the fifth consecutive year in IP Stars 2017, a globally recognized resource of leading IP firms and attorneys worldwide.
6/23/2017
Adams and Reese had nine attorneys named as 2017 Florida Super Lawyers® and three additional attorneys were named as Rising Stars®, as published in Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive this honor.
6/23/2017
Adams and Reese was honored by the Birmingham Business Journal as a Corporate Citizen Finalist during the publications’ Nonprofit Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 22, at Regions Field.
6/22/2017
Adams and Reese Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Jaimmé Collins of the firm’s New Orleans office accepted an invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), IADC President John T. Lay announced.
6/19/2017
Adams and Reese Memphis Partner Lucian T. Pera was officially sworn in as President of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) on Friday, June 16, during the organization’s annual convention at the MeadowView Marriott Resort.
06/16/2017
Adams and Reese earned a prestigious Good Apple Award presented by National Appleseed for the efforts of Birmingham-based Of Counsel Richard P. Carmody and Associate Anna Davis in the completion of Appleseed’s 2017 Edition of Protecting Assets & Child Custody In The Face Of Deportation, A Guide For Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families.
6/12/2017
Adams and Reese Managing Partner Gif Thornton, Partner, Entertainment/New Media Team Leader Linda Edell Howard and Partner Cynthia Mitchell Barnett have been named among the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) 2017 “Best of the Bar” honorees. The “Best of the Bar” awards honor Middle Tennessee’s leading lawyers and corporate counsel.
5/23/2017
The Jackson, Mississippi office of Adams and Reese has been named among the Best Places to Work in the state by the Mississippi Business Journal for the 12th consecutive year in the Medium Size Companies category. Having received first place in 2013 and 2014, Adams and Reese will be honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
5/22/2017
Adams and Reese is growing its Houston presence with the addition of five lawyers who have substantial trial experience throughout the region, the law firm reported today. Staton Childers, Brianne Richardson, Benjamin Miller, Amanda Sanders and John Kovach have joined the firm’s regional Litigation Team. The Houston expansion comes on the heels of Adams and Reese's recent announcement of new offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and South Florida.
5/1/2017
Adams and Reese Government Relations Team Leader Brad A. Lampley has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s Nashville office, which is headquartered in Fifth Third Center and home to nearly 50 attorneys and staff. Adams and Reese, a multidisciplinary law firm with offices in seven southern states and Washington, D.C., is ranked among the nation’s top 200 law firms.
4/25/2017
New team adds strong mix of financial services and real estate talent to serve clients.
In a move that signals its deep commitment to serving its financial services clients, the law firm Adams and Reese is opening offices in Atlanta, Ga., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., bringing on board initially 10 new lawyers to do so. This is Adams and Reese's first office in Georgia and its sixth in Florida, and gives the firm approximately 300 attorneys and advisors across 18 offices in the southern United States and Washington, D.C.
4/10/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Leigh Ann Schell and Sara C. Valentine, both experienced commercial litigators, have joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Team in the New Orleans office. Schell and Valentine, both joining as Special Counsel, previously practiced at a majority female-owned local firm.
4/4/2017
Adams and Reese has published its Spring 2017 edition of “Pro Bono Out In Front,” a newsletter that salutes and recognizes the attorneys who have contributed to the success of the firm’s pro bono program.
3/29/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Stefini W. Salles has joined the firm as Special Counsel in its New Orleans office. A litigator for nearly 20 years, Salles works closely with her clients to tailor litigation strategies and tactics to meet their goals. She primarily represents and advises corporations in the areas of insurance defense, debt collection, commercial litigation, construction law, restrictive covenant enforcement and general casualty matters. Salles has also handled successions, family law and personal injury matters.
3/24/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Razwana “Rosy” Fazil has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Houston office. Practicing law since 2014, Fazil is a business and commercial litigator with experience representing and defending clients in a variety of legal matters in both state and federal court. She has represented clients in matters related to breach of contract, products liability, employment discrimination, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), trade secret misappropriation, conversion, fraud, property damage, personal injury and negligence.
2/23/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Timothy J. “Tim” Anzenberger has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Jackson office. Anzenberger focuses his practice on commercial litigation, appellate litigation and bankruptcy. He has tried and argued cases before federal bankruptcy courts, arbitration panels and Mississippi state courts. Anzenberger has also briefed and presented oral argument in appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court as well as in bankruptcy appeals.
2/17/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of two associates to its Columbia office. Sarah R. Khouri and Justine M. Tate, both former attorneys with the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR), joined the firm in December.
2/10/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that M. Roxana “Roxy” Rudolph has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Memphis office. Rudolph has experience in various areas of civil litigation, including commercial disputes; products liability matters; medical malpractice suits; banking and financial matters; and appellate work. She focuses her practice in the areas of product liability, banking/financial services, commercial dispute resolution, First Amendment and media law, appellate matters, and securities.
2/9/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Caroline H. Catchings has joined the firm as Special Counsel in its Baton Rouge office. Practicing law for more than 25 years, Catchings is a trial attorney and counselor with years of experience in the courtroom. She focuses her practice on corporate regulatory law and has litigated and resolved oil and gas, environmental, and other administrative matters in state and federal courts.
1/31/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Grant J. Guillot has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Baton Rouge office. Practicing law since 2009, Guillot has a broad litigation background and has maintained a practice in various areas including appellate litigation, business and contractual disputes, campaign finance, constitutional law, election law, governmental ethics, insurance, labor and employment, and real estate.
1/26/2017
Adams and Reese transactions attorney Andrew “Andy” Freeman has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s Mobile office, which is headquartered in RSA Battle House Tower and home to more than 30 attorneys and staff. Adams and Reese, a regional multidisciplinary law firm, has 16 Partners in Charge, leading each of the 16 Adams and Reese offices across the southern U.S. and Washington, D.C.
1/26/2017
Adams and Reese appellate attorneys Martin A. Stern, Louis C. LaCour, Jr. and Raymond P. Ward are among the inaugural class of Louisiana lawyers to be certified as appellate-practice specialists by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. The LBLS began accepting applications for board certification in appellate practice in early 2016. Stern, LaCour and Ward, all based in the firm’s New Orleans office, are among just six attorneys statewide to receive LBLS certification in the first year of the program.
1/24/2017
The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the promotion of four associates to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The new partners are: Matt Dowd (Jackson), Matt Jackson (Mobile), Kellen Mathews (Baton Rouge), and Diana Surprenant (New Orleans).
1/10/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Partners B. Jeffrey “Jeff” Brooks and Francis V. “Frank” Liantonio, Jr. have been elected to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. The six-partner Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm as well as its attorneys and staff. Adams and Reese has nearly 280 attorneys and advisors located in 16 offices across 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C.
1/9/2017
William P. “Bill” McElveen, Jr. has been re-elected to serve a second term as Chairman of the Adams and Reese Executive Committee in 2017. The six-partner Executive Committee oversees the strategic operations of the firm as well as its attorneys and staff. Adams and Reese has nearly 280 attorneys and advisors located in 16 offices across 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C.
1/4/2017
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Jennifer G. Rowlett has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in its Nashville office. Practicing law since 2007, Rowlett is an accomplished trial attorney with significant experience serving as first chair in insurance defense jury trials. She focuses her practice on complex litigation involving healthcare liability, motor carrier liability and labor and employment matters. She represents physicians, medical groups, hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout the state of Tennessee in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation.
12/28/2016
The law firm of Adams and Reese has closed a $75 million sale of a 1,168-lot, 55+ mobile home community in Zephyrhills, Florida, representing one of the largest transactions of its kind in the Florida manufactured home industry. The June 2016 sale of Forest Lake Estates to a large national real estate investment trust secured a high return on investment for community shareholders who originally banded together to purchase the mobile home park in 1999.
12/20/2016
Adams and Reese attorney Lara E. White, a partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) trained mediator. She is listed on the approved Register of Civil Mediators maintained by the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), and is named in “Who’s Who in ADR 2016,” published by the Louisiana Bar Journal. White has also been appointed ADR Practice Team Leader for the firm.
12/1/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Mary K. Peyton has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in its New Orleans office. Practicing law for more than 18 years, Peyton primarily handles matters related to the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice litigation, including pre-panel, post-panel, fair hearings and appeals. She has also represented clients in complex commercial litigation, general casualty litigation, insurance defense litigation, and federal and state workers’ compensation litigation matters.
11/21/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Lisa E. Maurer has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group in its New Orleans office. Maurer focuses her practice on public finance law and brings with her more than 25 years of experience representing local governments, conduit issuers, non-profit entities and other private business entities in various public finance projects. Most recently, she served as in-house counsel, Director of Contract Management, and EPA Quality Assurance Manager for the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, Inc.
11/9/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Raymond L. Bell, Jr. has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Special Business Services Practice Group in its Mobile office. An accomplished attorney in both the public and private sectors, Bell focuses his practice primarily in government relations, counsel to public entities, public finance, economic development and litigation. He also serves as a civil litigation mediator in various Mobile County Circuit Court matters.
11/3/2016
Adams and Reese had 18 practice areas ranked nationally among Top Tier practice areas and 66 practice areas ranked among Metropolitan Tier One areas in the newly released 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, furnished by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The annual list, now in its seventh consecutive year, awarded law firm rankings in a total of 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas.
11/1/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Emilie L. Pfister has joined the firm as an Associate in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group in its New Orleans office. Pfister received her J.D. and Certificate in Civil Law from Tulane University Law School. While a law student, she served in a number of clerkships and internships that helped her gain experience in various areas of transactional law.
10/31/2016
Adams and Reese has published its Fall 2016 issue of the “Women Out In Front” Newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognition, and professional/community involvement of its women attorneys. Adams and Reese women attorneys continue to make a difference in the firm’s 15 communities throughout its regional footprint and beyond.
10/25/2016
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, there remains devastation throughout the states along the southeastern U.S. coast. With 16 offices in the southern United States (including offices in Jacksonville, Florida and Columbia, South Carolina), Adams and Reese has firsthand business continuity and recovery experience. The firm draws on its experience with previous natural disasters throughout its regional footprint and offers tips to help local businesses overcome the challenges faced with recovery now and into the future.
10/20/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Blake Hale Hardwich, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, has joined the firm as Special Counsel on the Government Relations Practice Team. Hardwich focuses her law practice in government relations, economic development and litigation. Hardwich will practice in Montgomery and the firm’s Birmingham office.
8/2/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Jennifer Wilson has joined the firm’s Tampa office as a Government Affairs Advisor (non-lawyer lobbyist) on the Government Relations Practice Team. With a decade of experience working for the Florida Legislature, where she drafted and analyzed legislation as a staff member for four elected officials, Jennifer understands the inner-workings of Florida’s legislative process. She has written numerous pieces of legislation that became law in Florida, on topics ranging from economic development and transportation to criminal justice reform.
7/26/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Anthony M. Quattrone has joined its Columbia, South Carolina office as an Associate and member of the firm’s Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group and Government Relations Practice Team. Quattrone is a former public affairs director for a national communications firm, a former political director for a South Carolina gubernatorial campaign, and a former research analyst for the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. He brings a valuable mix of experience in legal, political, public affairs and financial services fields to the regional firm—which has 16 offices in 15 markets across the southern U.S. and Washington, D.C.
7/21/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Kenneth A. “Kenny” Bingham (R-Lexington), immediate former South Carolina House Majority Leader and a successful Cayce, South Carolina businessman, has joined the firm as a Government Affairs Advisor (non-lawyer). Bingham will be based out of the Adams and Reese Columbia, South Carolina office and will serve as a leading advisor on the Government Relations Practice Team. Adams and Reese has a long-standing reputation as one of the region’s most prominent Government Relations firms with 16 offices in 15 markets across the southern U.S. and Washington, D.C.
7/19/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Chris P. Perque has joined its Houston office as a Partner in the firm’s globally recognized Intellectual Property Practice Team. Perque has more than 25 years of experience leading litigation teams in patent, trade secret and other technology-related cases. He has also drafted and negotiated more than $30 billion in transactions related to intellectual property, information technologies, and other technology assets, including the sale of refineries and upstream and midstream assets, pharmaceutical licensing and supply, various internet-related agreements, and software licensing and development agreements.
7/11/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Craig D. Lawrence, Jr. has joined the firm as an Associate in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group in its Birmingham, Alabama office. Lawrence has a broad range of experience in emerging technologies, banking, financial services and real estate, both inside and outside of law. He advises clients on the following matters: commercial real estate transactions, lease transactions, entity formation and asset purchases.
7/8/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Thomas P. White has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Jacksonville, Florida office. Practicing law since 2014, White focuses his practice on general commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and real estate litigation. He has considerable experience in contract disputes, shareholder disputes, injunction practice and alternative dispute resolution. White has represented clients in all aspects of civil litigation, including drafting and arguing dispositive motions, counseling clients in mediation and arbitration, litigating discovery disputes and handling evidentiary hearings.
6/29/2016
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Elena A. Lovoy has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group in the Birmingham office. Lovoy is a seasoned attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the banking, consumer financial services regulatory compliance, and privacy and information security arenas. Her practice focuses primarily on state and federal regulatory compliance issues facing banks and other financial services companies in creating, maintaining and expanding their consumer lending and servicing operations. She also works with vendors serving the consumer finance industry. Lovoy also assists companies in preparing for and responding to regulatory examinations and data breaches.
6/27/2016
Adams and Reese has published its summer 2016 edition of “Pro Bono Out In Front,” a newsletter that salutes and recognizes the attorneys who have contributed to the success of the firm’s pro bono program. The newsletter was created to thank everyone who has devoted their time and talents to those who cannot afford legal services. It is dedicated to our pro bono partners, clients and friends who understand the importance of pro bono work and helping advance the pro bono drive throughout the communities our firm serves.
6/13/2016
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has announced the selection of Adams and Reese Partner, Janis van Meerveld, as a Federal Magistrate Judge for the District.
6/10/2016
Adams and Reese Partner Elizabeth A. Roussel has been named the firm’s Labor and Employment Team Leader. Roussel, who joined the firm’s New Orleans office in 2002, also serves on the Adams and Reese Executive Committee.
6/10/2016
Adams and Reese had seventeen attorneys and seven practice areas ranked in the Chambers USA 2016 America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Edition released May 27th.
6/3/2016
Adams and Reese has published the Spring 2016 issue of its “Women Out In Front” Newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognition, and professional/community involvement of its women attorneys. Adams and Reese women attorneys continue to make a difference in the firm’s 15 communities throughout its regional footprint and beyond.
5/3/2016
Adams and Reese is proud to announce that C. Britton Bonner, Partner In Charge of the firm’s Mobile office, has been named Economic Development Team Leader for the multidisciplinary firm. Bonner now leads the Economic Development Team throughout Adams and Reese’s 16 offices across 15 markets in seven states and Washington, D.C.
4/11/2016
Adams and Reese attorneys Elizabeth A. Roussel and Johnny L. Domiano, Jr., have been named to New Orleans CityBusiness Newspaper’s 2016 “Leadership in Law” Class. Roussel and Domiano will be recognized along with their fellow honorees at a cocktail reception taking place May 16th at the New Orleans Museum of Art. They will also be featured in a special insert profiling all 2016 “Leadership in Law” honorees in the May 27th issue of New Orleans CityBusiness.
3/28/2016
Richard P. Carmody, a leading bankruptcy law attorney with the law firm of Adams and Reese, has been named the inaugural Adams and Reese Senior Pro Bono Fellow in a new fellowship program recently launched by the firm. The new program offers senior attorneys the opportunity to effect change by devoting a significant portion of their working hours to pro bono ventures while continuing to serve clientele through traditional practice. For the 2016 fellowship program, Carmody will work with National Appleseed and its network of 17 social justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico. To recognize this commitment, Adams and Reese has made a generous $10,000 donation to National Appleseed.
3/11/2016
Adams and Reese is proud to announce that governmental relations and legislative counsel, Brad A. Lampley, a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, has been named Government Relations Team Leader of the multidisciplinary firm. The announcement was made by Adams and Reese Managing Partner Gif Thornton.
3/7/2016
The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Charles Edward “Chuck” Kleckley (R-Lake Charles), former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2012 to 2016 and a successful Lake Charles businessman, has joined the firm as a Government Affairs Advisor (non-lawyer). Kleckley will be based out of the Adams and Reese Baton Rouge office and will serve as a leading advisor of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Team.
2/16/2016
William “Bill” P. McElveen Jr. has been elected to Chair the Adams and Reese Executive Committee. McElveen will lead the multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys and advisors located in 16 offices across 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. The six-partner committee oversees strategic operations of the firm as well as its attorneys and staff. Partners Robert “Bob” W. Boos of the firm’s Tampa, Florida office and Edwin “Ed” C. Laizer of the firm’s New Orleans office will also join the Executive Committee this year.
1/12/2016
The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the promotion of six associates to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The new partners are: David C. Coons (New Orleans), David M. Stein (New Orleans), Andrew J. McBride (St. Petersburg), James Marshall Moorhead (Tampa/St. Petersburg), Jay Michael Ross (Mobile), and April D. Smith (Mobile).
1/11/2016
We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of our partner, colleague and friend, O. Ray Cornelius on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Ray touched many lives, both personally and professionally and he will be deeply missed, but fondly remembered by everyone who knew him.
12/8/2015
Adams and Reese congratulates its attorneys who have been named Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Only five percent of attorneys in the Mid-South states, which include Mississippi and Tennessee, receive the honor of Super Lawyer. The selection process involves peer nominations, review by a blue-ribbon panel and independent research.
11/30/2015
We are deeply saddened by the death of our partner, colleague and friend, Henry Bernis Alsobrook, Jr. on Friday, November 13, 2015. Bernie touched many lives, personally and professionally. He will be deeply missed, but fondly remembered, by everyone who ever met him.
11/17/2015
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Adams and Reese had 19 practice areas rank nationally as Top Tier practice areas and 71 practice areas throughout the Metropolitan Tier One practice area rankings. Best Lawyer awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas.
11/3/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Kristina Montanaro Schrader has joined the Nashville office as Team Leader of the firm’s new Anti-Counterfeiting Practice which will serve clients in combating counterfeiting, piracy and other Intellectual Property infringements.
9/24/2015

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Shawn D. Sentilles has joined the firm’s Memphis office as Special Counsel and in the Special Business Services Practice Group. Sentilles has more than two decades of experience in intellectual property law, including litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, trade secret protection, clearance, licensing, and transactional due diligence.

8/5/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that New Orleans Partner Johnny L. Domiano, Jr. has been appointed Partner in Charge of the New Orleans office, by Managing Partner Guilford F. Thornton, Jr.
8/3/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that New Orleans Partner Elizabeth A. Roussel has been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee.
8/3/2015
The summer 2015 edition of “Pro Bono Out in Front” newsletter was published today, saluting and recognizing the attorneys who have contributed to the success of the firm’s pro bono program. It was designed to thank everyone who has devoted their time and talents to those who cannot afford legal services and dedicated to our pro bono partners, clients, and friends who understand the importance of pro bono work and helping to advance the pro bono drive throughout the communities where Adams and Reese attorneys work and live.
7/31/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce Stephen J. Woodring Jr. has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a Government Relations Coordinator. Woodring recently served as a research associate with American Continental Group and research analyst with Bloomberg BNA.
7/29/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Michael A. Berson has joined the firm’s Mobile office as an Associate. Berson formerly served as Director of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel of the National Small Business Association in Washington DC, and he brings 10 years of experience in a variety of litigation areas including real estate, corporate and family law, and has represented clients in bankruptcy matters, lease negotiations, and on Capitol Hill.
7/22/2015

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of Susan E. Mack to the firm’s Jacksonville office as Special Counsel. For more than 30 years, Mack has served as a senior executive and general counsel of insurance and reinsurance entities in both the life/health and property/casualty sectors, including leadership positions with Aetna and Transamerica Reinsurance (predecessor to SCOR Global Life).

7/22/2015
Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce that ERISA attorney Rob Breunig has joined the firm’s Nashville office as an Associate. Breunig served the previous three years as an associate attorney in ERISA matters at Wolds Law Group in San Diego.
7/3/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Adam P. Gulotta has joined the Firm as a Staff Attorney in the firm’s New Orleans office. Gulotta spent the previous three years as a medical malpractice attorney at Lafayette-based Judice & Adley.
6/15/2015
We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of our partner, colleague and friend, Thomas G. O’Brien on June 4, 2015. Tom was a highly skilled litigator, a trusted advisor to his many clients, and a mentor and role model to dozens of young lawyers. He touched many lives, personally and professionally, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
6/5/2015
Adams and Reese is proud to present our Firm’s third issue of the “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting our law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards/ recognitions, and professional and community involvement as our women attorneys continue to make a difference in our 16 communities in which our firm has offices across the nation.
5/27/2015
The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to announce that governmental relations and legislative counsel, Guilford F. “Gif” Thornton, Jr., a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, has been elected Managing Partner. Thornton, who has previously served as Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and held numerous management roles, joined the firm in 2005 when then Nashville’s Stokes Bartholomew merged with larger regional firm, Adams and Reese.
4/22/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of three products liability attorneys to our Jackson office, including Special Counsel Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr. and Matthew R. Dowd, and Associate G. Austin Stewart, who are laterals from Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes.
4/13/2015

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Patrick L. McCune has joined the Firm’s Baton Rouge office as an Associate. Practicing law since 2008, McCune engages in a broad legal practice involving complex commercial litigation and a variety of regulatory issues. In recent years, his work has included appellate litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, intellectual property, foreclosures, banking regulations, employment law, and constitutional law.

4/10/2015

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that commercial litigator and regulatory attorney in the energy sector, Alton J. Hall, Jr. has joined the law firm’s Houston office as Special Counsel. Hall was formerly with the International litigation law firm of Cozen O’Connor, and he was also one of the founders of one of the largest African-American owned law firms in the United States, Wickliff & Hall.

1/22/2015
Transactions and energy law attorney Walter J. Dunn has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as Partner in the firm’s Memphis office. Dunn was formerly a Partner for Holland & Knight in New York, and McGuireWoods, in Richmond, Virginia.
1/9/2015
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the following attorneys who have been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2015: Adam Massey, Houston Office; and Melissa Rizzo, Tampa Office.
1/7/2015
Adams and Reese is proud to announce the addition of Partner Matt Paxton and Governmental Affairs Advisors Joe Carnevale, Ian Bennitt and Ashley Godwin, who join our firm in our Washington DC Office from the law firm of Ball Janik LLP.
1/5/2015

Adams and Reese is proud to present our Firm’s second issue of the “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting our law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards/ recognitions, and professional and community involvement as our women attorneys continue to make a difference in our 16 communities in which our firm has offices across the nation.

11/14/2014
The Adams and Reese marketing department was awarded first place by the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter (LMASE) in the “Your Honor” Awards community relations category for the firm’s video submission for the Drew Brees Super Service Challenge to help Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans win a $10,000 grant from New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees’ The Brees Dream Foundation and Companies With A Mission.
10/18/2014

The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigator Clarence A. Wilbon has joined as a Partner in the Memphis office.

8/28/2014
The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to launch the first edition of the Adams and Reese “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting the law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional and community involvement.
5/20/2014
The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to announce the formation of a new practice area, “Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance,” that brings together attorneys from several practices and industries to serve clients’ needs in emerging issues related to the legal and business challenges associated with the effective management of critical information.
4/10/2014
Adams and Reese attorney Leslie Wickes, Special Counsel, has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jacksonville office. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
4/1/2014
Adams and Reese attorney Phil Buffington has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jackson office, which has 34 attorneys and more than 50 employees on staff. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
4/1/2014

Adams and Reese attorney Rick Flowers has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s St. Petersburg office. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

4/1/2014
The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of four bankruptcy lateral attorneys to the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office - Partners – Tara E. Nauful and Lindsey C. Livingston; and Special Counsel – William “Bill” H. Short, Jr.
1/30/2014
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the following nine attorneys who have been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2014: Victoria Baudier – New Orleans; Shaun Blake – Columbia; Phil Buffington – Jackson; Ben Fox – Memphis; Stephen Lewis – Houston; Tricia Olson – Nashville; Ryan Owen – Sarasota; Collin Warren – Houston; and Laura Whitmore – Tampa.
1/2/2014
Adams and Reese Partner Bill Shea has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Baton Rouge office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
1/1/2014

Adams and Reese Partner Jay Campbell has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Memphis office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.

1/1/2014
Adams and Reese Partner Liz Roussel has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s New Orleans office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
1/1/2014
Adams and Reese Partner Ray Ferrera has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.
1/1/2014
Effective January 1, 2014, Adams and Reese Partners Mitch Boult, Nashville, and Tom O’Brien, New Orleans, will serve on the Adams and Reese Executive Committee, which serves as the management for the Firm and consists of six Capital Partners, each elected by the Partners to serve a three-year term. Executive Committee elections were held at the Adams and Reese November Partnership meeting.
1/1/2014
Effective January 1, 2014, DC Partner in Charge Jeff Brooks will serve as Chairman of the Adams and Reese Executive Committee, which serves as the management for the Firm and consists of six Capital Partners, each elected by the Partners to serve a three-year term.
1/1/2014
Adams and Reese Nashville office Partner and Transportation and Logistics Team Leader Tony Swafford has been named an Adams and Reese Special Business Services Practice Group Leader, effective January 1, 2014.
1/1/2014
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Andrew “Andy” D. Frame has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the firm’s Jackson office and as a member of the Transactions practice group. Frame’s practice includes real estate, agricultural, forestry, banking and resource matters.
11/8/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that entertainment and intellectual property/technology litigation attorney Phil Kirkpatrick has joined the law firm’s Nashville downtown and Music Row offices as Special Counsel. Practicing his entire career in Nashville, Kirkpatrick has been a Federal Court litigator since 1979. Kirkpatrick was formerly with Dickinson Wright PLLC.
10/1/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Angela Neyer has joined the law firm’s Jacksonville office as an Associate.
8/1/2013
Recognizing the opportunity to expand to one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Southeast – Columbia, South Carolina, the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP has announced a merger with Ellis Lawhorne, effective June 1, 2013. With the addition of 23 attorneys in Columbia, Adams and Reese will have over 340 attorneys and advisors resident in 16 offices in seven states throughout the Southern United States and Washington, D.C.
5/21/2013
The law firms of Adams and Reese LLP and Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs (VBWR) announced the merger of the two firms, effective March 1, 2013.  The merger continues Adams and Reese’s aggressive growth across the state of Florida, adding Jacksonville as its fifth Florida location. The firm already has offices in Tampa, Tallahassee, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The merger was announced jointly by Adams and Reese Managing Partner, Charles P. Adams, Jr. and VBWR Shareholder, Timothy W. Volpe.
3/5/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the following eight attorneys who have been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2013: Britton Bonner, Mobile; Jay Campbell, Memphis; Clayton Cannon, Houston; Ken Curtin, Tampa; Scott Jones and Laura Rose, Jackson; Mindi Robinson, Birmingham; and Edward Playfair, Nashville.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese Partner Jaimmé Collins has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, responsible for the overall diversity efforts within the firm’s offices in the southern United States and Washington, DC.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the appointments of both DC Office Partner in Charge Jeff Brooks and New Orleans Partner Frank Liantonio to the firm’s Executive Committee.
1/4/2013
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Jackson Partner Jeff Trotter has been named a Special Business Services Practice Group Leader.
1/4/2013