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Adams and Reese New Orleans Partner Lauren L. Tafaro has been named a finalist for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s (LADC) 2016 Frank L. Maraist Award. The award recognizes young lawyers who have made outstanding achievements in their legal practice and exemplary contributions to the legal profession, the defense bar and the community. Tafaro will be honored at the LADC Young Lawyer Awards and Board Dinner August 25th at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans.
Elena A. Lovoy, a banking attorney from the Birmingham office of Adams and Reese, will be a featured speaker and trainer at the AllRegs Mortgage Compliance for Origination Course being held August 22-24th in Chicago, Illinois. The three-day program provides intensive hands-on training for compliance officers and other mortgage professionals on federal and state regulatory compliance topics. The program covers the core federal and state laws that apply to mortgage lending and servicing operations, whether in a bank or non-bank environment.
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that 117 attorneys have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication 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 the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

Recent Media Mentions

New Orleans Partner Roland Vandenweghe, Jr. is included in New Orleans CityBusiness Newspaper’s latest "Ones To Watch: Law" feature. The feature round-up highlights area attorneys who are making an impact in the New Orleans metro region.
Adams and Reese litigation attorney Marshall A. Hevron has been selected to participate in the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) Class of 2017. NORLI is a nine-month intensive leadership training program for emerging and established community leaders. Hevron is among 43 business, civic and community leaders throughout the 10-parish New Orleans metro region accepted into the 2017 program.
Five Adams and Reese attorneys from the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina office have been named to Columbia Business Monthly’s 2016 Legal Elite of the Midlands. They include Robert P. Bethea, Jr., Matthew B. Hill, Louis T. Runge, Jr., Kirby D. Shealy, III, and William M. Umbach.

Recent Announcements

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.
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.
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.