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Adams and Reese Partner Kirby Shealy, in the firm’s Columbia office, has been selected by his alma mater, the University of South Carolina School of Law, as a recipient of the 2015 Gold Compleat Lawyer Award, given by the law school’s Alumni Council. These awards are given annually to alumni who have extraordinarily high standards of professional competence, ethics, integrity, and who have demonstrated superior performance in their professional careers.

2/13/2015
Adams and Reese Partner Leslie Lanusse, in the firm’s New Orleans office, has been named by corporate counsel to the “BTI Client Service All-Stars” for 2015, the only independently researched, client-driven ranking of attorneys. This is Lanusse’s fifth consecutive appearance on this list, and she is only one of 29 labor and employment attorneys across the nation named to the list.
2/11/2015
Twice a year, the Adams and Reese Sarasota office participates in the Literacy Buddy program for the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County in which employees purchase books for three and four-year-olds in the center. Each employee is paired with a child, who sends drawings to Adams and Reese once a semester, and employees, in turn, try to find a book that matches the drawing.
2/9/2015

Recent Media Mentions

Adams and Reese Pro Bono Paladin and New Orleans Partner Mark Surprenant successfully represented a client pro bono in a contractor fraud case, and that story was told in the “Moving Forward” section of The Pro Bono Project’s February newsletter.
2/26/2015
Adams and Reese Sarasota Office Partner in Charge Jason Gaskill and Business Development Manager Laurel Corriveau were interviewed on Goodwill Manasota’s radio show, “Tell Me Something Good” on radio stations 98.9FM, 106.9FM and 1220AM, as they discussed the Firm’s HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support) program, community activities in Sarasota and the Firm’s working relationship with Goodwill Manasota. Goodwill Manasota is a nonprofit that turns donations into good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods for people in need in the Sarasota community.
2/17/2015

Adams and Reese Partner and commercial real estate attorney Russell Harwell represented the sellers in the transaction of the former May Hosiery Mill property in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, which includes the Fort Houston shared workspace for artisans. The transaction was written about in The Tennessean article, "Fort Houston Property Sells for $6.5 Million."

2/12/2015

Recent Announcements

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
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the following four attorneys who have been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2015: Derek Anchondo and Adam Massey, Houston Office; and Kimberly Madison 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