Career Almanac

On the Move

Myers & Chapman construction company hired Jim Bates as senior project manager, Chris Gray as project manager, and Frank King as assistant project manager. Marc Hutchko was transitioned to the pre-construction services team.

Jay Brietz was promoted to shareholder at Elliott Davis Decosimo, an accounting firm.

Charlotte School of Law hired attorney Brian O’Shaughnessy to supervise the school’s new Homeless Prevention Clinic, a joint venture with Legal Aid of NC - Charlotte to assist low-income individuals facing eviction. O’Shaughnessy also joins the law school faculty.

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. expanded its capital markets team in Charlotte with the addition of Chris Norvell as senior managing director, Justin Good as managing director specializing in multi-housing and land investments, and Allan Lynch and Scot Humphrey as directors. Sarah Godwin and Patrick Nally joined the support staff as real estate analysts, Sarah Spain as a graphics coordinator, and Deanna Connolly as a production coordinator.

Realtor Jon Patrick joined Allen Tate Realtors. He will continue to concentrate on the Matthews-Mint Hill market.

HF Financial, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, hired Isaac Sanchez as a property and casualty specialist and financial professional.

Mary Stewart Chatman was promoted to vice president of sales at LogoNation of Mooresville, a promotions product provider.

Tara Lay, a registered U.S. patent attorney, joined the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, where she practices with the intellectual property group.

Michelle Castelveter joined Autobell Car Wash Inc. and Howco Inc. as the sister companies' home office manager.

Luquire George Andrews hired Anna Mullen as assistant account executive on the client service team.

David Strawn returned to Bissell as senior vice president and general counsel.

Notable Items

Five Essex Richards attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. One honoree, Woody Connette, was recognized in five different areas, including employment law. Others listed from the firm: Rob Blair, John Daniel, N. Renee Hughes, and Steve Morris.

Care Ring and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, both of Charlotte, are among 14 health care, social service and legal aid organizations in The NC Navigator Consortium awarded $2.6 million in federal funding to help North Carolina consumers enroll in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act during the 2015-2016 open-enrollment period.

Gaston College launched the first N.C. community college state-registered apprenticeship program for advanced training of students in the manufacturing industry. Called Apprenticeship 321, the program collaborates with the state Department of Commerce and nine regional industry partners to provide on-the-job learning experiences leading to certification in skilled trade and technical occupations.

Eight members of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen were listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2016: Margaret Errington, John Gresham, Mike Klinkosum, Luke Largess, Adam Stein, Jake Sussman, Noell Tin, and Lane Williamson. In addition, Largess was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of employment law, and Katy Parker and Sussman were recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as “Leaders in the Law” for 2015.

Robert Harrington and Mark Merritt, litigators at the law firm of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, were appointed to the newly-created N.C. Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice by Chief Justice Mark Martin. Harrington will serve on the Civil Justice Committee, and Merritt on the Legal Professionalism Committee.


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