Joe Garin: Featured Speaker at the E & O Insurance ExecuSummit

Joe Garin will be a featured speaker during the 7th Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit held during June 18-19, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. Garin will be part included on a panel of experts that will discuss Professional Firm Dissolutions: Impact on Insurance and Liability. ExecuSummit attendees are insurance professionals in the forefront of the E&O insurance line, monitoring & researching emerging issues and trends.

Joe Garin on Panel of Industry Experts at 2013 Professional Liability Conference

Joe-Garin_croppedJoe Garin will be included on a panel of industry experts discussing The EFFECTIVE Use of The 3 P’s in Mediation of Professional Liability Claims during the 2013 Professional Liability Conference that will be held in Boston on July 26. This conference is conducted by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance™

This discussion will focus on conducting an effective mediation with an emphasis on how careful strategy planning, detailed preparation and strong presentation skills can greatly enhance your chance to resolve claims at the right numbers at mediation. The panelists will use “real life” examples of strategic planning, attention to detail, diligent file investigation and overall preparation to ignite discussion among the attendees regarding the best ways to reach mediated settlement agreements that make sense.

They will also discuss how information is power at mediation, why it makes sense for defense counsel, insured and claims handler to jointly develop a number of potential routes to settlement before walking in the door, and the use of effective presentation techniques to encourage debate among attendees as to how strong advocacy skills can help reach excellent results at mediation.

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance™
The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance is the only national organization
created to meet the needs of professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. Founded in 2007, the CLM currently has approximately 20,000 Members and Fellows — a number that grows by hundreds each month.

Attorney Carly Kolo Joins the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills Office

Carly Kolo Estate Planning AttorneyWe are proud to announce the addition of Carly Kolo as an Associate Attorney. She maintains a practice in the area of estate planning, with a specific focus on trust administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kolo’s practice focused on real estate and financial advising. Ms. Kolo represented individuals in small business, intellectual property and civil matters including foreclosure prevention, consumer alerts that addressed Digital Television transition and unwanted text message advertising for the Michigan Office of the Attorney General, and she provided transactional counsel on wide range of matters including antitrust jurisdiction, non-profit conversion, homeowner association authority and banking organizations.

Ms. Kolo is an accomplished writer who has researched & written educational, motivational and commemorative videos for the State of Maryland, University of Texas, the Living Classroom Foundation & Catholic Relief Services

Ms. Kolo received her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. While attending on merit scholarship, Ms. Kolo was involved in the Journal of Business & Securities Law and worked at the Office of the Michigan Attorney General. Prior to law school, she graduated from the University of Southern California.

An east coast native, Ms. Kolo is also licensed to practice in Maryland.

Attorney Emily J. Scholler Joins the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills Office

Emily J SchollerWe are proud to announce the addition of Emily J. Scholler as an Associate Attorney.

Ms. Scholler’s particular focus is in the areas of Business and Tax law as well as Estate Planning and Trust Administration. Ms. Scholler’s expertise includes corporate, commercial and taxation matters, business formation and operations, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions.

Integral with Ms. Scholler’s corporate practice is providing clients with estate- and succession-planning advice.

Ms. Scholler has more than four years of experience practicing business and tax law prior to joining Lipson Neilson. In addition, Ms. Scholler previously clerked at the State of Michigan Tax Tribunal and worked at the State of Michigan Corporations Division.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Scholler earned her J.D. at Michigan State University College of Law and also earned her LLM in taxation at New York University.

Garin Named Co-Chair of Professional Liability Committee by CLM Alliance

Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin partner, Joseph Garin has been named Co-Chair of the Lawyer Professional Liability Committee to The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance.

The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance is the only national organization created to meet the needs of professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. Founded in 2007, the CLM currently has approximately 20,000 Members and Fellows.

The Professional Liability Committee assists its members in obtaining a higher awareness of issues and trends in the professional liability insurance marketplace. The Committee emphasizes matters related to litigation management through a collaborative effort between insurance companies and brokerages, claims organizations and service providers.

Garin was also a panelist at the 2012 State Bar of Nevada Ethics Year in Review on December 10. The program covered recent developments in legal ehtics and risk management topics.

Cole, Seltzer, and Neilson Named to Elite Lawyer List

Three partners from Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012.

Steven Cole, Philip Seltzer, and Jeffrey Neilson all joined the prestigious list that represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, is a listing of outstanding lawyers in Michigan.

The organization employs a rigorous selection process – combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. This process has been recognized by bar associations and courts across the country. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Jeffery T. Neilson was recognized for his professional efforts in the fields of Estate Planning & Probate, advising and counseling Closely Held Businesses and for his work in Professional Liability Defense litigation; Steven R. Cole was acknowledged for his work in Real Estate, advising and counseling Closely Held Businesses, and for Estate Planning & Probate;  and Phillip E. Seltzer was honored for his work in the fields of Professional Liability Defense and Business litigation.

Seltzer was also named as “Top Lawyer” for 2012 by dbusiness magazine, Detroit’s premier business magazine.  Seltzer was again honored for his work in the field of Professional Liability Defense, specifically including legal malpractice defense cases.  DBusiness magazine polled more than 21,000 attorneys in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties among 51 specialized practice areas. The lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys, resulting in 900 honorees for the 2012 list.

“This is a tremendous honor for those lawyers specifically and the firm overall,” said Managing Partner Jeffrey Neilson. “We have been consistently on the list for a number of years and it shows the talent and dedication we have within the firm.”

Lipson Neilson has had lawyers on the Super Lawyers list, under a variety of practice areas including Real Estate, Tax, Estate Planning and Probate and Closely-Held Businesses since 2006.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, is a listing of outstanding lawyers in Michigan. The organization employs a rigorous selection process – combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. This process has been recognized by bar associations and courts across the country. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Neilson Appointed by Michigan Supreme Court to Attorney Grievance Commission

The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed Lipson, Neilson Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. Managing Partner Jeffrey Neilson as one of nine commissioners named to the Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC).

The AGC is the organization that investigates and commences misconduct proceedings against attorneys licensed in Michigan. Established in 1978 there are nine members that serve the AGC on a voluntary basis and are appointed by the Supreme Court. The AGC also employs a staff that includes attorneys and investigators.