Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier Featured Speaker atWilmington Trust’s 2016 Trust Symposium

May 16, 2016 – Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier, co-author of “What Every Estate Planner Should Know About Undue Influence: Recognizing It, Insulating Against It…and Litigating It”, along with co-authoring attorneys Thomas DSandra_Glazier_001_full_crop hi resolution photo 2-3-15 (BH548194xAF0CA)ixon and Thomas Sweeney, will be featured speakers on the topics discussed in this paper during Wilmington Trust’s 2016 Trust Symposium. This symposium will be held on June 23, 2016 at Christie’s in New York City.

Glazier, Dixon and Sweeney will speak about identifying and addressing issues relating to vulnerabilities which could subject an individual to undue influence. Because undue influence is generally a process, as opposed to a single event, its growing prevalence as a basis for litigation which attacks the validity of estate planning documents, makes it of considerable importance to professionals involved in the estate planning process and attorneys who litigate such issues.

An attorney for more than 30 years, Sandra Glazier is well-known for her expertise and successful track record in Probate Litigation, Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Law. Sandra is the current Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Probate, Estate & Trust Committee. To learn more about Sandra, and the Lipson Neilson law firm, please visit www.lipsonneilson.com

Contact: Sandra D. Glazier
Phone: 248-593-5000
Email: sglazier@lipsonneilson.com

Real Estate Attorney David Michael on Panel of Industry Professionals – Discussing Environmental Due Diligence

IMG_1417May 16, 2016 – David Michael, an attorney at Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., and the current Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee, will be on a panel of real estate industry professionals discussing “Avoiding the Abyss: Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate”. Presented by the Energy, Sustainability and Environmental and the Real Estate Law committees of the Oakland County Bar Association, with the support of the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors. This seminar is officially certified by CE Marketplace, Michigan’s Continuing Education Hub for Real Estate Professionals, for two CE Credits and will be held on June 15, 2016, at the WMU-Cooley Law School located at 2630 Featherstone, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326.

Topics discussed by the panel will include:

  • The legal liabilities/risks associated with the purchase/sale of brownfields or properties with other environmental issues such as wetlands or endangered species.
  • Assessing the environmental condition of real property through ASTM Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, natural resource assessments, hazardous building material surveys and environmental insurance and Brownfield Incentives/Tax Abatements.
  • Drafting transactional documents to minimize environmental liabilities and spread risk.

About David Michael
David Michael specializes in all aspects of real estate law and litigation, and he has extensive experience in commercial litigation and continues to practice in that area as well. He is the Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee, and a contributing author to Development Magazine, a publication of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

About Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C.Founded in 1985, Lipson Neilson has offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The firm services clients in Michigan, across the U.S. and around the world. You can learn more about the firm by visiting www.lipsonneilson.com.

 

Contact: David Michael

Phone: 248-593-5000

Email: DMichael@lipsonneilson.com

Attorney Megan H. Hummel Joins Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas Office

Megan Hummel web resApril 27, 2016 – The law firm of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. announced today that attorney Megan H. Hummel has joined the firm’s Las Vegas office. Megan’s practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, commercial litigation, and appellate practice. She also has experience in the areas of construction law, maritime/admiralty law, trust & estates/probate disputes, and debt collection. Prior to joining the firm, Megan worked in the appellate and construction practice groups at a large, national law firm.

Megan received a B.A. in English Literature, with honors, from the University of Nevada-Reno and a J.D. from the Marquette University Law School; she is admitted to practice in Nevada and Wisconsin. Megan is Board Member Elect of the Wisconsin State Bar Non-Resident Lawyer Division, a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and she is fluent in the Italian language.

About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA and around the world. You can learn more at www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact: Joe Garin – Managing Partner of the Lipson Neilson Las Vegas office.

Phone: 702-382-1500
Email: JGarin@lipsonneilson.com

Real Estate Attorney Dax Watson on Panel of Industry Professionals at Solutions Real Estate Q2 Event

Dax 81 x 81 compressedDax Watson, Managing Partner of the Phoenix office of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., was the only attorney on a panel of real estate industry professionals that spoke at the Solutions Q2 Industry News and Market Update event held April 21, 2016 at the University of Phoenix. Presented by Solutions Real Estate, this event provided attendees with the latest news and updates pertaining to the real estate industry.

Dax Watson focuses his law practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis in real estate matters and professional liability defense. His clients include professionals in the fields of real estate, law, accounting, architecture, and engineering. Dax is also an experienced mediator that conducts private mediations and settlement conferences for all types of civil disputes, with a focus on real estate and commercial litigation disputes.

Appointed by the Maricopa County Superior Court to act as a Judge Pro Tempore, Dax conducts Court-appointed settlement conferences as a Settlement Judge and also serves as a “fill-in” Judge on civil matters and short trials. He regularly appears and represents clients in regulatory matters before the Arizona Department of Real Estate and other state and federal agencies. To learn more please visit www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact: Dax Watson
Phone: 602-382-1500
Email: DWatson@lipsonneilson.com

Dax Watson Expands Practice to Include Mediation

rsz_1rsz_1dax_watsonAttorney and Mediator Dax Watson, Managing Partner of the Lipson Neilson law firm’s Phoenix office, has expanded his practice to include Mediation. Dax conducts private mediations and settlement conferences for all types of civil disputes, with a focus on real estate and commercial litigation disputes.

In his capacity as a defense attorney, Dax focuses his practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis in real estate matters and professional liability defense. His clients include professionals in the fields of real estate, law, accounting, architecture, and engineering. He also defends officers, directors and employers in employment practice liability disputes.

Appointed by the Maricopa County Superior Court to act as a Judge Pro Tempore, Dax conducts Court-appointed settlement conferences as a Settlement Judge and also serves as a “fill-in” Judge on civil matters and short trials. He regularly appears and represents clients in regulatory matters before the Arizona Department of Real Estate and other state and federal agencies.

You can contact Dax Watson by calling 602-626-8888 or by email to DWatson@lipsonneilson.com.

Corey I. Richter Listed as 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers’ Rising Star

Richter_Corey_343 x 360_Dark compressedCorey I. Richter, an attorney in the Phoenix office of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C., has been selected as a 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers’ Rising Star. This is Corey’s third consecutive year on this list.

Corey is an experienced defense attorney well-versed in product liability, construction defect, professional liability, and commercial litigation. He excels in representing domestic and foreign corporations and businesses of all sizes, from multinational to closely held, in complex litigation matters at both the state and federal levels.

Corey has represented the world’s most prominent manufacturers of automobiles and recreational vehicles in warranty, catastrophic injury and property damage litigation, and he also has experience representing clients in the aerospace and defense industry. He has represented clients in states throughout the country in matters ranging from administrative complaints by the Attorney General to complex multi-million dollar contract disputes. Additionally, Corey has significant experience representing retail stores and manufacturers of chemical products and chemical dispensing systems in contract disputes and matters of premises liability and personal injury. Corey also has extensive real estate litigation experience defending some of the largest real estate brokerages in Arizona.

Published by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for the legal industry, Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arizona are named to the Rising Stars list.

You can contact Corey Richter by calling 602-626-8888 or by email to CRichter@lipsonneilson.com.

Karen Smyth to Discuss “EEOC & LGBT Employment Matters: Accommodations, Harassment, Title VII & Impact of Obergefell” at the Second Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit

cropped-Karen_Smyth_headshotKaren Smyth, a Partner at Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. will be featured on a panel of leading industry professionals discussing “EEOC & LGBT Employment Matters: Accommodations, Harassment, Title VII &+ Impact of Obergefell” at the second annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit held in Chicago at the Dana Hotel on April 12-13, 2016.

This summit will provide attendees a unique opportunity to learn from distinguished presenters who will be discussing current issues and trends impacting Employment Practices Liability underwriting and claims. Attendees will include insurance industry executives, corporate counsel and attorneys from across the USA.

Karen has considerable experience in the defense of professional liability cases, including legal malpractice, medical malpractice, and employment practices litigation. She is a licensed attorney in Michigan and New York, a graduate of the Litigation Management Institute and the President of the Michigan Chapter of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.

About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The firm is widely known for its professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in throughout the USA and around the world. You can learn more at www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact Karen Smyth
Phone: 248-593-5000
Email: ksmyth@lipsonneilson.com

Sandra Glazier Featured Speaker at 35th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium

Sandra Glazier croppedLipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra Glazier, co-author of “What Every Estate Planner Should Know About Undue Influence: Recognizing It, Insulating Against It…and Litigating It”, along with co-authoring attorneys Thomas Dixon and Thomas Sweeney, will be featured speakers on the topics discussed in this paper during the 35th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium to be held on April 21 – 22, 2016.

Glazier, Dixon and Sweeney will speak about identifying and addressing issues relating to vulnerabilities which could subject an individual to undue influence. Because undue influence is generally a process, as opposed to a single event, its growing prevalence as a basis for litigation which attacks the validity of estate planning documents, makes it of considerable importance to professionals involved in the estate planning process and attorneys who litigate such issues.

This symposium attracts nationally renowned speakers and is presented in cooperation by the Estate Planning Society of Kansas, the Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Attendees of this conference include Estate Planning attorneys, Business and Tax attorneys, CPAs, Trust Officers, Planned Giving Professionals, Certified Financial Planners, and Life Underwriters.

An attorney for more than 30 years, Sandra Glazier is well-known for her expertise and successful track record in Probate Litigation, Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Law. Sandra is the current Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Probate, Estate & Trust Committee. To learn more about Sandra, and the Lipson Neilson law firm, please visit www.lipsonneilson.com You can email Sandra D. Glazier at sglazier@lipsonneilson.com.

Joseph Garin to Speak at the 2016 CLM Annual Conference

Joseph Garin high resJoseph Garin, Attorney, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. will speak at the CLM Annual Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, April 6-8.  His session is titled “Law Firm Dissolutions, Receivers, Bankruptcy and Claims.”

Joseph Garin is a partner in the firm of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. with offices in Nevada, Arizona and Michigan. He is consulted nationally on the defense of professional liability claims, ethics, employment, insurance coverage disputes, director and officer claims, and risk management. He is also experienced in complex and commercial litigation matters, including cases involving breach of contract and unfair business practices.

Mr. Garin earned a B.G.S. degree from the University of Michigan and received his J.D. degree cum laude from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of Illinois, the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of Colorado. He is admitted before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan, the District of Nevada, as well as in the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Garin serves as the Chair to the State Bar of Nevada Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics and is a member of the Professional Liability Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, throughout the USA and around the world. You can learn more at www.lipsonneilson.com.

About the CLM
The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit www.theclm.org.