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April 19, 2012 | By Chris Mondics, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In another sign of the growing importance of overseas business to Philadelphia law firms, Dechert L.L.P. said Wednesday that it is adding a large team of lawyers in London, Dubai and the Republic of Georgia to bolster the firm's capital-markets and energy-related practices in the Middle East and Central Asia, among other places. In all, about 25 lawyers are expected to join the firm over the next several weeks, said Dechert CEO Daniel O'Donnell. The leading edge of the group is made up of four partners in London and Dubai, and one in Tbilisi, Georgia.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Schenn says he has been comfortable with all of his defensive partners this season, but the Flyers defenseman seems to have developed a quick chemistry with his latest blue-line mate, Andrew MacDonald. Heading into Tuesday night's win over Chicago, Schenn had been paired with MacDonald for five games since his partner was acquired from the New York Islanders before the trade deadline. Schenn is a physical, stay-at-home defenseman, while MacDonald is a smooth skater and a puck carrier.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Hall blossomed with Philadelphia pride Wednesday as elementary school students and civic leaders celebrated the 118th birthday of the city's flag - a unifying symbol that Mayor Nutter acknowledged "sometimes goes unnoticed in our daily lives. " Brenda Exon, cofounder of the nonprofit advocacy group Partners for Civic Pride, gave a history lesson on the Philadelphia flag, which depicts the city seal on a gold-and-sky-blue background. She said her group was trying to establish March 27, Philadelphia Civic Flag Day, "as an important day on the Philadelphia calendar.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2000 | By Bob Fernandez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, a button-down corporate law firm comfortable in the somber halls of power in Harrisburg and Center City, is adding a new service to its firm: high-profile divorce. The firm is merging with Tenzer Greenblatt in New York, an 80-lawyer firm with a surprisingly glamorous cast of divorce clients. They include Woody Allen, Howard Stern, Donald Trump and Joan Lunden. Even Macaulay Culkin, the former child actor, sought the firm's services when he wanted to divorce his family.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1992 | By Frederick Cusick and Walter F. Roche Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A two-year-old law firm started by John M. Elliott, one of the city's most visible lawyers, has broken up. Robert J. Bray Jr., co-chairman of Elliott & Bray, filed suit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court last month asking that the firm he set up with Elliott in 1990 be "wound up and dissolved" and that a receiver be appointed for its assets. Bray's suit does not specify any causes for the breakup. In an interview yesterday, Bray said the breakup was a private business matter that he hoped to "resolve amicably.
BUSINESS
October 26, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Center City corporate accounting offices that admired each other from across the street are moving in together. BDO USA L.L.P. , a Chicago-based corporate accounting and business consulting firm, says it is acquiring Philadelphia accountants Asher & Co. Ltd. and taking on the firm's 10 partners and more than 100 staffers. The move joins Asher, based at 1801 Market, to BDO's 60-employee branch at 1800 Market. "We want to all be under one roof," but haven't yet worked out which home will house the pair, Asher managing director Joseph Beach told me. He'll remain, under BDO; he said no one will lose a job in the deal.
NEWS
September 17, 1995 | By Michael Matza, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Citing "mind-boggling . . . intolerance" at his law firm, the Boston lawyer who sued the city to end race-based admissions at a prestigious public school now says he was ousted from the firm last week by partners intent on distancing themselves from the suit. Amid a chorus of criticism that he would reopen racial wounds and damage affirmative action, Michael C. McLaughlin last month filed a federal lawsuit contending that his 12-year-old daughter, Julia, was denied admission to Boston Latin High School because of a policy that reserved 35 percent of seats for black or Hispanic students.
NEWS
March 22, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
SANTIAGO, Chile - Striking a humble chord, President Obama said Monday that the United States has sometimes taken Latin America "for granted," but he promised a new relationship that did not consign the region to the status of "junior partner. " In a speech in Chile, Obama laid out a vision for the relationship that was rooted in a shared belief in democracy, stronger cultural ties, and expanded trade. "I believe that in the Americas today, there are no senior partners and there are no junior partners, there are only equal partners," Obama said at La Moneda Cultural Center, a modern art museum near the presidential palace.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2011 | By Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Last year, the guys at Shoefitr noted a surge in use of their online shoe-fitting application on the Monday after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Cyber Monday for its burst of Internet shopping. They are not retailers, but the Pittsburgh start-up's team wants to ease the pain of shoe shopping with an application designed to help compare the fit of styles across various brands. And apparently, shoppers who discovered the Shoefitr tool on retailers' websites were quick to see the possibilities.
NEWS
February 10, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The owners of the Divine Lorraine Hotel have entered into an agreement with a local developer who would buy and renovate the derelict landmark on North Broad Street, a member of the ownership group said Friday. Michael Treacy Jr., one of the partners that owns the building, would not identify the company, but said the Philadelphia developer had an option to take over the abandoned hotel and an adjacent three-acre vacant lot. The potential buyer is examining the specifics of a deal, he said.
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