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As a benefit of membership, SBANE will gladly post press releases from member companies. It’s as easy as sending the press release to SBANE and the staff will take care of the rest. To include your company’s latest press release here, please contact Sarah Henry, Communications Manager at sarah@sbane.org.


McCarter Bolsters IP Group: Patent Partner Joins In Boston, Trademark & Internet Partner In NYC


The DAVIS Companies Named 2016 Best Place to Work

DAVIS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Andrea Pion The DAVIS Companies 508-305-6034 www.daviscos.com MARLBOROUGH, MA. – April 27, 2016 -- The DAVIS Companies, a quality-driven staffing organization for Engineering, Skilled Manufacturing, and Software personnel, has been recognized by Boston Business Journal (BBJ) as a 2016 Best Place to Work. Each year, BBJ names 80 Best Places to Work honorees after analyzing results from a survey conducted by Quantum Workplace. DAVIS is in the “Small Business” category, for companies with 50-99 employees. “This marks the second year we have been named a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work,” said Brendon Davis, President of The DAVIS Companies. “Receiving this award is a huge honor for us, and reaffirms the dedication we have to maintaining a fun, hardworking culture while promoting the personal and professional growth of our staff. This is a proud moment for everyone on our team and we’re looking forward to celebrating with the other Best Places to Work at the honorees’ event.” 


Howard Berkower quoted in "How To Help PE Firms In A Tough Fundraising Environment," which appeared in Law360

Global market volatility, geopolitical uncertainty and an overall deal-making slump all contributed to a downturn in private equity fundraising for the first quarter of 2016, but experts say that law firms can help their PE clients weather the storm by advising they stay true to their fundraising strategies while using downtime to focus on other aspects of the business. But the confluence of factors that disrupt the flow of fundraising can seem especially daunting at any given time, according to Howard Berkower, a partner with McCarter & English LLP's corporate practice, and taking on challenges is part of doing business. The first step to overcoming the plethora of problems plaguing the fundraising market is recognizing that there will always be factors in play that appear to stack the deck against firms. Berkower added that downtime can be spent putting together a list of potential connections that could be beneficial for a client, or looking into recapitalizations of portfolio companies. 


Andrej Barbic and Greg Shatan featured in "McCarter Snags ICANN, Ex-WilmerHale IP Pros," which appeared in Law360

McCarter & English LLP has hired two new intellectual property partners, one who formerly worked at WilmerHale and another who is president of the IP constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. McCarter said in a statement on Monday that it has bolstered its IP practice with Andrej Barbic, an ex-WilmerHale patent attorney who concentrates on life sciences, and Gregory S. Shatan, an Internet domain name and trademark attorney who has a leadership role at ICANN. Barbic will help McCarter defend and challenge patents in post-grant proceedings and aid biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other life sciences clients in securing and defending their IP, the statement said. 


Coretelligent Unveils New National Headquarters in Westwood, Mass.

Information Technology Leader Doubles Office Space to Support Growth BOSTON—April 25, 2016—Coretelligent, the IT support and private cloud service provider of choice for small and midsized businesses, today announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Westwood, Mass. The move to 34 Southwest Park more than doubles Coretelligent’s square footage and adds amenities to support continued growth and innovation. Coretelligent, which was previously headquartered in Needham, Mass., will celebrate its move with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 17 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 


John F. Cohan Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner is pleased to announce that JOHN F. COHAN has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Business, Technology, and Emerging Companies groups. John Cohan focuses his practice on venture capital financings, private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, bank financings, intellectual property licensing, renewable energy, software licensing and technology law. 


Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Welcomes Patrick Quinlan!

We are pleased to announce that Patrick Quinlan has joined the firm as an associate.  He is experienced in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.  His patent work is focused in the areas of computer, medical, and mechanical technologies.  In addition to his client work, Patrick is a former board member and activities chair for the Boston Patent Law Association. Prior to practicing law, Patrick was a software engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corporation.  He was responsible for designing custom software applications that were used by the U.S. Department of Defense and NATO allies. 


AAFCPAs Partner, Charlie Webb to Serve on Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity

AAFCPAs is excited to announce that Charlie Webb, CPA has been appointed and agrees to serve on the Board of Directors for the Habitat for Humanity-Metro West / Greater Worcester (HFH MWGW).  Charlie will donate his time, talent and expertise to better the strategic goals of the organization, and to help foster affordable housing opportunities for low-income families.  He will provide strategic direction and advice on financial aspects of new and existing programs and fundraising initiatives to help steer the organization towards a sustainable future. “I am inspired by the mission and impact of HFH MWGW, and by the level of community involvement and support garnered for each project,” said Webb.  “It is my honor to contribute my expertise and energy towards the effort to provide ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ to local, hardworking families.” 


AAFCPAs is pleased to announce the addition of Carmen Grinkis, PhD, CLTC, CFP® as a Wealth Advisor and Director of Wealth Management

AAFCPAs Wealth Management, an affiliate company of AAFCPAs, is pleased to announce the addition of Carmen Grinkis, PhD, CLTC, CFP as a Wealth Advisor and Director of Wealth Management.  With over 25 years of diverse experience, Carmen is a seasoned professional providing comprehensive financial planning solutions for individuals, families, business owners, nonprofits & foundations. She is a licensed investment adviser, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and holds a Certification in Long-Term Care (CLTC).  In addition, Carmen has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and fifteen years’ experience as a practicing psychologist.  This perspective will benefit our clients because so much of financial planning is life planning.  Click here to read Carmen Grinkis' full profile.>> 


People On the Move: Hilary Gardner Promoted to Human Resources Manager at DAVIS Companies

For Immediate Release: The DAVIS Companies, a quality-driven staffing organization, has announced that Hilary Gardner will step into the role of Human Resources Manager. Gardner is a 10-year veteran at the firm, and has over 15 years of experience in Staffing. She has held several roles since starting as a Recruiter in 2006…(Please click here to read more)