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Herlong & Pipes To Present At International Right Of Way Association Conference

Firm members Warren Herlong and Casey Pipes will speak at the 58th Annual Right of Way Conference of the Alabama Chapter of the International Right of Way Association, which will take place March 1-3, 2017 in Tuscaloosa.  Their presentation, titled “Defending the Appraisal in Condemnation,” is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, March 2nd.  To review the agenda for the entire conference, please click here.

Case Pipes Elected VP Of Associate Board Of Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama

Casey Pipes was elected Vice President of the Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama (PCMA) Associate Board for 2017.  The PCMA is the advocacy group for the convenience store and motor fuel retailer industry in Alabama.  The Associate Board is comprised of people who serve the C-store industry, such as fuel distributors, food and beverage distributors, and service providers.  Mr. Pipes’ connection with the PCMA is his representation of numerous C-store owners and tenants in land condemnation actions throughout Alabama.  The Associate Board helps raise money for and oversee the PCMA Educational Foundation which provides college scholarships to employees and family members of employees who work in the C-store industry.  For more information, please visit pcmala.org.

Helmsing Leach Lawyers & Staff Make Donation To United Way

For many years, Helmsing Leach has encouraged its attorneys and staff members to make an annual contribution to United Way, a network of community-based groups that raises billions of dollars every year to support programs benefitting local communities, including Mobile and its surrounding areas.  The firm’s 2016 donation to the organization was $11,040.00 the organization.

Warren Herlong and Casey Pipes Conduct Eminent Domain Law Seminar In Birmingham

On December 4, 2016, firm members Warren Herlong and Casey Pipes conducted a seminar for the Alabama Chapter of the Institute on Eminent Domain Appraising for real estate appraisers in Birmingham, Alabama.

Warren Herlong Presents On Eminent Domain Law To Alabama Probate Judges

Firm member Warren Herlong recently gave a presentation to the Alabama Probate Judges Association titled, “An Overview of Alabama Eminent Domain Law – What Every Alabama Probate Judge Should Know.”  The presentation,  part of a seminar sponsored by the Alabama Law Institute at the University of Alabama School of Law, was attended by the probate judges for all of Alabama’s 67 counties, along with their staff.

Kirk Mattei Completes Coastal Alabama Leadership Program

Helmsing Leach associate Kirk Mattei recently completed the Coastal Alabama Partnership’s (CAP) regional leadership program.  CAP was founded at the recommendation of Governor Riley in the wake of the BP oil spill to advocate and undertake strategic planning for Mobile and Baldwin counties.  As a member of CAP’s first “Coastal Civic Masters Program,” Kirk was part of a small group of area leaders tasked with developing a regional leadership coalition to advocate for economic development, environmental sustainability, and improving the quality of life in coastal Alabama.

Patrick Finnegan Speaks At E-Discovery Seminar

Helmsing Leach partner Patrick Finnegan was a member of the faculty of a day-long seminar on electronic discovery hosted in Mobile earlier this month by the National Business Institute.  In his presentation, Mr. Finnegan provided a comprehensive overview of the e-discovery process — from litigation holds and preservation through production – with a detailed focus on the technical aspects of the process, and discussion of relevant rules and case law.

Helmsing Leach Named Among Nation’s Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2017, and Helmsing Leach is among the select group of firms named.  This coveted honor is reserved for firms recognized for professional excellence that have consistently garnered accolades from clients and peers.

Casey Pipes to Speak at San Diego Eminent Domain Law Conference

Mr. Pipes is a member of the faculty for the American Law Institute’s Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation conference which will take place in San Diego, California, January 26-28, 2017.  He will co-present a talk titled, Exhibits in Eminent Domain: How to Make a Persuasive Case.  Mr. Pipes has been practicing eminent domain law for two decades, and is one of Alabama’s leading practitioners in the field.

Eleven Firm Members Named In 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers In America

Alan Alexander, Joe Babington, Russell Buffkin, Jeff Hartley, Warren Herlong, John Leach, Jim Newman, Charlie Mixon, Casey Pipes, Robert Rouse and Win Stuardi were all selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, South Carolina). In addition, Mr. Hartley (bankruptcy), Mr. Newman (insurance law), Mr. Pipes (municipal law) and Mr. Stuardi (professional malpractice law – defendants) were each recognized as Mobile, Alabama Lawyer Of The Year in their respective specialty practice areas.