At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association, Michael J. Quinan received the VBA Special Recognition Award, given in appreciation and acknowledgement of his significant support of the organization’s mission. Quinan has held VBA leadership positions since 1991, and most recently completed a three-year term as general counsel. He is only the third recipient to receive the honor in the last 15 years.
Roman Lifson was invited to present on legal topics of particular interest to racing facility owners at the annual meeting of the Road Racing Industry Council, an organization of the major road racing facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Lifson has an active motorsports law practice in which he addresses the needs of race track operators, track event organizers, race teams and individuals in areas including litigation, contract negotiation, and liability and risk management.
Jennifer McLemore will speak on recent developments in bankruptcy as a presenter at the 27th Annual Hal J. Bonney Jr. Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice Feb. 22. Her co-presenters include the Hon. Stephen C. St. John, bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Rosa Evergreen, a bankruptcy attorney from Arnold & Porter, LLP in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association.
New Team Members
Bennett T. W. Eastham and Callaghan S. Guy have joined Christian & Barton as associates.
Eastham is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He earned degrees from Washington & Lee University School of Law and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Guy is a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Environmental Law practice areas. She earned degrees from the University of Richmond School of Law and Northeastern University.
The following Christian & Barton attorneys were included on the Virginia Business Legal Elite list for 2018: Christopher M. Gill, W. David Harless, R. Braxton Hill IV, Jonathan M. Joseph, Edward B. Lumpkin, Craig T. Merritt, Michael D. Mueller, Michael J. Quinan, Michael W. Smith and Henry I Willett III.
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