Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce that Darian Butcher has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" honoree as part of its annual Excellence in the Law Awards. The Up & Coming Lawyer category is "a salute to the rising stars of the Massachusetts Bar, who have been practicing for 10 years or less yet have already distinguished themselves in the practice of law."
Darian's practice focuses on trust and estate controversies. She represents trustees, beneficiaries, heirs, guardians and conservators in contested and uncontested matters involving trusts, wills, estates, guardianships and conservatorships. Darian also represents clients in matrimonial and child custody disputes. In addition, Darian represents commercial clients in litigation concerning reinsurance and products liability. Darian serves on the local hiring committee for Day Pitney's Boston office and is involved in several of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion groups.
Darian also currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), a non-profit organization that uses strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education to fight discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), which promotes the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of the judiciary.
Excellence in the Law honorees will be featured in a special section of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and recognized at a ceremony on May 2 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA.
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On March 11, Paul Williams presented at the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) seminar, "Titans of the Defense," where he discussed tips, strategies and lessons learned from his trial experience.
Elizabeth Sher, chair of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation business unit, served as co-editor of the 2019 edition of New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, the leading treatise on federal practice in New Jersey, published by ALM.
Michael Furey and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez authored an article, "Is It Worth the Risk? Doing Business With Your Client," published by the New Jersey Law Journal in a Professional Malpractice special section.
Joy Harmon Sperling, Christina Parlapiano and Michelle Moshe authored an article, "NJ Court Confirms Standing Based on Lost Note Affidavit, When Loss Is Prior to Assignment," published by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Gary Betensky and Michael Napoleone were featured in a profile, "Day Pitney LLP: Firm Expands to Better Serve South Florida Clients," published in the March issue of The Boca Raton Observer magazine.
Day Pitney's representation of Walmart is noted in a Law360 article, entitled "Walmart Wins At NJ High Court In Fight Over Medical Terms."
Day Pitney associate Darian Butcher has been elected as Vice President of the Board of Directors of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).
On October 29, Tom Goldberg, Day Pitney's Managing Partner, was elected to the Board of the Federal Bar Foundation and to the position of Secretary at its annual meeting.
On November 9, Peter M. Shapland, chair of Day Pitney’s Trust Services and Fiduciary Compliance practice group and chair of the firm’s Trust Oversight Committee, served as a panelist at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Sixth Annual Probate Law Conference held in Norwood, MA.