John Carrington QC

John Carrington QC is a native of Trinidad and Tobago who has practiced law for 30 years, his last 16 years of practice being at the Bar in the Virgin Islands.

John practices generally as an advocate before the High Court, the Court of Appeal and has appeared before the Privy Council in civil and commercial matters. He has had conduct of matters in several islands of the Eastern Caribbean and as far as Turks and Caicos Islands.

He has advised and prepared written briefs for Privy Council matters and has provided expert evidence on BVI law in proceedings in foreign courts. He has also served as an Acting Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

John has been counsel in two landmark cases in recent times: the Black Swan case in the BVI High Court where he persuaded the court that it had jurisdiction to make certain orders to prevent the dealing with assets in a way that could frustrate a future foreign judgment and the Judges Pension case where he acted for the High Court judges of the entire Eastern Caribbean region on questions regarding the interpretation of legislation governing their pension rights.

Firm Overview:

The Sabals Team Motto summarises the principles that govern our practice – Integrity. Commitment. Results.

Our experienced team of lawyers is well known in the legal field in the BVI and throughout the Eastern Caribbean. Over the years we have successfully represented and advised both individual and corporate clients and assisted them in the accomplishment of their goals.

We are committed to understanding and meeting our clients’ needs in a timely and cost effective manner, and to working closely with them to achieve this.

The Sabals Team is committed to offering quality legal service and also quality personal service to our clients.

Our Service First Policy guarantees accessibility, responsiveness, and ensures that all client needs are met in respect of all aspects of our legal service.

Our Service First Policy is implemented by the entire Sabals Team.

 

Mark A.C. Diel

Mark is a Director of Marshall Diel & Myers Limited with over 30 years of experience. After completing his pupillage in London, Mark started his practice in Bermuda in 1987 gaining a broad experience in criminal, civil, constitutional and administrative litigation.  Mark and fellow director Ronald Myers formed their law partnership in 1998 bearing the name Diel & Myers Limited. Diel & Myers quickly established a reputation as one of the top litigation firms in Bermuda.  In 2002, Marshall and Aicardi joined with Diel & Myers to become Marshall Diel & Myers Limited.

Expertise

Mark is widely regarded as one of the top commercial litigators in Bermuda and he has developed his reputation as a tenacious and no-nonsense advocate.  He has appeared as advocate in all level of courts in Bermuda and has appeared before the Privy Council.  When necessary he works as part of an international team of commercial litigation attorneys and works closely with Queen’s Counsel and instructing attorneys from major firms in England, Canada and United States.

Mark has a wealth of litigation and corporate experience, and specialises in contentious commercial litigation.  He has appeared as counsel in most of the significant insolvency cases in Bermuda over the past 15 years across a number of business fields including funds, insurance and telecommunications. He was involved in the Focus case which developed ground breaking law in concerning the liability of Bermuda directors in relation to acts of negligence in an insolvent company.  His other significant cases have made new law and practice in relation to applicability and enforceability of RICO statutes, the roles of liquidators in litigation generally, the enforcement of overseas arbitrations and company compliance with anti-money laundering provisions.

While Mark’s current practice focuses on commercial litigation with particular emphasis on corporate insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy, Mark has also been involved in some of the most important constitutional cases in Bermuda which assisted in defining the right to a fair trial and the right to protection from deprivation of property.

Mark also has extensive experience in administrative law in particular telecommunications law having been involved in litigation representing major service providers including the Bermuda Telephone Company, Logic Communications and Telebermuda International.

Mark’s clients benefit from their breadth of his ligation experience and knowledge. They appreciate his focused approach that keeps an eye on the realities of commercial litigation.  Mark is highly regarded by his clients for his thoroughness, litigation savvy and practical advice.

Notable Cases

Appeared for the company and the Bermuda Registrar of Companies in the IPOC liquidation

Appeared for a third party defendant in the Mentor liquidation

Appeared for the directors in the Apex Liquidation

Acted for a creditor in the Manhattan liquidation

Appeared for a creditor of the long term account in the matter of Lehman Re

Appeared for the liquidators of Stewardship Credit Arbitrage Fund

Appeared for the Petitioner in the Renaissance Capital Holdings proceedings

Appeared as counsel in the restructuring of Highland Crusader Fund

Acts for the Corporation of Hamilton in numerous legal and administrative actions

Capital Partners Securities Co Ltd v Sturgeon Central Asia Balanced Fund Ltd [Court of Appeal] [2018] CA (Bda) 5 Civ

St. John’s Trust Company (PVT) Limited v James Watlington et al [2020] SC (Bda) 19 Civ (26 March 2020)

Education

Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada (B.A., Psychology, 1982)

University of Buckingham (LL.B., 1984)

Bar Admissions

England and Wales, 1984

Bermuda, 1985

Industry Associations

Member, Bermuda Bar Association

Former member, Bermuda Bar Council

Standing Member, Fees Complaints Committee, Bermuda Bar Council

Commissioner for Oaths

Notary Public

Justice of the Peace

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Director, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce

Director, Bermuda Employees Assistance Program

 

E.L. Sajogo, S.H.

E.L. Sajogo, S.H., MCIArb. graduated from the University of Surabaya and joined Markus Sajogo & Associates (“MS&A”) in 1998. He started to pursue his career under direct mentorship of Markus Sajogo and other senior partners of the firm. First started as a paralegal in a full service law firm, his path as a counselor was filled by vast variety of cases ranging from both litigation and non-litigation cases.

He was admitted to the bar on April, 2000 as the youngest lawyer in East Java having passed to the bar at that moment and later became the Managing Partner of the firm in 2008.

Having almost 20 years of legal experience in his portfolio, his practice now primarily involves a broad range of domestic and international dispute settlement and business transaction cases.

His work focuses in corporate and commercial matters such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate agreements, intellectual property rights, and ADR cases as well as international arbitration. During his years of practice, he has been engaged by clients not only for legal matters in Indonesia but also across the Asia Pacific region such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia and has been trusted as counsel for major national and international corporations.

In early 2011, upon his completion in IP specialization held by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia and the University of Airlangga, E.L. Sajogo created Sajogo MarksTM as the firm’s intellectual property rights centre, catering the need of clients on IP related matters, specifically on IP protection, dispute settlement, and worldwide IP registration for its domestic and international clients.

For his focus in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he has completed the special course in International Arbitration in 2013 from the University of New South Wales, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and has been granted the status of “Member” by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. Additionally, he has completed the course to become a certified Mediator accredited by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia and listed in Supreme Court’s list of registered mediators.

As the Managing Partner of the firm, he is known for his direct and on-point trouble shooting decisions where his honest reputation as a problem solver makes him a trusted partner for justice seeking clients. Under his management, MS&A has been featured as a recommended firm in Asialaw Profiles (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), AEA International Lawyers Network (the European Lawyers Association), JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), International Advisory Experts, and several consulate generals and foreign embassies in Surabaya and Indonesia.

E.L. Sajogo is a member of Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI), Indonesian Advocates Association (AAI), International Bar Association (IBA), Indonesian Intellectual Property Rights Consultant Association (AKHKI), Centre for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (PMRK), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

E.L. Sajogo is a Licensed Advocate, registered IPR Consultant, certified Mediator, Arbitrator, and Panelist for Indonesia’s domain name dispute resolution centre (PPND).

He speaks fluent English and Indonesian.

DLO M.E

Dler Saber is the Founder and Director of the Dler Law Office. He is a seasoned expert in civil litigation. He dedicated his studies, and he focuses his legal career, on civil cases. Through a series of dramatic court victories on behalf of his many clients, Dler Saber has earned himself a huge amount of respect as a litigator in both Kurdistan and Iraq. Several qualities come together to make Dler Saber an outstanding litigator:

1) he knows the laws; few attorneys in Kurdistan or Iraq know the Articles of the Iraqi legal system better than Dler Saber

2) he is creative; he employs novel ways to combine the Articles and use them together, to strengthen his client’s case, and to weaken his opponent’s case

3) he is absolutely and completely honest; Dler Saber does not play games, he does not compromise, and his deep and fundamental respect for laws and the legal system is unshakable

4) he does not give up; when he takes a case he is profoundly loyal to his client, and he will fight for his client’s interests in a relentless way

Dler Saber is the trusted attorney of record for a large number of international and local companies operating in Kurdistan and Iraq- but he also sets aside time to give back to the community. He is the Head of the Legal Department of the Businessmen Association of Kurdistan, and provides the organization with extensive and ongoing legal advice. He also provides legal counsel to a number of non-government organizations. And he has taken on, and won, countless civil cases on a strictly pro-bono basis, when his clients could not afford to pay legal fees. Dler Saber’s father was a highly respected Judge, and Dler has known since he was a child that he would become a lawyer. Through his success, he has earned the respect of fellow lawyers, judges, clients and opponents. Some lawyers practice law in search of money or prestige. Dler Saber genuinely loves the practice of law.

Practice Areas
· Business and Commercial Law
· Civil Litigation and Criminal Cases
· Tax Law
· Family Law

Bars and Courts
Admitted to practice:
· Court of First Instance in both Kurdistan and the Republic of Iraq
· Court of Appeals in both Kurdistan and the Republic of Iraq
· Court of Cassation in both Kurdistan and the Republic of Iraq

Publications, Speaking Engagements, and Organizations
· Member of Association of Lawyers in Kurdistan-Erbil
· Member of Association of Jurists

Educational Background
· Diploma in Legal Administration, Technical Institute of Erbil, 2004
· Bachelor in Law, University of Salah Aldeen, 2005

Firm Description:

Dler Law Office is a full service law firm which practices law in all of Iraq, both north and south. We specialize in Iraq/Kurdistan civil law, business law, company law, contracts, tax law, labor law, oil & gas, investment law, and banking.

Iraq Litigation
What sets Dler Law Office apart from other Iraq law firms is our deep expertise in Iraq litigation. We have litigated hundreds of cases in the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeals, and the Court of Cassation, in both the Republic of Iraq and Kurdistan. Not one law firm in Iraq can match Dler Law Office’s litigation expertise.

Local Knowledge, International Scope
Dler Law Office is a genuine Iraqi law firm. It was founded and it is run by Iraqi attorneys, each a member of the Baghdad Bar and the Kurdistan Bar. Dler Law Office has all of the required licenses and registrations necessary to practice law in Iraq, and to represent our international and domestic clients in both business transactions and in court. Dler Law Office is recognized and respected by the international community in Kurdistan. Dler Saber, the founder and director of Dler Law Office, has been officially appointed as the Honorary Legal Adviser for the British Consulate-General in Erbil, Kurdistan. As the Honorary Legal Adviser, Dler Saber provides legal advice to Her Majesty’s Consul General Angus McKee on legal issues concerning the British Consulate.

Dler Law Office is the first and only Iraqi law firm covering all of Iraq and Kurdistan which has expanded internationally. In 2014, Dler Law Office established a foreign office- a European office located in The Hague, in The Netherlands. We chose to incorporate our European office in the Netherlands because of its central geographical position within Europe, the country’s competitive tax regime and pro-business environment, and the fact that several of our key clients have corporate headquarters there. Dler Law Office Europe B.V. is located in the World Trade Center in the Hague, the center of business and government in the Netherlands.

Over the years, working on a variety of legal matters, from transactions, to litigation and arbitration, Dler Law Office has collaborated with important international clients and respected law firms and lawyers throughout the MENA region and the world. We understand the expectations of large international companies. We appreciate the importance of timely action, and the need to meet deadlines. We also understand the importance of clear, detailed communication, and regular client updates.

Please feel free to contact us in order to schedule a free initial legal consultation on Iraq law matters.

James Savitt

Jim specializes in the trial and creative resolution of substantial disputes for a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 companies and major e-commerce firms.  While much of his practice has focused on intellectual property, corporate, and commercial matters, Jim believes that knowing how to win a case–developing and executing a strategy to prevail by motion if possible and by trial if not–is the most important skill of a lawyer handling complex litigation.

Jim teamed with David Bruce to establish Savitt Bruce & Willey in 1999, after a nine-year tenure as a partner at Perkins Coie.  Jim began his career with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City before finding his way to the Great Northwest.  He is a graduate, magna cum laude, of the Georgetown University Law Center.

Outside of the office, Jim recently completed service as the Chairperson of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (which owns and operates Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market) and is a past President of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington.  Jim enjoys skiing in winter, playing infield on the firm’s softball team in summer (when we can field one with enough young guns to do serious harm), his morning workout, reading novels that his partner Steve Willey sneers at and, not least, time with his family, including two teenage sons who, depending on the day, are either keeping him young or making him old.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle WA, 1987-1999
    • Partner, 1991-1999
    • Associate, 1987-1990
  • Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York City NY, 1983-1986

EDUCATION

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. magna cum laude, 1983
    • The Georgetown Law Journal, 1981-1983
  • Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., 1980

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Washington
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

FIRM DESCRIPTION

We’re litigators and trial counsel.  We know that cases are won and lost on their “story”: who is right and who is wrong in the eyes of the judge and jury.  Our expertise is in developing and telling that story by drawing out the key facts, players, and themes, defining the legal framework in which they operate, and weaving them into a compelling narrative.  While our SUBJECT-MATTER EXPERTISE is both deep and broad, our RECORD OF SUCCESS demonstrates our skill in crafting and presenting a winning argument.

Our skill as litigators informs every step along the way.  Understanding the facts requires not only an eye for detail but a strategy that identifies the right detail, combined with the tenacity to obtain and marshal complex facts and develop a record that completes the picture.  Defining the legal framework means not merely understanding what the law “is” but a creative process of identifying and describing the legal principles and authorities that—when applied to the facts of a particular case—lead to the just result for our clients.  Weaving these elements together effectively requires more than just proficiency with legal subject matter: it requires articulating clearly to a judge, arbitrator, or jury, who may have no familiarity with the subject matter or even the law, not only that our client should win but why.

We believe in the power of what can be achieved in the courtroom, but one size does not fit all.  Our successes demonstrate the ability to develop winning strategies that meet the unique needs of each case.  We know when a major investment of people and time will yield results and when it just means a big bill, and we’re committed to identifying cost-effective solutions to our clients’ problems.  If there is a way to resolve a dispute successfully short of trial, we find it.

Our skill as legal writers gives our clients a unique advantage in litigation.  Increasingly, cases are decided on written motions.  For a client, winning on a motion is the best possible result—it avoids both the cost of trial and the compromise of settlement.  Even if a motion does not decide a case, it may resolve a key issue so as to tip the scales decidedly in a client’s favor at trial or drive a favorable settlement.  This places a premium on lawyers who can synthesize complex facts and legal issues and distill them into an easy-to-follow explanation as to why their clients should win.

When trial is necessary, success requires not only the skills of the courtroom—examinations of witnesses and arguments to jury and judge—but also the use of those skills in the presentation of a winning story developed strategically from the outset. That is what we do.

Molly Glover

Serving as lead counsel in numerous trials in state and federal courts, Molly Glover is skilled in complex matters involving domestic relations, products liability, premises liability, breach of contract, sexual harassment and bad faith. She has significant experience in defense litigation, including toxic tort, pollution coverage and asbestos claims, and often provides counsel to medical, legal and insurance professionals. Ms. Glover has appeared before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2013. She has been listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 mediator and was selected by her peers to the list of Mid-South Super Lawyers.  Ms. Glover is also an active member of the Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Education

  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (J.D., 1993)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., Political Science, 1988)

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA)
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list (2012- 2013, 2017)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Childers, 30th Judicial District Court, Memphis, Tennessee

THINKING FORWARD. BY TRADITION.

For over 100 years, the lawyers of Burch, Porter & Johnson have approached the practice of law as a calling, continuing our founders’ forward-thinking philosophy. This history of Thinking Forward is ingrained in our culture – as alive today as it has been for more than 100 years.

Our philosophy is simple: provide innovative, practical solutions to obtain the best result for our clients. This philosophy is built on three core values:

Commitment to Client-Service. We recognize that accessibility, attention to detail and proactive communication are the hallmarks of a successful client-attorney relationship. That is why clients continue to rely upon our firm to handle sensitive and complex matters, as they have for more than 100 years.

Practical, Innovative Solutions. Our attorneys strive to anticipate what others may miss, focus on strategic solutions that aid in the efficient and cost-effective resolution of legal issues, and collaborate with clients to form future-focused plans. We concentrate on building and maintaining long-term relationships.

Tradition of Leadership and Integrity.  Community leadership is a foundation of the firm, evidenced by our involvement in matters of national and regional importance, in the past– representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the landmark sanitation workers’ strike, and fighting to preserve our city’s Overton Park green space before the United States Supreme Court and in the present– working to forge a new direction for public education in Memphis and Shelby County, and devising innovative structures to protect our valuable public resources such as Shelby Farms. Our lawyers remain dedicated to public service, and currently play meaningful roles in over 40 local civic and non-profit organizations.

COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE. DECISIVE COUNSEL. SERVICE PHILOSOPHY.

Burch, Porter & Johnson provides comprehensive legal services across a wide range of litigation, business and transactional practice.  The firm’s clients span a broad spectrum:  from multi-million dollar corporations seeking counsel to negotiate complex transactions to individuals dealing with the most sensitive personal issues.

From its inception, the firm’s focus has been on client service – providing specialized expertise, value, responsiveness and practical solutions to address our clients’ needs. Clients have counted on the firm’s experience, its commitment to service, and its tradition as a leader in business and community affairs for more than a century.

Thinking Forward. By Tradition. 

RECOGNITION & AFFILIATIONS

Burch, Porter & Johnson attorneys are consistently recognized as leaders in their fields.  Many lawyers in the firm are listed in the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers and Business Tennessee. The firm is a member of ALFA International, a legal network with 145 member firms located throughout the United States and around the world.  ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. More information is available at www.alfainternational.com.

The firm has also been recognized as the #1 “Bet-the-Company Litigation” law firm in Tennessee by the publication Best Lawyers in America©. This accolade acknowledges what the Memphis community has known for over a century — clients turn to Burch, Porter & Johnson when the stakes are high and results are critical.

Brian C. Newberry

Brian C. Newberry has represented a range of clients, large and small, in state and federal courts as well as in various alternative dispute resolution mediums. Brian concentrates his practice in cases involving shareholder disputes, business and tax litigation, architect and engineer liability, accounting and legal malpractice, insurance defense and class action suits.

Brian’s accomplishments include representing the winning plaintiff in a breach of contract action labeled one of the five most significant verdicts of the year for 2002 by Rhode Island Lawyer’s Weekly. He was also lead counsel for the plaintiff in a business dispute which resulted in the second highest jury verdict of the year in Rhode Island in 2003.

In 2015 he secured a directed verdict on behalf of an architect, a geotechnical engineer and an owner’s representative in a construction property damage claim after a three and a half week jury trial. Additionally, in 2014 he represented a geotechnical engineer and an owner’s representative in a two-week jury trial resulting in a defense verdict. Brian also represented a military contractor in 2013 and obtained a defense verdict in a two-week jury trial in federal court in a tortious interference and business defamation claim brought by a competitor. He has obtained defense verdicts in multiple personal injury actions brought against design professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines. In 2002 he was co-lead counsel in an American Arbitration Association arbitration in which his client, a private business firm, achieved a $5 million award for fraud against a former computer vendor.

Admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as on occasion pro hac vice in New Hampshire and Delaware, he has tried numerous cases in multiple states and a variety of forums. He has argued multiple appeals before the Supreme Courts of Rhode Island and Delaware, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bar Admission

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, U.S. District Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, U.S. Tax Court

Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Insurance & Tort Litigation, Professional Practices

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Donovan Hatem LLP is a multi-practice law firm providing focused advice for minimizing risk. Since 2001, the firm has offered sophisticated and specialized legal counsel to architectural and engineering firms, as well as a diverse clientele of public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, government entities and individuals. Our litigation, risk management, and business attorneys provide comprehensive and strategic advice and high-level guidance when you need it.

Donovan Hatem LLP attorneys frequently lecture around the country on issues of professional liability, risk management issues, and social media liability risks. We are published widely in industry periodicals, law reviews, and regional and national publications. We invite you to our News page for the latest legal updates and information on upcoming events and conferences.

Christopher M. McShane

Chris practices in the area of civil litigation addressing issues including breach of contract, corporate dissolution, and estate disputes.  His primary focus is the acquisition of property rights necessary to construct public projects.  Chris has successfully tried civil cases to juries and judges. He is also experienced in appellate practice, having represented clients on numerous appeals.

Outside of the office, Chris and his family enjoy the outdoors.  They enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and camping – including winter camping.  Chris also enjoys cooking and eating interesting food.  He is willing to travel anywhere for a good meal.

Education and Licensure

  • Undergraduate: University of North Dakota – Commercial Aviation
  • Law School: University of North Dakota School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Licensed to practice in North Dakota, Minnesota, and the United States Federal District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • Holder of a multi-engine land commercial pilot certificate, certified flight instructor and flight instructor of instruments

Christopher has achieved the following honours and distinctions:

  • Past chairman of the Inquiry Committee Southeast of the State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Graduate of the chamber of commerce leadership development program

As an attorney, Christopher actively participates in the following organizations:

  • Member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the Cass County Bar Association
  • Volunteer for the adaptive ski program at H.O.P.E. Inc.
  • Active member of Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo
  • Moderator of the West Fargo legislative forums.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

The law firm of Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., was founded in 1939, by Manfred R. Ohnstad.  In 1955, the firm partnered with Daniel R. Twichell, and the name has remained since then.  The firm has deep roots in the Red River Valley, with offices in Casselton, Hillsboro, Page and West Fargo, ND, and Barnesville, MN.

Ohnstad Twichell has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the region, yet continues to remain committed to its core values:  Integrity, respect, teamwork, communication, and excellence.  As the firm grows, its employees remain anchored to its core values to provide clients exceptional legal service in a number of practice areas.

Ohnstad Twitchell P.C. is competent in the following fields of practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate, & Trust
  • Civil & Criminal Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Municipal & Water Kaw
  • Public Finance, Bonding, & Partnerships
  • Energy Law

The staff at Ohnstad Twichell are a team of dedicated and talented professionals committed to improving the lives of their clients and creating strong communities by providing custom legal solutions with integrity and excellence.

With the move of its West Fargo office to the new location at 444 Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, Ohnstad Twichell is poised for future growth and remains the community-minded law firm that provides personalized, broad-ranging legal services that meet the needs of its clients.

Daniel C. Fleming

Daniel C. Fleming is the V.P. and Partner in the Firm’s Princeton, N.J. office of Wong Fleming and a litigator who has taken over 100 cases to jury verdict.  He is Chair of the
Banking, Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Group and Chair of the Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation Practice Group, and the Intellectual Property Practice Group.  His jury trial, bench trial, and arbitration experience is wide-ranging and includes products liability, commercial disputes, employment litigation, civil rights, bankruptcy, and even international parental child abduction.  

Mr. Fleming received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in
 1981, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages.  He received his law degree in 1984 from Catholic University of America in
Washington, D.C. and earned the American Jurisprudence Award in
 Constitutional Law. Upon graduation from law school, he served as Law Clerk to
 the Honorable Joseph M. Hannon of the Superior Court of the District of
Columbia. He is a member of the California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Bars and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer based upon his outstanding achievements as a lawyer.

Bankruptcy

Mr. Fleming has litigated a variety of adversary proceedings, including,
preferences, fraudulent transfers, and objections to discharge. He has also
litigated a wide range of contested matters, such as first day orders, cash collateral and adequate protection, relief from the automatic stay, executory
contracts, objections to the adequacy of disclosure statements, and objections
to plan confirmation. He is the co-author of an article appearing in the
bankruptcy bar’s most notable journal, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law
 Review. He has also donated his time to the community by speaking to
Philadelphia citizens about bankruptcy at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s
People’s Law School forum.

Civil Trials

Mr. Fleming’s trial achievements include obtaining a multi-million dollar jury
verdict for a commercial bank in a fraud and racketeering action in federal court. He has litigated and jury tried numerous actions for the Federal Deposit
 Insurance Corporation and for the now-defunct Resolution Trust Corporation.
 He has successfully tried contested foreclosure actions on behalf of
commercial banks.  He has also successfully co-tried numerous employment and civil rights actions against public entities, giving him unique insight into how to successfully defend against such claims. He is the first attorney to have successfully jury tried a professional liability action for the RTC in the Northeast United States.

Products Liability

Mr. Fleming has defended some of the most prominent national and international corporations. For nearly thirty years, he has defended designers, manufacturers, and sellers in cases involving a wide variety of products liability defense litigation, including, claims of design defect, manufacturing defect, breach of warranty, and failure to warn. He has successfully represented clients in cases ranging from industrial and commercial equipment design to improper warnings on over-the-counter medical supplements.  Mr. Fleming’s approach to the defense of products liability actions includes consulting with the manufacturer’s engineers to develop a defense, retaining the right expert to support the defense, and effectively deposing the Plaintiff’s experts, all while making sure that the defensive strategy brings value to the client in a cost-effective manner.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a large commercial lender against principals of a defunct business and its successor company asserting fraudulent
    conveyances under the UFTA and successor liability claims.
  • Represented a cable television provider in a suit brought by a factoring
    company seeking to collect payments owed by advertisers to a media
    advertising agency, and attained a favorable resolution after asserting
    cross-claims against media agency’s assignee for unlawful conversion of
    monies due for placement of advertisements under Article 9 of the UCC.
  • Represented a large financial services institution in the defense of a
    pending action involving claims of fraud in the inducement of a vendor
    contract and unjust enrichment.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial institutions
    on a multi-million dollar default regarding several Demand Floor Plan Line-of-Credit Notes.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 financial institution on numerous matters involving
    defaults on secured and unsecured lines of credit.
  • Represented a national bank-based financial institution on matters involving bankruptcy and recovery of secured equipment with a seven-figure value.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company for recovery of secured equipment and machinery.
  • Represented a national based financial institution in an action for breach of contract when the answering party failed to secure the renewal of a contract as
    required by the governing loan documents.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company on numerous matters involving default on loan documents and recovery under continuing personal guaranties of the
    answering party.
  • Represented a large financial Institution in federal court to recover a multi-million
    dollar advance used for the operating capital of a large regional bank.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 Company in a discovery dispute involving a non-party witness subpoena to limit and exclude the production of documents relating to confidential trade secrets.
  • Represented a large consumer financial institution in the defense of a requirement
    for reserve account to protect against losses due to a motor vehicle dealership’s
    falsification of consumer loan documents.
  • Represented the former owners of a staffing business in a multi-million-dollar contract interpretation lawsuit with the successor entity.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Asset Recovery
  • Creditors Rights and  Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Trial, Insurance Defense and Coverage

ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • SDNY, EDNY, DNJ, EDPA, SDIL

PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, DRI
  • Member, ABA
  • Member, Board of Directors for Asian Bank, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chairman, Audit Committee, for Asian Bank, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Treatment of Residential Mortgages in Chapter 13 after Nobelman” (American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Spring 1994).

SPEECHES

  • “Mixed Signals: Why China is Right and Wrong to Violate Intellectual Property Rights” (Rider University, International Week, March 30, 2005).
  • “Regulatory Investigations”  (Panel Chair, MIHCA Conference, September 2015).
  • “American Pharmaceutical Concerns: Intellectual Property Right Issues in China and India” (Saint Joseph’s University Pharmaceutical Symposium, 2003).
  • “Doing Business With China: Protecting Your Intellectual Property” (N.J. Small Business Development Center, 2003).
  • “How to Get Our Evidence in at Trial and Keep Theirs Out: A Primer on the Rules of Evidence in Employment Cases” (National Employment Lawyers Association, 2003).
  • “Employment Law” (N.J. Governor’s Conference on Housing and Community Development, 2002).
  • “The Legal Aspects of International Trade” (U.S. Small Business International Market Entry Program, 2002).
  • “Employment Law” (N.J. Affordable Housing Management Spring Event Seminar, 2002).
  • “Global Business Panel at Rider University” (Center for International Business & Education, 2002).
  • “So, You Want to Have an International Trade Business?” (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2001).
  • “Advanced Collection Law in New Jersey” (Lorman Education, 2000).
  • “Contentious Issues in Hiring and Firing” (Employment Law Super Conference, American Conference Institute, 2000).
  • “Complex Commercial Collection Law in New Jersey” (Lorman Education, 1999).
  • “The Asian Contagion: Turning Crisis into Opportunity for Northern New Jersey Business” (International Trade Conference, New Jersey Regional Business Partnership, 1999).
  • “Doing Business in the Far East: A Primer for Trading with China, Hong Kong, Japan and Beyond” (Regional Business Partnership, 1998).
  • “Chinese Business Opportunities and Cultural Dynamics” (Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1998).
  • “Global Trade 2000 Countdown ‘98: Intellectual Property Rights Outside of the United States” (Center for International Business & Education, 1998).
  • “Economic Outlook for New Jersey: Asia and Wall Street” (Regional Business Partnership, 1998).
  • “Doing Business in the Far East” (Doing Business in the Far East, 1998).
  • “Impact of China’s Takeover of Hong Kong” (Center for International Business & Education, 1997).

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America (1984)
  • B.A. and B.A.H., Villanova University (1981)

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Wong Fleming was established in New Jersey in 1994 and has grown to become a national law firm with offices across the country.

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, and with offices throughout the United States, the firm is committed to ongoing professional education and lifelong learning as well as to the promotion of diversity in the legal profession. Wong Fleming is certified as a minority business enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”) and as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. In 2014, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association awarded us the Thomas L. Sager Award for the Northeast Region. The Sager Award is given to law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. In 2015, the NMSDC admitted Wong Fleming into the Corporate Plus Program, which is confined solely to those members who have demonstrated their capacity to execute national contracts for major corporations.

We pride ourselves on our innovation, representing clients vigorously and keeping in mind their business interests.

Scott H. Harris

Scott Harris is a director in the firm’s litigation department. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and elsewhere for over fifteen years. His practice involves representing companies and executives in litigation and at trial in a range of commercial disputes including: tax matters, trade secret and restrictive employment covenant litigation, contract claims, shareholder rights, land use and other business disputes. Scott also represents both plaintiffs and professionals in professional malpractice and licensure litigation and has a substantial practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in significant personal injury matters.

Practice Areas

  •          Business Litigation
  •          General Civil Litigation
  •          Health Care
  •          Intellectual Property
  •          Intellectual Property Litigation
  •          Labor & Employment
  •          Land Use and Development
  •          Litigation
  •          Personal Injury
  •          Personal Injury Litigation

Admissions & Recognition

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York state courts, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims and accredited mediator in NH Superior Courts.

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers (Litigation), 2007 to present
  • United States Department of Justice Tax Division’s Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, 1994
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyer’s Special Recognition Award, 2004
  • Recognized as a New England Super Lawyers 2008, 2011-present
  •  New England’s Best Lawyers, 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Involvement

  •          Member, Leadership New Hampshire
  •          State Chair, United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  •          Boston Inn of Court
  •          Board of Directors, Seacoast Science Center
  •          Past President, New Hampshire Association for Justice
  •          Past President, Daniel Webster Chapter American Inn of Court
  •          Fellow, American and New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Articles

  •          Where You Live May Not Be Where You’re Domiciled
  •          Arbitration – Panacea or Pitfall?
  •          Arbitration Has An Upside, But There Are Drawbacks
  •          The Psychology of Mediation
  •          Dealing With Internet Defamation
  •          Litigation Lessons: When Closely Held Business Owners Disagree
  •          Dealing with Whistleblowers and Avoiding Retaliation Claims
  •          Know The Law: Obligation to Report Elderly Financial Exploitation?
  •          Your Duty As A Healthcare Professional To Report Elder Abuse

CLE Seminars

  •          Faculty Member, Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law, NBI, June, 2014
  •          Faculty Member, May It Please the Court – Effective Case Presentation at Trial, NBI, March, 2014
  •          Faculty Member and Chair, Thinking Inside the Jury Box, NHAJ, March, 2013
  •          Faculty Member, Trial Skills Academy, NHAJ, March, 2012
  •          Faculty Member, E-Discovery, NHAJ, October, 2011
  •          Faculty Member, Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, NBI, June, 2011
  •          Faculty Member, Legal Ethics, Lorman Education Services, June, 2010
  •          Faculty Member, Trial Skills, NHBA, April, 2009
  •          Faculty Member, Personal Injury Claims from Soup to Nuts, NHAJ, March, 2009
  •          Faculty Member, Persuading the Jury, NHAJ, December, 2008
  •          Faculty Member, The Art of Deposition: Powerful, NBI, May, 2008
  •          Faculty Member, Legal Ethics, Lorman Education Services, June, 2007
  •          Faculty Member, Proof of Damages, Etc., NHTLA, March, 2006
  •          Faculty Member, Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in New Hampshire, NBI, February, 2005
  •          Faculty Member, Legal Ethics in New Hampshire, Lorman Education Services, February 2005 (Also at Woburn, Massachusetts Offices

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1919, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire and Woburn, Massachusetts.

Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.

McLane is guided by the principle that attorneys and staff should be active participants in the communities in which we live and work

The firm’s organization, hiring practices, training, and use of technology give it the capacity to provide the highest level of expertise and service.  McLane’s attorneys work in the following practice groups:

  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate
  • Criminal
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Government & Public Strategies
  • Government Affairs & Regulatory Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Utility