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Can You Afford Not to Plan?

On Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Estate Planning Seminar presented by Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation. Featuring Alan N. Linker, Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank & Trust, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation and Seiller Waterman LLC. Alan Linker is the head of the Estate Planning Practice Group for Seiller Waterman LLC, Alan has been recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer (2007-2014), a Louisville Magazine Best Lawyer (2008, 2010, 2012), and a Kentucky’s Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyer (2013) in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate, Business, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Business Litigation. This is a free wealth protection and advisory service from Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation. Learn how to safeguard your personal and business assets, reduce taxes and provide for your family and the causes you hold dear.

Seating is Limited. Please RSVP to Donna Brewer, 502.587.4543 or donnabrewer@kentuckyonehealth.org.

Estate Planning Seminar
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Frazier Rehab Institute
Kosair Charities Board Room, 16th Floor
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Validated Parking Available in Jewish Hospital Garage
More Info (PDF download)


Seiller Waterman Attorneys Honored as Louisville's Top Lawyers 2014

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named as Louisville's Top Lawyers in their respective fields:


Seiller Waterman is pleased to announce that several of our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Congratulation to our 2013-2014 Kentucky Super Lawyers:

Charity B. Neukomm and Tyler R. Yeager were also named as Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list uses the same process as the Super Lawyers list except you must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.


Seiller Waterman Attorneys Honored as Top Rated Lawyers in Kentucky’s Legal Leaders 2013

Attorneys featured in the Kentucky’s Legal Leaders publication and the companion online edition have all achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings. The AV Preeminent® rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named as Top Rated Lawyers in Kentucky’s Legal Leaders in their respective fields:

Entertainment Law
Kyle Anne Citrynell

General Practice
Kyle Anne Citrynell
Glenn A. Cohen
Joseph H. Cohen
Robert V. Waterman

Labor & Employment
Paul J. Hershberg
Robert V. Waterman

Litigation
Bill V. Seiller

Taxation
Anuj G. Rastogi

Trusts and Estates
Alan N. Linker
Anuj G. Rastogi

Zoning Planning and Land Use
Bill V. Seiller



We are pleased to announce that David M. Cantor has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.


Welcome Summer Law Clerks.

Seiller Waterman would like to extend a warm welcome to our Summer Law Clerks. From left to right – Kathryn Moore from Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, James Benjamin Shepard, Andrea N. Aikin and Nina B. Couch; and Michael Brill from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University.


Charity B. Neukomm, James E. McGhee and Tyler R. Yeager were presenters for Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program March 2013.


Seiller Waterman Attorneys Honored as Louisville's Top Lawyers 2013

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named as Louisville's Top Lawyers in their respective fields:

Appellate Law
Paul J. Hershberg

Bankruptcy Law
Neil C. Bordy
David M. Cantor

Corporate Law
Anuj G. Rastogi

Seiller Waterman is pleased to announce that several of our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Congratulation to our 2012 Kentucky Super Lawyers:


Welcome Summer Law Clerks.

Seiller Waterman would like to extend a warm welcome to our Law Clerks and summer Interns. From left to right - Jeryd Wilder from Howard University, Washington D.C, and from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Carli Ashe, Lauren Claycomb and Thomas Stevens and Michael Brill from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University.


Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that Martindale-Hubbell has awarded our firm with a distinguished recognition of being one of the Top Ranked Law Firms by Martindale-Hubbell. This list includes Top Ranked US Law Firms with 21 or more attorneys in which at least 1 in 3 of their lawyers earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating. An AV Preeminent certification is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.


Anuj G. Rastogi has been named as the Vice Chair of the Business/Corporate Law section at the Louisville Bar Association for 2012.


On April 19th, 2012 Kyle Anne Citrynell and C. Shawn Fox were guest lecturers at the Louisville Bar Association.

Kyle Anne Citrynell and C. Shawn Fox presented the seminar The Crossover of Intellectual Property and Estate Planning and Administration, designed to help practitioners when the worlds of intellectual property and estate planning converge.


National Moot Court Finals
Thomas Stevens, a third-year law student at the Brandeis School of Law and a law clerk at Seiller Waterman, LLC, will be competing in the National Moot Court Finals in Austin, Texas beginning on March 21, 2012. Thomas and his teammate won a regional competition last month which qualified them to participate in the national finals. Seiller Waterman, LLC congratulates Thomas on his well-earned honor and wishes him the best of luck in the competition.

Seiller Waterman Attorneys Honored as Louisville's Top Lawyers
We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named as Louisville's Top Lawyers in their respective fields:

Appellate Law
Paul J. Hershberg

Bankruptcy Law
Neil C. Bordy
David M. Cantor

Corporate Law
Anuj G. Rastogi

Insurance Law
Paul J. Hershberg

Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff
Glenn A. Cohen

Trusts, Wills & Estate Laws
Alan N. Linker

Seiller Waterman Attorney Pamela M. Greenwell was recently elected President of the Louisville Forum.

On January 24, 2012, Anuj Rastogi, Charity Neukomm, and Robyn Smith served as volunteer interviewers for the Univeristy of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Bar Association's program to help prepare 1L students for summer clerkship interviewers. Over fifty students participated in the program to gain interview and resume feedback from practicing attorneys in the community.

Charity B. Neukomm has been named Vice-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Louisville Bar Association for 2012.

Seiller Waterman is pleased to announce that Irwin Gerald Waterman has been elected Emeritus Counsel to the firm.

Irwin Gerald Waterman has been elected Emeritus Counsel to the firm, September 2011. A 1948 Graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Mr. Waterman also obtained an L.L.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law. As in previous years he was again named in Louisville Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Louisville in the practice of taxation in this, his 63rd year in the practice of Law.

Seiller Waterman extends its congratulations to the following attorneys who have recently achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV Preeminent:

They join our previously AV Preeminent rated attorneys:

Seiller Waterman's Planning and Asset Protection Practice Group is presenting a program for high net worth individuals on estate and gift planning ideas which should be considered for implementation before the end of December, 2012, in order to take advantage of the limited opportunities presented by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act, which was signed by President Obama in mid-December 2010. Seiller Waterman attorneys will be joined by Andrew Auchincloss and David Noosinow, of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, who will quantify the amount of estate and gift tax savings resulting from these planning techniques. This presentation will be held at the Louisville Boat Club on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Cheryl Houle at 502-584-7400 or houle@derbycitylaw.com.

Under the 2010 Act, Congress raised the exclusion for federal estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes to $5 million, and also raised the lifetime exemption for gift tax purposes to $5 million. At the same time, the 2010 Act lowered these various tax rates to 35%. Unless Congress acts, this law will sunset on December 31, 2012, at which time these exclusions and lifetime exemption will revert back to $1 million, and the tax rates for these purposes will increase to 55%. Due to the uncertainty involving any future law in this area, we strongly suggest that you consider taking advantage of the larger exclusions, exemption, and lower tax rates, as they may not be around after 2012.

Seiller Waterman attorneys Shawn Fox and Robby Packard, of the firm's Estate Planning and Asset Protection practice group, will be presenting as faculty members at the National Business Institute's upcoming seminar: "Trusts 101: Exploring All Trust Options Available for Your Clients." This seminar will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011, at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport. It is a basic level program designed for professionals who are involved in creating, administering, and terminating trusts, such as attorneys, financial planners, accountants, CPAs, and trust officers, and is designed to give these professionals the knowledge they need to be able to provide their clients with the full spectrum of wealth preservation options. The program has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.75 credits, of which 1.0 hour relates to ethical considerations. Those interested can register by calling 800-930-6182 or by logging on to www.nbi-sems.com.


Legal Aid Society's Associates Campaign

Seiller Waterman is pleased to announce that it achieved 100% associate participation in Legal Aid Society's Associates Campaign. The Campaign is a fundraising effort to benefit Legal Aid's clients, many of whom would not be able to secure legal representation without Legal Aid's assistance and tireless efforts. According to Seiller Waterman member Bill Seiller, a longtime Board member for the Legal Aid Society, "Every dollar we spend to help Legal Aid saves the community many more dollars in social costs. This organization is a blessing to so many people who would otherwise be lost in our court system." Seiller Waterman is proud to have supported Legal Aid, one of its favorite local causes.


Seiller Waterman Hosts Program on the Capital Markets

On August 3, 2011, Bernstein Global Wealth Management presented a program on the capital markets at a breakfast meeting for Seiller Waterman attorneys. The program covered the historical and current status of the world stock and bond markets, a discussion of current economic and political events, and future market and economic prognostications. Bernstein has been a valued resource to Seiller Waterman and its clients since 2009, particularly in the areas of estate and gift planning and money management.


Seiller Waterman Team Advises Golden Foods/Golden Brands on the Sale of Businesses to AAK.

On July 1, 2011, Golden Foods/Golden Brands, the leading North American processor of specialty fats and oils and manufacturer of shortenings for the bakery and food service industries, sold its businesses to AarhusKarishamn AB, the world’s leading producer of high value-added specialty vegetable oils and fats.

Seiller Waterman advised Golden Foods/Golden Brands on the sale. Partners, Alan N. Linker, Anuj G. Rastogi, and Robert V. Waterman, led the Seiller Waterman team in this transaction.


Seiller Waterman Attorneys are Best Lawyers in Louisville

Louisville Magazine's 2011 "Best Lawyers as Picked by Their Peers" includes 7 of Seiller Waterman's attorneys. Included are:

Neil C. Bordy

David M. Cantor

Glenn A. Cohen

Joe H. Cohen

Alan N. Linker

Bill V. Seiller

Irwin G. Waterman



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Seiller Waterman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, under Practice Group Chair Kyle Citrynell, was ranked as one of the top three firms offering Intellectual Property Legal Services in the metro Louisville area in the May 27, 2011 edition of Business First.


Charity B. Neukomm presented The Debtor's Viewpoint at the Collection Law Conference

On May 19, 2011, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a Collection Law Conference. Attorney Charity B. Neukomm presented The Debtor's Viewpoint on behalf of Seiller Waterman LLC. The Collection Law Conference covered topics such as Prejudgment Remedies, Post judgment Remedies, and Bankruptcy Issues in Collection Cases. The program was presented to litigators, collection law attorneys, commercial and business counsel, law firm support staff, and collection agency employees. Ms. Neukomm focused on pre-bankruptcy planning and techniques for the effective resolution of collection cases in lieu of bankruptcy.


Bankruptcy attorney Neil Bordy helps troubled businesses reorganize and negotiate with creditors.

Business First has named Neil Bordy "The Fixer". Bankruptcy attorney Neil Bordy helps troubled businesses reorganize and negotiate with creditors. Please open link to see photo and article.


Kyle Citrynell, the head of Seiller Waterman's Intellectual Property Practice Group, will be speaking at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2011, on Saturday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Citrynell and Richard Kolb, President of The Bandana Co., Inc., the creator of Yardbirds® sculptures, will present "Protecting Your Art Work," discussing their experiences protecting Yardbirds® copyrights and trademarks and offering advice on strategies for protecting intellectual properties. Ms. Citrynell has represented The Bandana Co., Inc. in over 30 copyright infringement cases.

Monument sculptor and long-standing Seiller Waterman client, Ed Hamilton, has been named the 2011 Morgan Professor by the University of Louisville, Department of Fine Arts, and is teaching Public Art, a graduate course, during the 2011 spring semester. Mr. Hamilton's course examines the interface between artist and architect in the creation of public works of art, and traces the creation of a public monument—from concept and commission, through committees, financing, and legalities, to execution and installation. Kyle Citrynell will be joining Mr. Hamilton as a guest lecturer on March 29, 2011; she will be lecturing on legal issues related to public art. Mr. Hamilton is well known for his sculptures in Louisville (e.g., the Lincoln Memorial in Waterfront Park, York on the Belvedere), across the state (e.g., the Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Memorial in Lexington, the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial at Kentucky State University), and nationally (e.g. The Spirit of Freedom, African-American Civil War Memorial in Washinton, DC, The Amistad Memorial in New Haven, CN, The Joe Louis Memorial in Detroit, MI). For more information on Mr. Hamilton, visit www.edhamiltonworks.com.

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