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Jeff Nolan Active in Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention

In recent months, Jeff Nolan of Dinse’s Higher Education and Employment Practice Groups has been very active in advising and training clients, and doing presentations for international and national audiences, on threat assessment and violence prevention issues. Jeff’s recent presentations include a session on the legal aspects of threat assessment for the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, two half-days of training on campus threat assessment for disability service providers at the University of Connecticut’s Postsecondary Disability Training Institute in Boston, and a session on cutting edge campus threat assessment issues at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of College and University Attorneys in Philadelphia. Jeff also recently co-presented, to an international audience, an Employment Law Alliance webinar on workplace violence prevention and intervention.

Karen McAndrew and Andy MacIlwaine co-edit Vermont Chapter of 2013 Product Liability Desk Reference

Karen McAndrew and Andy MacIlwaine served as editors of the Vermont chapter for the 2013 edition of “Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium” published internationally by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. The Vermont chapter analyzes current and developing jurisprudence on multiple issues pertaining to the discrete practice area of product liability. Questions about the chapter or related issues should be directed to Karen McAndrew ( or Andy MacIlwaine (

Leigh Cole Served as Faculty for Online Course by NACUA

Leigh recently served as faculty for a one-month online course by the National Association of College and University Attorney (NACUA) with colleague Michael Pfahl, Esq., Associate Counsel, Kent State University. The course was entitled “Immigration Basics for Colleges and Universities.” The course first was hosted by NACUA in 2011 and NACUA scheduled the course again with the same faculty this year.

Gurtman attends the American Bar Association’s 2013 Business Bar Leaders Conference in Chicago

Dave Gurtman attended the American Bar Association’s 2013 Business Bar Leaders Conference in Chicago. The conference brought together leaders of the business bar from around the country to discuss recent developments in business transaction practice and how state bar associations can better assist their members. Dave currently sits on a committee of the Vermont Bar Association that is revising the Vermont Limited Liability Company Act.

Dave Gurtman Participated in Roundtable Discussion Regarding Renewable Energy

Dave Gurtman participated in a roundtable discussion with Congressman Peter Welch and Vermont renewable energy companies at AllEarth Renewables in Williston on April 1, 2013.  At the event, Welch outlined his Master Limited Partnership Parity Act, which would allow renewable energy companies to take advantage of a key financing tool used by the energy sector known as master limited partnerships (MLPs).

Gurtman Presents at 2012 Renewable Energy Vermont Conference

Attorney Dave Gurtman presented on a panel entitled “Navigating Project Finance: Federal Tax Incentives” at the 2012 Renewable Energy Vermont conference. His presentation covered an overview of federal tax credits for renewable projects, the calculation of eligible basis, and tax equity structures.

Hoar Presented at Recent VBA Annual Meeting

At the recent VBA Annual Meeting, Sam Hoar presented on “Vermont Supreme Court Year in Review: Torts” and “Vermont Supreme Court Year in Review: Insurance.” Sam Hoar, Shap Smith, and Scott Fewell also presented on “Navigating the Environmental Liability Minefield.”