Susan Crawford, a Pines Bach partner, was honored yesterday as one of the top members of the Wisconsin's legal community, receiving a prestigious "Leader in the Law" award for her legal expertise and career achievements. The award was presented by the Wisconsin Law Journal at its annual awards dinner and ceremony held at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
Aaron Dumas and Lester Pines, along with attorneys from the Pittsburgh firm of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., won an arbitration on behalf of an Pennsylvania limited liability company (LLC) in a dispute about the refusal of a Wisconsin LLC to recognize that it was bound by a purchase agreement to transfer its membership shares in a third limited liability company to the Pennsylvania company. Following a two-and-a-half day hearing in November, the arbitrator in a written decision issued on December 7, held that the Wisconsin LLC breached the agreement. The arbitrator's remedy was a specific performance order, directing that the transaction be closed and the membership shares transferred before December 31. It closed on December 20.
Six Pines Bach LLP attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of layers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
The Western District of Wisconsin has recognized Attorney Lester Pines for his service in representing plaintiffs "pro bono" (or "for the public good") in 2016-2017. Each year, the court publishes an "Honor Roll" of attorneys who have dedicated a significant portion of their time, skill, and resources to helping those who cannot afford representation. Being named to the list is an honor that reflects Pines' commitment to community service, as well as his deep-rooted belief that every person should have equal access to justice.
The Best Lawyers in America©, a highly regarded publication of top lawyers and law firms, lists eight Pines Bach LLP attorneys in the newly-released 2018 Wisconsin Edition. Compiled using a rigorous peer-review process, the list is designed to showcase those lawyers who are highly regarded in their field.
Founding partner Lester Pines was featured in a cover story of the Isthmus, an independent news weekly in Madison. The article recounts Lester's family roots, professional history, and life-long commitment to social justice. The story also highlights Pines Bach's progressive values, its past achievements, and ongoing succession planning to ensure the firm's success well into the future.
Pines Bach attorneys Tamara Packard, Alison TenBruggencate and Lester Pines, along with Vincent Levy and Kevin Benish, attorneys from the New York law firm of Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, on behalf of a Syrian man who had been granted political asylum because he had been tortured and threatened with death in Aleppo, Syria, obtained a temporary restraining order in federal court against President Trump's travel ban. The restraining order allowed our client's wife and three-year-old daughter, who were in hiding because they had been threatened with death, to escape from Aleppo, complete the necessary asylum processing and reunite with him in Madison, where they are living in safety.