Nancy A. Connery, Speaker at State Bar Association Program

Nancy A. Connery participated as a Speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s annual “Advanced Real Estate” course held on December 4, 2008. Her topic was “Current Issues in Purchase and Sale Contracts.” Focusing on the impact of the current economic environment on real estate sales contract negotiations, she discussed price renegotiations, the use of contingency clauses, preserving the down payment, purchase money mortgages, and other topics.

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Partner Nancy Connery Speaks about Proposed Coop Disclosure Legislation

On June 6, 2008 Nancy Connery spoke to the Cooperative and Condominium Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association about proposed legislation requiring cooperatives to, among other things, develop a standard purchase application disclosing the cooperative’s purchase requirements and disclose reasons for rejection of any purchase application. Ms. Connery chairs the Task Force created by the Committee to review the draft legislation.

Norman L. Greene Speaks at The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Event at Fordham Law School

Norman L. Greene presented “An Evening on Judicial Selection Reform: Where Are We and Where Should We Be Going in the Selection of Our State Court Judges?” at Fordham Law School on February 26, 2008. He both discussed and responded to questions on state judicial selection both in New York and nationwide, including on judicial elections, existing and model appointive selection plans for the selection of state court judges, and judicial performance review.

Firm Hosts Columbus Day Weekend In the Adirondacks

Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP hosted a we ekend retreat at Skenewood in Westport, NY. The gathering included attorneys, management staff and their fam ilies from both the New York and Chicago offices. The eventful weekend consisted of a tour of Camp Dudley, the oldest summer boy’s camp in the United States in continuous operation, which was founded in 1885, and a boat tour of Lake Champlain where, through a high tech camera, underwater wreckages were visible. A private tour of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum conducted by the Museum’s Executive Director followed. The weekend closed with a softball game and a hike near Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in the Adirondacks.
Everyone enjoyed a weekend of great company and activities. We look forward to next year!


Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP Listed in Diversity Initiative 2008 Roster

Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP is on the roster (New York & Illinois) of women and minority owned firms promoted by DuPont, Shell, or Wal-Mart or other corporate legal departments.

In 2005, the legal departments of five of America’s leading corporations, DuPont, General Motors, Sara Lee Corporation, Shell Oil Company and Wal-Mart began an initiative to promote the increased use of minority and women-owned law-firms when outside counsel is needed.

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