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Ann Carr Mackey and Catherine Reese have joined Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart as shareholders in the Indianapolis office. Mackey advises clients concerning employee benefit plans, obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employee benefit issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, the setup and operation of company-owned and operated medical clinics for the benefit of employees, and the administration and/or termination of employee benefit plans. Reese’s practice focuses on qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including the handling of benefit issues involved in business transactions.
David A. Shelton and Robert S. Daniels have joined DeFur Voran as partners, practicing primarily in the Fishers office. Shelton focuses his practice on general business and corporate law, real estate transactions, construction, and estate planning and administration. Daniels represents clients in matters involving construction, civil litigation, general business, real estate, commercial foreclosures, banking, appellate, and municipal law.
P. Thomas Snow has joined DeFur Voran Dispute Resolution Group. He will provide mediation, arbitration, and private judging services in the group’s Fishers, Muncie, and New Castle locations.
Michael A. Setlak has joined the Shilts Law Office. He concentrates his practice on issues involving family law including dissolution, post-dissolution modification, paternity, custody, and adoption.
J. Scott Fanzini has joined Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn’s Indianapolis office. Fanzini is a trial attorney representing clients involved in professional liability, catastrophic claims, and business disputes.
B. Ronan Johnson and John C. Brown have joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister as associates in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Johnson will be part of the firm’s litigation practice group, while Brown practices in the firm’s business & finance group.
Michael J. Sreenan and Elena B. Gobeyn have joined Schuckit & Associates as associate attorneys.
Elections & Appointments
Steven M. Crell, a partner with the law firm of Cohen Garelick & Glazier, has been elected president of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis.
John O. Feighner of Haller & Colvin has been named president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. The ITLA board of directors elected Feighner to a one-year term on April 28.
Julia Blackwell Gelinas, a member and appellate practice group leader at Frost Brown Todd, has been elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Mark J. Wuellner has been promoted to chief of staff for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. He also serves as general counsel for the IHCDA.
Adriana M. de la Torre and Carina de la Torre have formed The de la Torre Law Office in Indianapolis. The firm will focus in the area of debtor/creditor and bankruptcy law, commercial and real estate litigation, and Social Security disability cases.
Applegate & Harden Attorneys at Law has relocated its elder law practice to 540 N. Rangeline Road in Carmel. Attorneys Carol Steiner Applegate and Anita A. Harden provide legal services to seniors and their families in the areas of health care benefits planning, public benefits, wills and estate administration, probate, advance directives, neglect and exploitation issues, and power of attorney and guardianships.
Hensley Legal Group has moved to a new location in downtown Indianapolis. The firm is now located at 350 E. New York St., Suite 300.
Awards & Honors
Sue Ann Hartig Summers, director of the Legal Aid Society of Evansville, Gayle Gerling Pettinga, a partner in the Gerling Law Firm, and Susan Helfrich, retired Evansville Bar Association director, are being honored by the Evansville YWCA as part of its “100 Years, 100 Women” celebration. Also being honored posthumously is Oakland City lawyer Virginia O’Leary, who died in 2008. To mark its 100th anniversary, the YWCA is honoring 100 women who have made significant contributions to Evansville in the areas of women’s empowerment, social and racial justice, the arts, education, business and the professions, philanthropy, volunteerism, and public service.•