Alumni News

Louisville Bar Association Elects Wyatt Attorneys For Leadership Roles

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys, and UofL Law School graduates, have been elected Section leaders for the Louisville Bar Association for 2014. The LBA’s Sections offer professional development and interaction for lawyers practicing the same areas of law. Rosalind Cordini has been elected Health Law Section Chair and R. Benjamin Straus, Real Estate Section Vice Chair.  

Rosalind Cordini is a member of Wyatt’s Health Care Service Team. She has extensive experience with matters dealing with hospital administration and regulatory oversight. Ms. Cordini advises healthcare clients in areas related to contracts, HIPAA, EMTALA, fraud and abuse, licensure, medical staff matters and various other patient care and regulatory matters. Ms. Cordini took a statewide leadership role in addressing the "HB1" law, participating in discussions with regulators and legislators, providing testimony, and suggesting revisions to "HB1" and its associated regulations. 2011 - J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville

R. Benjamin Straus is a member of Wyatt’s Real Estate & Lending Service Team. He concentrates his practice on commercial lending transactions and the sale, acquisition, leasing and development of commercial property. 2009 - J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.

 

About Wyatt

Wyatt is a full-service regional law firm with approximately 200 lawyers and offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; New Albany, Indiana; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs is a member of the DuPont Legal Network, Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and Advance Law. For more information about Wyatt, please visit www.wyattfirm.com.

Brandeis School of Law Seeking Visiting Professor for 2014-15

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville seeks to hire a visitor for the 2014-15 academic year.  Primary areas of curricular need are tax, decedents' estates and related courses.  Other curricular needs may include commercial law and/or family law.  The visitor will teach four courses during the 2014-15 academic year.  Both entry-level and experienced applicants will be considered.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.
 
The University of Louisville is located in Louisville, Kentucky.  Louisville is a city of 1.3 million with vibrant arts, educational, medical and business communities, and was named Lonely Planet's Top US Travel Destination for 2013.  Information about the law school is available at the school's website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/.  For further information about the school, or to apply, please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Timothy S. Hall, at hallt@louisville.edu or (502) 852-6830.
 
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race,age, religion, sex, disability, color, sexual orientation, national origin or veteran status.  Applications from individuals who will contribute to the diversity of our law school are encouraged.

Resource Center Closed 1 - 4 Today

The Resource Center, as well as many offices, will be closed today from 1 to 4 p.m. for Professor Render's funeral service.

In Memoriam of Professor Ed Render

We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Render passed away on Saturday, January 4, at Baptist East Hospital after a short battle with cancer.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on January 8 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Edwin R. Render Scholarship Fund at the Law School.  Professor Render was a good, compassionate person  who positively affected countless people in his 45+ years at the Law School.  He will be greatly missed by many.

You can read the complete obituary here:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=edwin-r-render&pid=168897210&fhid=2936110&fhid=29361.

 

Law School Closed Monday, January 6

Due to severe weather, offices will be closed and classes canceled on Monday, January 6, 2014.

 

Recent Bar Publications

Here's a review of recent local publications from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Highlights from the Louisville Bar Association's January 2014 Bar Briefs include:

  • "Brandeis Professors Travel The World" (page 6)
  • "LBA Adopts Human Rights Law Section" by A. Holland Houston, '94 (page 7)
  • "Congratluations to the LBA's 2013 Leadership Academy" picturing Louisville Law alums (page 10)
  • "2013 LBA Award Recipients" featuring Louisville Law alums (page 17)
  • "Members on the move" (page 24)
  • "Crisscross Law: Courts and the Constitution" by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 21)
"Spotlight on UofL's Intellectual Property and Business Law Education" is the focus of Dean Susan Duncan's report in the Decemer 2013 issue of the Bar Briefs. The faculty expertise of Professors Cross, Ensign, Nicholson, Smith, are Warren are noted. Her report also mentions the success of the Entrepreneurship Cinic's participation in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition and recent moot court competitions.

More highlights from the December 2013 Bar Briefs:
  • "The Old Man of the Internet: Thomas.gov and the Promise of Online Legislative Research Fulfilled" by Professor Kurt Metzmeier (page 15)
  • "The Fractious Federal Circuit: The Federal Circuit Has Lost its Unifying Mojo; Will That Doom  Computer-Based Patents?" by James R. Higgins Jr., '78 (page 10)
  • "Potential Pitfalls in Taking a Patent Assignment at Face Value" by Scott W. Higdon, '08 (page 18)
  • "Going Solo? Be Prepared" by Bryan R. Armstrong, '07 (page 23)
  • "Crisscross Law: Technology & IP" by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 25)
  • "Members on the move" (page 28)
In the November 2013 Bench & Bar issue, Dean Duncan reports about Justice Brandeis' earliest memories of his mother serving Union soldiers on the front lawn. Fittingly, the anniversary of his birth was celebrated on Veteran's Day this past year. Her report goes on to include the military's importance and impact on the law school throughout its history and concludes with a photograph of the law school's newest student veterans.

More highlights from the November 2013 Bench & Bar:
  • "A Place to Begin for Advising on Cloud Computing: Thomas Shaw's Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Executives: A Global Approach, 2nd Ed., ABA Publishing" by Michael Losavio, Assistant Professor of Justice Administration at UofL (page 23)
  • "On the Move" (page 60)
Both publications are available in the law library.

Wyatt Announces New Partners

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been elected to join the partnership: Gary T. Banet, Mark J. Farmer, and Jennifer L. Wintergerst.

Gary T. Banet concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, elder law and special needs planning. Mr. Banet is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana, and has offices in the Firm’s Louisville and New Albany locations. 2006 - J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

Mark J. Farmer concentrates his practice in general business law, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital/private equity investments. Mr. Farmer is based in the Firm’s Louisville office. 2008 - J. D., University of Louisville School of Law, magna cum laude, Articles Editor on the University of Louisville Law Review, Client Counseling Moot Court Team.

Jennifer L. Wintergerst concentrates her practice in the area  of health care law with an emphasis in regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance and claims litigation, Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment,  governmental audits and investigations, RAC and ZPIC audits and appeals, false claims litigation, long-term care investigations and defense, and the development of compliance plans for physicians, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Ms. Wintergerst is based in the Firm’s Louisville office. 1999 - J.D., cum laude, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

About Wyatt

Wyatt is a full-service regional law firm with approximately 200 lawyers and offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; New Albany, Indiana; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs is a member of the DuPont Legal Network, Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and Advance Law. For more information about Wyatt, please visit www.wyattfirm.com.

Wyatt's Gary Banet Joins Leadership Development Academy

Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Gary T. Banet has been selected from among a multitude of applicants to participate in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy. The leadership forum was established to empower and develop lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations and Indiana communities and organizations, and serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism.  

Mr. Banet focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, and guardianships. He was named one of “20 Under 40 Best and Brightest” business professionals by Southern Indiana Business Source. He is also President of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council, and the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. Mr. Banet is also active within the community. He is on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the Board of Directors of One Southern Indiana Foundation. Mr. Banet also serves as Vice President of the Floyd County Humane Society and is a member of the Floyd County Youth Services Bureau Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for Floyd County Community Corrections, and New Albany Rotary Club. Mr. Banet received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, magna cum laude.

About Wyatt

Wyatt is a full-service regional law firm with approximately 200 lawyers and offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; New Albany, Indiana; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs is a member of the DuPont Legal Network, Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and Advance Law. For more information about Wyatt, please visit www.wyattfirm.com.

Building Closed December 17

The Law School and Law Library will be closed Tuesday, December 17, due to off-site training for faculty and staff.  We will re-open December 18 and will close for the holidays December 24 through January 1, 2014.

 

Donate to the Law Library

To become a premier metropolitan research university, the University of Louisville has initiated a bold campaign to raise an unprecedented $1 Billion in private support by 2013. You may now designate your Fund for UofL gift to the school, college or library of your choice. Your tax-deductible gift benefits the area you choose and counts toward the Charting Our Course: The Campaign for Kentucky's Premier Metropolitan Research University.

Contributors may now support the University and the Law School by donating to the Law Library. Your gift will be used to buy books, furnishings, or equipment that will directly benefit students, faculty, and other patrons.

  1. Complete the Charting Our Course: Fund for UofL online giving form.
  2. Under Designations, check Other and enter "Law Library Gift Fund."

Your gift is very much appreciated!