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Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that we have 3 new law clerks, from left to right Spencer Gray, Maria Tipton and Phil Pearson.

Spencer Gray is a rising third year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. In the spring semester of 2017, Spencer was elected to be Online Content Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal. He is a member of the Student Bar Association and served as president of the Business Law Society. Last summer, Spencer worked as a summer associate at The Getty Law Group and at Investors Heritage Life Insurance Company. He will be clerking for Senior District Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky after graduation from 2018-2020. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys staying active, reading, and spending time with his family.

Maria Tipton is entering her third-year at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. She is a second-year member of the University of Louisville Law Review, a second-year member of the Arbitration Moot Court team, and the current Vice President of Administration for the Moot Court Board. Prior to her time at Seiller Waterman, Maria was an intern at the University of Louisville’s Office of the General Counsel, and a law clerk at Ricketts Law Offices, PLLC. She was also the research assistant to Professor Karen Jordan, focusing particularly on administrative law. In her spare time, Maria enjoys staying active, being with family and friends, and cheering on the Cards at sporting events.

Phil Pearson is currently a third-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is a second-year member of the University of Louisville Law Review, and is honored to have his student note on the Legal Disparity between Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco selected for online publication in Volume 56 of the Law Review (2017). Prior to his time at Seiller Waterman, Phil was a Legal Clerk at Conliffe, Sandmann, & Sullivan. He is the research assistant to Professor Manning G. Warren III, focusing particularly on fiduciary duties in closely held corporations. He is also heavily involved in both the Student Bar Association and the Sports Law and Entertainment Society, where he is the Vice-President. In his spare time, Phil enjoys staying active, cooking, and passionately following sports.

Alan N. Linker will be participating in the Louisville Business First, Business and Succession Planning forum discussion, June 22, 2017, at the University Club, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Law Clerks

Tim Bado (left) is currently in his third year at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he is a Notes editor with the University of Louisville Law Review. He is honored to have his student Note selected for publication in Volume 55 of the Law Review (2017). He is also the Student Bar Association Vice President of Finances and a member of the Honor Council. Last summer, Tim worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky, primarily working on cases relating to White Collar Crime and Drug Trafficking. Outside of pursuing his legal career, Tim enjoys spending time staying active, traveling, enjoying the Louisville food scene, spending time with his wife, Morgan and his dog, Wrigley.
Brenon Russell (right) is currently a third-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is a second-year member of the University of Louisville Law Review, and is honored to have his student note on collaborative law selected for online publication in Volume 55 of the Law Review (2017). Prior to his time at Seiller Waterman, Brenon was a Summer Associate at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc, and also worked in the legal department of Churchill Downs, Inc. assisting in-house counsel. He is also the research assistant to Professor Manning G. Warren III, focusing particularly on securities regulations. In his spare time, Brenon enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and visiting the lake with his family.

C. Shawn Fox took part in one of the many ways Seiller Waterman LLC gives back to the community by presenting an Intellectual Property Primer to Bellarmine University students in its Media Law Class. C. Shawn Fox is a member of the Intellectual Property and Estate Planning Practice Groups for Seiller Waterman LLC. In addition to his Estate Planning and Probate practice, Shawn has an intellectual property litigation practice involving the litigation of copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property cases throughout the nation. Shawn shared his expertise and experiences with Bellarmine students who may one day enter one of the various fields involving intellectual property.

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Program - March 23rd, 2017 - C. Shawn Fox, Alan N. Linker and Sharon R. Handy will be guest lecturers at the Louisville Bar Association.

The program will address proposed and anticipated changes to the Federal Estate and Gift Tax and related laws in light of the post-election change in administration. A panel discussion will follow the presentation, as time permits, to discuss strategies to deal with the current state of uncertainty as we await implementation of any proposed or anticipated changes and estate planning techniques that may gain popularity following any anticipated changes. To register go to: https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=1245

Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate Pamela M. Greenwell for being awarded the Center for Women & Families Women of Distinction Award. She will be recognized at a dinner on February 17, 2017.


Seiller Waterman sponsors Seven Counties Crisis Information Center Fundraiser
Seiller Waterman was the proud sponsor of the Seven Counties 3rd Annual Ball Cup Challenge. This unique Golf Tournament format provided a net donation for Seven Counties Crisis Information Center and 24/7 Hotline. The staff and volunteers managing this critical program answer thousands of calls per year. The money raised supports the core operation of this safety net service. Thanks to all that participated.


Congratulations to Keith Larson on his recent publication in the Louisville Bar Association’s BarBriefs. The article considers the late Justice Scalia’s mark on bankruptcy appellate law. In it, Keith explores three landmark decisions that are not only substantively significant, but typify how Scalia—like it or not—set the terms of the debate when it came to statutory interpretation and the application of historical (sometimes ancient) texts to modern law.

Seiller Waterman supports Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library.

Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that Alan N. Linker has been elected to the Board of Directors for Argent Trust Company. Click link for full media release: http://argentfinancial.com/press-release/argent-trust-announces-new-director/


Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate David M. Cantor for being named one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Kentucky for 2016. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.


Irwin G. Waterman 1923-2016

It is with deep sorrow to announce the passing of our esteemed colleague, Irwin Waterman, at the age of 93. Irwin practiced law for over 60 years, concentrating in tax-oriented emphasis in estate planning and complex litigation relating to tax matters. He was a name-partner in Morris, Garlove, Waterman & Johnson PLLC and following a merger of firms in 2005, in Seiller Waterman LLC. Irwin was honored by being named Emeritus Counsel to Seiller Waterman in 2010. He leaves a legacy of professionalism and kindness to all those who knew him, and especially to those fortunate enough to have his counsel and representation.

Welcome Summer Law Clerks
Neil Barton is currently entering his third year at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he has recently accepted a position as Editor in Chief with the University of Louisville Law Review. He is honored to have had his student Note selected for publication in Volume 55 of the Law Review (2017). In his second year of law school, Neil completed an externship with the Kentucky Innocence Project working to free wrongfully convicted prisoners. He also held positions as a Research Assistant for former U.S. Supreme Court Clerk Professor Justin Walker and as an Academic Fellow under the direction of Scott Hite. This is Neil’s second year as a Summer Associate at Seiller Waterman. Outside of pursuing his legal career, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Matt Eddy is a rising third year law student at Vanderbilt University Law School. He is a Student Writing Editor on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Last summer, he interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. He will be clerking for Senior District Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky after graduation from 2017-2019. He looks forward to exploring a variety of areas of the law at Seiller Waterman this summer in his home state of Kentucky.

Peter Rosene is a rising third year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He is a member of the Business Law Society and the Student Bar Association. In the spring semester of 2016, Peter was elected to be the Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) for the 2016-2017 school year. His student note on the Law of the Sea and China’s economic aspirations in the Arctic was also selected for publication this fall in the KJEANRL. This will be his second year as a summer associate for Seiller Waterman.

Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate Su Kang, who received the prestigious Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Kentucky from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). This is the organization’s highest award. Su focuses on family law and domestic relations. http://www.prweb.com/releases/sukang/kentuckyattorney/prweb13470756.htm

Congratulations to our 2016 Kentucky Super Lawyers:

2016 Top Lawyers in Louisville
Seiller Waterman LLC is proud to announce that nine of its lawyers were recognized as a Top Lawyer in Louisville in their respective fields. Louisville Magazine published the list of Top Lawyers from the results of the Louisville Bar Association survey.

2016 Top Lawyer in Louisville Recipients

Top Lawyers Area of Practice
(Back row from left to right)
Paul J. Krazeise: Tax
Alan N. Linker: Trusts, Wills and Estate law
Anuj G. Rastogi: Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Business & Commercial law
David M. Cantor: Bankruptcy law
(Front row from left to right)
Glenn A. Cohen: General litigation; Business litigation; Labor and employment law
Su H. Kang: Divorce law; Domestic relations law
Sharon R. Handy: Employee benefits law; Retirement benefits law
Kyle Anne Citrynell: Copyright/Trademark law; Information technology law; Media law
Robert V. Waterman: Health care law

DRI Women In The Law Committee Meet & Greet
Seiller Waterman hosted a DRI Women In The Law Committee Meet & Greet, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. The event was held at Brendon’s Catch23, located at 505 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202.

Seiller Waterman sponsors Seven Counties Crisis Information Center Fundraiser

Seiller Waterman was the proud sponsor of the Seven Counties 2nd Annual Ball Cup Challenge. This unique Golf Tournament format provided a net donation of $30,000 for Seven Counties Crisis Information Center and 24/7 Hotline. The staff and volunteers managing this critical program answer over 60,000 calls a year. The money raised supports the core operation of this safety net service. Thanks to all that participated.

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