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Bayard awarded recertification

Bayard, P.A., a Wilmington-based law firm, announced that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Bayard joined Meritas in 1990, and as a condition of its membership, is required to successfully complete recertification every three years.

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms – a process that saves clients time in validating law firm credentials and experience. Meritas membership is selective and by invitation only.

lee-a-casaccioCasaccio joins Bernardon

Lee. A Casaccio, AIA, LEED, AP and the staff of Casaccio Architects, LLC have joined Bernardon to better serve the wide array of valued clients in each firm.

robinson%2c-rickBurr & Forman announce new partner

Rick Robinson has been announced as a partner for Burr & Forman LLP in the firm’s creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice. Based in Wilmington, Robinson is an experienced and nationally recognized bankruptcy attorney. He boosts the Am Law 200 firm’s capabilities and geographical reach to support clients with needs in Delaware, a hub for corporate activity.

Robinson has more than 25 years of experience in counseling corporate clients in connection with Chapter 11 cases and insolvency matters. His national client base has given him the opportunity to practice in bankruptcy courts in Delaware, New York and throughout the country.

Robinson represents lenders, borrowers, debtors-in-possession, liquidators, buyers, creditors, consultants, lessors, contractors, trustees and receivers in every aspect of business bankruptcy and insolvency law, including the negotiation, structuring and documentation of complex commercial loans and related transactions as well as in out-of-court workouts and related restructurings. He also litigates and provides clients with advice in connection with the structuring of complex lending and other commercial transactions.


James Landon

James Landon

New co-chairs announced for Delaware Council

James A. Landon and Douglas M. Hershman have been announced to join Jay L. White as Delaware Regional Satellite Council co-chairs. The Delaware Council engages the state’s public and private sector member through event and programs, and supports membership and community outreach throughout Delaware.

James A. Landon is a partner at Morris James in the firm’s Real Estate Practice group. His practice primarily focuses on real estate transactions and land use, but he has been involved with many aspects of construction and real estate investment throughout his career.

Douglas Hershman

Douglas Hershman

Douglas M. Hershman, director at Cooch and Taylor, brings a background of real estate law and banking to this leadership position. He has represented all aspects of the real estate industry throughout Delaware and its surrounding regions.

Landon and Hershman join existing co-chair Jay L. White, president of Apex Realty Advisory, who has experience in real estate valuation, advisory, and consulting experience, which has been a great asset to ULI during his tenure. 

In addition to their responsibilities to the council, they also serve on ULI Philadelphia’s Advisory Board. The Advisory Board serves as the local leadership for ULI Philadelphia and is made up of a diverse group of leading real estate and land-use professionals who volunteer their time to build a strong Philadelphia presence for ULI. 


Alliance celebrates 25th anniversary

Alliance was proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Oct. 1. Since its inception in 1991, Alliance has grown from a small business to an award-winning company with offices throughout the mid-Atlantic Region. 

john-burtonNason Construction appoints new director

John Burton has been hired as the new Director of Construction for Nason Construction Inc. He will oversee all on-site project operations for Nason’s Delaware and Delmarva regions. He will work hand-in-hand with site superintendents and project managers to manage a smooth and successful project from the moment the first shovel goes into the ground, through punchlist and project close-out. He will maintain contact with our clients and provide excellent, hands-on customer service.

He has over 28 years of general contracting and contracting experience, with responsibilities that includes the management of subcontractors as well as overseeing the construction and business operations aspects of his own company.  He specializes in both residential and commercial construction and has a background in carpentry.


Doctor appointed chair and physician leader

LeRoi S. Hicks, M.D, MPH, FACP of Christiana Care has been appointed Hugh R. Sharp Jr. Chair of Medicine and physician leader of Christiana Care’s Acute Medicine service line.

Dr. Hicks is nationally known for his research on health care disparities. Dr. Hicks has served on several national committees including the National Council of the Society of General Internal Medicine and Board of Scientific Counselors to the National Library of Medicine and has been a National Institutes of Health grant reviewer, and an editor and reviewer for multiple medical journals.

Currently the section chief of General Internal Medicine, the vice-chair of the Department of Medicine, a scholar with the Value Institute and the associate medical director for acute services for Christiana Care Medical Group, Dr. Hicks supervises the divisions of Hospital Medicine and Ambulatory Medicine. His hospital medicine efforts have focused on working with members of the section on Educational, Clinical and Quality Improvement initiatives; steering Medicine unit-based activities such as interdisciplinary rounding and process redesign efforts; championing initiatives relating to patient flow from ED to inpatient and intensive care units; and helping with discharge process redesign.

New child neurologist brought to Beebe Medical Group

nicole-ryan-md-1Nicole Ryan, MD, board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and board certified in epilepsy, has joined Beebe Medical Group.

Dr. Ryan is based at Beebe Primary Care. Dr. Ryan sees pediatric patients with epilepsy, headaches, tics, autism, concussion, developmental delay and other neurological conditions.

Prior to coming to Beebe, Dr. Ryan completed her residency training in child neurology and fellowship training in pediatric epilepsy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She spent six years as an attending physician and assistant professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, treating pediatric neurology patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Ryan completed her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University.

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