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February 2012

SAVANNAH – ‘Corporate Super Lawyers’ Name from Bouhan, Williams & Levy Law Firm LLP

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Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP attorneys named corporate Super Lawyers

Sonny Seiler, Walter Hartridge recognized for their expertise

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP attorneys Frank “Sonny” Seiler and Walter Hartridge have been named corporate Super Lawyers in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. 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. Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition features attorneys selected from the Super Lawyers list with a concentration in the business practice area. The edition goes to in-house counsel and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies.

Frank “Sonny” Seiler has an extensive litigation practice which includes defense of personal injury claims, medical malpractice, products liability law, prosecution of serious personal injury claims, white collar criminal cases, and divorce/domestic relations matters. Seiler is well known for serving as lead defense counsel in the Jim Williams murder trials that were later made famous by their inclusion in John Berendt’s book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The publication Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/ White, has listed Seiler since 1983 and he was named by the American Trial Lawyers Association to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state.

Several positions of note which Seiler has held include President of the State Bar of Georgia, as well as serving on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He is a past member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Committee on Lawyer Qualifications and Conduct and has also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Seiler was named to the State Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Carter in 1973 and served on this Commission under three different governors. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Seiler graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in 1956 and received his J.D. in 1957. A native of Savannah, Seiler and his family have owned the Georgia Bulldog mascot for 56 years. Seiler has received the University of Georgia School of Law Distinguished Service Award and was the recipient of the William W. Franklin 1998 Volunteer of the Year Award. He is a past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association. Seiler and his wife Cecelia received the National Alumni Merit Award, the highest recognition given by the University to its Alumni. The Seiler family has been named the University of Georgia 2011-2012 Family of the Year for their service to the university.

Walter Hartridge has a broad-ranging litigation practice which includes complex commercial litigation, class action suits, defense of personal injury claims, prosecution of serious personal injury claims, medical malpractice, products liability, construction litigation, securities litigation and maritime litigation. His extensive litigation experience includes serving as lead trial counsel in a number of major adversary proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia, serving as co-lead counsel in a major class action brought against the directors of a company for breach of fiduciary duty, and successfully defending or concluding several class action suits. He has handled a number of major limitation actions and has represented various maritime interests in asserting maritime liens against vessels.

Hartridge served for 34 years as a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He served two terms as a member of the Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia and is included in the publication The Best Lawyers In America, Naifeh and Smith, in the categories of Business Litigation and Maritime Law. He is a past member and Vice-Chairperson of the State Disciplinary Board Review Panel of the State Bar of Georgia and a past Trustee of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. Hartridge is a member and past Chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is also a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Georgia since 2005. He is also designated as a top attorney in business litigation in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers.

After receiving his B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia, Hartridge did postgraduate work at the University of Munich in 1957-1958 and received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1961.
The current issue of Super Lawyers magazine features the list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
More information about the honor can be found online at www.superlawyers.com.

About Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP:
Founded in 1886, Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is a broad-based, general law practice with an emphasis in corporate, business and transactional law and civil litigation on the local, national and international levels. The firm provides services to a range of clientele including major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, insurance companies, financial and lending institutions, non-profit corporations, individuals and public sector boards and authorities. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and its attorneys have consistently been named to prestigious groups such as the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Lawyers, Rising Stars, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, among others. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.

http://www.bouhan.com.  912-236-2491.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, FEB 27, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Sonny Seiler, Walter Hartridge, Carlton Joyce, B.H. Levy, Jr. and Edwin D. Robb, Jr. of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been selected for inclusion on the 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Attorneys Greg Sewell and John B. Manly of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been chosen as Georgia Rising Stars. http://www.bouhan.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Announces Top 14 Executives Tapped for Speed Mentoring Conference on March 8. Among the mentors available to meet with small business owners are Diana Morrison, Joe Ippolitio, Stacy Jennings, Connie Edwards, Lynn Vos, Ken Zapp, Bob Donlon, Jesse Bushkar, Ben McMakin, Diane Katz, Eli Deutsch, Stephen George, Debra Simmons, and Michael Sullivan.. During the event, participants will have 25 minutes to meet with their mentors about each subject. Each mentor will address a particular subject based on his or her area of business expertise. RSVP: www.savannah.score.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham County, Georgia will be a healthier place to work, live and play thanks to a Smoke-­free Ordinance passed by the Chatham County. PRESS RELEASE by Amy Hughes

(SAVANNAH, GA) On March 8 from 8:30am – 1:00 pm – SPEED MENTORING CONFERENCE, $19.95 tickets include lunch. Tips on SEO, Social Media, HR, Business Plans, Outsourcing, How to get a Loan, marketing… Lunch and Keynote speaker. RSVP

 (SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Challenger announces Critz as a $10,000 sponsor 

www.savannahchallenger.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) ADA Kiss-A-Pig 2012 Fundraising Training Meeting: :PHOTOS

(SAVANNAH, GA) ServiceMaster by Liberty, a locally owned carpet cleaning and janitorial service franchise, has launched Clean Reward, an innovative program that gives 10 percent of each sale to the charity of the customer’s choice. CLEAN REWARDS PROGRAM

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah is pleased to host the 2012 Mayor’s Small Business Conference. The purpose of the annual conference is to promote small business development and growth through networking and sharing of information.   This year’s theme, "Your Business: Is it Changing with the Times?" will be held in the Savannah Civic Center Ballroom, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 8:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.  The conference is FREE and includes a continental breakfast and a networking lunch. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please contact the Department of Economic Development at (912) 651-3653 or email sanderson@savannahga.gov to reserve your space TODAY!

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) "Naming the Twins" an acoustic folk duo will perform a Benefit Concert Saturday March 3, at 7pm at the Green-Meldrim House Museum on Madison Square. Hosted by Linda Heasley and Stephen Coady. Donations of any size are welcomed and will benefit the Savannah Philharmonic and St. John’s Church Green-Meldrim Restoration Fund. RSVP: mmconsults@comcast.net 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On February 25-26, The Landings Club will host the $50,000 Savannah Challenger Wildcard Tournament. The singles champion of this tournament will earn a wildcard into the qualifying draw for the $50,000 Savannah Challenger, which begins April 21 at Franklin Creek Tennis Center.

"The wildcard tournament is a great opportunity for our local talent to get a chance to play with the pros," said Scott Mitchell, $50,000 Savannah Challenger tournament director. "Not many players get a chance to do that." (912) 598-3500.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News presents a free workshop, "Social+Local+Mobile = your chance to increase profits" given nationally recognized speaker Shannon Kinney, founder and general manager of DreamLocal.com. March 28-30 classes held in Bluffton and Savannah, More info:savannahnow.com/powerupsavannah

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dawn Baker’s Book Launch Party took place at the law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP. PHOTOS


(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn welcomed Phillip White, President of Sotheby’s International Realty to Savannah.  
 

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(BRUNSWICK, GA)  Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. will present a Celebrity Fashion Show on March 1 at The Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick.

www.goodwillsavannah.org  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Franchises that are Excelling in this Tough Economy are
In-Home Senior Care, Education, Technology and Home Repairs. An educational event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center on March 24, from 9 til 1 on how to select a Franchise Business that is right for each person’s individual goals, skills, interests and financial objectives. Free online registration is available at http://meetthefranchisors032412.eventbrite.com   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Want a book? Call Clark Byron, he writes for seven of the best publications in Savannah and he can write your book. Stories, histories, experiences. Call  Clark Byron – 912.484.3936.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Calendar

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 8 Baker Drive, $374,90. 912.234/3323
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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, FEB 27, 2012

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The 2nd Annual Blocks are Beautiful celebration of community will be taking place at the heart of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization area, on Pine Street, Saturday, April 28th. More details to come.
http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/events-calendar/

 

African American Trailblazers of Augusta, on exhibit at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, now through the end of March. Trailblazers include Lucy Laney, the Rev. Essie McIntyre, Julia Dent, and more.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

 

Plans for a community garden are in the works, as the Heritage Pine Neighborhood Association kicked off its inaugural meeting in 2012 recently. Details to follow.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

Georgia Health Sciences University held a dedication ceremony this past Saturday, Feb. 25, honoring the memory of John Wesley Gilbert with a monument on the site of the university’s College of Dental Medicine, where a public housing complex named in his honor once stood.

 

Mayor Deke Copenhaver received an Honorable Mention as one of the 2012 Heroes of the New South by Southern Living Magazine for his role in spearheading the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
http://www.southernliving.com/travel/heroes-of-the-new-south-00417000077364

 

Water flows again in the third level of the Augusta Canal in the historic Laney Walker/Bethlehem district. This area, the site of a coal gas plant during the late 19th Century, will soon have a multi-use trail including a walking trail, benches and signs explaining significant historic sites and events in the district.
www.augustatomorrow.org

 

Dr. Joseph Cannon, of GHSU, and Carl Hammond-Beyer, of A. R. Johnson High School, the faculty members who are directing A.R. Johnson High School Students in a longitudinal (multi-year) analysis of the connections among health, wellness, and infrastructure in Laney Walker/Bethlehem have been chosen to present their findings presentation at the Active Living Research National Conference in San Diego on March 12. At that time, the two instructors will describe how the project provided an opportunity for local students to present their findings to community members and city officials, and the potential for such such projects to promote civic involvement by youth.

 

Historic Augusta is presenting its first ever Old House Fair Saturday March 3rd 9am-5pm @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center. For more information, including vendor and sponsorship opportunities, contact Robyn A. Anderson, Preservation Services Director
www.historicaugusta.org

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Challenger announces Critz as a $10,000 sponsor

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Feb. 17, 2012

Contact:
Scott Mitchell; Director of Tennis
(912) 598-3501; Scott.Mitchell@landingsclub.com

 

Photo:

Pictured left to right Tournament Director Scott Mitchell,

President and Owner of Critz, Inc. Dale Critz,

Tournament Chairperson Kirsten McDonough

 

Savannah Challenger announces Critz as a $10,000 sponsor

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah Challenger tennis tournament is pleased to announce that Critz will serve as a sponsor for the USTA Pro Circuit event. The tournament, which will feature 32 world-ranked tennis professionals, will take place April 21-29 at The Landings Club on Skidaway Island and is open to the public.

 

"Critz Autogroup [which includes BMW, Buick, GMC, Mercedes and Mercedes-Sprinter] has been a huge supporter of this $50,000 tournament over the years,” said Scott Mitchell, tournament director. “Our partnership with Critz has been a great experience and we’re appreciative of all their help.”

This will be the fourth consecutive year The Landings Club has hosted the Savannah Challenger. Previous participants include James Blake, Ryan Sweeting, Robby Ginepri, Robert Kendrick, Michael Russell, Donald Young, Carsten Ball, Ryan Harrison and Bobby Reynolds. In addition to the professional matches, the week-long tournament will feature a Kids Day and Ladies Day.

 

Participants in the 2011 Savannah Challenger continued on to compete in many prestigious tournaments. In fact, 59 percent played in Wimbledon and 66 percent played in the US Open.

 

The 2012 Savannah Challenger and all special activities are open to the public. For news, schedules and draws or general information, please visit www.savannahchallenger.com. The Landings Club on Skidaway Island is a private membership club. For more information, call (912) 598-8050 or visit www.landingsclub.com.

 

 

       

 

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ FEB 20, 2012

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The Famous Door Supper Club, site of many a colorful story over the years, was acquired by the City of Augusta on Friday, February 10. The site is being considered for a new office building. http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/neighborhood-developments/the-boulevard/ 

 

Mayor Deke Copenhaver received an Honorable Mention as one of the 2012 Heroes of the New South by Southern Living Magazine for his role in spearheading the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. 

http://www.southernliving.com/travel/heroes-of-the-new-south-00417000077364

 

Water flows again in the third level of the Augusta Canal in the historic Laney Walker/Bethlehem district. This area, the site of a coal gas plant during the late 19th Century, will soon have a multi-use trail including a walking trail, benches and signs explaining significant historic sites and events in the district.
www.augustatomorrow.org

 

Dr. Joseph Cannon, of GHSU, and Carl Hammond-Beyer, of A. R. Johnson High School, the faculty members who are directing A.R. Johnson High School Students in a longitudinal (multi-year) analysis of the connections among health, wellness, and infrastructure in Laney Walker/Bethlehem have been chosen to present their findings presentation at the Active Living Research National Conference in San Diego on March 12. At that time, the two instructors will describe how the project provided an opportunity for local students to present their findings to community members and city officials, and the potential for such such projects to promote civic involvement by youth.

 

Historic Augusta is presenting its first ever Old House Fair Saturday March 3rd 9am-5pm @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center. For more information, including vendor and sponsorship opportunities, contact Robyn A. Anderson, Preservation Services Director
www.historicaugusta.org

 

The Mayor’s office is helping to promote the I RUN AUGUSTA campaign, benefitting First Tee of Augusta’s Half Marathon (Feb. 26). For a cool PSA video see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv3ENrcJPE0&feature=youtu.be 

 

The Augusta-Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce that Mr. and Mrs. John Beck of Hephzibah have donated the letters of Mrs. Cornelia Polhill Miller to the Georgia Heritage Room. The letters were written to Mrs. Miller between the years 1848 and 1909 by her friends and family. The gift includes letters, receipts from local businesses, a very early and rare Christmas card, several wedding invitations and birthday notes from well wishers.
www.ecgrl.org

 

Mentoring for elementary and middle school boys and one-on-one homework assistance available at New Bethlehem Community Center. This is a FREE program. Call (706) 722-0086 for more information.

 

The Morris Museum of Art has just launched a new iphone application, art + soul of the South, free at:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-morris-museum-of-art/id499552456?mt=8

 

Chester A. Wheeler, III, Director of Augusta’s Housing & Community Development Department, places the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem in the context of Augusta’s overall renaissance in a recent guest editorial in The Augusta Chronicle.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2012-02-04/improved-laney-walkerbethlehem-still-has-challenges-ahead

SAVANNAH ‘SUPER LAWYERS’ ANNOUNCED: Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP

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Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP attorneys honored as ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’


(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Carlton Joyce, B.H. Levy, Jr. and Edwin D. Robb, Jr. of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been selected for inclusion on the 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Attorneys Greg Sewell and John B. Manly of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been chosen as Georgia Rising Stars.

http://www.bouhan.com


Only five percent of the attorneys in Georgia are chosen each year to be included on the Super Lawyers list. 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 Georgia Rising Stars are selected by the Super Lawyers rating service. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.

Carlton Joyce of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Georgia’s Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s top lawyers. He was selected by the Business Report & Journal as one of the top 40 business leaders in Savannah under age 40. His litigation practice concentrates in the areas of aviation law, insurance defense, and medical malpractice defense. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and serves on the Federal Court Advisory Panel for the Southern District of Georgia. Joyce is a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Litigation and Aviation Law Sections and the Defense Research Institute. He is past President of the Emory University Board of Governors. He graduated from Emory University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.


B. H. Levy, Jr. of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP has previously been honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer. He concentrates in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and commercial transactions. Levy is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, the Savannah Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is a frequent lecturer at Workers’ Compensation seminars and at in-house seminars for employer clients. He graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar. He earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School.


Edwin D. Robb of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Georgia’s Super Lawyers. His practice at Bouhan, Williams & Levy concentrates in the areas of Admiralty, General Casualty, and Transportation Law. He regularly represents cargo insurers in recovery actions in Courts throughout the Southeast. He has also regularly represented marine terminals, stevedores, towing companies and their insurers in litigated matters, including personal injury, property damage and in toxic tort litigation. Robb is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the U.S. (MLA), is a member of MLA Nominating Committee, and is active in MLA Stevedores, Marine Terminals and Vessel Services Committee. He is also a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and has presented papers and has lectured at various Admiralty Seminars. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on vessels in the Pacific and the Atlantic Fleet. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.


John B. Manly is an associate practicing primarily in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice defense and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Bouhan, Williams & Levy, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit in Georgia. Manly is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Manly graduated from The University of Georgia and The University of Georgia School of Law.


Greg Sewell engages in a predominately civil litigation practice. He focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and commercial litigation including covenants not to compete and non disclosure issues. Sewell is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University School of Law.

The selection process for Rising Stars includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review, and independent research of candidates.
The current issue of Super Lawyers magazine features the list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.


More information about the honor can be found online at www.superlawyers.com .


About Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP:
Founded in 1886, Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is a broad-based, general law practice with an emphasis in corporate, business and transactional law and civil litigation on the local, national and international levels. The firm provides services to a range of clientele including major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, insurance companies, financial and lending institutions, non-profit corporations, individuals and public sector boards and authorities. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and its attorneys have consistently been named to prestigious groups such as the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Lawyers, Rising Stars, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, among others. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.


http://www.bouhan.com . 912-236-2491

Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP attorneys honored as ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’

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Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP attorneys honored
as ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’


(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Carlton Joyce, B.H. Levy, Jr. and Edwin D. Robb, Jr. of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been selected for inclusion on the 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Attorneys Greg Sewell and John B. Manly of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been chosen as Georgia Rising Stars.

http://www.bouhan.com


Only five percent of the attorneys in Georgia are chosen each year to be included on the Super Lawyers list. 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 Georgia Rising Stars are selected by the Super Lawyers rating service. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.

Carlton Joyce of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Georgia’s Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s top lawyers. He was selected by the Business Report & Journal as one of the top 40 business leaders in Savannah under age 40. His litigation practice concentrates in the areas of aviation law, insurance defense, and medical malpractice defense. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and serves on the Federal Court Advisory Panel for the Southern District of Georgia. Joyce is a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Litigation and Aviation Law Sections and the Defense Research Institute. He is past President of the Emory University Board of Governors. He graduated from Emory University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.


B. H. Levy, Jr. of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP has previously been honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer. He concentrates in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and commercial transactions. Levy is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, the Savannah Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is a frequent lecturer at Workers’ Compensation seminars and at in-house seminars for employer clients. He graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar. He earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School.


Edwin D. Robb of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Georgia’s Super Lawyers. His practice at Bouhan, Williams & Levy concentrates in the areas of Admiralty, General Casualty, and Transportation Law. He regularly represents cargo insurers in recovery actions in Courts throughout the Southeast. He has also regularly represented marine terminals, stevedores, towing companies and their insurers in litigated matters, including personal injury, property damage and in toxic tort litigation. Robb is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the U.S. (MLA), is a member of MLA Nominating Committee, and is active in MLA Stevedores, Marine Terminals and Vessel Services Committee. He is also a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and has presented papers and has lectured at various Admiralty Seminars. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on vessels in the Pacific and the Atlantic Fleet. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.


John B. Manly is an associate practicing primarily in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice defense and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Bouhan, Williams & Levy, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit in Georgia. Manly is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Manly graduated from The University of Georgia and The University of Georgia School of Law.


Greg Sewell engages in a predominately civil litigation practice. He focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and commercial litigation including covenants not to compete and non disclosure issues. Sewell is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University School of Law.

The selection process for Rising Stars includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review, and independent research of candidates.
The current issue of Super Lawyers magazine features the list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.


More information about the honor can be found online at www.superlawyers.com .


About Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP:
Founded in 1886, Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is a broad-based, general law practice with an emphasis in corporate, business and transactional law and civil litigation on the local, national and international levels. The firm provides services to a range of clientele including major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, insurance companies, financial and lending institutions, non-profit corporations, individuals and public sector boards and authorities. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and its attorneys have consistently been named to prestigious groups such as the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Lawyers, Rising Stars, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, among others. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.


http://www.bouhan.com . 912-236-2491.

Telfair announces top auctioneer at Sotheby’s will be auctioneer for Telfair Ball, auction

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Telfair announces top auctioneer at Sotheby’s will be auctioneer for Telfair Ball, auction

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The Telfair Museums has selected well-known Sotheby’s auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley as auctioneer for the 2012 Telfair Ball February 25. As Senior Auctioneer, Hildesley has conducted some of Sotheby’s most prestigious sales, including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Sale, the sale of the Property of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and The Barry Halper Sale of Baseball Memorabilia.

Philip A. White, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, is also planning to attend the Telfair Ball.

Hildesley and Sotheby’s have donated his auctioneer time to the Telfair and are paying for his flight to Savannah.

“I am thrilled someone of Mr. Hildesley’s caliber is leading the auction at this year’s Telfair Ball,” said Helen Williams Johnson, chair of the Telfair Ball. “He has handled so many of the biggest auction events in the world.” She laughingly recounted that she had identified Hildesley as the auctioneer she was hoping to secure, and then very soon after her aunt, Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, dropped by the Sotheby’s office in New York and unofficially arranged to have him come.

Hildesley joined Sotheby’s in 1961 and played an integral role in Sotheby’s formative years in New York. Hildesley is Executive Vice President of Client Development, New York; Director, Sotheby’s Canada Inc.; and Chairman, Sotheby’s Canada Advisory Board. He has lectured widely on the art market and is author of The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction.

Hildesley was the auctioneer responsible for the sale of the Guennol Lioness, of 3000 B.C., which sold for $57 million—a record for any sculpture sold at auction at the time. He was also the auctioneer for the sale of Paul Kane’s Scene in the Northwest – Portrait, which sold for $5.2 million in 2002 and remains the record for any Canadian painting.

“An experienced auctioneer like Hildesley is critical to the success of a live auction,” said Lisa Grove, Director / CEO of Telfair Museums. “Great auctioneers have the ability to engage and excite the audience and encourage them to raise their paddles to benefit the museum.”

The Telfair Ball is the biggest fundraiser for the Telfair Museums and helps make its exhibits and educational programs possible, Johnson explained.

“I’m always amazed to see what they’re doing in educational programs,” Johnson said, adding that she’s hoping to be able to buy some computers for the educational areas since they currently only have four old computers. The Telfair Museums offers extensive educational programs, some free of charge, for adults and children.

“The Telfair’s exhibits are amazing,” Johnson said. “The Telfair brings major exhibits that Savannahians otherwise couldn’t see without traveling extensively.” In December, the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts will be one of only four museums in the U.S. that will host an exhibition of Italian masterworks by artists such as Botticelli and Titian from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. One of the world’s greatest art museums, the Uffizi Gallery dates to 1560 and began its storied history as the repository of the priceless collection of Florence’s famous Medici family.

“I don’t think Savannah would be the same without the Telfair,” Johnson said. “It’s such an important part of the community and its culture. It embodies the old with the new.”
The Telfair Silent Art Auction will take place Thursday, February 23. The 32nd Annual Telfair Ball will take place February 25. The Telfair Bash will take place later that night. Hildesley will be the auctioneer for The Telfair Ball auction.
The Telfair Silent Art Auction will take place Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 for members and $85 for non-members. Guests can wander the halls of the Jepson Center and bid on artwork from well-known local artists at the newly popular Silent Art Auction. Featuring over 100 pieces of phenomenal artwork, the Art Auction will be on display and available for view online beginning on February 11 for silent auction bidding. Guests can bid until the night of the event when winners will take home their auction prizes at the end of the night.
The Telfair Bash will take place February 25 at 9 p.m. at Telfair Academy. Bash tickets are $100 for Telfair members and $135 for non-members. Back by popular demand, the Bash will treat guests to fine food, cocktails, and a live band as well as an opportunity to participate in the silent auction. Ball participants will join the Bash after dinner to conclude the evening with dancing and celebration.
A highlight of Savannah’s social scene, The Telfair Ball benefits the museums’ exceptional exhibitions, educational programs, and acquisitions. The Ball is open only to Directors Circle members of the Telfair; for information about joining the Directors Circle, call 790-8864. The Ball has a separate auction. Levy Jewelers has donated a diamond and sapphire bangle bracelet. Ray Ellis has donated an original work of art for the Ball auction for the 29th consecutive year, and world-famous portrait photographer Dan Winters has donated to the Ball auction a portrait setting and portrait. Another item is a trip that includes two nights at the George V in Paris and two nights at the Goring Hotel in London. One of the many other items is a dinner for 36 at Local 1110 with wine pairings and more on the Perch (rooftop deck).
Guests will enjoy some of the best food and entertainment the Hostess City has to offer. The silent auction and cocktail reception takes place in the Telfair Academy’s Sculpture Gallery, and the fast-paced live auction will take place in the Rotunda. Dinner will be in the Jepson Center.
About Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty: Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 336 Buck Island Road in Bluffton, S.C. For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.
About C. Hugh Hildesley:
From 1964 – 1970 he was the first Head of the Old Master Paintings Department in New York, going on to form Sotheby’s Appraisal Company in 1970. Educated at Sherborne School, Dorset, and Brasenose College, Oxford, Mr. Hildesley studied Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings at the Rijksbureau Voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie in the Hague. From 1973 – 1976, Mr. Hildesley was responsible for the Jack R. Dick Sale of Sporting Paintings in London, a record-breaking sale that sparked a renewal of interest in this area of collecting. As Senior Auctioneer, he has conducted some of Sotheby’s most prestigious sales, including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Sale, the sale of the Property of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and The Barry Halper Sale of Baseball Memorabilia. He was the auctioneer responsible for the sale of the Guennol Lioness, of 3000 B.C., which sold for $57 million—a record for any sculpture sold at auction at the time. He was also the auctioneer for the sale of Paul Kane’s Scene in the Northwest – Portrait, which sold for $5.2 million in 2002 and remains the record for any Canadian painting. Mr. Hildesley trains Sotheby’s new auctioneers, and conducted 60 benefit auctions in 2010, raising over $11 million for charitable purposes. He has lectured widely on the art market and is author of The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction. Mr. Hildesley is Chairman of the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.), and Trustee of the Royal Academy in London.

About the Telfair Museums:
Telfair Museums, the oldest public art museum in the South, has been an integral part of Savannah’s social landscape for over a century. Since opening its doors to the public in 1880s, the museum has grown from a renovated family mansion into a distinguished cultural institution boasting three architecturally-significant buildings; a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 works of art from America and Europe, dating primarily from the 18th-21st centuries; and a history of dynamic educational programming, community outreach, and exciting exhibitions. Located in Savannah’s vibrant historic district, the museum consists of the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House — two circa 1820 National Historic Landmark buildings — and the contemporary Jepson Center for the Arts. Visit www.telfair.org.

Unique Homes profiles Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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International luxury magazine Unique Homes profiles Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – International luxury magazine Unique Homes recently profiled Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as one of 20 top longtime luxury real estate brokers in the U.S. The 20 brokers were from all over the country, in communities ranging from Beverly Hills to Boston.

The profile says: “Synonymous with Savannah real estate long before she founded her company, Dunn and her husband helped to revive the historic district.”
Unique Homes magazine began 40 years ago as a print publication. It is now a multimedia platform of print, online, digital, custom publishing and social media resources. Unique Homes magazine is the leading publication of its kind, reaching an affluent audience throughout the U.S. and in more than 80 countries.
Celia Dunn, who has been featured on the BBC and HGTV, is the founder and president of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, which she leads with her husband, Larry Dunn.

Celia has been inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame and has received recognition for being in the Distinguished Sales Society of the Savannah Area Board of Realtors for the past 32 years. A native of Savannah, she attended Pape School in Savannah and later graduated from St. Mary’s School in Peekskill, N.Y. She graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and returned to Savannah following her graduation. She has always been a strong community leader and serves on many civic boards. She has lived and worked in Savannah’s National Landmark District for over 40 years. Celia Dunn has always focused on the highest sense of integrity and best service to her clients.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 336 Buck Island Road in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.