Features December 2023

Sam Brumberg – Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives and Association of Broadband Cooperatives

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Think about this: in the U.S., such inequality exists that one student in high school has high-speed internet at home while another student in the same school in the same grade must sit in a McDonald’s parking lot to access the web. The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Broadband Cooperatives is doing everything possible […]

David Larkin – The Kendal Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In Northern California’s wine country, several spiritual sects are finding common ground. Literally, and all the better if they set an example through living side-by-side and sharing. So says David Larkin, who’s had a hand in bringing together 60-and-older people of the Quaker and Zen faiths. This fall, residents began moving into a 200-plus-apartment senior […]

Marc Cairo – Elite Staffing

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the first general counsel of Elite Staffing, Marc Cairo plays a crucial role in ensuring its workers’ well-being and protection, particularly regarding workers’ compensation. With a deep understanding of the legal landscape and a compassionate approach, Cairo relentlessly strives to enhance workers’ compensation policies and protocols. “My dedication to this cause is rooted in […]

Matthew Shuber – Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For a professional baseball team like the Toronto Blue Jays, success requires more than star players performing to the best of their abilities. “Winning on the field may be the ultimate goal of any sports organization, requiring high-performing players and a driven and collaborative baseball operations department. However, a true culture of excellence is driven […]

Louis Pretekin – Imperial Realty Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the compendium of household terms, it’s safe to say Section 1031 is on very few lists. However, U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 is crucial to some of the legal work done by Louis Pretekin, the general counsel for Chicago-based Imperial Realty Co. The code section enables real estate sellers to defer capital gains […]

Sam Burruano – Five Star Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Grounded in a legacy of community-oriented banking for more than 200 years, Five Star Bank knows about adapting to changing times. With roots dating back to 1817 with the founding of the National Bank of Geneva, Five Star Bank has grown into a $6-billion-asset bank providing consumer and commercial banking and lending services to individuals, […]

Jason Karp – Affinaquest

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though the University of South Carolina football team didn’t compete for the national title this past fall, the Gamecocks did well at the gate and merchandise counter. With much credit due to its five-year partnership with Affinaquest, the university acquired 4,500-plus new ticket buyers and more than 800 new donors, enhancing its bottom line by […]

Anthony Rallo – Coherent Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

His employer growing rapidly through acquisitions, Anthony Rallo’s been smoothing what’s been a wild ride at Coherent Corp. General counsel of the North American lasers segment since early this year, and he’s stepping outside the traditional legal role in being a full partner to the business side. Upgraded contract lifecycle management essential to the cause, […]

David Borer – AFGE

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The fate and fortunes of federal and D.C. workers tend to rise and fall with the changing political tides. When the Trump administration swept into the White House in 2017, leaders of the American Federation of Government Employees knew the union was in for a rough ride. As general counsel to the largest federal sector […]

Emilio Bugs – GFT

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Emilio Bugs began his legal career around 20 years ago, his father offered advice on what lawyers should and shouldn’t do. Long hair and pierced ears? Out of order! But while his father may have known best from a conventional standpoint, the precocious son had other influences that turned out fine. The young Bugs […]


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