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More on BP Oil Spill

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Just confirmed — I’ll be one of the speakers at the upcoming BP Oil Spill Conference in Atlanta (June 24/25). The conference is put together by HB Litigation Conferences, the successor group to Lexis/Nexis Mealey’s Conferences. I’ve spoken at their conferences before, and they do a great job (and without sounding too self-serving, they put together a great set of speakers). Other speakers will include both the plaintiff and defense bar in this case, and I’m scheduled to go on right before the luncheon key-note address by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

For more information about the conference, please visit HB Litigation Conference’s web site.

Written by johnkilpatrick

May 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm

the 11 day week

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It’s been 11 days since my last post… long week, eh?

The litigation support portion of our business has been hogging my calendar most of this month. I’ve had 5 days of deposition in two different cases (plus cross-country travel, prep, etc.) in the past 11 days. Yes, that’s every bit as busy as it sounds. The month isn’t over — I have two more dep’s scheduled for May (both, thankfully, in Seattle) and then two the first week in June (both, thanks to the Gods of calendars, in New Orleans).

As if that wasn’t enough, the BP Oil Spill matter is on my calendar each and every day. We’re in daily communications with law firms in the Gulf states and elsewhere, and we’re working on a methodology white-paper for distribution later this month. There is a CLE conference scheduled for Atlanta in June — Greenfield will have some-sort of presence. More on that in the next couple of days. If you’d like a copy of the white paper when it’s published, please drop us a note at

Of course, the real estate advisory and investment side of our business continues to be a busy place. Sigh… It’s nice to be busy.

Written by johnkilpatrick

May 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Newsletter, oil spill, and such…

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Just sent out the April issue of The Greenfield Advisor. We cover quite a few things, but the front-page article is about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Greenfield is already gearing up a file on this matter, and given our history in such situations, we can already see the salient issues which will need to be addressed. More on this later….

We also include info on recent meetings of the American Real Estate Society and the Real Estate Counseling Group of America, as well as our thoughts on the current state of the economy. Enjoy!

Written by johnkilpatrick

May 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm

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