VCIA 2019 Annual Conference

PF+C directors, Peter McDougall, Kerin Stackpole and Benjamin Gould, will speak at the upcoming Vermont Captive Insurance Association (“VCIA”) Annual Conference during the week of August 5th. McDougall will be speaking the afternoon of Monday, August 5 during a new … Continued

Practice Alert: U.S. Trademark Office

FOREIGN-DOMICILED APPLICANTS AND REGISTRANTS REQUIRED TO BE REPRESENTED BY U.S.-LICENSED ATTORNEY:  On 3 August 2019, a new rule takes effect at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “Office”) that changes the dynamics of trademark filing, prosecution, and post-registration … Continued

McDougall Elected to be New Firm President

July, 2019 – Attorney Peter J. McDougall was elected by his peers to serve as the firm’s new President and Treasurer. McDougall, a captive insurance and business lawyer, had previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee as Vice-President since 2014 … Continued

Vermont’s Captive Insurance Laws Strengthened

At a ceremony held at the Vermont State House on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Governor Phil Scott signed the annual captive insurance housekeeping bill into law. This year’s bill proposed several updates to Vermont’s leading captive law, including modifications to … Continued

Stephanie Mapes to Teach Course on Risk Retention Groups

PF+C President and Captive Insurance Practice Group Leader, Stephanie Mapes will co-teach an International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) multi-session online course entitled “Risk Retention Groups.” This course will focus on the risk retention group insurance alternative under the … Continued

Attorney Stephen D. Ellis Joins Paul Frank + Collins P.C.

Paul Frank + Collins P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Stephen D. Ellis has joined the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment teams. Attorney Ellis is an accomplished trial and appellate advocate, arbitrator, and mediator. He brings to PF+C … Continued