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Julie Day Interview

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Julie Hottle Day, a longtime Virginia practitioner, represents parties in family law litigation and small business transactions and litigation. Julie brings a business sensibility to her divorce practice that benefits her clients in the short and long term. She prides herself in her reputation as an honest, hardworking attorney who keeps her clients well informed, and believes that a client who is well informed is a client well served.

An active member of the Virginia State Bar since 1991, Julie is also admitted to the Maryland State Bar and to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She has conducted litigation in the Virginia counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper and Orange. Noted for her diplomacy and skill in drafting prenuptial agreements by Washingtonian Magazine in 2005, she was named by that publication as one of the top 88 divorce lawyers in the Washington, D.C. area in 2009.

Julie is a member of the Family Law subsections of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the National Association of Woman Lawyers, and is an associate member of the Fauquier Bar Association. A frequent public speaker, Julie addresses business and divorce issues as well as work-life balance for attorneys. She has appeared on CoParenting101.org as a guest interviewee commenting on divorce, custody and coparenting issues. Her upcoming article, “Divorce and the Closely Held Business”, advocates that all businesses include in their regular business planning the creation of a contingency plan in the event of principal or employee divorce. It will appear in the Fall 2010 issue of Family Law News, a publication of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Ms. Day is a 1991 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of law, where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

A native Virginian, Ms. Day now resides in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and their two children.

Marylou Fabbo Interview

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Marylou joined the firm in 1995 after practicing in the Employment Law Group of a large, Hartford, Connecticut law firm, and she became a partner of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in 2001. Marylou received her undergraduate degree from Bryant College (magna cum laude) in 1988. In 1993, she received her law degree from Western New England College School of Law (magna cum laude) after serving as a Note Editor for the Western New England Law Review. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has experience in all aspects of employment litigation and has successfully defended employers in lawsuits before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Marylou has defended multiple class action lawsuits involving alleged wage violations. Marylou also conducts extensive management training for employers and associations on a variety of topics, including harassment prevention, wage and hour law, interaction of the Family Medical Leave Act with other leave laws, and ADA compliance. Marylou has been named a "Super Lawyer" in Employment Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which recognizes the top 5% of the lawyers in specific practice areas.

Michele Lyerly Interview

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Ms. Lyerly is currently serving as the Firm's Commercial Real Estate practice area leader. Ms. Lyerly's practice is devoted primarily to the representation of developers, investors and users of commercial real estate in the acquisition, construction, financing, development, leasing and sale of shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments. Ms. Lyerly has significant experience in the acquisition of land for large-scale retail, mixed-use and "lifestyle" developments and in the preparation and negotiation of retail tenant leases. Her experience also includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, easements, restrictive covenants, development agreements, management agreements, ground leases and both retail and office leases. Her practice also includes real estate financing such as traditional acquisition and construction loans, new market tax credit financing and tax-deferred exchanges.

Education:

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1997 B.A., International Studies, magna cum laude,
  • University of South Carolina, 1993

Admissions:

  • South Carolina
  • California

Academic Honors:

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Wig and Robe

Professional Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Civic and Community Service

  • United Way, Young Philanthropists
  • March of Dimes, Past Real Estate Fund Raiser Committee Member
  • Christ Church Episcopal Preschool Volunteer
  • Furman University Connections Leadership Program, 2008

Michelle Flores Interview

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Michelle Lee Flores is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and is a member of its Labor & Employment Department. Ms. Flores focuses her practice on employment matters including litigation and compliance, and labor and business litigation. She serves as primary counsel in all aspects of litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitration and mediation involving wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour claims, including class actions, unfair competition claims, defamation, fraud and various general business disputes.

Kyra Howell Interview

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Kyra Howell is the founding and sole member of The Howell Law Firm, PLLC, an estate and business planning law firm in Sperryville, Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kyra has been an attorney for 14 years, and after practicing in the corporate world in New York, and then on Capitol Hill and in a larger law firm in Washington, DC, she started The Howell Law Firm in 2005.

After four years of a successful practice, Kyra gave up her brick and mortar office in August 2009 and reconfigured her practice from a general practice to a more specialized one after the birth of her third child, focusing on family estates and small businesses. She now conducts her law practice from home, meeting clients in their homes or at their businesses. Her oldest child will start kindergarten this fall. Given the large number of layoffs from law firms and the economic difficulty faced by many attorneys over the past two years, Kyra has decided to share her secrets for success through her blog – www.powerlawyersathome.com/blog. She also has a website where she is offering a Free Report to help attorneys maximize their efficiency in lawyering from home – www.PowerLawyersAtHome.com.