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Thorp Reed & Armstrong Elects 5 New Partners

PITTSBURGH - Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP has announced the election of five new partners in a meeting of the firm's partnership held on Jan. 13, 2011. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, attorneys Christopher Day, Stacy Dee, Tim Gallagher, Vince Roskovensky and Craig Russell are Thorp Reed Partners.

Day concentrates his practice in complex litigation and has a history of success representing companies, banks, trustees, and individuals in complex commercial disputes, including contract disputes, lender liability claims, shareholder oppression claims, international trade disputes, reinsurance claims and various bankruptcy adversarial proceedings. He has been engaged as special litigation counsel by bankruptcy trustees to pursue fraudulent conveyance, tort and contract claims, and various avoidance actions on behalf of bankruptcy estates, and has managed litigation of national and regional product liability and consumer class action matters. He earned his J.D. from Temple University.

Dee has significant experience in commercial and real estate finance transactions. She has documented, negotiated and facilitated the closing of numerous secured and unsecured commercial finance transactions on behalf of lenders and borrowers in syndicated and single lender transactions. Her experience includes representation of lenders, servicers, developers and borrowers in complex real estate finance transactions, as well as providing legal advice regarding evaluation of risks, loan structuring and documentation to national and regional financial institutions including banks, commercial mortgage companies and government-sponsored entities. She received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Gallagher is a member of Thorp Reed's General Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, where he represents clients in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities, international business transactions, technology transactions and general corporate transactions. He received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.

Roskovensky is a member of the Litigation practice group concentrating his practice in commercial, product liability and employment matters. Since joining Thorp Reed in 2002, he has handled various contract negotiations and litigation, products liability matters concerning industrial, chemical and consumer products, toxic tort defense, non-competition and trade secret litigation, federal and state employment discrimination claims, and ERISA/benefits litigation. He earned his J.D. from Villanova University.

Russell focuses his practice in the areas of commercial finance and real estate transactions, creditors' rights, and commercial loan restructuring and workouts. He has significant experience serving as counsel to the administrative agents and lead arrangers in connection with secured credit facilities, handling the structuring, drafting and negotiation of loan documentation, as well as refinancing and other matters related to existing indebtedness and working capital requirements. He received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.

Since 1895, Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP has been a premier Pittsburgh-based law firm that has grown to include offices in Philadelphia, Princeton, N.J., and Wheeling, W. Va. For more information, call 1-800-221-7029 or visit