Clients and friends:
Each month as we sit down to compose this letter it seems that we have more changes to share. We embrace these transformations, as it means that we are open to new ideas, that our attorneys and staff are embracing development and are passionate about the work we do. The model we have created for the firm enables growth and development – what remains constant are our values and commitment to our clients. It is there that we are fueled to innovate for you, our team, families, and communities.
This month, we announced a new compliance service that will be instrumental in helping you, as clients, navigate CMS’ November 28th deadline to create or update a Compliance and Ethics Program pursuant to Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation (RoP). We are also excited to embark on a new endeavor and will be launching our first SHG podcast detailing the elements and goals of CMS’ compliance requirements this month. Though these changes may seem daunting, we are here to decode the regulations and aid in your program implementation.
We welcomed three new attorneys to our team this month: Jason Greenberg who lives and practices in Maryland and brings general civil litigation, bankruptcy, and collections experience; Sarah Mulligan, a North Carolina attorney with 10+ experience, including extensive work in bankruptcy, wills and trusts; Charlotte Mastoridis, referred by one of our own – Nikoleta Tzaferos, who lives and works in New Jersey, and is pending admission in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Given the success we’ve already experienced with the law clerk role, we’ve added a second law clerk to our team: Maureen Patrigani, who is currently completing her final year of law school at Suffolk University Law School in Boston where she is certified as a Student Attorney under Massachusetts Rule 3:03. Finally, Melissa Wintermore joins us in our South Carolina office as our Executive Assistant.
In addition to our growth as a whole, our employees are always pursuing personal and professional growth. Andrea Kirksey, our Firm Administrator, recently returned from San Antonio where she studied with Brenè Brown to become a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. We’re excited that’s she’s brought this work, not just to SHG, but is able to bring it to you, your teams, and your organizations, as you can read below.
Thank you for continuing on this ever-changing journey with us!
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