Baron, Halaiko, Pleasant Kline and Ward Earn SmartCEO’s Centers of Influence Awards


Date: 10 / 26 / 16

Type: Firm News

SmartCEO_Awards_Image.jpgFour Miles & Stockbridge lawyers were honored with SmartCEO’s 2016 Centers of Influence Awards in October. Stephanie Kaye Baron, Michael Halaiko, Colleen Pleasant Kline and Joseph Ward were among 37 accountants, attorneys and bankers selected for their leadership, innovation, impact, success, and commitment to clients. Finalists are profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and were celebrated at an awards reception in Baltimore. Click the links above to read why clients nominated each lawyer.

Stephanie Kaye Baron is a trusted advisor to employers, locally and nationally, on the full scope of employment law matters. Not one to shy away from a challenge, she has taken on the most demanding and urgent litigation matters in employment law—non-competition litigation. She also is a “go to” lawyer on the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year she also was named to The Daily Record’s “VIP” List.

Michael Halaiko co-leads Miles & Stockbridge’s Products Liability & Mass Torts practice. His multi-faceted practice includes the defense of manufacturers, distributors and retailers; builders, design professionals, contractors and suppliers; and real estate owners and operators. He has substantial trial and arbitration experience.

Colleen Pleasant Kline co-leads the firm’s Corporate, Securities & Tax practice. She acts as outside general corporate counsel and trusted advisor to clients ranging from business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as their officers, directors and shareholders, and entities of all sizes covering a broad range of legal issues.

Joseph Ward represents businesses and equity investors in a variety of corporate and securities matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, leveraged buy-outs, spin-offs, joint ventures, and the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements. He also represents companies and investors in connection with private capital markets transactions and provides general corporate advice to both private and public companies.

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