Leclair Korona Vahey Cole LLP, a business litigation law firm, announces that Steven E. Cole has been named the firm’s new managing partner. Cole follows Paul Leclair who managed the firm since its formation in 2007.
“This is an exciting time for the firm. In the past year, we have focused on meeting the needs of our long-standing clients as well as cultivating new client relationships. Our move to the First Federal Building doubled our space, including several extra offices to accommodate our planned growth,” said Cole. In November, Leclair Korona Vahey Cole will celebrate its ten year anniversary.
In 2007, Paul Leclair, Mary Jo Korona, Laurie Vahey, and Steven Cole co-founded the firm and over time expanded, adding three associates to support the flourishing complex business litigation practice. The firm recently expanded its support staff through the hiring of a firm administrator and a second paralegal, and is actively seeking to hire additional associate attorneys over the next year.
Cole represents businesses and individuals in complex disputes in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before governmental agencies. He regularly represents companies and individuals in the financial services industry in investor disputes, regulatory inquiries, and cases involving the enforcement of restrictive employment covenants. His practice also includes trade secret and intellectual property litigation, as well as disputes between owners of businesses.
In 1989, Cole began his career as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice. As an attorney with the Justice Department and in private practice, Steve has been involved in numerous trials and arbitration hearings, including hearings before the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and its predecessor organizations.
Cole graduated from Union College and American University College of Law.
The attorneys of Leclair Korona Vahey Cole LLP have successfully represented prominent national and local corporations, partnerships and individuals in state and federal courts, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The firm’s commercial litigation practice includes contract, banking, fraud, tax, bankruptcy, real property, insurance, franchise and sales agency and distributorship matters. The firm also represents clients in cases involving professional and accounting malpractice.