DBA Digest for June 3, 2022

Women Connect Kicks Off Summer with

Sussex County Retreat!

This Year’s first Women’s Connect event was held on May 25 & 26, 2022, at the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach. The theme “Work-Life Integration” was ignited with an evening of acoustic music around a blazing bonfire with the sound of the ocean in the background. To jumpstart the following day attendees enjoyed a healthy breakfast followed by yoga and guided meditation, setting the tone for the amazing lineup of speakers. The seven-panel dynamic group shared their professional and personal experiences on how they manage work-life integration. Following the panel discussion, a networking lunch with a fun scavenger hunt finished out the day. 


Thank you to our sponsors:  

Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank

The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware

Delaware Community Foundation

County Bank


U.S. Trust Company of Delaware/Bank of America

Wilmington University


2022 Delaware Trust Conference - October 18 & 19!

Sponsorships are now available for the 2022 Delaware Trust Conference. Join Platinum Sponsor: The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware (a WSFS Company); Diamond Sponsors: Connolly Gallager; Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella; Gold Sponsors: Charles Schwab Trust Company; Morris, Nichols, Arsht and Tunnell; and Silver Sponsor: Chilton Trust.

The 2022 Delaware Trust Conference will be live at The Chase Center on the Riverfront, AND live-streaming, on October 18 & 19, AND on-demand through November! Full agenda and early-bird registration coming soon!

Sponsorship Information

Christopher Benjamin Named Community Bank Delaware Senior Vice President

Community Bank Delaware is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Benjamin to Senior Vice President in our Lending Group.

Chris Benjamin joined the Bank in 2016. Within this time, Chris has been successful in growing the Bank’s loan portfolio, adding new relationships and managing existing customers. President Wm. Jack Riddle states. “Chris is a significant contributor towards the Bank’s lending growth. He brings enthusiasm and reliability to the lending team and community by building and maintaining customer relationships.”

Mr. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University with a Major in Finance and Psychology.

11 Connolly Gallagher Attorneys

Recognized by Super Lawyers

Eleven Connolly Gallagher attorneys have been named by Super Lawyers in their annual attorney rankings. Seven attorneys were named Super Lawyers and four additional attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in a ranking process that included peer nominations, peer evaluations, and independent research. Approximately 5 percent of attorneys are named as Super Lawyers and 2.5 percent are named as Rising Stars. Connolly Gallagher offers its clients a multidisciplinary approach and is proud to be recognized by Super Lawyers for excellence in eleven different practice areas. Read the full list of honorees via the link below.

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Three Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. Attorneys Named in 2022 Super Lawyers and Delaware Rising Stars List

Peter Gordon and Kimberly McKinnon have been named to the 2022 Delaware Super Lawyers list, and Joseph Bosik IV has been named as a Delaware Rising Star for 2022. Peter was recognized for his work in Tax and Estate Planning & Probate; Kim was recognized for her work in Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Tax; Joe was recognized for his work in Elder Law. Every year, the team at Super Lawyers selects outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For more information, visit SuperLawyers.com.


36 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

Thirty-six Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been recognized for preeminence in their fields by Chambers USA, one of the world’s most respected legal directories. “A powerhouse in the Delaware market, with a deep bench of expert attorneys” (Chambers USA, 2022), Richards Layton has more attorneys listed in Chambers, and more ranked in Band 1, than any other Delaware firm.

In addition to the attorney rankings, Chambers has recognized six of the firm’s practice areas for excellence, with the Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate practices all receiving the guide’s highest Band 1 ranking. “Fantastic lawyers and great strategists” (Chambers USA, 2022). Read the full list of honorees via the link below.

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Chambers USA 2022 Ranks Morris Nichols in Top Tier for Four Delaware Practices; 28 Attorneys Named Leading Delaware Practitioners

The 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business has again ranked Morris Nichols as a leading Delaware law firm in its four core practice categories. For more than a decade, Morris Nichols has consistently been ranked Band 1 in Chambers’ Delaware tables for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property.

Chambers editorial coverage touts Morris Nichols as “an exceptional firm with a strong bench” and a “high level of experience and expertise.” Twenty-eight Morris Nichols lawyers were recognized as leaders in their field in Delaware, accounting for nearly one-third of the firm’s talented lawyers. Read the full list of honorees via the link below.

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Cover & Rossiter Announces Recent Hires

Margaret Mendoza joined the Cover & Rossiter team in August 2021 as a staff accountant in the tax department. In August 2021, Leo Bacchieri rejoined Cover & Rossiter as a staff accountant in the tax department. Danielle Diaz joined the Cover & Rossiter team July, 2021 as a staff accountant in the tax and audit department. Indy Singh joined Cover & Rossiter in November 2021 as a staff accountant after working as an intern during his senior year in college. Karen Wright rejoined Cover & Rossiter in October 2021 in the accounting services department as a manager.

The Current Landscape of Bank-Fintech Partnerships

Please join Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guest and fellow Partner Jeremy Rosenblum for the Consumer Finance Podcast as they discuss the current landscape of bank-fintech partnerships, including how bank-fintech partnerships work, the challenges these partnerships face, and new developments in the area. With more than three decades of experience representing the financial services industry, Jeremy focuses his practice on federal and state lending and consumer practices laws, with emphasis on the interplay between federal and state laws, joint ventures between banks and nonbank financial services providers, the development and documentation of new financial services, bank overdraft practices and disclosures, geographic expansion initiatives, and compliance with federal and state consumer protection laws.

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Ballard Spahr Webinar:

Innovative Products: Traditional Regulation

Join lawyers from Ballard Spahr's Consumer Financial Services Group as they discuss regulations and enforcement trends of innovative products and how companies can best prepare for the future. Topics will include: Average collection periods (ACPs);State licenses that could apply; Substantive regulatory compliance considerations for FinTechs; Enforcement trends and whether these trends should/could inform state licensing strategies or regulatory compliance "best practices;" Examination trends; and, How companies can be prepared for the future.

Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

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