July 6th, 2015
Amanda Callander was recently chosen to serve on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Committee.
Acting as the unified voice of the region’s business community at the local, state and federal levels, the Business Advocacy Committee ensures the operating climate is supportive of area businesses by identifying top issues and adopting and advocating a legislative agenda to address them.
“I’m ready to help South Carolina and its businesses grow,” says Callander, a commercial real estate attorney with a political science background. “I’m interested in growth, but it needs to be smart. We are experiencing amazing things in Charleston, with many new companies opening for business here and producing additional jobs. We need to have the infrastructure to support these businesses. To enable them to get their goods and services and employees to and from their place of business. We want to make our business climate and infrastructure conducive to their success.”
Made up of about 25 members from all areas of the business community, the committee develops the chamber’s legislative agenda through subcommittees focused on transportation and infrastructure, environmental regulation, development regulation, and education and talent development, all of which also guide the organization’s advocacy efforts. Callander asked to join the group last year after learning about it through the Leadership Charleston program. Most members serve a year-long term.
As a member of the committee, Callander will help support the 2015 agenda of ensuring the region has a growing pipeline of skilled talent with skills for both now and the future, and that the infrastructure has the funds to sustain economic growth.
July 1st, 2015
We are proud to announce five attorneys – Amanda Callander, Christy Fargnoli, Trevor Cangelosi, Robb Brown and Alex Timmons – have been named members.
Amanda Callander has 18 years of experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and business transactions, banking and finance law and corporate law. Callander works out of our Charleston office, and received her juris doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998.
Christy Fargnoli, also in our Charleston office, focuses her practice on general civil litigation with concentrations in insurance defense, insurance coverage, business litigation and municipal law. Fargnoli has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three consecutive years. She gained her juris doctorate degree as cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2008.
Trevor Cangelosi, based out of the Charleston office, handles litigation, primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance defense. Cangelosi has tried more than 25 cases to verdict for individuals and businesses. He received his juris doctorate degree in 2008 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Robb Brown joined the firm’s Columbia office in 2013 and practices insurance defense and civil litigation. Brown has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three consecutive years, and has achieved an AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell ─an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability generated from other lawyers and members of the bar and the judiciary. He earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2005.
Alex Timmons based out of the firm’s Greenville office, concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, representing insurers and businesses in construction litigation, personal injury and insurance coverage and contract disputes. Timmons gained his juris doctorate degree as Magna Cum Laude from the Charleston School of law 2008.
June 9th, 2015
We recently welcomed Leslie Boodry as an associate, to our Charleston office. Boodry graduated magna cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2014 and focuses on insurance defense in the Charleston office.
While attending law school, Boodry served on the editorial board for the Federal Courts Law Review where her student works paper was published. Boodry was also an executive member of the Moot Court Board, and part of a three-person team that won the National Tax Moot Court Competition in Clearwater, FL. In addition, Boodry received CALI Awards for Excellence in Employment Discrimination, Federal Income Taxation and Appellate Advocacy.
“We’re extremely pleased Leslie joined our Charleston team to focus on general civil litigation and focus on our insurance defense department insurance defense department,” says Sam Clawson, managing member at Clawson and Staubes. “She’s a very valuable addition to our company with a diverse background in the field of law.”
Boodry currently resides in downtown Charleston. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science at the University of Miami in 2011.