NEW ORLEANS, LA—McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that in 2021, the following attorneys have been promoted to Office Managing Members (Partners) within the firm.
• Charles Adams (Houston)
• Jeffrey Barringer (Albany)
• Magdalen “Mag” Blessey Bickford (New Orleans)
• Shanna Boughton (Boston)
• Kim Israel and Will Grimsley (Ft. Lauderdale/Jacksonville)
• Kelly Lipinski (Cleveland) *effective April 1
• Drew Patty (Baton Rouge)
As the new Office Managing Members, the attorneys will focus on the day-to-day operations and management of the employees and each office. McGlinchey’s office leadership now comprises 47% diverse attorneys.
Charles Adams counsels clients in transactions and represents financial institutions in matters relating to commercial real estate, troubled debt restructuring, and finance.
Jeffrey Barringer is a consumer finance attorney who often advises financial institutions, mortgage companies, sales finance companies, and other providers of consumer financial services on compliance with state and federal law.
Magdalen “Mag” Blessey Bickford also chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment group. She represents businesses and management in labor and employment litigation and provides general legal counsel on a variety of workforce matters.
Shanna Boughton is a litigator who defends banks, loan servicers, commercial lenders, and financial institutions in complex litigation and bankruptcy matters, with a primary focus on lender liability defense, complex commercial litigation, insurance defense, and creditors’ rights work.
Will Grimsley and Kim H. Israel will co-manage the Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices. Will is a commercial litigator. He focuses primarily on representing financial services institutions in a wide variety of matters, including litigating consumer protection statutes as well as foreclosures, collections, and bankruptcy actions involving mortgage and automobile lenders and credit card companies.
Kim is a litigator who represents clients in Florida state and federal courts, including bankruptcy and appellate courts. Handling jury and non-jury trials and appeals, Kim advocates on behalf of organizations and individuals in general civil and commercial matters.
Kelly Lipinski advises clients throughout the U.S. on regulatory compliance matters involving the consumer financial industry. She counsels a full range of financial institutions including depository institutions and their affiliates, mortgage companies, sales finance companies, and lenders partnering with fintech companies, with a special focus on motor vehicle finance and private education lending entities.
Drew Patty also is the team leader and co-team leader of the firm’s intellectual property and cybersecurity and data privacy groups, respectively. He handles a broad range of transactional intellectual property matters and related litigation. Drew serves clients in several sectors, including chemical, medical device, health care, oil and gas, energy storage, financial services, manufacturing, aviation, hospitality, insurance, and software sectors.