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Toll Brothers appoint Kessler as GC
Toll Brothers has named Mark K. Kessler as senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer of the company. Kessler has been a partner with Wolf Block law firm for the past 22 years. He is well-known in the legal community because of his expertise in securities counseling, acquisitions, mergers, and finance-related matters. Kessler will succeed Don Liu as general counsel. Liu will move to Xerox Corporation as their general counsel. Toll Brothers, Inc., is a leader in building luxury homes. The company is a Fortune 500 company and operates across 22 states.
Hart Jr. joins Group Goetz Architects as GC
Group Goetz Architects has hired Thomas Hart, Jr., as general counsel of the organization. Before joining GGA, Hart was a partner at Holland & Knight, LLP. He practiced real estate, telecom, and corporate law. Hart brings vast experience and an extensive knowledge of the real estate industry to GGA. Hart is also associated with CLEO Condominium Association, a complex in the Soldier's Heights area of Petworth, DC. Group Goetz Architects is a nationwide architectural design firm. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the firm specializes in interior architecture and adaptive reuse.
Ferro Corp. appoints new asst. GC
Ferro Corporation has announced that it is hiring Amy B. McGann as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. McGann has been serving American Greetings, based in Ohio, as corporation corporate counsel. She has also been an associate with Calfee, Halter, & Griswold, LLP, and Baker & Hostetler, LLP. Ferro Corporation is a global leader in providing technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. The company has its headquarters in Cleveland, OH, and has approximately 6,700 employees worldwide. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the performance of products in the market of electronics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, construction, appliances, and industrial products.
Huntington new asst. GC at WSWA
Kent Huntington has joined the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), Inc.'s legal department as assistant general counsel. Huntington has been a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, civil division, and prior to his tenure with the Department of Justice he worked for eight years as a litigator in the private sector. At WSWA, Huntington will be responsible for litigation coordination throughout America. He will also take care of regulatory issues. WSWA is a countrywide trade association for the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. The institution ensures that the sales and deliveries of alcohol are conducted only by those who are licensed.