CH& Announces Its Newest Partners

Cairncross & Hempelmann (CH&) is pleased to announce Eugenie Rivers, Laura Bertin, Rochelle Doyea, Aditi Paranjpye, and Jonathan Tebbs as its newest Partners.

Eugenie’s practice includes a wide range of business, finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. Her experience includes representing both local and international companies, financial institutions, and nonprofits. Eugenie’s experience also includes advising clients regarding the formation and financing of real estate projects in opportunity zones. Eugenie has served as in-house general counsel for a community bank and has a strong accounting and commercial lending background. She often speaks on topics related to business and financing matters.

Laura focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, where she helps clients navigate the legal intricacies associated with growing and reaching key milestones over the lifetimes of their businesses. Drawing on her deep experience working with clients in all stages of development, Laura serves as corporate counsel to startups, emerging growth companies, and established privately held and public corporations in a wide range of transactions, including angel and venture capital financings (debt and equity), mergers and acquisitions (buy- and sell-side) and public offerings. Laura also advises companies with respect to corporate governance and compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations such as the JOBS Act, SEC reporting requirements and other regulatory directives.

Rochelle’s experience lies at the nexus of construction and employment litigation. She represents design professionals to resolve a range of conflicts from single-party disputes to complex multi-party litigation. Her background in finance and accounting allows her to recognize operational challenges and provide digestible advice from a business perspective, empowering her clients to make informed decisions. Rochelle’s practice also includes employment advice and counsel. She counsels employers on good policies and HR practices to help clients mitigate risk and prevent problems in the workplace by keeping them abreast of the changing legal landscape around wage and hour disputes, discrimination, non-competition issues and more.

Aditi represents companies, individuals, and receivers in commercial bankruptcy, restructuring, and receiverships.  She advises creditors, debtors and receivers with respect to risk management and dispute resolution.  Aditi’s experience and involvement in a wide array of bankruptcy and insolvency matters, including as an Assistant US Attorney, gives her unique perspective as she helps clients navigate complex commercial issues. Aditi is active in a number of industry organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS).  She was recently recognized by Chambers USA and commentators state she is “smart, astute and very, very good.”  Aditi regularly speaks on topics related to bankruptcy and insolvency.

Jon is an integral member of the Firm’s litigation practice group, focusing on complex commercial litigation. Jon is experienced in a broad range of litigation types and has an aptitude for quickly grasping highly-nuanced industries and conflicts. In addition to handling business disputes in state and federal courts, his broad experience covers appellate, securities, antitrust, trade secrets, and products liability litigation. Jon regularly represents entities and individuals in property tax appeals, where he has successfully argued for reductions in his clients’ property tax valuations, resulting in substantial tax savings over multiple years. He has also represented financial institutions in a variety of civil matters, including consumer class actions and arbitrations, mortgage foreclosures and related litigation, and regulatory compliance.