Hull McGuire Participates In Two Conferences Of IBLC
Pittsburgh/Washington, D.C., 4/5/2002 - Shareholders
of Hull McGuire PC, a corporate law boutique based in Pittsburgh, recently
participated in two conferences of the International
Business Law Consortium (IBLC)
-- one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and another in Kitzbühel, Austria.
is an arm of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), based in
Salzburg, Austria. The IBLC is composed of approximately 70 law
and accounting firms under 100 lawyers in size with one IBLC
member firm located in each major city across the globe. Hull
McGuire is the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania member of the IBLC.
From March 6 until March 12, Hull McGuire shareholders
Julie McGuire and Dan Hull met in Buenos Aires with approximately 20
lawyers representing law firms from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany,
Peru, the United Kingdom and the U.S. The purpose of the Buenos
Aires conference was to discuss and devise ways to serve corporate clients
of IBLC law
firms which are doing business or establishing subsidiaries in foreign
jurisdictions through the use of the IBLC
Subsequently, between March 16 and March 23, shareholder
Dan Hull participated in a conference near Kitzbühel, Austria at the
Lebenberg Palace focusing on international aspects of protecting
intellectual property. The Kitzbühel program was conducted by
the CILS, the parent organization of the IBLC. It
was attended by several U.S. firms and 40 additional firms from 35
countries. Classes and discussions were held in 2 hour segments
in both the early morning and late afternoon for 5 days so that
participants could work or telecommute during the day.
According to Hull, the IBLC
and the CILS tangibly benefit current Hull McGuire clients.
"Hull McGuire is a relatively small firm with clients
normally serviced by much larger law firms -- often with offices in
Europe, Asia or South America," Hull said. "Although
our role as the Pittsburgh IBLC
member has resulted in new incoming work for us from abroad, our
participation in the IBLC
has also provided our long-standing clients with first-rate lawyers to
serve them in most key cities in the world when the need arises."
"Clients really like the idea" Hull continued,
"of having these strategically located firms -- often boutiques very
much like Hull McGuire -- willing and able to serve them abroad. Our
experiences with each IBLC
or CILS firm have thus far been very positive."
also headquartered in Salzburg, was established in 1995 by the CILS to
assist law and accounting firms in participating in CILS's publishing,
conference, study, professional development, research and fellowship
membership is extended by the CILS.
and the CILS hold eight conferences each year at venues all over the