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Student Transactional Law Meet Team places second in regional meet

The Western New England University School of Law Transactional Law Meet team finished second (behind the team from Northwestern University Law School) at the regional meet held on Friday, February 23 at Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, PA. The team members included Joseph Masse (3L), Heather Merrill (4L), and Karen Tiroletto Santiago (4L). In the competition they represented the sellers of a high-tech firm that was being purchased by a sovereign wealth fund from China. The facets of the competition included: interviewing their client, drafting an agreement, marking up the other side's document and, ultimately, negotiating a deal. Dean Eric Gouvin served as faculty advisor and former team member Attorney Kelvin Thomas (JD/MBA '14) from the Hartford firm of Ford & Paulekas, did much of the coaching. Additional help was provided by faculty members Rene Reich-Graefe and Robert Statchen, along with attorneys Daniel McKellick ('14) of Bacon Wilson and David Parke of Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas.