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CSVL Announces Leadership Updates and Retirement of Named Partner

CSVL is excited to announce several key updates within its leadership team. Gary Lovell and Angela Kopet have been elected to lead the Strategic Planning Team, where they will steer the firm’s overarching goals in strategy and policy, offering counsel to the management team and acting as a vital link to the partnership. Congratulations to Gary and Angela on their new roles!

Additionally, CSVL is proud to unveil the results of its recent Firmwide Management Team election. Effective March 1, 2024, Doug MacKelcan assumes the position of Managing Partner, responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations. Melissa Bailey steps into the role of Talent Partner, overseeing all attorney and staff relations, while Lee Weatherly becomes Finance Partner, ensuring the firm’s financial stability. Congratulations to Doug, Melissa, and Lee on their well-deserved appointments!

Finally, CSVL bids a fond farewell to named partner Fred Valz, who has retired after nearly 38 years of dedicated service. Fred leaves behind a legacy of mentorship, advocacy, and leadership, impacting countless colleagues and clients. While his presence will be missed, CSVL extends its deepest gratitude to Fred and wishes him and his wife, Meg, abundant joy in their future adventures. Thank you, Fred, for your invaluable contributions to our firm.