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January 5, 2022 BIZ PEOPLE 

Carmody law firm elects five new partners

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The law firm of Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey promoted five attorneys to partner as of Jan. 1.

Managing Partner Rick Street said each of the five attorneys had made significant contributions to the firm and their communities.

“Every day these attorneys are steadfast in delivering on the firm’s commitment to provide smart, practical, and personal legal counsel to the firm’s clients,” Street said. 

The firm has more than 75 attorneys and offices in New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Litchfield and Southbury.

The new partners include: 

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Douglas A. Balko

Douglas A. Balko, based in the firm’s Waterbury office, represents clients in commercial, business, and tort litigation. He advises national and multinational manufacturers, professional corporations, financial institutions, government contractors, medical professionals and hospitals in high exposure litigation in state and federal courts. 

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Jeffrey R. Houle

Jeffrey R. Houle, who works in the Stamford office, focuses his practice on advising businesses, individuals and developers in all aspects of real estate, commercial, condominium and development transactions, including commercial real estate, leasing, condominium formation and governance, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial financing. 

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Jason A. Klein

Jason A. Klein, based in Stamford, represents developers, institutions, corporations, families and individuals in development projects, land use and real estate matters. He has experience in obtaining approvals for a wide range of projects, from large-scale developments to single-family home improvements.

Meaghan M. Miles, based in the New Haven office, represents developers, individuals and corporate entities in real estate and land use matters. She guides clients through the development process, and represents them in connection with obtaining municipal and state approvals for large scale development and real estate transactions. 

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Kevin G. Palumberi

Kevin G. Palumberi, based in Stamford, focuses on corporate, commercial, and transactional matters and represents businesses and tax-exempt organizations in all aspects of their operations, including formation and governance, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and commercial real estate transactions, development and leasing. 


Edgewell names new accounting leader

Shelton-based Edgewell Personal Care Co. recently appointed Priscilla Kasenchak as the company’s chief accounting officer.

Kasenchak joins Edgewell from the Bountiful Company, formerly Nature’s Bounty Co., where she held a similar position. 

Kasenchak will be based in Edgewell’s Shelton office and will report to Chief Financial Officer Dan Sullivan.

Sullivan described Kasenchak as an “accomplished, seasoned accounting and finance executive with deep consumer industry experience.”

“She has a proven track record of developing high-performing teams and creating value for an organization,” Sullivan said. “I look forward to Priscilla joining as a key member of my team and leading our accounting function moving forward.”

Edgewell makes well-known brands such as Schick, Wilkinson Sword and Billie shaving products; Edge and Skintimate shave preparations; Playtex, Stayfree, Carefree and o.b. feminine care products; Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Bulldog, Jack Black and Cremo sun and skin care products, and Wet Ones moist wipes.  

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