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Stradley Ronon Elects Three to Partnership and Promotes One to Counsel

January 17, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon announced today the promotions of four associates. Cory O. Hippler, Mena Larmour and Anastasia C. Sheffler-Wood have been elected to the firm’s partnership and A. Nicole Stover has been elevated to counsel.

“These four attorneys are exceptionally talented and hard-working professionals who have a deep commitment to providing our clients with sophisticated, practical legal advice,” said Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso. “We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to our clients and the firm.”

Hippler, based in Stradley Ronon’s Philadelphia office, counsels registered investment companies, investment advisers and independent directors on a wide range of regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. His practice includes advising clients with respect to the organization, registration, and ongoing operations and compliance of open-end and closed-end funds; the preparation and review of regulatory filings, board materials and compliance policies and procedures; fiduciary oversight and fund governance issues; shareholder meetings and proxy solicitation materials; and various transactional matters, including reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions involving funds and investment advisers. Hippler received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Richmond.

Resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Larmour focuses her practice on counseling investment companies, independent trustees and investment advisers in connection with regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. She regularly assists clients with fund formations and restructurings; launching new share classes; board meeting preparation and board-related issues; drafting disclosure and compliance procedures to bring clients into compliance with regulatory initiatives; complex-wide proxy solicitation projects; open-end and closed-end fund reorganizations; and various other corporate governance and transactional matters. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class, and her B.S., cum laude, from Colgate University.

Sheffler-Wood, based in the firm’s Malvern, Pennsylvania office, represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and cross-border transactions. She also provides corporate counseling to financial services institutions, health care systems and global manufacturers. Ms. Sheffler-Wood graduated first in her law school class and received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Drew University.

Stover, based in the firm’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office, practices employment law, with a concentration on human resources policy development and implementation and restrictive covenant litigation. She regularly advises employers and acquiring companies with regard to employment transition matters in connection with a sale or purchase of business or other reorganization, including negotiation of severance compensation and benefits, development of transition strategy and human resources due diligence. She received her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Penn State Law Review, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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