A prominent Madison law firm, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach, known for its many honors and successful legal advocacy, has changed its name to Pines Bach (www.PinesBach.com). Firm leaders unveiled the new name on September 20, 2016 to more than 200 clients, attorneys, business leaders, elected officials and others during the Pines Bach Deep Roots, New Branches event at the Robinia Courtyard, an event space in Madison. In celebration of this milestone in the law firm's 37-year history, Pines Bach made a $10,000 donation to the Madison Parks Foundation Tree Fund to support replacement of the 25,000 ash trees that are being removed throughout the city as a result of the emerald ash borer infestation.

"We are adding attorneys and growing," said Lester Pines, senior partner at Pines Bach. "We have deep roots in our community and state, and have nurtured lifelong relationships, loyalty to our clients and a reputation for working tirelessly to meet complex legal challenges through superior counsel and advocacy. At Pines Bach, we are as compassionate, courageous, creative, and community-focused as ever. Our name may have changed, but our priorities - personal service and positive outcomes - have not."

Susan Crawford and Jordan Loeb, partners at Pines Bach, presented the $10,000 donation to Stephanie Franklin, Executive Director of the Madison Parks Foundation. "As we continue to seek outstanding outcomes for our clients well into the 21st century, we look forward to seeing these new trees thrive long into the future as well," said Crawford.

"We are thrilled and grateful to Pines Bach for a generous gift that will make such a big impact on everyone who enjoys the beauty of our Parks," said Franklin. Charlie Romines, Assistant Superintendent of Park Operations for the City of Madison, who accompanied Franklin, explained that "there is a substantial cost to replace these ash trees and being that there are more than 270 parks and open spaces in the City of Madison, this gift from Pines Bach will truly be felt across the entire city."

"Our firm is proud to continue to serve its clients, community and state," said Tamara Packard, partner at Pines Bach.

Pines Bach has a wide-ranging practice that includes civil and criminal litigation, family law and representation of health care organizations and businesses. It litigates cases in the areas of labor and employment, environmental protection, personal injury, commercial disputes, public policy issues, open records claims and white collar and other criminal defense cases. Its attorneys regularly appear before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Many of the 15 attorneys at Pines Bach continue to be honored with the highest levels of peer recognition for excellent legal work by being named as Super Lawyers™, included in Best Lawyers in America and chosen as members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Litigation Council of America.

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