Two Law Firms Merge to Create Second Largest Firmin Vermont The law firms of Primmer & Piper and Eggleston & Cramer will merge toform Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, the directors of both firms announcedtoday. The new firm, with over 30 lawyers, will offer more comprehensiveservices to its regulatory and corporate clients.An 18-lawyer firm founded in 1982, Primmer & Piper has offices inBurlington, Montpelier, and St. Johnsbury. Eggleston & Cramer, a 13-lawyerfirm founded in 1983, is located in Burlington. Each firm brings business lawspecialties that complement each other. The combination, effective January 1,2006, will establish the second largest law firm in Vermont.”This merger greatly enhances the array of legal practice areas we can offerour clients,” said Bill Piper, Chairman of the Board of Primmer & Piper. “Bycombining our resources, talents, and efforts, we improve service to our clientsand create a better environment for our employees.”The new firms practice areas include banking, bankruptcy, captive andtraditional insurance, commercial transactions, general corporate practice,employment, environmental/land use, estate planning and probate, finance,government relations, health care, immigration, intellectual property andtechnology, international law, commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration,public utility law, commercial real estate, and taxation.”We are excited about the long-term advantages and opportunities this mergerwill provide,” said Anne Cramer, President of Eggleston & Cramer. “Bycombining the legal expertise and experience of both firms, we arewell-positioned to provide top-level services in the increasingly complexregulatory business environment in Vermont, as well as the New England market.”Integration will not involve any physical disruption; the Burlington officesof Primmer & Piper and Eggleston & Cramer are already colocated at 150South Champlain Street. The new firm will continue both firms commitment tovalue, responsiveness, and integrity in providing the highest level of legalservices and achieving excellent results for its clients.
Until his death,Obeya was a sprints coach with the Bahrain Athletics Association and was instrumental to the recruitment of reigning world 400m champion, Salwa Eid Naser (formerly Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu) by Bahrain in 2014.He trained Eid Naser to win the 400m gold at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Cali,Colombia and silver at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.Although Eid Naser struck gold at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha,Qatar under another coach,Dominican Jose Ludwig Rubio,it was Obeya that laid the foundation for her incredible feats in the women’s quarter-mile where she ran 48.14 seconds,the third fastest time of all time behind (East) Germany’s Marita Koch (47.60 seconds in 1985) and Czech’s Jarmila Kratochvilova (47.99 in 1983).‘Like coach Tobias Igwe,coach Obeya was also in the Nigeria team to the first IAAF World Junior Championships in Athens,Greece in 1986 where he took charge of especially the two jumpers in the team,Beatrice Utondu and Caroline Nwajei and has produced so many top stars for Nigeria.It is on record that he trained Tina Ozoro to the first national triple jump record and top jumper,Chinedu Odozor and Samuel Onikeku,’George further stated.The AFN acting president says the federation will send a condolence message to the family of coach Obeya and prays that God grants the family to bear this great and monumental loss.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) acting president, Olamide George has said that the death of another veteran athletics coach,John Obeya has devastated the athletics community in Nigeria.Coach Obeya died yesterday in Jos,Plateau state after complaining of stomach ache.He was aged 65.“This is a very sad day for track and field in Nigeria. When we are still mourning the untimely passing of coach Tobias It’s,another blow has been dealt our dear sport with the report of coach Obeya’s death in Jos,’said George in a statement.“Coach Obeya complained of a stomach problem on Monday and was taken to an undisclosed hospital in Jos where he was operated upon but sadly he didn’t survive,’said George who lamented Nigeria has lost one of her most talented track and field coaches.