I Love You / Pete Reid Law Party This Weekend
The Second Annual I Love You / Pete Reid Law Valentine’s Party will take place this Sunday evening at the new Beauty Ballroom in Austin. Once again the party brings together the friends and clients of Pete Reid Law, PLLC with the friends and clients of Farah Reid’s ‘I Love You Hair’.
Last year a prize drawing raised over a thousand dollars for Juvenile Diabetes Research and this year all proceeds will go to the Austin Young Women’s Alliance Foundation. The party starts at 6pm with the raffle at 8pm, and will include live music from ‘All In The Golden Afternoon’. More details can be found at the Pete Reid Law Facebook page. We would love to see you there.
New Websites and Areas of Practice.
The Pete Reid Law website has just been launched with new photographs, an extended bio, and additional areas of practice. Check it out at www.petereidlaw.com.
In addition to its focus on business litigation and real estate litigation, Pete Reid Law, PLLC has recently been retained in several high-profile sports law matters. More information on this development can be found at the firm’s new microsite:
University of Texas Law School Lecture
Pete Reid has been invited to be a Guest Lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law this spring. The European Union Commercial Environment class covers a wide range of EU Commercial Law under the tutelage of attorney and Congressional hopeful Trey Roberts.
Pete Reid will be lecturing on the powers of the European Court of Justice, including a discussion on how the Bosman ruling impacted European soccer.
Important Supreme Court Victory and Attorneys’ Fees Awarded
As reported in the New York Law Journal, the Supreme Court of Queens recently held that a co-op building’s demand for an elderly couple to remove their air conditioner amounted to discrimination under Federal, State and City statutes.
After an evidentiary hearing of several days over two months, the Court wrote that the co-op’s actions and its continued defense of the case were discriminatory because it refused to make reasonable accommodations to afford the lady, who suffered from severe asthma, an “equal opportunity to use and enjoy her dwelling”.
Moreover, Pete Reid, together with Colin Kaufman Esq. of Adam Leitman Bailey, PC, convinced the Court that the couple was entitled to have their attorneys’ fees reimbursed by the co-op under a provision of the Fair Housing Amendment Act.
This was a significant victory, not least because after more than six years of litigation, the couple had incurred over $230,000 in attorneys’ fees.
And finally, Pete and Farah Reid are delighted to announce the arrival of their first daughter. Dune Mackenzie Reid was born at 11.47pm on October 26, 2011, weighing in at 7lb 13 ounces.
Dune is now 3 and a half months old and she is a very happy and sweet little lady. We are hopeful that she will be able to start her internship at Pete Reid Law, PLLC this summer.