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Smith Moore Lawyers Receive 40 Under 40 Awards

Smith Moore Lawyers Receive 40 Under 40 Awards

March 29, 2005

Three attorneys recognized for community service and professional achievement

GREENSBORO – The Triad Business Journal has named Stephen E. Klee, Allison Overbay Van Laningham and Robert D. Kidwell, attorneys from the Greensboro office of Smith Moore LLP, to receive the "40 Leaders Under 40" award.  The award honors young leaders for outstanding work in their professional fields and in the Triad community.

Klee is a Smith Moore partner practicing in the areas of business transactions, commercial real estate development and banking and finance.  Klee is heavily involved with the United Arts Council of Greensboro, where he has served on the board of directors, has co-chaired the council's Corporate II Arts Fund division, is an active member of the council's Prelude Society, and currently holds the arts seat on the Greensboro Convention and Visitors' Bureau.  Klee also is involved in organizing his firm's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk team.

Van Laningham is a recently elected Smith Moore partner whose practice centers on appellate law, first amendment and media law.  An ardent supporter of downtown revitalization in Greensboro, Van Laningham served as steering committee chair of the synerG initiative for attracting young professionals to the center city.  She is also an active volunteer with the Junior League of Greensboro.

The Business Journal cited Kidwell for his work on the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, where he serves on the steering and grant making committees.  He also co-chairs the United Arts Council Vanguard Corporate Fund Drive and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greensboro class of 2004-2005.  Kidwell’s practice focuses on business law, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, securities, banking and finance, and venture capital.

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