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Newsmakers: New attorneys for Forshey Prostok


PAVLOV has hired Kasie Mallory as senior account executive and Ben Carver as web developer.


Taylor Coffman has been promoted to vice president, corporate banking, Euless, by Frost Bank.


The Arlington Independent School District board of trustees has renamed the Arlington ISD Career and Technical Center as the Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center.

In 1972, Dan Dipert bought a small travel agency and built it into a multimillion-dollar travel and tour business. He received the Mid-Cities Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Dallas and Fort Worth Chambers of Commerce in 1995 and the Star Award from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce in 2015. The Dipert family formed the Dan Dipert Family Fund to benefit Arlington causes and supports the AISD Education Foundation, where Dipert helped establish an endowment fund to help students and educators with classroom grants. Dipert also served two terms as an AISD trustee.


The Beta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. in association with the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum will present the 24th Annual Dr. Marion J. Brooks Living Legends Awards on June 22. The awards are presented to area residents who have dedicated their lives in service to their community. This year’s honorees are: Paulette Turner, business; Gwen Barbee, community service; Robert T. McDaniel, education; and Bishop Robert L. Sample, religion.


Forshey Prostok has promoted three attorneys and added two lawyers to its Dallas-Fort Worth offices.

Suzanne K. “Suki” Rosen Matthew G. Maben have been promoted to partner. Lynda L. Lankford, with more than 25 years’ experience in bankruptcy litigation, business reorganizations and creditor rights, has been promoted to of counsel.

Matthias Kleinsasser joins Forshey Prostok as a partner from Kelly Hart. He has extensive experience in bankruptcy litigation, as well as general business litigation in federal and state court. He began his legal career with a bankruptcy court clerkship, after which he practiced in the bankruptcy section of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Laurie Dahl Rea joins as of counsel. Her career includes two federal judicial clerkships, as well as extensive experience representing debtors and creditors in large reorganizations and liquidations. Most recently she was the career law clerk to Judge Russell F. Nelms.

Trent Appleby has joined Underwood Law Firm PC as an associate.

Previously, he was with Anderson & Riddle LLP, where he was responsible for transactional and litigation matters in the areas of civil litigation, aviation litigation, estate planning, insurance coverage and defense, real property, corporate transactions and employment disputes. Appleby is a 2016 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He graduated in 2011 from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. He was a TCU relief pitcher and holds the school’s career record for mound appearances.


Shirley Peterson, president of Fort Worth’s CMIT Solutions of Fort Worth, an information technology service provider, has been named to CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives on this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the industry.

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