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News Article | May 23, 2017
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IRVING, Texas, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Vest, a leading independent financial services firm providing wealth management solutions, specifically through tax professionals, today announced David L. Peavler has joined the firm as General Counsel. Mr. Peavler will oversee the firm's legal matters and drive its legal strategy. Mr. Peavler comes to HD Vest from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Fort Worth Regional Office, where he served as the associate director in charge of the agency’s enforcement efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. During his 15-year tenure with the SEC, Mr. Peavler conducted and led a number of significant investigations across multiple industries. In 2016, Mr. Peavler received the Irving M. Pollack Award, one of the SEC’s top honorary awards for exceptional public service, and previously received the Arthur F. Mathews Award, recognizing sustained demonstrated creativity in applying federal securities laws. “I am excited to welcome David to the firm,” said Bob Oros, CEO of HD Vest. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber serve as a resource for our advisors and their clients. David’s extensive regulatory and legal experience make him a valuable asset as we look to the future.” Mr. Peavler will be a member of the HD Vest executive leadership team and will report directly to CEO Bob Oros. He will be based in Irving, Texas. “I am honored to join HD Vest and work closely with the firm’s talented team. HD Vest is positioned for great success as the leading provider of wealth management services through tax professionals. I look forward to helping the firm identify and manage key issues impacting the wealth management industry,” said Mr. Peavler. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Peavler was a partner in the trial section of Locke Liddell (now Locke Lord), where he primarily represented major accounting firms in auditing malpractice and securities class actions, and he also served as in-house counsel with Phillips Petroleum Company and ConocoPhillips, handling general corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Peavler received his law degree from the University of Texas and his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Baylor University. About HD Vest Financial Services Since its inception in 1983, HD Vest Financial Services® has supported an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial services including securities insurance, money management services, and banking solutions. The firm has over 4,400 independent contractors, who manage over $40 billion in assets for individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.1 HD Vest Investment Services is ranked as one of the top 15 independent broker-dealer firms.2 To learn more about HD Vest, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR), visit www.hdvest.com. 1As of March 31, 2017 2Think Advisor 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, which measured/ranked the top 25 independent broker-dealers by annual revenue. HD Vest Financial Services® is the holding company for the group of companies providing financial services under the HD Vest name.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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IRVING, Texas, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Vest, a leading independent financial services firm providing wealth management solutions, specifically through tax professionals, today announced David L. Peavler has joined the firm as General Counsel. Mr. Peavler will oversee the firm's legal matters and drive its legal strategy. Mr. Peavler comes to HD Vest from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Fort Worth Regional Office, where he served as the associate director in charge of the agency’s enforcement efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. During his 15-year tenure with the SEC, Mr. Peavler conducted and led a number of significant investigations across multiple industries. In 2016, Mr. Peavler received the Irving M. Pollack Award, one of the SEC’s top honorary awards for exceptional public service, and previously received the Arthur F. Mathews Award, recognizing sustained demonstrated creativity in applying federal securities laws. “I am excited to welcome David to the firm,” said Bob Oros, CEO of HD Vest. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber serve as a resource for our advisors and their clients. David’s extensive regulatory and legal experience make him a valuable asset as we look to the future.” Mr. Peavler will be a member of the HD Vest executive leadership team and will report directly to CEO Bob Oros. He will be based in Irving, Texas. “I am honored to join HD Vest and work closely with the firm’s talented team. HD Vest is positioned for great success as the leading provider of wealth management services through tax professionals. I look forward to helping the firm identify and manage key issues impacting the wealth management industry,” said Mr. Peavler. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Peavler was a partner in the trial section of Locke Liddell (now Locke Lord), where he primarily represented major accounting firms in auditing malpractice and securities class actions, and he also served as in-house counsel with Phillips Petroleum Company and ConocoPhillips, handling general corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Peavler received his law degree from the University of Texas and his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Baylor University. About HD Vest Financial Services Since its inception in 1983, HD Vest Financial Services® has supported an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial services including securities insurance, money management services, and banking solutions. The firm has over 4,400 independent contractors, who manage over $40 billion in assets for individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.1 HD Vest Investment Services is ranked as one of the top 15 independent broker-dealer firms.2 To learn more about HD Vest, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR), visit www.hdvest.com. 1As of March 31, 2017 2Think Advisor 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, which measured/ranked the top 25 independent broker-dealers by annual revenue. HD Vest Financial Services® is the holding company for the group of companies providing financial services under the HD Vest name.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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IRVING, Texas, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Vest, a leading independent financial services firm providing wealth management solutions, specifically through tax professionals, today announced David L. Peavler has joined the firm as General Counsel. Mr. Peavler will oversee the firm's legal matters and drive its legal strategy. Mr. Peavler comes to HD Vest from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Fort Worth Regional Office, where he served as the associate director in charge of the agency’s enforcement efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. During his 15-year tenure with the SEC, Mr. Peavler conducted and led a number of significant investigations across multiple industries. In 2016, Mr. Peavler received the Irving M. Pollack Award, one of the SEC’s top honorary awards for exceptional public service, and previously received the Arthur F. Mathews Award, recognizing sustained demonstrated creativity in applying federal securities laws. “I am excited to welcome David to the firm,” said Bob Oros, CEO of HD Vest. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber serve as a resource for our advisors and their clients. David’s extensive regulatory and legal experience make him a valuable asset as we look to the future.” Mr. Peavler will be a member of the HD Vest executive leadership team and will report directly to CEO Bob Oros. He will be based in Irving, Texas. “I am honored to join HD Vest and work closely with the firm’s talented team. HD Vest is positioned for great success as the leading provider of wealth management services through tax professionals. I look forward to helping the firm identify and manage key issues impacting the wealth management industry,” said Mr. Peavler. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Peavler was a partner in the trial section of Locke Liddell (now Locke Lord), where he primarily represented major accounting firms in auditing malpractice and securities class actions, and he also served as in-house counsel with Phillips Petroleum Company and ConocoPhillips, handling general corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Peavler received his law degree from the University of Texas and his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Baylor University. About HD Vest Financial Services Since its inception in 1983, HD Vest Financial Services® has supported an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial services including securities insurance, money management services, and banking solutions. The firm has over 4,400 independent contractors, who manage over $40 billion in assets for individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.1 HD Vest Investment Services is ranked as one of the top 15 independent broker-dealer firms.2 To learn more about HD Vest, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR), visit www.hdvest.com. 1As of March 31, 2017 2Think Advisor 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, which measured/ranked the top 25 independent broker-dealers by annual revenue. HD Vest Financial Services® is the holding company for the group of companies providing financial services under the HD Vest name.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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IRVING, Texas, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Vest, a leading independent financial services firm providing wealth management solutions, specifically through tax professionals, today announced David L. Peavler has joined the firm as General Counsel. Mr. Peavler will oversee the firm's legal matters and drive its legal strategy. Mr. Peavler comes to HD Vest from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Fort Worth Regional Office, where he served as the associate director in charge of the agency’s enforcement efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. During his 15-year tenure with the SEC, Mr. Peavler conducted and led a number of significant investigations across multiple industries. In 2016, Mr. Peavler received the Irving M. Pollack Award, one of the SEC’s top honorary awards for exceptional public service, and previously received the Arthur F. Mathews Award, recognizing sustained demonstrated creativity in applying federal securities laws. “I am excited to welcome David to the firm,” said Bob Oros, CEO of HD Vest. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber serve as a resource for our advisors and their clients. David’s extensive regulatory and legal experience make him a valuable asset as we look to the future.” Mr. Peavler will be a member of the HD Vest executive leadership team and will report directly to CEO Bob Oros. He will be based in Irving, Texas. “I am honored to join HD Vest and work closely with the firm’s talented team. HD Vest is positioned for great success as the leading provider of wealth management services through tax professionals. I look forward to helping the firm identify and manage key issues impacting the wealth management industry,” said Mr. Peavler. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Peavler was a partner in the trial section of Locke Liddell (now Locke Lord), where he primarily represented major accounting firms in auditing malpractice and securities class actions, and he also served as in-house counsel with Phillips Petroleum Company and ConocoPhillips, handling general corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Peavler received his law degree from the University of Texas and his undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Baylor University. About HD Vest Financial Services Since its inception in 1983, HD Vest Financial Services® has supported an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial services including securities insurance, money management services, and banking solutions. The firm has over 4,400 independent contractors, who manage over $40 billion in assets for individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.1 HD Vest Investment Services is ranked as one of the top 15 independent broker-dealer firms.2 To learn more about HD Vest, a business of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR), visit www.hdvest.com. 1As of March 31, 2017 2Think Advisor 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, which measured/ranked the top 25 independent broker-dealers by annual revenue. HD Vest Financial Services® is the holding company for the group of companies providing financial services under the HD Vest name.


News Article | May 12, 2017
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COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OFC) has executed two long-term leases with a subsidiary of an investment-grade Fortune 500 company to deliver two, 148,600-square foot buildings on land the Company acquired in Ashburn, VA (“Paragon Park”). The Company expects to deliver one building in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the second building in the first quarter of 2018. Including this transaction, the Company has completed 355,000 square feet of development leasing, or approximately half of its 2017 goal of 700,000 square feet. COPT is an office REIT that owns, manages, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties in locations that support the United States Government and its contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). We also own a portfolio of office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets within our regional footprint with durable Class-A office fundamentals and characteristics (“Regional Office Properties”). As of March 31, 2017, we derived 87% of core portfolio annualized revenue from Defense/IT Locations and 13% from our Regional Office Properties. As of March 31, 2017, and including six buildings owned through an unconsolidated joint venture, our core portfolio of 152 office properties, encompassed 16.3 million square feet and was 94.2% leased. As of the same date, we also owned one wholesale data center with a critical load of 19.25 megawatts. This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate. Accordingly, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations, estimates and projections will be achieved. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may affect these expectations, estimates, and projections include, but are not limited to: The Company undertakes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements. For further information, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.


COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Trustees of Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OFC) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per Common Share of beneficial interest for the second quarter of 2017, payable on July 17, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2017. The Board of Trustees called to redeem all 6.9 million shares of the Company’s 7.375% Series L Cumulative Preferred Shares (the “Series L Preferred Shares”) (NYSE: OFCPrL), at a price of $25.3687 per Series L Preferred Share, which includes accrued and unpaid dividends up to but not including the date of redemption (the “Series L Redemption Price”). The redemption date for the Series L Preferred Shares will be June 27, 2017 (the “Redemption Date”). From and after the Redemption Date, dividends on the Series L Preferred Shares shall cease to accrue and holders of the Series L Preferred Shares will have no rights as such holders other than the right to receive the Series L Redemption Price, without interest, upon surrender of the Series L Preferred Shares. The Notice of Redemption and related materials will be mailed to holders of record of the Series L Preferred Shares. Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is acting as the redemption agent. Requests for additional copies of the materials should be directed to COPT’s Investor Relations Department at ir@copt.com. The Company’s full year and second quarter 2017 guidance for diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) and diluted FFO per share (“FFOPS”), as defined by NAREIT, already assumes the $7.0 million write-off of the original issuance costs associated with the Series L Preferred Shares. Accordingly, there is no change to the Company’s existing guidance resulting from this redemption. COPT is an office REIT that owns, manages, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties in locations that support the United States Government and its contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). We also own a portfolio of office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets within our regional footprint with durable Class-A office fundamentals and characteristics (“Regional Office Properties”). As of March 31, 2017, we derived 87% of core portfolio annualized revenue from Defense/IT Locations and 13% from our Regional Office Properties. As of March 31, 2017, and including six buildings that are owned through an unconsolidated joint venture, our core portfolio of 152 office properties, encompassed 16.3 million square feet and was 94.2% leased. As of the same date, we also owned one wholesale data center with a critical load of 19.25 megawatts. This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate. Accordingly, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations, estimates and projections will be achieved. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may affect these expectations, estimates, and projections include, but are not limited to: The Company undertakes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements. For further information, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.


RE/MAX Northern Illinois Honors Its Network Members Who Helped Raise $184 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2016 The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network raised nearly $184,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2016. Chicago, IL, March 01, 2017 --( RE/MAX Northern Illinois has contributed more than $3 million to CMNH since 1992. Most funds raised by the network go to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. However, donations from offices in the far western portion of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. At its 40th Annual Awards Ceremony, held Feb. 17 at Navy Pier, RE/MAX honored the brokers and offices that were leading contributors to that effort in 2016. The awards they received featured artwork created by young patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Five companies received a CMNH Outstanding Citizen Award as the top fundraisers. As a group, the contributions of these companies accounted for 52 percent of the total donated to CMNH by RE/MAX Northern Illinois last year. The 64 offices honored as Miracle Offices reached that status by meeting a minimum donation requirement to CMNH during 2016. Those offices accounted for 61 percent of RE/MAX offices in the northern Illinois region, a new record for office participation. Angie Lotz of RE/MAX All Pro in Bloomingdale, Ill., was saluted as the 2016 Top Miracle Agent for donating $3,750 to CMNH. The Becker Group of RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Antioch, Ill., was named 2016 Top Miracle Team after donating $8,100. The following are the RE/MAX companies honored as Outstanding Citizens for their generous donations to CMNH, all of which benefited Lurie Children’s Hospital. They are listed in order based on the size of their donation, with the largest contributor first: RE/MAX Suburban, with offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg and Wheaton. RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, with offices in Algonquin, Bartlett, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake Zurich and Palatine. RE/MAX Advantage Realty of Antioch. RE/MAX Showcase, with offices in Gurnee, Long Grove and Waukegan. RE/MAX All Pro of Bloomingdale, Sugar Grove and St. Charles. The 64 RE/MAX Northern Illinois Miracle Offices for 2016 are listed below, grouped by the county in which the office is located: Cook County RE/MAX 10, Chicago Lincoln Park; RE/MAX 10, Chicago Midway; RE/MAX 10, Oak Lawn; RE/MAX 10, Palos Park; RE/MAX 1st Service, Orland Park; RE/MAX All Stars, Niles; RE/MAX Central, Roselle; RE/MAX City, Chicago; RE/MAX Exclusive Properties, Chicago; RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors®, Oak Park; RE/MAX Market, Willow Springs; RE/MAX NorthCoast, Chicago; RE/MAX of Barrington, Barrington; RE/MAX Partners, Berwyn; RE/MAX Properties, Western Springs; RE/MAX Suburban, Arlington Heights; RE/MAX Suburban, Mt. Prospect; RE/MAX Suburban, Roselle Road, Schaumburg; RE/MAX Suburban, Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg; RE/MAX Synergy, Chicago; RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor; RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Bartlett; RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Palatine. DuPage County RE/MAX Action, Lisle; RE/MAX All Pro, Bloomingdale; RE/MAX Professionals, Burr Ridge; RE/MAX Professionals Select, Naperville; RE/MAX Signature Homes, Hinsdale; RE/MAX Suburban, Glen Ellyn; RE/MAX Suburban, Wheaton. Grundy County RE/MAX Hometown Properties, Channahon. Kane County RE/MAX All Pro, St. Charles; RE/MAX All Pro, Sugar Grove; RE/MAX Deal Makers, Hampshire; RE/MAX Excels, Geneva; RE/MAX Northern Illinois Regional Office, Elgin; RE/MAX Town and Country, Aurora. Lake County RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Antioch; RE/MAX Center, Grayslake; RE/MAX NOW, Lake Barrington; RE/MAX Plaza, Wauconda; RE/MAX Prestige, Long Grove; RE/MAX Showcase, Gurnee; RE/MAX Showcase, Long Grove; RE/MAX Showcase, Waukegan; RE/MAX Suburban, Buffalo Grove; RE/MAX Suburban, Libertyville; RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Lake Zurich. LaSalle County RE/MAX 1st Choice, Ottawa. McHenry County RE/MAX Connections II, Marengo; RE/MAX Plaza, McHenry; RE/MAX Plaza, Richmond; RE/MAX Plaza, Woodstock; RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Algonquin; RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Crystal Lake; RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Huntley. Mercer County RE/MAX Country Crossroads, Viola. Ogle County RE/MAX of Rock Valley, Oregon; RE/MAX Professional Advantage, Byron. Rock Island County RE/MAX Elite Homes, Moline. Will County RE/MAX 10, New Lenox; RE/MAX Professionals, Bolingbrook; RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, Plainfield; RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, Shorewood. RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In 2016, RE/MAX Northern Illinois agents averaged 18 transaction sides. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of more than 2,250 sales associates and 103 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at www.illinoisproperty.com, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 110,000+ sales associates in 100+ nations. Chicago, IL, March 01, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network has long been a leading supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Recently the network honored those members who led its fundraising efforts in 2016 when nearly $184,000 was donated to CMNH. That was an increase of more than $25,000 over the 2015 total.RE/MAX Northern Illinois has contributed more than $3 million to CMNH since 1992.Most funds raised by the network go to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. However, donations from offices in the far western portion of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.At its 40th Annual Awards Ceremony, held Feb. 17 at Navy Pier, RE/MAX honored the brokers and offices that were leading contributors to that effort in 2016. The awards they received featured artwork created by young patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Five companies received a CMNH Outstanding Citizen Award as the top fundraisers. As a group, the contributions of these companies accounted for 52 percent of the total donated to CMNH by RE/MAX Northern Illinois last year.The 64 offices honored as Miracle Offices reached that status by meeting a minimum donation requirement to CMNH during 2016. Those offices accounted for 61 percent of RE/MAX offices in the northern Illinois region, a new record for office participation.Angie Lotz of RE/MAX All Pro in Bloomingdale, Ill., was saluted as the 2016 Top Miracle Agent for donating $3,750 to CMNH. The Becker Group of RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Antioch, Ill., was named 2016 Top Miracle Team after donating $8,100.The following are the RE/MAX companies honored as Outstanding Citizens for their generous donations to CMNH, all of which benefited Lurie Children’s Hospital. They are listed in order based on the size of their donation, with the largest contributor first:RE/MAX Suburban, with offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg and Wheaton.RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, with offices in Algonquin, Bartlett, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake Zurich and Palatine.RE/MAX Advantage Realty of Antioch.RE/MAX Showcase, with offices in Gurnee, Long Grove and Waukegan.RE/MAX All Pro of Bloomingdale, Sugar Grove and St. Charles.The 64 RE/MAX Northern Illinois Miracle Offices for 2016 are listed below, grouped by the county in which the office is located:Cook CountyRE/MAX 10, Chicago Lincoln Park;RE/MAX 10, Chicago Midway;RE/MAX 10, Oak Lawn;RE/MAX 10, Palos Park;RE/MAX 1st Service, Orland Park;RE/MAX All Stars, Niles;RE/MAX Central, Roselle;RE/MAX City, Chicago;RE/MAX Exclusive Properties, Chicago;RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors®, Oak Park;RE/MAX Market, Willow Springs;RE/MAX NorthCoast, Chicago;RE/MAX of Barrington, Barrington;RE/MAX Partners, Berwyn;RE/MAX Properties, Western Springs;RE/MAX Suburban, Arlington Heights; RE/MAX Suburban, Mt. Prospect;RE/MAX Suburban, Roselle Road, Schaumburg;RE/MAX Suburban, Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg;RE/MAX Synergy, Chicago;RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor;RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Bartlett;RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Palatine.DuPage CountyRE/MAX Action, Lisle;RE/MAX All Pro, Bloomingdale;RE/MAX Professionals, Burr Ridge;RE/MAX Professionals Select, Naperville;RE/MAX Signature Homes, Hinsdale;RE/MAX Suburban, Glen Ellyn;RE/MAX Suburban, Wheaton.Grundy CountyRE/MAX Hometown Properties, Channahon.Kane CountyRE/MAX All Pro, St. Charles;RE/MAX All Pro, Sugar Grove;RE/MAX Deal Makers, Hampshire;RE/MAX Excels, Geneva;RE/MAX Northern Illinois Regional Office, Elgin;RE/MAX Town and Country, Aurora.Lake CountyRE/MAX Advantage Realty, Antioch;RE/MAX Center, Grayslake;RE/MAX NOW, Lake Barrington;RE/MAX Plaza, Wauconda;RE/MAX Prestige, Long Grove;RE/MAX Showcase, Gurnee;RE/MAX Showcase, Long Grove;RE/MAX Showcase, Waukegan;RE/MAX Suburban, Buffalo Grove;RE/MAX Suburban, Libertyville;RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Lake Zurich.LaSalle CountyRE/MAX 1st Choice, Ottawa.McHenry CountyRE/MAX Connections II, Marengo;RE/MAX Plaza, McHenry;RE/MAX Plaza, Richmond;RE/MAX Plaza, Woodstock;RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Algonquin;RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Crystal Lake;RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Huntley.Mercer CountyRE/MAX Country Crossroads, Viola.Ogle CountyRE/MAX of Rock Valley, Oregon;RE/MAX Professional Advantage, Byron.Rock Island CountyRE/MAX Elite Homes, Moline.Will CountyRE/MAX 10, New Lenox;RE/MAX Professionals, Bolingbrook;RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, Plainfield;RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, Shorewood.RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In 2016, RE/MAX Northern Illinois agents averaged 18 transaction sides. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of more than 2,250 sales associates and 103 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at www.illinoisproperty.com, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 110,000+ sales associates in 100+ nations. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from RE/MAX Northern Illinois


CHARLESTON, W. Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DMV customers needing to renew their West Virginia driver’s license or vehicle registration may now do so at one of three self-service kiosks in place across the state, with more locations coming soon. Commissioner Pat Reed announced today at the Beckley Sheetz on Eisenhower Drive that the kiosk featured there will help customers “Skip the Line” and conduct two of the DMV’s most popular transactions. “We are thrilled to offer the citizens of West Virginia quick and efficient transaction opportunities,” said Reed. “The three kiosks, located in Beckley, the Star City Sheetz, and outside the Kanawha City DMV, will help you renew your driver’s license and vehicle registration in just minutes.” To access the driver’s license renewal process, simply bring your current or expiring driver’s license, renewal form with pin number, and credit card to one of the three kiosk locations. Once at the machine, you will be able to process your transaction in just minutes, and receive a receipt to keep with you until your hard copy comes in the mail. Renewing your vehicle registration card can be even faster. Your decal and registration card are printed immediately at the kiosk. Customers with driver’s license changes, including name or address change, will still need to visit their local DMV Regional Office for service. For additional information, please contact the WV DMV at 1-800-642-9066, or visit the DMV website at www.dmv.wv.gov. WV.gov is the official website of the state of West Virginia (http://www.wv.gov) and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive. West Virginia Interactive works with state and local government agencies to build and manage interactive online services and is a subsidiary of digital government firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV). Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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MDO Managing Partner to Moderate Two All-Star Panels at iLaw 2017 Miami, FL, February 21, 2017 --( The first panel moderated by Mr. Montes de Oca is titled: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017: Will the Regulatory Force Continue?” This panel will address recent FCPA enforcement actions and trends, the Department of Justice Pilot Program, the impact of President Donald Trump and his new administration on FCPA issues, whistleblowers and their bounties. Panelists will include Jacqueline Arango, Chair of Akerman's White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice; Eric Bustillo, Regional Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Miami Regional Office; Kendall Coffey, Partner at Coffey Burlington; and Michael Sherwin, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Southern District of Florida. Mr. Montes de Oca will also moderate the closing plenary session titled: “International In-house Counsel Challenges: Managing the Intersection of Business, Law and Ethics.” This panel will discuss real-world conflicts and challenges for in-house counsel and practical methods for resolving them successfully. They will also discuss strategies for making viable recommendations to help clients make ultimate decision in the face of ethical dilemmas and adversity. Panelists will include Alena Brenner, Deputy General Counsel at Ryder System Inc.; Dainira Falk, Head of Legal, AMC Networks International; Jenny Schaffer, Attorney at UPS; and Catherine Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Brightstar Corp. “iLaw is one of the premier international law conferences in the country, featuring trending topics and prominent speakers in international law,” said Mr. Montes de Oca. “It is a privilege to be moderating these interesting panels with such distinguished speakers in very important areas such as FCPA and ethical dilemmas for in-house counsel.” For more information and to register for iLaw 2017, please visit: internationallawsection.org/ilaw2017 About MDO Partners MDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International, and Real Estate and Law, as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. The firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors with over 100 years of experience who are committed to the business goals and best interests of our clients. The firm delivers value-added services of the highest caliber, and serve as a trusted advisor to their clients through their practical and business-savvy approach. About International Law Section of The Florida Bar International Law Section of The Florida Bar (ILS) was founded in 1981 to provide an organization for members in good standing who have an interest in the field of international law. The ILS is a forum for the communication and exchange of hot-button, need-to-know information for the specialty, including legislative developments that significantly and immediately impact the practice of international law. It is also a forum for the sharing of knowledge, experience, and “best practices” that may improve the administration and application of the statutes, rules and regulations of international law and enhance the proficiency of practitioners. Miami, FL, February 21, 2017 --( PR.com )-- MDO Partners is pleased to announce that Richard Montes de Oca, Managing Partner of MDO Partners, will be moderating two all-star panels at iLaw 2017: The Global Forum on International Law, organized by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida on February 17, 2017.The first panel moderated by Mr. Montes de Oca is titled: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017: Will the Regulatory Force Continue?” This panel will address recent FCPA enforcement actions and trends, the Department of Justice Pilot Program, the impact of President Donald Trump and his new administration on FCPA issues, whistleblowers and their bounties. Panelists will include Jacqueline Arango, Chair of Akerman's White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice; Eric Bustillo, Regional Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Miami Regional Office; Kendall Coffey, Partner at Coffey Burlington; and Michael Sherwin, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Southern District of Florida.Mr. Montes de Oca will also moderate the closing plenary session titled: “International In-house Counsel Challenges: Managing the Intersection of Business, Law and Ethics.” This panel will discuss real-world conflicts and challenges for in-house counsel and practical methods for resolving them successfully. They will also discuss strategies for making viable recommendations to help clients make ultimate decision in the face of ethical dilemmas and adversity. Panelists will include Alena Brenner, Deputy General Counsel at Ryder System Inc.; Dainira Falk, Head of Legal, AMC Networks International; Jenny Schaffer, Attorney at UPS; and Catherine Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Brightstar Corp.“iLaw is one of the premier international law conferences in the country, featuring trending topics and prominent speakers in international law,” said Mr. Montes de Oca. “It is a privilege to be moderating these interesting panels with such distinguished speakers in very important areas such as FCPA and ethical dilemmas for in-house counsel.”For more information and to register for iLaw 2017, please visit: internationallawsection.org/ilaw2017About MDO PartnersMDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International, and Real Estate and Law, as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. The firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors with over 100 years of experience who are committed to the business goals and best interests of our clients. The firm delivers value-added services of the highest caliber, and serve as a trusted advisor to their clients through their practical and business-savvy approach.About International Law Section of The Florida BarInternational Law Section of The Florida Bar (ILS) was founded in 1981 to provide an organization for members in good standing who have an interest in the field of international law. The ILS is a forum for the communication and exchange of hot-button, need-to-know information for the specialty, including legislative developments that significantly and immediately impact the practice of international law. It is also a forum for the sharing of knowledge, experience, and “best practices” that may improve the administration and application of the statutes, rules and regulations of international law and enhance the proficiency of practitioners. MDO Managing Partner to Moderate Two All-Star Panels at iLaw 2017 MDO Partners is pleased to announce that Richard Montes de Oca, Managing Partner of MDO Partners, will be moderating two all-star panels at iLaw 2017: The Global Forum on International Law, organized by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida. Filename: MDONewsiLawPanels.pdf Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from MDO Partners


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COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the Company) (NYSE: OFC) announced that its President & CEO, Stephen E. Budorick, will provide an overview of the Company and participate in a question and answer session at Citi’s 2017 Global Property CEO Conference. The presentation will be held on March 6, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. Eastern Time at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. A live audio webcast of the presentation and materials encompassing the information provided during the presentation and conference will be available in the ‘Investors’ section of the Company’s website, www.copt.com. The replay of the presentation will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2017. COPT is an office REIT that owns, manages, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties in locations that support United States Government agencies and their contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). We also own a portfolio of Class-A office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets within our regional footprint (“Regional Office Properties”). As of December 31, 2016, we derived 87% of core portfolio annualized revenue from Defense/IT Locations and 13% from our Regional Office Properties. As of December 31, 2016, our core portfolio of 152 office properties encompassed 16.3 million square feet and was 94.4% leased. This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate. Accordingly, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations, estimates and projections will be achieved. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may affect these expectations, estimates, and projections include, but are not limited to: The Company undertakes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements. For further information, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

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