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10/15/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Smith Hulsey & Busey Welcomes Two Associates

Cat Gleason and Maggie McQuiddy joined the firm in September


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 11, 2023) — Two new associates have joined Smith Hulsey & Busey. The firm welcomed Cat Gleason and Maggie McQuiddy as first-year associates in September.


Gleason's practice will focus on healthcare, corporate, securities and business law, as well as mergers and acquisitions. A former SHB summer associate, she conducted due diligence, reviewed contract clauses, and worked on several healthcare and M&A matters. Gleason also previously interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. She graduated from the Tulane University Law School, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal in her third year.


McQuiddy will advise clients in the areas of bankruptcy, labor and employment law, commercial litigation, and sports litigation and counseling. As a former two-time SHB summer associate, she assisted the firm's litigation and transactional attorneys with legal research and writing across several practice areas, including commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, environmental law, healthcare, and real estate. McQuiddy also graduated from the Tulane University Law School, where she coached its Alternative Dispute Resolution Moot Court Team to win the California Sports Lawyer Negotiation Competition in 2023.


"Cat and Maggie have both spent summers at our firm, demonstrating their talent and getting to know our attorneys and clients," said chairman Steve Busey. "We're delighted to welcome them and know they will be significant assets to our firm."


Both women are from the Jacksonville area and look forward to serving clients in their hometown community and beyond.


About Smith Hulsey & Busey

Smith Hulsey & Busey is an independent, full-service business law firm based in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1917. The firm has more than 35 attorneys with a broad commercial practice that includes four marquee practice areas: mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, complex commercial litigation and healthcare. For more information, visit smithhulsey.com and connect with the firm on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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