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December 7, 2015 — Health Care Heroes

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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit DECEMBER 7, 2015 Volume 24, Number 1 $3.00 Subscribe online Reinvented and reinvigorated. Book of Lists 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Look for it in your mailbox! Coming: 12/28/15 Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 8 ■ The List: PG. 10 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 12 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 13 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 36 Healthy Liquor A Hartford startup is trying to find its niche in the liquor market by producing an all-natural, botanically-infused liqueur that lacks gluten, artificial additives or chemicals. PG. 3 Q&A Employee Benefits This week's Q&A talks about changes in employer health benefits with Silas M. Warner, client advocate/vice president of Willis Group's human capital practice in Hartford. PG. 5 CT law firms follow tax-averse clients south By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com H artford law firm Day Pit- ney LLP's merger last summer with its long-time South Florida counterpart has- tened the trend of Connecticut barristers establishing beach- heads in the Sunshine State, where an increasing number of wealthy Connecticut clients are moving for the lower tax environ- ment and warmer climate. In August, Day Pitney merged with Delray, Fla., firm Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack, with whom it had a 40-year correspondent relationship providing legal advice to Day Pitney clients locat- ed in Florida, said Day Pitney part- ner Gregory Hayes. As more Nutmeg State small- business owners, part-time "snow- birds,'' retirees and corporate hedge funds relocate or spend more time in Florida, as well as Arizona, South Carolina and Texas, among other low-tax states, Day Pitney and other law firms say they are eagerly following them there. About 96,000 Connecticut resi- dents moved out of the state in 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau Continued on page 10 (From left) Brian Cheslack, Robert Miller, Day Pitney's Gregory Hayes, James Ballerano. P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D MEE T T HE WINNERS! Special Section: pages 17-34 2015

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