Kronick announced that Scott A. Morris has been named Managing Shareholder effective November 1st. Earlier this year, Morris’ predecessor, Bruce A. Scheidt, announced his intention to transition from Managing Shareholder effective October 31, 2018, upon completing two full terms.
Scheidt suggested the appointment of Morris to succeed him as Managing Shareholder, stating “I am confident that our firm will continue to flourish under Scott’s leadership and I look forward to turning more attention to growing my practice and being able to help even more clients.” Bruce capably led the firm through the great recession with no attorney layoffs, and added its Healthcare practice and expanded its banking practice.
As the firm’s Managing Shareholder, Morris will spearhead the firm’s strategic planning, administrative, management and business development operations. He previously served as the firm’s Chairman of the Board in addition to representing clients in matters such as water rights, water transfers, groundwater law including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), environmental law, hazardous materials, mining and development permits throughout California. “I am honored to accept this election as Managing Shareholder at this important time as the firm looks to kick off exciting new initiatives in 2019. My priority is to continue building on the foundation established by Bruce and previous leaders; I am committed to capturing opportunities arising from this evolving economy.” The firm’s statewide platform will continue to attract the region’s top legal talent to support the firm’s commitment to excel and grow with the needs of its clients.
The firm will elect a new Chair of the Board at its October 26 meeting to fill the vacancy left by Morris’ new election.