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Hodgson Russ Partner Pamela Davis Heilman Elected to Shaw Festival Board of Governors

March 15, 2007

Pamela Davis Heilman, a partner in Hodgson Russ's Corporate & Securities and Nonprofit Law Practice Groups, has been elected to the board of governors of the Shaw Festival, one of the largest repertory companies in North America.

Ms. Heilman follows in a long tradition of Hodgson Russ partners who have served on the board of governors, which produces each season's plays. Most recently, Thomas Hyde served as board chair; preceding him were James Wadsworth, John Barber, and Jack Hahn.

The Shaw Festival is the only theater in the world that specializes in plays written by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950). Shaw productions run from April to November of each year in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. As an art theater rather than a commercial theater, it is a nonprofit, charitable organization. More information can be found at

Ms. Heilman practices out of the firm's Buffalo and Toronto offices. She is one of the lead lawyers in Hodgson Russ's cross-border Canada/U.S. practice and regularly counsels Canadian organizations and businesses considering expansion into the United States. She also has extensive experience counseling nonprofit organizations and closely held businesses. Ms. Heilman is a member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Canadian American Business Council.

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate transactions around the world and in every substantive area of law, generally structuring multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of our clients — public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. Hodgson Russ ( has two offices in New York, New York, and offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Johnstown, New York; Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario.