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LFVA On The Move
An Update & The Low Down 
Select, committed and service-oriented vendors serving the legal community.
January 2018
In This Issue


President’s Message  

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over.  It seems like just yesterday we were saying good-bye to 2016 and December 2017 was a date way in the future.  Well time slows for no one and that is certainly the case for the LFVA and it’s members.  This year we welcomed two new companies into our organization.  Cushman and Wakefield and JK Moving, both leaders in their industry and very active in the legal community, are now part of the LFVA family.  Cushman is represented by Jon Olmstead, formally of Cresa, and Matt Logan and Paul Maginnis will be representing JK Moving.  The LFVA is very excited to have such well-respected companies as part our group.
This year’s holiday event at the Hay Adams was the highest attended event in the history of the LFVA. On behalf of the entire membership, I want to thank everyone who attended for taking time out of his or her busy schedule to share in this time of fellowship.  As usual, the Events Committee put on a wonderful party at an icon venue.  The food, the drinks and the atmosphere were perfect for catching up with friends both old and new.
As I mentioned in the October newsletter, the LFVA is preparing a huge event for the 2018 National ALA convention at National Harbor. May is just around the corner, the snow will have melted, the cherry trees will have blossomed and baseball will be back in season.  It will happen before you know it.
We thank you for your support this past year.  We know you have many choices for the products and services our members provide and truly appreciate your business and loyalty.
I hope everyone was safe and happy holiday and I’ll see you all at National Harbor!

Upcoming Events

LFVA Newsletter Committee 
Meghan Dunn, ADC Corp.
Brian Alvarez, MOI, Inc.
Matt Vester, HITT Contracting, Inc.

2017 Holiday Party

This year the LFVA kicked off the holiday season by hosting their annual party on November 29th at the historic Hay Adams.  As always, it was great seeing old friends and new getting together, enjoying good food and a festive atmosphere.

The evening’s festivities commenced in the famous Hay-Adams Room which is one of D.C.’s signature event venues, featuring a warm ambiance amid rich woodwork, period ceiling details, and two working gas fireplaces.  To aid in setting the festive mood there gilded trees and signature cocktails that put everyone in the holiday spirit!    

The featured food of the evening was casual and included a prime rib serving station with delicious french fries.  There was a decadent dessert bar and, needless to say, nothing went to waste!

The Hay Adams’ signature slogan is Where Nothing Is Overlooked, But The White House and after an incredible evening, they have once again proven this to be true! 

To all who joined us and those who could not, thank you for another wonderful year and may 2018 bring you all health, wealth and happiness!


LFVA Member Spotlight

Dog Service

LFVA Board member, Joe Alvarez, decided to adopt “Charlie” from “Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers”. Charlie was one of the retrievers that did not have all the necessary qualities to make him a “service dog”. Joe stated that he and his family had been looking to adopt a dog and they fell in love with Charlie. See “Charlie”, Cheri Campbell, Training Director at Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers and Joe in the picture below…




In December 2017, Matt Vester was promoted to Vice President and leader of HITT’s Law Firms sector. He joined HITT in 2005 and spent 13 years in roles of increasing responsibility. As sector leader, Matt provides executive oversight of HITT’s Law Firms construction projects and is responsible for the team’s overall performance and client relationships.


Matt has led teams to deliver large and challenging projects for some of the most notable legal firms in Washington, DC. His portfolio includes Arnold & Porter LLP, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Squire Patton Boggs, and Troutman Sanders.


Matt says, “Establishing and maintaining trusted partnerships with my clients is my number one priority. The relationships we form during the building process will far outlast the construction itself.”


Former sector leader Peter Thaler was also promoted in December and is now leading HITT’s regional growth in the Richmond, Va. market. As senior vice president and leader of the Richmond office, Peter will continue to provide both our Corporate Office Interiors and Law Firms clients the highest levels of service.


HITT also announced that Co-Presidents Jim Millar and Brett Hitt will become Co-Chairmen of the newly formed Board, and Russell Hitt will become Chairman Emeritus. Executive Vice President Kim Roy has been named CEO and Executive Vice Presidents Jeremy Bardin and Drew Mucci will be Co-Presidents.