Gentry Locke Names Two New Partners

Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Brooke Rosen and Michael Finney have been named partners with the Roanoke, Va.

Brooke C. Rosen joined Gentry Locke’s General Commercial group in 2006. She focuses Partner Brooke C. Rosenon employee benefits matters such as the implementation of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), executive nonqualified, deferred compensation and incentive programs, cafeteria plans, health benefit plans and other welfare and fringe benefit arrangements. She also works with entities applying for tax exempt status and assists in ongoing tax exempt compliance matters.

Brooke earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, in Washington, D.C. in 2006, and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee in 2001. In 2009 she was named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Business/Corporate Law, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley (CHIP-RV) and the Kirk Family YMCA.

Michael J. Finney has a diverse litigation practice. His experience includes Partner Michael J. Finneycomplex commercial litigation, employment disputes, and products liability cases. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Michael practiced in Washington, DC and clerked at the United States District Court in Roanoke for the Honorable James C. Turk.

Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 2006, and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 2000. In 2012, he was named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business/Corporate Law.

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