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Fellman Retiring After 58 Years

Spent many years as general counsel for TRSA, laundry contract educator

WASHINGTON, D.C. — GKG Law, P.C., reports that after 58 years of practice, Trade & Professional Associations Practice Group Of Counsel Steven John Fellman will be retiring Dec. 31.

Fellman spent decades as general counsel for TRSA, the association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and was a frequent educational presenter on effective laundry/linen services contracts.

“It is bittersweet to bid Steve farewell,” says GKG Law Principal and CFO Richard B. Bar. “Steve more than deserves to start the next chapter of his life and enjoy retirement with his beautiful wife Linda and large, loving extended family.

“At the same time, it is a sad day for GKG Law and Steve will leave quite a void. Steve forever will remain a member of the GKG Law family.”

Bar will serve as the new direct point of contact for Fellman.

“It has truly been my honor to practice law with Steve, and his impact on our firm and the legal community is undeniable,” he adds. “Steve is a legendary attorney, wise leader and loyal advocate. We wish him the very best in his retirement.”

Fellman served as managing partner of GKG Law for more than 10 years and also previously chaired the firm’s Trade & Professional Associations Practice Group.

He spent much of his legal practice serving as a trade regulation attorney representing nonprofit organizations and corporate clients in a wide variety of antitrust, competition, corporate governance, tax and public policy related issues.

Fellman has defended clients in Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and antitrust actions in courts throughout the country. He has also represented clients in employment matters such as Fair Labor Standards Act interpretations, Americans with Disabilities Act litigation, employment contracts and wrongful discharge actions.

He has acted as general and special counsel for associations in construction, laundry, professional services, insurance, financial services, motion picture theater and healthcare.

Fellman, a recognized voice within the industry, has presented nationwide at American Bar Association (ABA) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) events and at legal and trade conferences.

He has also published numerous articles on antitrust and nonprofit organization law. He was co-author of several editions of the Antitrust Advisor, published by the West Group. He also served as a featured columnist for trade association journals and Association TRENDS.

Fellman is a recipient of TRSA’s prestigious Textile Member Achievement Award and the Association of Union Constructors’ prominent President’s Award.

He earned his LL.B. from New York University and his B.A. from Williams College. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York State. Before joining GKG Law, Fellman practiced as an FTC trial attorney.

He formerly chaired the Antitrust and Trade Association Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Trade Association Committee of the Antitrust Section of the ABA, and the Legal Section of the ASAE. He served as a council member of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Section for many years.

In his retirement, Fellman and his wife will split their time between Maryland and Florida.

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