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News - July 7, 2010

Law firm ends contract with Atherton

The law firm that employs Atherton City Attorney Wynne Furth has sent the town a 60-day notice that it is canceling its contract to provide legal services to Atherton.

McDonough Holland & Allen, which is based in Sacramento and has an office in Oakland, announced in mid-June that it is winding down its operations.

A July 2 press release issued by the town said: "It is anticipated that (Ms. Furth) and her team will affiliate with another law firm in the weeks ahead, and the town will evaluate options in light of these changes. In the meantime, Ms. Furth is committed to continuing to provide legal services to the town."

Ms. Furth was hired in February 2009 to replace Marc Hynes. She previously served as the acting city attorney for Palo Alto and as the city attorney of Claremont.

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