Furia Rubel is proud to congratulate the following firms for winning Best Law Firm for 2017 from U.S. News: the Philadelphia office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, High Swartz LLP, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Raffaele Puppio, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., Williams Family Law, P.C. andWillig, Williams & Davidson.
Nicole Boytin was recently hired by Penn Community Bank as their commercial and industrial relationship lender. With more than 15 years in the banking and financial industry, Boytin has nurtured relationships as a financial advisor and through business development.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s senior counsel and white collar criminal defense and tax attorney Kevin F. Sweeney spoke at the fall meeting of the American Bar Association in Boston. He addressed employment taxes and criminal prosecutions during the three-day event.
Norristown family law attorney Mary Cushing Doherty of High Swartz, LLP was a driving force behind the latest divorce bill signed by Gov. Wolf. As the spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania House Bill 380 was passed last month allowing for a reduced one-year waiting period for those filing for a unilateral, no-fault divorce in the Commonwealth.
Family law and estate attorney Michael Fenerty of the Philadelphia office of Willig, Williams & Davidson participated in a mock trial about the Irish Potato Famine. It took place at City Hall with students from Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School.
The Hepatitis B Foundation has launched their newest project called, “Hepatitis B Foundation Patient Storytelling Program,” where patients living with and others affected by the disease tell their story about their experiences in a way to reach others and raise awareness of the nonprofit organization.
High Swartz LLP estate planning and tax law attorney Stephanie A. Henrick has been appointed to the board of the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority. The civic organization dedicates itself to keeping downtown Pottstown, safe, clean and attractive.
Wilmington, Delaware-based national law firm, Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson LLP has added a name to its shingle and will be known from now on as Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLP, signifying Thomas Tardy becoming partner in late October.
Delaware County education attorney Katherine H. Meehan with Media, Pennsylvania-based full-service law firm, Raffaele Puppio spoke last month at the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA).
Mental health advocate and author, Kevin Hines gave a presentation at Quakertown High School, sponsored by New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Foundation. Hines, only one of 34 people to survive jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, spoke of his desperation that led him to that act and how he recovered.
Delaware County attorney Nicholas Orloff, of the full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio, presented a CLE discussing the basics of the federal gift tax system at an estate planning conference in Pittsburgh.
Ronald L. Panitch, founding member of the intellectual property firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, has been honored for his distinguished service to the bar for the last five decades. In addition, Panitch has been honored by being chosen for inclusion in the 2016 Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks.
Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, hosted an International Trademark Association roundtable that focused on the nuances of trademark ventures. The event was organized by Patricia S. Rogowski from the firm’s Wilmington office and Bridget H. Labutta from the Philadelphia office. In other news, John D. Simmons and Keith A. Jones have been elected officers of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. Simmons will serve as President-Elect and Jones will serve on the Board of Governors.
Penn Community Bank’s Vice President of Retail Operations Linda Cooper has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bucks County SPCA. For more than two decades, Cooper’s volunteer efforts have been focused on animal-assisted therapy and she visits local nursing homes with her German shepherd. In other news, Michael A. Meeneghan has been hired to lead the bank’s subsidiary, Penn Community Insurance, and the recent hiring of Stephen A. Lackner, the new Director of Fee-Based Business, ERM, and Profitability seemed to round out the month of October.
The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County has received a grant for expansion from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The expansion will add approximately 38,000 square feet to the existing building’s footprint to house 40 offices, 15 laboratories, 80 freezer spaces as well as an increase in jobs for the community.
The Scranton and Wilkes Barre personal injury law firm Scartelli Olszewski has expanded its staff with new attorney, Michael J. Kenny, Esq.; a technology specialist, Lance Edwards; and a new paralegal, Ann Korey.
Stoel Rives, LLP, a business law firm in Portland, Oregon, has recently launched its new, updated website after a 15-month, intensive make-over. The site has been responsively designed to work with all platforms PC, tablet or smartphone, and to offer viewers easy navigation and straightforward access to the information that serves their needs.
For the seventh consecutive year, USClaims, a litigation funding company, a subsidiary of DRB Financial Solutions, LLC., has been voted number one by the readers of The Legal Intelligencer in the publication’s “Best of 2016 ” survey.
Partner Alaine S. Williams of the labor, employment and workers’ compensation firm Willig, Williams & Davidson has been elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for her excellence in public employee labor law.