Family law attorney Mary Cushing Doherty, chair of the family law section for the law firm of High Swartz LLP, was one of the Course Planners for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Institute held April 19 and 20 at the CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.
High Swartz LLP was a sponsor of the Main Line Art Center’s annual gala with the theme of Main Line Meets Monte Carlo. Juried by Ekaterina Popova, international artist and publisher of Create! Magazine, the exhibition features works by more than 100 professional artists from the region. Committed to making art accessible and the art-buying process easy and fun, the Spring Gala Exhibition invites everyone – from the next-generation collector or art-buying novice to the seasoned collector – to fall in love with a work of art and make it their own.
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP attorney John D. Simmons has been elected to lead the professional group Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) of which he was president-elect last year.
Partner Gregory F. Jenner, tax partner at the corporate and litigation law firm Stoel Rives LLP, discussed tax reform under the Trump Administration with business leaders in Minneapolis. The topic of his talk was his report titled, “Rebooting the Tax Code: The Musings of an ’86 Act Insider.” Read the report here.
The Legal Intelligencer reported that Alan Nadel of the Philadelphia intellectual property firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP presented at the 33rd Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar. The JPPCLE is an annual one-day seminar that features knowledgeable speakers such as judges, government officials and attorneys discussing the latest trends and important topics in intellectual property law.
Penn Community Bank has received the 2017 Spirit of Habitat Award given by Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. The nonprofit presented the award as a way of thanking the bank for their continued support throughout the years.
Pennridge FISH, an organization providing food and clothing to those in need in the Pennridge School District in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, received $25,000 over five years from Penn Community Bank. The last donation of $5,000 was recently made, contributing to the group’s new location and building.
Full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio has promoted experienced education attorney Katherine H. Meehan to partner, according to a story on Delaware County’s Pivot.Today. Meehan, has been with the firm since 2006.
In other news for John D. Simmons of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP: he represented Dominion Resources in Dominion Resources Inc. and Virginia Electric and Power Co. v. Alstom Grid Inc. A federal judge determined that Alstom Grid was guilty of patent infringement of Dominion’s energy-conservation software. The verdict was included in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2016.” Along with a team of highly skilled attorneys, Simmons secured $486,000 for his client.
Kevin F. Sweeney of the Philadelphia office of business law firm, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry spoke at the Philadelphia Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and discussed client-attorney privilege.
The largest gaming convention in Pennsylvania, TooManyGames, will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from June 23-25 celebrating their 10-year anniversary. The convention will have speakers, video and board games to try, vendors selling vintage games, musical entertainment and exhibits.
Leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm, Stoel Rives LLP has increased their Corporate Group by four with the onboarding of Steven J. Beonder as partner in the Portland office, Mark Bonham as an Of Counsel lawyer in the Salt Lake City office, Kevin Burnett as partner in the Portland office’s Corporate Group and Gabrielle Glemann as an Of Counsel attorney in the Portland office.
The Legal Intelligencer reported that Stewart M. Weintraub, of the diversified business law firm Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry chaired the National Advanced Tax Seminars. Weintraub chairs the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) practice.
Jeffrey M. Williams, Bucks County family law attorney and founder of Williams Family Law, P.C., hosted the Spring Retreat for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Chapter, in Bedford. A presentation by actress and comedian Sharon Geller titled, “Improv for Lawyers,” was on the schedule.