High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty speaks at North Carolina Bar Association

High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty speaks at North Carolina Bar Association

Norristown, PA, February 21, 2018– High Swartz partner and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice, Mary Cushing Doherty, was recently a speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Intensive CLE seminar on February 1-2 in Wrightsville Beach.

Mrs. Doherty presented “Marriage & Divorce in the Golden Years” which discussed the benefits of prenuptial agreements and other financial considerations for adults marrying later in life. She also addressed the impact of recent dramatic changes in federal tax law. The Family Law Section seminar is a 12-hour, program designed for attendees who are family lawyers with significant experience.

With a distinguished record of professional and community service, Mary Cushing Doherty has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of family law. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of marital dissolution and family law issues including divorce, child support, visitation, custody, spousal support and alimony, premarital agreement asset protection, complex property division, and more. Ms. Doherty is an experienced and certified Arbitrator and Mediator. She strives for the amicable resolution of divorce when possible; however, she is a zealous litigator when it serves the best interests of her clients.

Ms. Doherty has been a Course Planner and Lecturer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990 and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute since 1985. She also has been a Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and Montgomery Bar Association. A highly sought-after speaker in family law, Doherty received the Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Women in the Profession Committee in 2012 and also was one of the Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year. She has been named a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction, and, in 2006, she received the Margaret Richardson Award from the Montgomery Bar Association, which is presented to a trailblazer who has promoted the role of women in the legal profession.

About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.

Greg B. Emmons Named to SBA Training Honor Roll, 2017

GREG B. EMMONS NAMED TO SBA TRAINING HONOR ROLL, 2017

            Friedman Schuman, PC takes pride in acknowledging that one of its members, Greg B. Emmons, Esq., recently received recognition for his participation in the nationwide SBA training program from Coleman.  Attorney Emmons is certified as a closing attorney for both SBA 7 (a) and 504 Small Business Loans through the United States Small Business Administration. In support of the Financial Services Department at Friedman Schuman, a Jenkintown law firm representing numerous lending institutions, Mr. Emmons has become a tremendous source of knowledge and loan transaction skills that can be extremely effective when applied on behalf of both lenders and borrowers.

Coleman is the leading provider of information to small business bankers to help them make less risky small business loans.  Coleman provides training courses and webinars as well publishes the highly recognized trade newsletter, The Coleman Report.  The Coleman Report began in 1993 and provides critical analytical information for today’s small business lending professional.  Coleman also issues two daily emails, Coleman Report Morning Brief, and the Coleman Report Afternoon Brief to small business lending professionals around the country.

 As a published author and educator, Attorney Emmons is an active participant with the peer communications to the Coleman reports.  His office is located at 101 Greenwood Avenue, Fifth Floor, Jenkintown, PA 19046 and his direct phone number is 215-690-3815 with an email address of gemmons@fsalaw.com.

Greg B. Emmons, Esq.

Curtin & Heefner Partner Jordan Yeager to Speak At Yale Law School

Curtin & Heefner Partner Jordan Yeager to Speak

At Yale Law School

Jordan Yeager will be speaking at the Yale Law School about Environmental Constitutionalism and the Pennsylvania Experience.  During his talk at Yale, on February 26, 2018, Yeager will address his litigation experience in Pennsylvania, including in the landmark Robinson Township case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  The Robinson Township decision, in which the court adopted Mr. Yeager’s arguments, marked the first time a law had been declared unconstitutional for violating the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Environmental Rights Amendment.  The case has been widely hailed as ushering in a new era of environmental jurisprudence.

Yeager, who previously spoke at Yale in 2017, is chair of Curtin & Heefner’s Environmental Law and Public Sector Law sections.  Curtin & Heefner’s Environmental Law section provides aggressive representation to municipalities, non-profits, property owners, businesses and grassroots community groups in protecting their environmental interests.

Curtin & Heefner LLP has provided over 80 years of value-added service.  The firm’s storied history ranges from the U.S. Congress to local governments, from the area’s emerging businesses to some of the nation’s largest corporations, banks and insurers.   The firm is prominently ranked among the top 100 in size in Pennsylvania, and its attorneys are widely recognized as among the best in the nation, providing creative problem solving, thoughtful counseling, aggressive advocacy, and the highest ethical standards.   That rich history and versatility form the foundation from which Curtin & Heefner adds value today … and to which it is committed into the future.

Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq. Reappointed Solicitor of Marlborough Township

Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq. Reappointed Solicitor of Marlborough Township

Blue Bell, PA – Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq. was reappointed Solicitor of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission of Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County. Mr. Cappuccio has served in this capacity since 2009.  Established in 1853, Lower Milford Township is a Second Class Township located in the Southwestern corner of Lehigh County, PA.

Mr. Cappuccio is a Shareholder at Eastburn and Gray, P.C. in Pennsylvania, and is the Chair of the firm’s tax assessment appeals group. He is an experienced civil trial attorney with an extensive background in tax assessment law, commercial litigation, real estate and zoning matters.

Melissa M. Boyd Appointed to the MCAP Board of Directors

Norristown, PA, February 13, 2018– High Swartz partner, Melissa M. Boyd has been re-appointed Board of the Directors for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP) for a 3 year term.

The mission of the MCAP is to end and prevent child abuse and neglect in Montgomery County through legal services, advocacy and education.. To learn more about MCAP, visit their website at www.mcapkids.com

Melissa M. Boyd is a partner with High Swartz LLP. She concentrates her practice on family law including, but not limited to, divorce, pre-nuptial and post-divorce agreements, child custody and support, equitable distribution, alimony, adoptions, protection from abuse and juvenile law. She has dedicated much of her professional career to preserving the rights of children and their families.

Ms. Boyd is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of AAML and member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association. She is former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association. Ms. Boyd has been certified as a Family Law Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

A graduate of Washington College and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Boyd has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 8 years, Best Lawyer in America since 2016 and named among the 10 Leaders of Matrimonial Law in Philadelphia.

High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.

Elizabeth Fineman Speaks at Montco Bar Association

Elizabeth Fineman, Esquire, was a speaker at the Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting on February 7th.  The program discussed the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the law’s effect on family law practice, including practical tips for tax season.

Fineman is part of the Firm’s Family Law Practice group.  She handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.    Serving the Philadelphia surrounding communities, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm that offers sophisticated, proactive, timely and cost-effective legal advice.  The Firm’s attorneys are both counselors and advocates.  As counselors, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP lawyers educate clients, including high net worth individuals, small to mid-sized, privately-held companies, nonprofits and health care organizations, on the law and possible legal implications of their actions.  As advocates, they aggressively represent their clients’ causes.  With its broad range of practice areas in Business & Finance, Family Law, Tax & Estates, Real Estate & Land Use, Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Personal Injury, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP has the depth of resources and knowledge to satisfy its clients’ evolving needs for legal advice and representation and help them reach their ultimate goals.


Elizabeth Fineman, Esquire

BCBA mourns the loss of Marijo Murphy, Esq.

It is with great sadness that we advise you that Marijo Murphy died suddenly in Palm Springs, California, on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  She had traveled to California for a golf vacation when she suffered an insurmountable medical emergency.

On Friday, February 16, 2018 there will be a viewing from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, located at: 323 Washington Avenue, Newtown, PA 18940.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 a second viewing will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Catholic Churchlocated at:  81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940; a Funeral Mass will follow immediately at 11:00 AM.

The obituary notice won’t be available until this weekend on www.Legacy.com.  You can find the obituary under Marijo Murphy’s name in Newtown, PA or on the Swartz-Givnish website.  It will also be listed in the Bucks County Courier Times.


Marijo Murphy attending the Bucks County Bar Association Annual Dinner in 1968.

Marijo dancing at the BCBA Bench Bar Conference

Marijo Murphy, Esq.

Marijo on the Tambourine at the BCBA Bench Bar Conference
Lawyers Among Us Winners
Marijo Murphy was one of the lawyers selected for Great Mentor of the 2017 Lawyers Among Us program sponsored by the Bucks County Herald and BCBA.

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Mary Cushing Doherty Named ‘Top Family Law Attorney’ by Suburban Life Magazine

Mary Cushing Doherty Named ‘Top Family Law Attorney’ by Suburban Life Magazine

Norristown, PA,      High Swartz LLP, a full service law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that partner, Mary Cushing Doherty has been named a ‘2018 Top Family Law Attorney’ by Suburban Life Magazine.

The annual list of Top Family Law Attorneys in Suburban Life highlights the best family law attorneys representing anything from divorce and prenuptial agreements to child support and adoption.

Mary Cushing Doherty was spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Bar Association to the Pennsylvania legislature to pass no fault divorce reform in December 2016. She served as the Chair of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association and is the former president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial  Lawyers (AAML). Mary has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of family law, she concentrates her practice on all aspects of marital dissolution and family law issues including divorce, child support, visitation, custody, spousal support and alimony, premarital agreement asset protection, complex property division and more.

 About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.