Denise Bowman Panelist for Women’s Forum in Newtown

Denise Bowman Panelist for Women’s Forum in Newtown

Denise Bowman, commercial litigator and partner at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, will participate as a panelist in Main Street Advocacy’s insightful and empowering event, “Women2Women: Count Me In”.  Ms. Bowman will be speaking about the importance of community involvement and mentoring.  The panel will feature four professional women in an in-depth discussion of policy issues of concern to the women of Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area.  The program will take place at the Newtown Athletic Club on Thursday, June 28th and is free and open to the public. RSVP to mainstreetadvocacy.com/buckscounty/

Family Law Attorney, Melissa M. Boyd moderates MBA Family Law Section Meeting

Family Law Attorney, Melissa M. Boyd moderates MBA Family Law Section Meeting

Norristown, PA, June 18, 2018– High Swartz partner, Melissa M. Boyd recently moderated the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting held on June 6. The topic of the program was “Avoiding the Pitfalls of QDRO’s and the Valuation and Division of Retirement Benefits.” The panelists discussed the appropriate drafting of retirement provisions within Property Settlement Agreements in divorce matters. Also discussed were terms for Orders which ultimately result in the creation of a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) which is the mechanism for distributing certain retirement assets among divorcing couples.

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.

The Montgomery Bar Association offers it’s members an important arena for networking, professional development and education. It also serves the community as a legal resource offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need. The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more. To learn more about the Montgomery Bar Association, visit their website at https://www.montgomerybar.org/index.php.

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.

Williams Family Law Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Williams Family Law Attorneys

Named 2018 Super Lawyers

 Doylestown – Two attorneys from Williams Family Law have been named to the 2018 list of Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Founder and managing partner Jeffrey M. Williams has been included for the fourteenth consecutive year, while associate Melanie J. Wender was named to the list of 2018 Pennsylvania Rising Stars.

Williams is one of the most well-known divorce attorneys in Pennsylvania, handling matters involving complex divorce, high-income alimony/spousal support, complex child support and high-conflict child custody cases. He is currently president of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Pennsylvania Chapter and a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationwide).

Wender has successfully handled complex custody cases ranging from unmarried same-sex couples to custody agreements between long distance parents. Committed to maintaining involvement in the community, she is a board member of the Bucks County Bar Foundation and donates her services pro bono for Protection from Abuse actions in Bucks County.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s 50,000 lawyers and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming Pennsylvania lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; pro bono and community service efforts; and scholarly lectures and writings. The ultimate objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other practitioners and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Williams Family Law provides matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, cohabitation, grandparents’ custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation issues and related legal matters. The Williams Family Law practice centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. To learn more, visit www.bucksfamilylawyers.com. 

            

 

Fox Rothschild Bucks County Partners Kimberly Freimuth and Robert Gundlach To Speak at Land Use Institute 2018

Kimberly Freimuth and Robert Gundlach, partners in the Bucks County office of Fox Rothschild LLP, are among the faculty for Land Use Institute 2018, a continuing legal education program scheduled for July 18 by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI). The biennial program helps land use practitioners identify and examine significant trends, recent case law, regional development patterns and regulatory changes.

In her practice at Fox, Freimuth handles a broad range of real estate, zoning and land use matters. Gundlach, a recognized authority in real estate and zoning law in the region, is co-chair of the firm’s Zoning and Land Use Practice Group and immediate past chair of the Real Estate Department.

Joel D. Rosen Speaks at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Joel D. Rosen Speaks at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Norristown, PA, June 13, 2018– High Swartz partner, Joel D. Rosen recently spoke at Pennsylvania Biotechnology  Center of Bucks County – Public Service Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Senator Joe Scarnati. The Public Service Wall of Fame recognizes legislators who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of the Biotech Center. Senator Scarnati is a great proponent of business and economic development in PA, and has helped the biotech center since its inception.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is currently serving his 5th term in the Pennsylvania Senate. As President Pro Tempore of the Senate, he holds the third-highest constitutional office in the State. He was born and raised in Brockway, Pennsylvania and represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties and portions of Clearfield County.

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County is a nonprofit life sciences incubator dedicated to the creation of a world-class biotechnology center; to the promotion of regional economic development and job creation; and to the education and training of tomorrow’s researchers.

Joel D. Rosen is Managing Partner of High Swartz LLP. With more than 30 years of legal experience, his areas of practice include franchise law, business and commercial law, employment law, trademark/copyright law and commercial leasing. Mr. Rosen has counseled numerous businesses with regard to general corporate and commercial transactions, including, formation, mergers & acquisitions, licensing, sales, and financing projects. Mr. Rosen’s corporate client base spans a broad spectrum of industries, including: biotechnology, franchise, weight loss, food and restaurant, consumer products, media and entertainment, software and technology and nonprofit organizations.

About the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center: The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County seeks to advance biotechnology in Bucks County and the surrounding region, maximize synergies between nonprofit scientists and their commercial colleagues, and launch new ideas and discoveries that will make a difference. To learn more, go to www.pabiotechbc.org.

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.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. Kicks Off 2018 IPromise™ Grant Competition

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. Kicks Off 2018 IPromise™ Grant Competition

$20,000 Grants Will Be Awarded to Two Local Non-Profits

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 13, 2018) – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Ewing, NJ, today announced the kick off of its 12th Annual IPromise™ Charitable Giving Fund (“IPromise”) grant competition. Established in 2007, IPromise supports qualifying Greater Philadelphia or Trenton area non-profit organizations by awarding $20,000 grants to two each year. This year, organizations dedicated to health and human services or arts and culture are invited to apply by visiting vklawipromise.com, reviewing official guidelines and submitting applications before August 10, 2018. Organizations must be at least two years old and headquartered in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington, Camden or Mercer Counties to be eligible for an IPromise grant.

To date, IPromise has awarded more than $400,000 to grant recipients across six eligible categories that rotate each year. In addition to supporting organizations dedicated to health and human services and arts and culture, IPromise funding has also advanced work in the areas of community development; animal welfare; education; and veteran services. Previous IPromise grant recipients include the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Welcoming the Stranger, After School Activities Partnerships, Bethesda Project, BuildaBridge, Canine Partners for Life, Dress for Success of Mercer County, ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth, Girls Inc., Greater Norristown Police Athletic League, Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line, Kisses for Kyle Foundation, Last Chance Ranch, Mercer Museum, Mighty Writers, New Leash on Life USA, Operation Homefront, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, St. Edmond’s Home for Children, Twilight Wish and Urban Tree Connection.

Said firm President Jay Halt, “Volpe and Koenig is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. Giving back is a priority within the firm and IPromise allows us the privilege of supporting incredible organizations in our area. Every year we learn about non-profits across the Greater Philadelphia Area and Southern New Jersey and we are truly humbled to be able to support these organizations and their life-changing work.”

 About Volpe and Koenig, P.C. – Volpe and Koenig, P.C. provides worldwide client counseling on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology transfers, due diligence, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm’s attorneys, agents and technical advisors have experience working within a wide range of industries and serve a diverse roster of U.S. and multinational clients. For additional information, please visit www.vklaw.com.

Jeffrey Brahin is pleased to announce that he has been named a Super Lawyer for 2018 in the specialized areas of Business Litigation and Civil Litigation

Jeffrey Brahin is pleased to announce that he has been named a Super Lawyer for 2018 in the specialized areas of Business Litigation and Civil Litigation

Super Lawyers is a Thompson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers for more than 70 practice areas. To be rated as a Super Lawyer, attorneys must be nominated by his or her peer.  The nominees are then selected by a research team at Thompson Reuters based upon factors such as professional achievement, verdicts and settlements, honors and awards, pro bono and community service efforts, and scholarly lectures and publications. Each year, no more than five per cent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are selected to receive this honor. The Super Lawyers list is published in Philadelphia Magazine and nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines.

High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE

High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE

Norristown, PA, June 11, 2018– High Swartz partner and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice, Mary Cushing Doherty, was recently a speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE seminar on June 4 in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Doherty was part of a panel for the CLE “Family Lawyers: Don’t Be Overtaxed by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.” The panel presented an advanced analysis of what tax reform means in family law matters including the impact of changes to individual income tax provisions and  changes to business taxes that affect income available for support and certain business valuations.

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.

Joel D. Rosen and Eric B. Smith Appointed to the Montgomery Bar Foundation Board of Trustees

Joel D. Rosen and Eric B. Smith Appointed to the Montgomery Bar Foundation Board of Trustees

Norristown, PA, June 7, 2018– High Swartz partners, Joel D. Rosen and Eric B. Smith have been appointed to the Board of the Trustees for the Montgomery Bar Foundation. Mr. Rosen has been reappointed for a 3 year term, while Mr. Smith, as Immediate Past President of the Montgomery Bar Association, is appointed for a one year term.

The Montgomery Bar Foundation is the charitable affiliate of the Montgomery Bar Association. Since 1987, the Bar Foundation has supported law-related educational, charitable, and humanitarian projects throughout Montgomery County. Grants awarded by the Foundation have been used to help the elderly, homeless, victims of domestic violence, troubled and underprivileged youth, and many other individuals and families in need. Visit their website at http://www.montgomerybarfoundation.org/index.html.

Joel D. Rosen is Managing Partner of High Swartz LLP. With more than 30 years of legal experience, his areas of practice include franchise law, business and commercial law, employment law, trademark/copyright law and commercial leasing. Mr. Rosen has counseled numerous businesses with regard to general corporate and commercial transactions, including, formation, mergers & acquisitions, licensing, sales, and financing projects. Mr. Rosen’s corporate client base spans a broad spectrum of industries, including: biotechnology, franchise, weight loss, food and restaurant, consumer products, media and entertainment, software and technology and nonprofit organizations.

Eric B. Smith is a partner with High Swartz LLP and the Immediate Past President of the Montgomery Bar Association.  His practice focuses on commercial, real estate, and municipal litigation, as well as business disputes.  In 2010 Home Depot appointed Mr. Smith as its Regional Outside Counsel for the region that includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.  Since 2005 he has served as the Solicitor for the City of Reading Charter Board, specializing in Home Rule Charter Law and local governance.  In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Smith also served as a part-time Solicitor for Montgomery County assigned to the Office of the Controller.  Mr. Smith also serves on the Board of the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP).

Joel D. Rosen, Esq. Eric B. Smith, Esq.

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.

Sarah A. Eastburn, Esq. Named Lawyer on the Fast Track

Sarah A. Eastburn, Esq. Named Lawyer on the Fast Track

Doylestown, PA – Sarah A. Eastburn, Esq. has been named among The Legal Intelligencer’s 2018 Lawyers on the Fast Track in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Eastburn was selected by a five-member judging panel consisting of legal professionals across the Commonwealth. A total of 30 attorneys were selected. A formal event honoring all of the Professional Excellence Award winners will take place on June 27, 2018 in Philadelphia.

Ms. Eastburn’s professional practice at Eastburn and Gray, P.C. includes Wills, Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Taxation. She frequently advises clients at all stages of estate planning including wealth transfer, asset protection and succession strategies. She earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, and her LL.M in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law.

The Legal Intelligencer is the oldest daily law journal published in the United States, and serves the legal community of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. To learn more about the newspaper or this event, please visit www.thelegalintelligencer.com.