Jamie M. Jamison Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, a Bucks County-based full-service law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Jamie M. Jamison to the firm’s Family Law practice group.  Ms. Jamison practices exclusively in the area of family law where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, spousal support/alimony, child support, protection from abuse, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

 Jamie M. Jamison, Esq.

Elizabeth Fineman, of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn will teach course “Child & Spousal Support Basics” on June 29th for the PBI

Elizabeth Fineman, of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, will teach a course on June 29th for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute entitled “Child & Spousal Support Basics.”   This is an educational program for family law attorneys seeking to learn more about case law, procedure and local practice from a faculty composed of seasoned practitioners and those who work in the family court system.  The program will be at the CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia, and simulcast throughout the area.

Elizabeth 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.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. Elected President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

Doylestown, PA – Michael J. Savona, Esq. has been elected President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. He has been an active Member of the Board of Directors of the organization since 2013.  He has served as Vice President of the Board since 2015.

Mr. Savona is a Shareholder and a member of the Management Committee at Eastburn and Gray. His legal practice includes matters related to land use & zoning, litigation, municipal law, and real estate. Throughout his career, he has served as solicitor to numerous municipalities and government agencies across the State of Pennsylvania. He routinely represents individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth in matters related to land and land use.

“It is and has been a privilege to work with every person who is affiliated with Habitat,” said Mr. Savona. “Our staff, volunteers and donors give generously and work selflessly to build new lives and new hope for our families. I am humbled to be a part of that work.”

The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is to build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer revitalized communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County. Visit www.habitatbucks.org to learn more.


     Michael J. Savona, Esq.

High Swartz Partner Named President of Central Chester County Rotary Club

High Swartz Partner Named President of Central Chester County Rotary Club
James B. Shrimp to lead local chapter of Rotary International

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (June 2017) – Full-service law firm High Swartz is pleased to announce that partner James B. Shrimp has been installed as president of the Rotary Club of Central Chester County, located in Lionville/Exton, Pennsylvania.  He is the chapter’s 29th president since its founding in 1988.

The club is a chapter of Rotary International, the mission of which is to bring together business and professional leaders at the community level to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace around the world.

In keeping with the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,” Shrimp and the Central Chester County Rotary Club provide financial and volunteer support to nonprofits in Pennsylvania and around the world, including Habitat for Humanity of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank, as well as Project CURE, the largest provider of donated medical equipment and supplies to developing countries worldwide, Operation Honduras, which builds schools and provides cataract surgeries in Honduras, and Rotaplast International,  which provides corrective cleft palate and lip surgeries throughout the world.

Shrimp’s passion for helping others also finds expression in his legal practice, which he focuses on employment and commercial disputes, including employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, and restrictive covenants.

“It is a critical aspect of being an officer of the court and citizen to give back to the community, and Rotary allows me to give back both locally and internationally,” said Shrimp.

He earned a bachelor’s degree at Misericordia University before going on to earn his law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Don’t forget to renew your attorney license online before July 1st!

RENEW YOUR LICENSE WITH AOPC ONLINE

As of last year, the AOPC discontinued sending out mailings to remind attorneys to renew their licenses before July 1st.  All registration renewals are now being done online at https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/AttorneyServices.aspx.  All attorneys must create an account in order to renew their licenses. 

The licensing fee payment can be made online with a credit card or the attorney can send a check to the AOPC to cover registration costs.  However, ALL REGISTRATIONS must be done through the website. On its website, the AOPC offers a tutorial to help lawyers navigate the registration process.  You can view that video by clicking here.

Please be sure to complete your registration renewal before July 1st to avoid late fees and penalties. 

Mary Cushing Doherty Honored with PBA Special Achievement Award

Mary Cushing Doherty Honored with PBA Special Achievement Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association recognizes High Swartz family law attorney’s tireless leadership in improving PA divorce law to reduce the harmful impacts on children

 NORRISTOWN, Pa. (June 2017) – The full-service law firm High Swartz LLP is proud to announce that family law attorney Mary Cushing Doherty has been honored with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Special Achievement Award, in recognition of her tireless assistance with meeting legislators to address reducing the harmful impact of divorce waiting periods on children.

As co-chair of the PBA’s Family Law Section special committee, Doherty worked toward passage of state legislation that would reduce the waiting time for no-fault, unilateral divorce in Pennsylvania from two years to one year. The effort, which took more than four years, culminated in the adoption of Act 102, which went into effect in December 2016.

The movement to shorten the waiting period to one year was rooted in studies on child development that found that the longer a family was in legal limbo, the more stress the children endured and the more their development was suspended. Reducing the amount of legal waiting time similarly reduces the amount of parental conflict and allows parents and children to focus on creating their new family dynamic.

“During my 35 years practicing family law, I have seen firsthand how the two-year waiting period for unilateral, no-fault divorces harmed families,” said Doherty, who leads High Swartz’s family law practice group. “The extended waiting period produced more tension between parents and forced the children to witness destructive emotional battles. A shorter waiting period enables children to begin the healing process earlier, which is healthier for everyone.”

Doherty focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support and child custody, spousal support and alimony, premarital agreement asset protection, complex property division, and more. She earned a bachelor’s degree at University of Delaware and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its more than 27,000 members continue the association’s tradition of service to the profession and the public, while keeping current with changing legal standards and societal practices, quality of life issues, and evolving technology. The PBA’s Special Achievement Award is given annually to recognize those who have given their time and resources to advance the association and the practice of law in Pennsylvania.

 

Local Attorney Teaches at the Annual Criminal Law Symposium

NORTH WALES, PA, June 12, 2017 – A Seminar entitled “Cosby and Kane: Lessons and Issues,” discussing the legal issues that arose in the Kathleen Kane and Bill Cosby cases, was taught by Steven F. Fairlie, of Fairlie & Lippy, P.C., The Honorable Matthew Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney, and Leigh Narducci, Esquire at the 34th Annual Criminal Law Symposium held at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 8 – 9, 2017.

The Criminal Law Symposium is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and is an annual gathering of attorneys from across Pennsylvania. The Symposium offers various seminars to allow attorneys to share techniques and experiences amongst colleagues.

Steven F. Fairlie, Esquire has been designated a Pennsylvania “SuperLawyer” in both Personal Injury and Criminal Defense by Philadelphia Magazine and placed on their lists of the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and the Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia; The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers; Top Rated Attorneys in Philadelphia as published in The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Legal Intelligencer; The National Advocacy for DUI Defense Top 100 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Attorneys; and is a holder of Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV” rating and Client Distinction Award, designating preeminent lawyers based upon legal ability, ethics, and client satisfaction. He has been rated a perfect 10.0/10.0 on AVVO.COM and is one of a just 35 attorneys in Pennsylvania to be named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer in 2006. He currently is the Managing Partner of Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. in North Wales, PA.

For more information, contact Gina Rochford at Fairlie & Lippy, P.C., 1501 Lower State Road, Suite 304, North Wales, PA 19454, admin@fairlielaw.net, http://www.fairlielaw.net/.

 

Steven F. Fairlie, Esquire