High Swartz is pleased to welcome Family Law Attorney Jennifer R. Ryan to the firm. After working at several respected Bucks and Montgomery county family law firms, Ms. Ryan is happy to again work in Doylestown where she grew up. She will continue to focus on all areas of family law including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable distribution, and Protections from Abuse actions.
“I was honored to get the opportunity to join the well-known Family Law team at High Swartz. Family is extremely important to me, and the firm understands that. You have to find the right work/life balance, especially in the current climate. I’m excited to be able to refer my clients to the other reputable practice areas at the firm. Often families will need wills or real estate assistance and it just makes sense to be able to go down the hall rather than outside the firm.”
After attending Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Jen moved on to Temple University’s Fox School of Business. She graduated with a degree in Marketing and briefly worked in the advertising and marketing industry. After the birth of her 3 children, Jen returned to school, earning her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
Jen is an active member of the Bucks County Bar Association through which she also regularly provides pro-bono services to parties in Protection from Abuse actions. In her downtime, you can find Jen in her backyard tending to her garden and caring for her english bulldog – Stella, her french bulldog – Frankie and her brood of chickens.
Elizabeth Fineman, Family Law attorney and Partner with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, participated in a Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Webcast on July 15 – 16. Ms Fineman was one of the instructors for the program entitled “PFA in Real Time: From Interview to Courtroom”. The PBA offered this continuing legal education program at their summer meeting, The Family Law Section program speakers included experienced well known family law practitioners, as well as Judges and experts in a variety of fields.
Elizabeth Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody matters. She has handled many high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex financial issues.
Doylestown, PA – Eastburn and Gray proudly announces the addition of John P. McShea to the firm’s litigation, real estate, land use and zoning, and municipal law practice groups. He will work out of the firm’s Doylestown office.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McShea was an associate in the Philadelphia office of a large, full service law firm. During that time, he represented corporate policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes involving a variety of policy types and coverage issues.
Between 2018 and 2020, Mr. McShea served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James A. Gibbons of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. McShea, a resident of Abington Township, Montgomery County, received his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA where he served as Research and Staff Editor of Temple International & Comparative Law Journal. He earned his B.A. in History from The University of Scranton, in Scranton, PA where he was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team.
Doylestown, PA – Robert J. Salzer of Williams Family Law was a featured presenter at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2021 Summer Meeting July 15-16, 2021, which was held live via webcast. Salzer participated in an enactment of a Protection from Abuse (PFA) case in “PFA in Real Time: from Interview to Courtroom.”
The presentation followed Geracia v. Brown, a domestic violence case brought by a wife who had recently filed for divorce. The defendant husband had on several occasions exhibited erratic and violent behavior toward the woman and their three-year-old child. In the session, Salzer served as attorney for the victim while colleagues represented the perpetrator and child. Among the topics the attorneys discussed were:
- In a “he-said, she-said” situation, does being intoxicated influence the plaintiff’s credibility?
- Is “reasonable fear of imminent bodily injury” objective or subjective?
- In the age of social media, what constitutes stalking?
The session covered everything from client counseling to trial preparation and evidentiary issues, law enforcement and child protective services, impact on divorce and custody proceedings, potential criminal charges, firearms restrictions, mutual violence/threats/stalking, addiction issues, and contempt. Panelists included Honorable Joseph C. Adams of the York County Court of Common Pleas and attorneys Elizabeth J. Fineman, Christine Gale and Brian C. Vertz.
Salzer is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an honor reserved solely for skilled negotiators and experienced litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law.
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., is proud to announce that its CEO Gina Rubel, and Jennifer Simpson Carr, director of business development, have been recognized by Lawdragon among the 2021 LAWDRAGON Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting. Based in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Rubel and Carr work with a team of law firm marketing and public relations experts as well as clients in 23 states, Washington D.C., and several countries.
Rubel is a lawyer, leader and entrepreneur who is called upon by law firms for high-stakes communications including high-profile litigation media relations. She is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and with the American Bar Foundation. She has been named a Woman of Distinction by The Legal Intelligencer and Philadelphia Business Journal and included among Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and SmartCEO magazine’s Brava Award winners. In 2019, Rubel published her third book, Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers, 2nd Edition. A graduate of Drexel University and Widener University School of Law, Rubel and her family live in Bucks County, Pa.
Simpson Carr is a business development and digital marketing expert. She leads relationship management and tracks market and emerging trends. She supports the agency’s client value proposition and establishes a competitive advantage for the agency and its clients, winning new business, and implementing strategies that impact long-term business objectives. In addition, Carr serves as the producer for the firm’s widely acclaimed podcast, On Record PR.
Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC is excited to welcome Nicole J. O’Hara to our Intellectual Property group. Nicole concentrates her practice in intellectual property, business transactions, and portfolio management, working with companies to develop, protect, and monetize their innovation and creativity, and counseling clients on issues involving the internet, privacy, and cybersecurity.
Representing clients of all sizes across most major industry sectors, Nicole assists clients in negotiating multi-party technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions, including acquisitions and collaborations, service and subscription agreements, software and platform-as-a-service agreements, domain name registration, and monitoring and hosting agreements, and has prepared and negotiated agreements to memorialize deal terms among rights-holders. Additionally, she has prosecuted patent, service and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, routinely advising on and resolving trademark, copyright and patent-related issues, including questions of patentability, commercial viability, and freedom to operate.
Nicole graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick, with a B.S. in Biochemistry, and continued her education at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2010. Nicole is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Nicole is an active member of the IP Section and Women Lawyers’ Division of the Bucks County Bar Association, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Trademarks & Internet Committee of the American Bar Association, IP Section; Membership Director of the IP Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee of the PBA Women-in-the-Profession Section. Outside of the legal community, Nicole volunteers with various local civic organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for LifePath, Inc., a non-profit organization in Bethlehem serving individuals with disabilities and their families.
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC is pleased to announce that Ethan R. O’Shea, a partner with the firm, has been elected to the Board of Directors of MLTV21. MLTV-Main Line Network is a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit public access station serving Radnor, Narberth, Lower Merion and the surrounding area.
According to the Station, “Programming includes public affairs shows and interviews, classical arts showcases, movies, world news, local sporting events, musical concerts and more. In terms of critical recognition, MLTV’s history includes local Emmy Awards and national Telly awards in recognition for locally produced works. MLTV aims to serve the public interest by providing an accessible communications outlet to inform, educate, entertain and encourage public discourse.”
Ethan serves as Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice. He is also the Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee. On a daily basis, Ethan counsels large and small businesses as to how to stay in compliance with state and federal employment laws. He also litigates discrimination, non-compete and wrongful termination matters. He regularly appears before the PA Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and federal and state courts throughout the State. Prior to joining the firm 20 years ago, Ethan was a Senior Deputy District Attorney with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases. Criminal Defense law is still a part of his practice today. In addition to chairing the Montgomery Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee, Ethan is a past president of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Trial Lawyers Section. A graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in International Relations (B.A. 1990), Ethan received his J.D. from The George Washington University National Law Center in 1993. In 2003, he attended the Academy of Advocacy of Temple University.
Cattani came to Sweet Stevens after operating her own solo practice for over a decade. She brings experience in a number of practice areas including tax law, contract law, real property law, equine law, criminal defense and civil litigation. At Sweet Stevens, she will assist clients with tax assessment appeals, zoning hearings, Right-to-Know requests and general litigation. Cattani is a graduate of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. She received her J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Tax Court.
Sam came to the firm from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, a high-volume, high-pressure environment where he worked in the Motions Court Pre-Trial Unit and the Municipal Court Unit. He will put his background in trial practice to work to obtain successful outcomes for clients in civil rights, special education, contract disputes, employment law, and tax assessment matters. Sam is a graduate of Temple University College of Liberal Arts and American University Washington College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
Eight attorneys from Eastburn and Gray were selected for inclusion in the 2021 Pennsylvania SuperLawyers list. The lawyers with this distinguished recognition include:
Grace M. Deon
Employment & Labor, Schools &
Education, General Litigation
Rising Stars; 2005 to 2007
SuperLawyers; 2013 to present
Mark D. Eastburn
Real Estate, Criminal Law
Rising Stars; 2020 to present
Sarah A. Eastburn
Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Tax: Consumer
Rising Stars; 2017 to present
Marc D. Jonas
Land Use/Zoning, Government/Cities/Municipalities, Real Estate
SuperLawyers; 2004 to present
Rising Stars; 2005
SuperLawyers; 2013 to present
Zachary A. Sivertsen
Land Use/Zoning, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Civil Litigation, Real Estate
Rising Stars; 2018 to present
John A. VanLuvanee
Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate
SuperLawyers; 2008 to present
Robert R. Watson, Jr.
Construction Litigation, General Litigation, Government/ Cities/Municipalities
Rising Stars; 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
SuperLawyers; 2015 to present
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Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, is pleased to announce that Melanie J. Wender has joined the firm’s growing Family Law practice group. Ms. Wender focuses her practice exclusively in all aspects of divorce and family law in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. She is experienced in all issues surrounding the complexities of a divorce, such as equitable distribution, custody, spousal support, child support, and settlement agreements. Ms. Wender has successfully resolved complex custody cases ranging from unmarried same-sex couples to custody agreements between long-distance parents. She is also experienced in adoption issues and has assisted many clients in making this life-changing process as seamless and smooth as possible, allowing the family to focus on welcoming their new child.
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.