Doylestown native and attorney, Tina Mazaheri, Esquire, Mazaheri Law, LLC, was recently awarded the Mark E. Goldberg Award by the Bucks County Bar Association at their annual meeting. This award is presented to a member of the Bucks County Bar Association who demonstrates a continuing commitment to community service outside the legal profession. To be chosen for this award, one must perpetuate personal relationships established with leaders of the religious, academic recreational and charitable segments of the Bucks County community by each of the following:
• Proven legal competence;
• Service; and
• Respect for the rule of law and the administration of justice.
As an active member of the Central Bucks community, Ms. Mazaheri has served as President of the Bucks County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bucks County Bar Association, for the past four years. Ms. Mazaheri also serves on the Boards of CB Cares Educational Foundation and the Doylestown Historical Society. She has also volunteered and contributed to enumerable local causes.
Ms. Mazaheri, with a Masters Degree in Trial Advocacy, and over twenty-five years of trial experience, focuses her practice on family law. She is a licensed Pennsylvania and New Jersey Real Estate Broker and serves as a Litigation Solicitor to the County of Bucks.
Ms. Mazaheri was previously honored by the Bar Association for her pro bono work by receiving the Arthur B. Walsh award.
Tina Mazaheri, Esq.
(PERKASIE, Pa.) Grim, Biehn & Thatcher of Perkasie, Pa., is pleased announce that Peter Nelson, and Colby Grim have been appointed to serve as Solicitors for Trumbauersville, Pa., effective October 17, 2019.
Nelson is a Shareholder in the firm’s municipal department and has been with the firm since 2000. His specialty is municipal/land use and appellate matters and he represents clients in a wide variety of general matters and various types of litigation. Nelson is dedicated to his clients and strives to provide them with effective and efficient legal representation. Nelson resides in New Britain Borough, Pa.
Grim is a fourth-generation Grim family member at the firm. Concentrating his practice in all areas of real estate law, Grim has experience in helping clients through countless purchase, sale and loan closings, making their transactions smooth, stress-free and efficient. In the ever-changing climate of real estate law and litigation, his expertise regarding landlord and tenant law is invaluable to those seeking guidance in residential or commercial leases. Grim also represents municipalities and zoning boards, which provides further depth to his professional advice.
“We are extremely pleased that Peter and Colby have been appointed to be Solicitors for Trumbauersville,” said Gregory E. Grim, CEO, Grim, Biehn & Thatcher. “We are very proud of their dedication and have the greatest confidence that they will both demonstrate to the people of Trumbauersville the highest levels of public service.”
About Grim, Biehn & Thatcher
Grim, Biehn & Thatcher has been providing trusted legal counsel, practical, commonsense advice and values-based business solutions to clients since the firm was founded by Webster Grim in 1895. The firm represents clients in the areas of Business, Commercial and Tax Law; Litigation; Family Law; Criminal Law; Landlord/Tenant Law; Municipal/Zoning Law; Personal Injury Law; Wills and Estates; and Real Estate Law. The firm prides itself on the following commitments it makes to its clients:
Responsibility – Recognizing that the firm is in a service business and that clients expect and deserve timeliness and responsiveness. This priority is embedded into the firm’s culture and values.
Trust – Representing clients in a skillful and honest manner; taking ownership of every action in its dealings with clients and others with unyielding integrity.
Diligence – Providing the best service with confidence about what the firm does and always working hard to deliver quality service with the client’s goals and best interests in mind for each legal matter.
Value – Striving to pool talents and resources to better serve clients and minimize unnecessary costs and expenses, thus providing increased value to its clients.
For more information about Grim, Biehn & Thatcher visit www.grimlaw.com.
Peter Nelson – Peter Nelson, a Shareholder in Grim, Biehn & Thatcher’s municipal department, has been appointed Solicitor for Trumbauersville, effective October 17, 2019. Nelson has been with the Perkasie, Pa. firm since 2000 and resides in New Britain Borough, Pa.
Colby Grim – Colby Grim, a fourth-generation Grim family member at Grim, Biehn & Thatcher law firm has been appointed Solicitor for Trumbauersville, effective October 17, 2019. Grim has been with the Perkasie, Pa. firm since 2000 and resides in Bedminster Township, Pa.
Doylestown, PA – Henry E. Van Blunk, Esq. will serve as a judge at the first annual Spark Bowl, a “Shark-Tank”-like competition to be held at Delaware Valley University (DelVal) on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The competition will feature five local contestants – entrepreneurs, innovative businesses and nonprofit organizations – vying for thousands of dollars in funding to help them address social, consumer or business-oriented challenges in and around Bucks County.
Mr. Van Blunk is a Shareholder at Eastburn and Gray where he practices in the firm’s Business/Corporate and Litigation practice groups. He represents entrepreneurs, mature businesses and government bodies in business and corporate law, litigation, banking law, labor law, real estate law, and public finance. Additionally, he assists clients with initial formation, financing, employment issues, acquisitions and sales, liquor license issues, shareholder agreements, succession planning.
Spark Bowl is presented by DelVal’s Department of Business and Information Management and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. As part of DelVal’s experiential learning program, student teams are working with the contestants to prepare for the competition under the guidance of DelVal faculty. The first place award for the competing organization will be $13,500 in funding. Additional prizes will be awarded to the second and third place teams, as well as the top student teams. The competition is a free, public, community event that all are welcome to attend. To learn more, please visit www.delval.edu/about-delval/community-connection/spark-bowl.
Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq., Marc D. Jonas, Esq., Michael E. Peters, Joan Righter Price, Esq. and Robert R. Watson, Esq. will serve as faculty members of the 2019 PBI Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia on December 6, 2019.
Mr. Jonas and Mr. Peters will serve as co-panelists at a seminar entitled, “The ABCs of Municipal Approvals” that will cover the process of municipal approvals, including zoning, subdivision and land development, from both the municipal and developer viewpoint. The seminar will cover common pitfalls in the approval process, and will provide recommendations for efficient and favorable results.
Mr. Cappuccio and Ms. Price will serve as co-panelists at a seminar entitled, “2019 Developments in Tax Assessment Law” that will cover recent tax assessment appeal cases within the Commonwealth. The presentation will be geared to real estate professionals and attorneys practicing in the field.
Mr. Watson will serve as a panelist for a seminar entitled, “Managing and Responding to Mechanics’ Liens: Advice for Owners, Developers and their Counsel” that will cover the mechanics’ lien remedy and statutory rights afforded to property owners and developers faced with lien claims, threats of lien claims, and considerations to be made as a project proceeds ahead.
Doylestown, PA – Erin K. Aronson, Esq., an attorney at Eastburn and Gray, will serve as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Executive Board of the Bucks County Bar Association (BCBA) in 2020. She previously served as the Chair Elect of the YLD of the BCBA in 2019 and served as the coordinator of the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Bar Association/Young Lawyers’ Division Mock Trial Competition for Bucks County.
Ms. Aronson’s professional practice includes Real Estate, Banking, Labor and Employment, and Education and School Law. She routinely represents clients in various industries including business, banking, and education. She earned her B.A. from the University of Delaware and her J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law where she was the Managing Editor of Symposia for Villanova Law Review. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Aronson’s career focused on public service in both state government and politics.
The BCBA is one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the BCBA is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession. The YLD of the BCBA prides itself as being one of the most active organizations within the Association. As an added benefit to membership in the BCBA, all lawyers who are under 38 years of age or who have been practicing law for less than five years receive membership in the division. All YLD members are encouraged to actively participate in the division. To learn more, please visit the Bucks County Bar Association’s website, www.bucksbar.org.
LANCASTER, Pa., November 22, 2019 — The 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” named Saxton & Stump a Tier 1 firm in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendant and Tier 2 firm in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in Metropolitan Philadelphia. The firm was also ranked Tier 1 Litigation – Health Care in Metropolitan Harrisburg.
This marks the third consecutive year that Saxton & Stump has been ranked on the “Best Law Firms” list since the firm’s inception in 2015. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® rank U.S. law firms based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field. The 2020 “Best Law Firms” list includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. The rankings are widely recognized as among the most prestigious in the legal industry.
“We are proud to be recognized by our clients and peers for our work and we look forward to continuing to deliver legal and consulting services in an innovative fashion across all of our practice areas,” said James W. Saxton, CEO.
Saxton & Stump’s Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation attorneys collectively have decades of experience defending claims in state and federal courts and provide clients with thoughtful, aggressive and effective representation. Earlier this year, the firm’s attorneys James W. Saxton, and Steven D. Costello were recognized in the 26th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Saxton was recognized for his work in Litigation – Health Care and Costello was recognized for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. In addition, Erik M. Hume, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice was recognized for his work in Real Estate Law.
Continued Growth for the Law Firm
Saxton & Stump has added 14 attorneys in addition to 15 business professionals and six major practice areas since January. The firm also continues to grow its geographic footprint. In the third quarter, the firm’s Lancaster office expanded by about 30 percent, the Harrisburg office tripled in size and the Malvern office doubled in size.
Saxton & Stump is a full-service law firm serving individuals and businesses by providing legal and consulting services. The firm’s professionals apply strategic solutions and provide problem-solving support to help clients navigate legal issues and thrive in an increasingly complex world.
Doylestown and Blue Bell, PA – Eastburn and Gray, PC has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firm survey. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in Philadelphia and a Tier 2 ranking in the National platform recognizing the firm’s Land Use and Zoning practice.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2020 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.
To learn more about Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, please visit: http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
Jeffrey M. Williams, founder and managing partner of Williams Family Law, recently presented a continuing legal education program on high-income child support cases. “How to Try a Hanrahan Case in Bucks County,” was held November 19th at the offices of the Bucks County Bar Association.
The program title references Hanrahan v. Bakker, a 2018 decision that changed the application of high-income child support guidelines in Pennsylvania. At issue in the case was a father who, after an extraordinarily profitable year, was ordered to pay over $50,000 per month in child support based on his income per state statutes, when the actual household child expenses amounted to just $2,000. Per the 2018 court decision, support orders will take into consideration not only parental income, but the actual needs of the children.
Williams is widely regarded as a top divorce attorney in Bucks County and one of the leading family law attorneys in Pennsylvania. His courtroom instincts and honed litigation skills have made him a fixture in Philadelphia area divorce law for more than three decades. He is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationally. As the legal representative for a non-birth mother, Mr. Williams successfully litigated one of the first significant same-sex child custody cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Estate Planning attorney Elaine Yandrisevits of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown spoke on Special Needs Trusts at a program hosted by Firstrust Financial Resources. The November 6th program, entitled “Understanding Government Benefits for a Special Needs Loved One” also featured speakers Jerel Ruttenberg & Brian C. Smith, of Firstrust Financial Resources, and was focused on best approaches to financial and estate planning for a family member with special needs, including the uses of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts.
Ms. Yandrisevits practices exclusively in the Estates and Trusts department at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration and assists with fiduciary litigation matters. With a great deal of practical experience with special needs trust planning and guardianships, Yandrisevits is a frequent speaker on estate planning, estate administration, and special needs planning for continuing legal education and community organizations.
The law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown is proud to announce that Partner Denise M. Bowman was elected as Judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, November 5th.
With more than twenty years’ experience as a litigator in commercial and Orphans’ Court matters, Ms. Bowman has also represented a number of non-profit organizations, and is a trained mediator.
Throughout her career, Denise Bowman has been very active in her community, having served on many non-profit boards and volunteered for various charitable organizations in Bucks County.