High Swartz Family Law Attorney Plans Course for PBI Family Law Institute

High Swartz Family Law Attorney Plans Course for PBI Family Law Institute
Mary Cushing Doherty helps organize annual conference for Philadelphia-area family law attorneys

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (April 2017) – Pennsylvania family law attorney Mary Cushing Doherty, a partner at High Swartz LLP and the chair of the firm’s family law practice, recently acted as one of the Course Planners for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Institute, held April 19 and 20 at the CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

The 12th Annual Family Law Institute has become a respected tradition for family law practitioners in Pennsylvania. The conference presented live in Philadelphia, was also simulcast to numerous locations across the state, provided the latest legal developments and domestic relations practice hints. Doherty has served as a Co-Course Planner for all 12 Family Law Institute programs, and for three Family Law Potpourri predecessor programs.

Melissa M. Boyd, also a partner at High Swartz, acted as faculty for the Family Law Institute. Boyd spoke on “Ethics and Civility in Family Law.”

A former member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and former Chair of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association, 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. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the Villanova University School of Law.

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.

Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq.

Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier, P.C. is pleased to announce that Abigail F. Tuttle has joined our firm as an associate

Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier, P.C. is pleased to announce that Abigail F. Tuttle has joined our firm as an associate. 

Abby served as a Bucks County Deputy District Attorney for six years focusing on child abuse prosecution.  She has successfully argued cases in the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  As a District Attorney, Abby received both the ADA Recognition Program Award by the Network of Victim Assistance and received the John A. Wagner, Jr. Memorial Award from District Attorney David W. Heckler.  This was for Abby’s innovative legal strategies and exceptional service in the protection of Bucks County victims of abuse.

In 2013, Abby began her private practice in Bucks County and now focuses her practice on family law matters; including divorce, custody, support and complex domestic litigation.  Abby has the advantage of being an experienced trial attorney and is well versed in the Rules of Evidence.  This serves her well in the Domestic Courts.

Abby’s degrees include a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Emerson College, Boston, MA and a Juris Doctor from Temple University, where she received the Presidential Scholarship and two Distinguished Class Performance awards in Trial Advocacy.

Abby is passionate about family law and advocating for her clients.

Lisa Gaier, Esq., will be honored by the YWCA Bucks County as a 2017 “Woman Who Makes a Difference”

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, a Bucks County-based full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Lisa Gaier will be honored by the YWCA Bucks County as a 2017 “Woman Who Makes a Difference”  at the organization’s 26th Annual Awards Celebration on May 11th.  Ms. Gaier is being recognized for her many personal, professional and volunteer activities which improve the lives of others and make Bucks County a great place to live.

Lisa Gaier practices in the firm’s Family Law and Estates and Trusts groups.     In her Domestic Relations practice, Ms. Gaier advises clients on a variety of issues, including divorce, adoption, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody matters. As part of the Estates and Trusts group, Lisa is involved with estate planning including the drafting of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills, as well as assisting with estate administration and Orphans’ Court matters, with a particular emphasis on guardianships.

Erin K. Aronson and Sarah A. Eastburn to Speak at Divorce Seminar in Doylestown

Erin K. Aronson and Sarah A. Eastburn to Speak at Divorce Seminar in Doylestown

Doylestown, PA – Erin K. Aronson, Esq. and Sarah A. Eastburn, Esq. will serve as panelists at a divorce seminar in Doylestown on April 25, 2017. The seminar is entitled, “Cost Effective Divorce” and will cover ways to control expenses throughout the divorce process and which services are worth the splurge.

Ms. Aronson practices in the areas of Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Banking law at Eastburn and Gray, PC. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where she was Managing Editor of Symposia for Villanova Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Aronson’s career focused on public service in both state government and politics.

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.

cBridge is a group of professionals who work together to serve the needs of those who are in transition through the process of divorce. cBridge members educate each other about the divorce and recovery process, so they can each serve their clients better. To learn more about cBridge or to register for this event, please visit http://www.cbridgesupport.com/.

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The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn and Gray, P.C. began nearly 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  As a full service firm, Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in diverse areas of the law, effectively meeting the needs of the firm’s clients.

To learn more about our firm, our practice areas and our attorneys, please visit our website: www.eastburngray.com.

Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq. to Speak at CRE Symposium

Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq. to Speak at CRE Symposium

Blue Bell, PA – Mark S. Cappuccio, Esq. will serve as a speaker at The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Symposium in Villanova on April 27, 2017.  He will provide an update on assessment practices and recent court decisions. The speakers will discuss constitutional issues raised as a result of property tax appeals being filed by taxing authorities, what the counties and the courts are doing to alleviate the backlog of tax assessment cases, and what real estate professionals should be doing to help their clients deal with potentially dramatic increases in assessments and taxes.

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 the areas of tax assessment appeals, commercial litigation, real estate, and condemnation. He has a wide breadth of industry knowledge in tax assessment matters and has litigated complex commercial and industrial appeals at all levels including local boards of assessment, and before trial and appellate courts.

To learn more about the symposium or to register, please visit https://www.cre.org/chapter/delaware-valley/.

The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn and Gray, P.C. began nearly 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  As a full service firm, Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in diverse areas of the law, effectively meeting the needs of the firm’s clients.

To learn more about our firm, our practice areas and our attorneys, please visit our website: www.eastburngray.com.

Williams Family Law Sponsors BARC Developmental Services Formal Dance

Williams Family Law Sponsors BARC Developmental Services Formal Dance

Bucks County family law firm proud to support annual ‘prom’ for local residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities or autism

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (April 2017) – Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C. was pleased to sponsor the 2017 Spring Formal organized by BARC Developmental Services. About 180 people, including supported individuals, family, friends, and sponsors, attended the event on April 8, which took place at Franconia Heritage Restaurant.

Williams Family Law Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Williams presented a check for $5,000 in March to BARC representatives to support the annual event. The sponsorship allowed all of the individuals and staff members to attend at no cost to them.

“BARC does wonderful work for Bucks County families, and all of us here at Williams Family Law were proud to support the Spring Formal,” Williams said.

A nonprofit agency serving Bucks County, BARC offers programs and services to men, women and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and autism. Its programming includes early intervention programs for children from birth to five years of age; residential services that support adults in various living arrangements; and vocational services which offer training, employment, and income to two production facilities and through the Joint Opportunities for Business and Society (J.O.B.S.) program.

Additionally, BARC offers a seniors program for older adults of retirement age who wish to remain active and a full-day adult daycare program for adults who are not ready for a work production setting. For more information about BARC and its services, visit www.barcprograms.org.

Williams Family Law presented a check for $5,000 to BARC Developmental Services for its 2017 Spring Formal. From left, Melissa Moylen, Program Manager of BARC Developmental Services; Candice S., supported individual at BARC Developmental Services; Jeffrey M. Williams, Managing Partner at Williams Family Law; Nicole D., supported individual at BARC Developmental Services and Carrie Wright, Home Manager at BARC Developmental Services.

Williams Family Law, P.C. – Williams Family Law, P.C., is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with 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 family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To learn more, visit www.bucksfamilylawyers.com.

Welcome New April Members of the BCBA!

Cynthia L. Bashore

Joseph Robert Guerra
Sabatina & Associates PC

Sheila Louise Kissinger

Meredith Lyndon Lussier

Ryan Mellon

Ethan Nourse
Windsor Jewels of Penna, Inc.

Amanda Rauer
Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC

Douglas J. Ryder
Ryder, Lu, Mazzeo & Konieczny, LLC

David Shoneman
Darwin IP Advisors, LLC

Robert (Bob) Sokolove
Sokolove, Gross & Sagoskin

Patrice Tisdale

Jessica A. Pritchard, Esq., to present at PA Bar Family Law Institute on April 19

On Wednesday, April 19th,  Jessica Pritchard, a Partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown,  and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice group, will be a presenter at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Family Law Institute at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia.

Her program will include guidelines for support, custody, and protection from abuse geared specifically to the lawyer whose practice does not focus primarily on family law.  She will offer insights and practical tips to assist clients and strategies to identify pitfalls in these areas of practice.

Special Session of Court on April 28 for a Memorial Service and Presentation of the Portrait of The Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig

SPECIAL SESSION OF COURT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE AND THE PRESENTATION OF THE PORTRAIT OF THE HONORABLE EDMUND V. LUDWIG

Philadelphia, PA, April 3, 2017 – The Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invite attorneys to attend a Special Session of the Court for a Memorial Service and the presentation of the portrait of the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 12-A in the James Byrne Courthouse at 601 Market Street, Philadelphia. A reception will follow the Special Session.

Judge Ludwig served as a judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1985 until his death in May, 2016. He became a senior judge 1997. Judge Ludwig was elected to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in 1968 and served on the state court until his appointment to the United States District Court.

Founder of the Doylestown Historical Society, Judge Ludwig served as its chairman until 2011. He was involved with various social service programs and served on the boards of organizations dealing with juvenile justice, mental health, and rights for women and the disabled. Judge Ludwig co-founded TODAY, Inc., a residential treatment drug program, in 1971 and served on its board until 1985.

Judge Ludwig was a jurist devoted to the improvement of the state and federal justice systems. Among his many achievements, he was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s prestigious William J. Brennan, Jr. Award for his leadership in creating several panels of volunteer counsel to represent indigent plaintiffs in employment and prisoner civil rights cases, a “Civil Gideon” pro bono system that endures in the Eastern District of PA, continuing to provide access to justice to the federal courts. Judge Ludwig was also an educator, teaching at Hahnemann University, Temple Law School, Villanova Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.