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.

Jessica A. Pritchard, Esq., to present on April 18 at BCBA CLE entitled “Evidence for Family Lawyers”

Jessica Pritchard, a Partner with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, PA is a presenter on April 18th at a Continuing Legal Education course offered by the Bucks County Bar Association entitled “Evidence for Family Lawyers”.

The program focuses on the appropriate manner to introduce documentary evidence to support a case in family court. Ms. Pritchard’s co-presenters are Daniel Keane, Esquire and the Honorable Raymond F. McHugh, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Jessica Pritchard Chairs the firm’s Family Law Department.

Judge James Knoll Gardner of the US District Court, Eastern District, PA Takes Senior Status

JUDGE JAMES KNOLL GARDNER OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT
COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA TAKES SENIOR STATUS

Allentown, PA, March 30, 2017 – Judge James Knoll Gardner of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that he will take senior status effective April 3, 2017. Judge Gardner has served on the court since 2002. Judge Gardner was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate on October 2, 2002.  Prior to his taking the seat in the District Court, Judge Gardner was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County from 1981 to 2002, serving as President Judge from 1997 to 2001.

Judge Gardner will continue to serve on the District Court from his chambers and courtroom in the Edward N. Cahn U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Allentown.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 federal judiciary districts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. It originally sat in Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania and is now located at the James Byrne Courthouse at 601 Market Street in Philadelphia with additional locations in Allentown, Reading and Easton. The Court’s jurisdiction includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties as well as Philadelphia. The district is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

The Jewish Law Day Award was presented to Hon. Rochelle S. Friedman on April 6th

The Honorable Rochelle S. Friedman will be receiving the Jewish Law Day Award in Philadelphia!

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5 pm
Jewish Federation Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, the Jewish Law Day Committee, VAAD: The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia take pleasure in inviting you to attend the 35th Annual Jewish Law Day on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 5:00 P.M. The program will take place at The Jewish Community Services Building at 2100 Arch Street.

This year, our guest speaker will be Professor Eugene Kontorovich, a noted scholar and professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law. Professor Kontorovich will speak on Examining Modern Questions of Israel, Campus Free Speech, and Boycott Movements through the Lens of Jewish Values. The Hon. Abraham Gafni (ret.) will lead the discussion through an interview with Professor Kontorovich.

The Judge Norma Shapiro Jewish Law Day Award will be presented to Hon. Rochelle S. Friedman, Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

The program is approved for 1 hour of PA CLE Credit. Complimentary Valet Parking is included, as is a complimentary reception, under dietary supervision. The reception will follow the program.

All are welcome to attend without charge. Funding for Jewish Law Day is provided entirely through voluntary contributions. Advance registration is necessary.

For more information and registration click here

Sarah A. Eastburn, Esq. to Speak at Divorce Seminar in Doylestown

Doylestown, PA – Sarah A. Eastburn, Esq. will speak at a cBridge seminar on March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Doylestown Public Library. The seminar is entitled, “Financial Impact of Divorce” and will cover the financial implications of divorce both during the period of separation and after the divorce has been finalized. From rethinking your estate plan to identifying who will inherit your assets, care for your children and manage your children’s assets, this seminar will focus on the financial aftermath of a divorce.

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 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: eastburngray.com.

Elizabeth Fineman, an Associate with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, will be a panelist at April 6th Strafford Live Webinar

Elizabeth Fineman, an Associate with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, will be a panelist at an April 6th Strafford Live Webinar, “Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements.”

The panel will focus on appropriate discovery methods to obtain information, explain how to get the most out of your analysis of tax returns and financial documents, and outline best approaches for using financial experts.

Elizabeth 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. Additionally, Elizabeth has handled several appellate court matters representing her clients’ interests in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Philly.Com Names High Swartz LLP a Winner of Delaware Valley 2017 Top Workplaces Award

 

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (March 26, 2017) – High Swartz LLP has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by Philly.com. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“We are honored to be named a Top Workplace” said Joel D. Rosen, Managing Partner of High Swartz. “We would like to thank all our employees for making High Swartz the best place to work. We recognize that our firm’s success relies on its ability to attract and maintain talented professionals by creating a workplace where they can flourish in their careers, their family lives, and their communities.”

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.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

Erin Kernan Aronson, Esq. Elected to Board of YWCA of Bucks County

Doylestown, PA – Erin Kernan Aronson, Esq. was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Bucks County.

“It is both an honor and a privilege to serve the YWCA of Bucks County,” said Ms. Aronson. “The YWCA is a wonderful organization that provides vital services and programming throughout Bucks County.”

Ms. Aronson’s professional practice at Eastburn and Gray, P.C. includes Labor and Employment, Education and School Law, and Real Estate. She routinely represents clients in various industries including business, banking, education and real estate. She earned her B.A. from the University of Delaware and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

The YWCA Bucks County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For additional information about the YWCA of Bucks County, please visit www.ywcabucks.org.

 

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.