OBERMAYER ATTORNEYS NAMED 2019 BEST LAWYERS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – August 15, 2018 – Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that nine of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the recently released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the region.
Obermayer’s selected Best Lawyers and their respective areas of practice are:
- Michael E. Bertin – family law
- Julie R. Colton* – family law
- Paul C. Heintz – trusts & estates
- Hillary J. Moonay – family law
- David L. Ladov – family law
- Leslie B. Spoltore – family law
- Nina B. Stryker – litigation – trusts & estates, trusts & estates
- Adam H. Tanker – family law
- Robert I Whitelaw – family law
*Julie R. Colton was also recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Mediation in the Pittsburgh area.
Toomey and Casey Accepting Applications for Eastern District of PA Judicial Vacancies
Washington, D.C. – Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced today they are accepting applications from persons interested in filling judicial vacancies on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
“Since 2011, Senator Casey and I have worked to confirm 14 qualified nominees to fill district court vacancies on the federal bench. Only three states – California, New York, and Texas – have had more district court vacancies filled during this time,” said Senator Toomey. “This coupled with the fact that we have seven additional district court nominees awaiting Senate confirmation is a tribute to the bipartisan process Senator Casey and I use to ensure that knowledgeable and ethical candidates become federal judges serving Pennsylvania.”
“Since Senator Toomey came to the Senate in 2011, we have worked together to submit consensus candidates for Federal District Court seats in Pennsylvania,” said Senator Casey. “I look forward to continuing this important bipartisan work to identify and support mainstream judicial candidates in Pennsylvania with the necessary experience, character and temperament for lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary.”
U.S. District Court Vacancies in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Senators Casey and Toomey will employ the following process to fill vacancies on the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:
- A judicial nomination advisory panel will be established in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- This panel will screen applicants for judicial vacancies and submit the names of qualified applicants to the two U.S. Senators.
- Senators Casey and Toomey will each appoint panel members and one co-chair. The co-chairs will be: John Soroko, Chairman Emeritus and Partner, Duane Morris LLP and Robert Ross, Founding Partner, Ross Feller Casey, LLP.
- Applicants will be required to complete and submit an application, which is available online here.
The deadline for submitting a completed application is Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5pm EST.
Michael E. Peters, Esq. Appointed General Counsel to Pennsylvania State Tax Collector’s Association
Doylestown, PA – Michael E. Peters, Esq. has been appointed general counsel to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collector’s Association (PSTCA).
The PSTCA is the official professional organization for elected tax collectors throughout Pennsylvania. In this role, Mr. Peters will serve as a resource to the PSTCA and its members and will direct the Association’s legal and legislative efforts to protect the legal rights and status of elected tax collectors.
In addition to his efforts litigating cases on behalf of tax collectors across the Commonwealth, Mr. Peters represents municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, as well as private commercial and residential clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development and zoning matters. He has appeared in courts of common pleas throughout the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Court in land use and municipal law litigation and appeals. Mr. Peters is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and The George Washington University Law School.
The purpose of the PSTCA is to unite collectors of real estate and all other taxes; to provide a means for dissemination of information and education on assessment and tax collecting practices; to engage in publishing constructive reports; and to cooperate with others interested in assessments and taxation. To learn more about the PSTCA, please visit their website, www.pstca.org.
We are pleased to announce that attorneys Eric Frost and Marianne McGinty have joined our firm. Both Attorneys are a great addition to our team and we are excited to have them.
|Eric Frost, Esq.||Marianne McGinty, Esq.|
Eric Frost is a seasoned litigation attorney. He focuses his practice family law and real estate matters and has practiced throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.
>Mr. Frost is a Member of the Bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and previously worked for the Montgomery County District Attorney. He has spent the last 10 years litigating civil matters throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Eric has attained numerous awards and commendations for his work, including, but not limited to being named as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is also a Member of one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys in the United States, Million Dollar Advocate Forum which membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Eric was a student at Germantown Academy before attending Boston University and was awarded a coveted research position with his real property professor from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Marianne was born and raised in Lower Bucks County and is a graduate of Neshaminy High School. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rider University, she earned her JD from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA.
After law school, Marianne worked at the U.S Attorney’s Office in their Asset Forfeiture Unit, as well as GMAC Mortgage as part of their Litigation Department. Most recently she spent 6 years working in family law in Bucks County. Marianne resides in Bucks County with her husband and 3 children.
Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C.
922 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville, Pennsylvania 19053
Darwin IP Advisors’ Managing Director, David Shoneman, is pleased to announce the completion of six (6) transactions (licenses and sales) of the thin, flexible, solar assets of Beamreach Solar in 2018. The Beamreach Solar technology has applications in the solar, semiconductor and bio-pharma industries. These transactions include the sale (of a limited number) of assets and license to a large solar manufacturer (flexible solar roof products) and an automotive company. Additional transactions to provide technological runway for startups and small-medium sized enterprises (SME) focused on (i) commercializing differentiated products in the renewable energy sector, (ii) on-dose authentication, silica-based precision targeting and secured label applications in the bio-pharma sector and (iii) an innovative and significantly less labor-intensive solar panel racking system for flat commercial roof applications.
10 High Swartz Attorneys Named Among U.S. News and World Report 2019 ‘Best Lawyers in America’
Montgomery County and Bucks County Lawyers Listed Among Best in U.S., Mary Cushing Doherty is Listed as 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation
Norristown, PA, August 15, 2018– High Swartz LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been named U.S. News and World Report 2019 ‘Best Lawyers in America.’
The High Swartz attorneys 2019 Best Lawyers in America, and the practice areas for which they have been recognized, are:
- Melissa M. Boyd – Family Law, Family Law Arbitration
- David J. Brooman –Land Use and Zoning Law, Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation
- Mary Cushing Doherty – Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, Family Law Mediation -Lawyer of the Year
- Arnold Heller – Real Estate Law
- Gilbert P. High, Jr. – Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law Litigation, Municipal Law, Municipal Law Litigation
- William F. Kerr, Jr. – Municipal Law
- Thomas E. Panzer – Workers’ Compensation Law
- Thomas D. Rees – Labor and Employment Law Litigation
- Eric B. Smith – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Law Litigation
- Richard C. Sokorai – Personal Injury Litigation
Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become widely regarded as a respected reference guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on detailed peer-review evaluations, and lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Votes were solicited from nearly 83,000 attorneys worldwide; 7.4 million votes were analyzed for the 2018 edition. The standalone Best Lawyers magazine will be distributed in more than 30 leading publications around the country, including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. A digital edition also will be available.
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.
Michael Carr, Esq. Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
Doylestown, PA – G. Michael Carr, Esq. was recently appointed a Member of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County.
Mr. Carr is an attorney in the firm’s real estate, zoning and land use practices. He handles a broad range of zoning, subdivision and land development matters, including large and small-scale residential and commercial properties, as well as all manner of real estate transactions, real estate related litigation, and partition actions.
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.