Shannon Doman joins the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, PC

Attorney Shannon Doman has joined the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C.   His focus will be in assisting clients in all areas of family law.

Shannon is a graduate of Allegheny College and The University of New Hampshire Law School.  Early in his career he clerked for the Honorable Judge David Heckler in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.  After his clerkship, Shannon worked in the former Soviet Union with the American Bar Association on legal reform projects which focused on transparency in government and promoting the rule of law.  When he returned to Bucks County Shannon focused on family law and serving the legal needs of his community.  Shannon is also active in public service, having served as a Nockamixon Township Supervisor for six years.

Shannon is a native of Upper Bucks County and has two children in college.  He is an avid skier and outdoorsman in his spare time.

Michael E. Peters, Esq. Speaks at 2020 PSTCA Convention

Doylestown, PA – Michael E. Peters, Esq., a Shareholder at Eastburn and Gray, delivered remarks to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’ Association’s (PSTCA) Annual Conference on October 10, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this year’s conference was held virtually. Mr. Peters’ remarks addressed current issues facing tax collectors throughout the Commonwealth, and he provided an update on pending tax collector lawsuits. Mr. Peters serves as general counsel to the PSTCA and frequently advises the association’s members on matters relating to real estate tax collection.

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.

 

College of Law Practice Management Inducts Gina Rubel, CEO of Furia Rubel, as Fellow

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., is pleased to announce that founder and CEO, Gina Rubel, has been inducted as a Fellow into the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM). Rubel is one of less than 300 lawyers, judges, law professors, law firm and corporate executives, consultants, general counsel, and government officers from five countries to become a Fellow of COLPM.

Corporate and law firm leaders call on Rubel for high-stakes public relations, reputation management, crisis planning, and incident response support including high-profile litigation media relations. She founded Furia Rubel in 2002 – the first Pennsylvania agency with a niche in legal marketing. Since then, the agency has grown to 10 employees serving law firms, legal tech companies and other professional service industries globally.

COLPM Fellows are considered to have the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards; provide exceptionally high-quality professional services to clients, their employers, the bar, the bench or the public; have significantly contributed to and enhanced law practice management, its literature, its procedures, and its philosophy through dedicated service, or through published writings, teaching and lecturing, or through demonstrated excellence in law practice management; have that high level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership which demonstrates the likelihood that they will continue to contribute to the enhancement of law practice management scholarship, continuing education and the law practice management process; and are committed to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College.

Sweet Stevens Featured at 2020 Exceptional Children Conference

New Britain, PA Several attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP are again at the forefront of this year’s Exceptional Children Conference. An annual presentation hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), the 2020 conference will be wholly virtual, taking place on Friday, October 16 from 8:50 AM to 4:30 PM via videoconference.

Partner Thomas C. Warner returns as co-course planner for the event, which is considered one of the premier special education conferences in the commonwealth.

Partner Andrew E. Faust will co-present the always popular “Year in Review” session, an annual segment of the conference that highlights key legislative and case law developments.

Managing Partner Sharon W. Montanye will co-present “The Impact of COVID-19 on Special Education Services in Pennsylvania.”

Participants will be eligible to earn a total of 6 credits – 5 substantive and 1 ethics – through the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. To register for the conference, webcast or simulcast, visit www.pbi.org.

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law. Since then, the firm has grown to 20 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.

High Swartz Welcomes New Litigation Attorney

High Swartz, a full-service law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown PA, is pleased to announce that Samuel T. Cooper, Esq. has joined the firm’s litigation team.

Mr. Cooper’s experience include multiple clerkships with courts and attorneys. During his undergraduate studies at Elizabethtown College, Mr. Cooper gained valuable legal knowledge working in the PA office of the Attorney General and in the office of Senator John  Rafferty, Jr. Alongside his tenure at Widger School of Law at Villanova University, Sam completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Thomas P. Rogers and also represented the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

Before graduating from Villanova, Sam was a member of the competitive trial advocacy group and was Director of Recruitment and Alumni Relations for the Moot Court Board. In 2018, as a member of the Board he was awarded champion of the UNLV Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Competition. In 2019, Sam was honored as the recipient of the David E. Worby ’76 Scholarship for distinguished trial advocacy as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Eric D. Turner Award. 

“The ability to work at High Swartz has been a great opportunity for me as a young attorney in Montgomery County.  The experienced team of professionals have given me confidence that our primary focus is on our clients and the service they deserve,” says Mr. Cooper.

Mr. Cooper is a native of Montgomery county with interests and activities including long distance running, hiking, and dog fostering.

 

Hugh J. Algeo IV Appointed to Greater Brandywine YMCA Task Force

Doylestown, PA – Hugh J. Algeo IV, an attorney in the family law practice at Eastburn and Gray, was recently appointed to the Greater Brandywine YMCA Reimagining the Y task force. The task force, made up of board members from each of the association’s eight locations, was established to help guide the association through the 2020 pandemic and plan for how the Y can change and accommodate future such events. Mr. Algeo was elected to a three year term on the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors in January 2020.

Mr. Algeo handles a wide variety of complex family law and domestic relations issues including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, protection from abuse, alimony and equitable distribution. He works with clients throughout all phases of the legal process, from negotiation to trial.

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is an association of eight YMCAs across Chester County that offer life-changing programs for children, families, adults and seniors. The Greater Brandywine YMCA serves more than 80,000 members across Chester County, PA. To learn more about the YMCA, please visit www.ymcagbw.org.

David Hamilton Joins Williams Family Law

Doylestown, PA –  Attorney David C. Hamilton has joined Williams Family Law P.C. as an associate. He will assist clients in every area of family law, including divorce, custody, guardianship, and all related areas.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial law clerk in the State of Delaware’s Family Court, where he researched all aspects of family law and was substantially involved in drafting and editing orders regarding family law matters. He also served as a law clerk for the Delaware Department of Justice, as an intern at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as an intake specialist for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and as a law clerk in private practice, as well.

He is a graduate of Fordham University and Widener University School of Law. In law school, he served as a staff editor for the Widener Law Review and participated in both ADR competitions and the school’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. He is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania.

When he is not at work, Hamilton is an avid tennis player, marathon runner and sports enthusiast. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Williams Family Law is a premier family law firm that 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. To learn more, visit www.bucksfamilylawyers.com.

DSBA and Drexel Co-Host Webinar

Join the Drexel University and the Delaware State Bar Association on Weds., September 23 at Noon for a professional development webinar. The topic is “Ethical and Legal Issues in the Use of AI (Artificial Intelligence)”. The event is free and gives attendees an opportunity to learn more about the issues and challenges with AI used in business, healthcare, human resources and law. It will also provide an overview of member Partnership benefits.

Leading the discussion are two of our faculty members, Professor Paul Flanagan, Director of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Compliance Programs, Assistant Professor of Law at Kline School of Law, Drexel University and Dr. Jim Castagnera, Adjunct Professor at Kline School of Law.

URL: online.drexel.edu/dsba-webinar (Registration Link)

Lynelle A. Gleason Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Lynelle A. Gleason Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP : Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, a Bucks County-based full-service law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Lynelle A. Gleason, joining the firm’s family law and estate planning and administration practice groups.

In her family law practice, Ms. Gleason handles a variety of matters, including divorce, child support, alimony, spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody. Gleason works closely with her clients through all phases of negotiation and, if necessary, litigation to resolve their family law-related matters.

Ms. Gleason is also experienced in estate law, where her practice includes the drafting of wills and administration of estates.

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. to Stay Virtual to Promote Diversity Among Its Marketing and PR Talent and to Grow Internationally

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.  has announced that the marketing and public relations agency with a niche in legal marketing will stay virtual to promote diversity among its marketing and PR talent. The agency also commits to its international growth.

Since the global coronavirus pandemic began in January 2020, the Furia Rubel team has taken a proactive approach to ensure the safety of its employees, clients and colleagues. Prior to Gov. Wolf’s order, the agency directed all employees to work from home. Since then, Furia Rubel has reevaluated the health concerns surrounding coronavirus, as well as the agency’s lack of racial diversity.

“While working remotely began with the COVID-19 global pandemic, our agency is even more committed to diversity and continued growth,” said founder and CEO, Gina Rubel. “We are fully virtual which will help us to attract a more diverse team and to serve a more internationally-diverse clientele. With the primary office located in a rural community that has little to no access to public transportation, transitioning to a remote workforce allows us to recruit individuals from across the country and expand our applicant pool.”

The agency also has grown its client base to serve businesses in more than 25 U.S. states and two countries including the British Virgin Islands. Since growing virtually, prospective clients have come from Australia, Israel, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In past years, the agency has worked with clients and initiatives in Canada, China, Italy and the Philippines