Carla V. Risoldi Selected to 2020 Lawyers of Distinction Carla V. Risoldi has been named to the 2020 Lawyers of Distinction list for the second successive year. Carla Risoldi has offices in Langhorne and New Hope and practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, having founded Risoldi Law Offices, LLC in 1994. Ms. Risoldi’s practice primarily consists of family law, criminal defense and driver’s licensing issues. Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a proprietary analysis review and vetting process a Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. Lawyers of Distinction also recognizes attorneys who consistently hold themselves to the highest professional standards. In addition to inclusion with esteemed peers, Carla Risoldi enjoys a top “five-star” review from clients on Avvo.
New Britain, PA – Attorney Marcie M. Romberger has joined Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP as Of Counsel. She will concentrate her work in the areas of special education, student services and civil rights defense. She brings an extensive background in business, private law practice, education and government and, in the practice of education law, has the valuable perspective of having advocated on behalf of both students and school entities.
Just prior to joining the firm, Romberger ran a successful Chester County retail business, overseeing human resources, sales, finance, customer service, marketing and overall operations. She has worked for the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) in Harrisburg, reviewing Special Education law and presiding over Due Process hearings. She also served as director of the ODR office for several years, managing and instructing staff and officers. She has taught Special Education classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College and Albright College.
Romberger is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law and Moravian College and is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania.
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 21 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.
High Swartz, a general practice law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown, PA, is pleased to announce that attorney Robert E. Gordon has been named Trademark Committee Chair for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Section for the 2020-2021 term.
Robert E. Gordon primarily practices in civil litigation matters with an added focus on intellectual property in High Swartz’s Doylestown office. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has experience in authoring patentability and infringement opinions, as well as drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications.
“I am very grateful to have been offered Trademark Committee Chair for the upcoming term. After years of involvement with the IP Law sections of the Montgomery and Bucks County Bar Associations, I am very eager to take the next step as a council member and committee chair at the Pennsylvania Bar Association.” Mr. Gordon said.
About the Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
The Intellectual Property Law Section’s purpose is to promote the development of the Pennsylvania law and educate the community about the dynamic subject of intellectual property. Members participate in monthly virtual meetings that also include presentations by Intellectual Property industry leaders.
The IP Law Section has a number of committee chairs, each for a different legal discipline within the practice area. Each committee chair is to apprise the other chairs and members present at the monthly meeting of new law and developments in their respective discipline.
Robert W. Gundlach Jr., Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department and Zoning & Land Use Practice, was featured in the Law360 Coronavirus Q&A series discussing how leases and loan documents are being amended in response to the pandemic, as well as new ways force majeure clauses are being written and real estate litigation trends on the horizon.
Partner Robert J. Salzer of Williams Family Law has been appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an honor reserved solely for skilled negotiators and experienced litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law.
With his selection, Salzer joins firm founder and managing partner Jeffrey M. Williams in holding this desired national designation. Williams Family Law is now the only law firm in Bucks County with two AAML fellows.
Membership in AAML is a highly selective process with just about 1,600 fellows nationwide. Attorneys must be admitted to the bar for at least 10 years and practice almost exclusively in matrimonial law. They also must complete a specified amount of continuing legal education credits in each of the previous five years and pass an exam on matrimonial and family law. The process includes an interview by a state board of examiners or matrimonial law practitioners. Finally, they must be known for having a sincere commitment to ethical standards and demonstrate thought leadership in matrimonial law, such as in publishing articles or teaching at CLE events.
An experienced trial attorney, Salzer focuses his practice on financially complex, high net worth family law matters including alimony/spousal support, divorce, equitable distribution, marital agreements, child support, child custody and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. He is a co-author of “Stress-Free Divorce,” a book designed to help anyone considering or in the midst of a divorce identify and overcome common obstacles to as smooth a resolution as possible.
Attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP were selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, a research-driven, peer-influenced rating system that recognizes professional achievement. This year, the list featured Ellis H. Katz, of counsel to the firm, who has been named to Super Lawyers annually since 2009 and partner Thomas C. Warner, selected each year since 2015. Associate Jason D. Fortenberry was named to the Rising Stars list for the third year in a row.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state, while Rising Stars recognizes 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state who are under the age of 40 or in practice for less than 10 years.
Doylestown, PA – Four attorneys from Williams Family Law, P.C. have been named to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, a designation awarded to just 5 percent of the attorneys in the commonwealth. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating system that recognizes attorneys who consistently hold themselves to the highest professional standards.
- Founder and managing partner Jeffrey A. Williams has been listed annually on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list since 2005. This year, he also was selected to the list of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Philadelphia.
- Partner Susan J. Smith was named to the Super Lawyers list for the fifth time in 2020.
- Associate Lynelle A. Gleason was selected for the second consecutive year to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
- Associate Shauna Quigley was named to the Rising Stars list, a designation awarded to just 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. She has been on the Rising Star list annually since 2018.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Super Lawyers are evaluated on 12 indicators of professional achievement. Candidates are eligible for the Rising Stars designation if they are age 40 or younger or have been in practice 10 years or less.
Kellie McGowan was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA). This section of the PBA is an association of Real Estate and Estate attorneys, ranging in experience levels from the most experienced and top attorneys in the Commonwealth to the newest members of the Bar, all of whom are interested in sharing and expanding their knowledge about these areas of practice.
Kellie leads the firm’s real estate team in Bucks County. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, financing, and zoning and land use matters. Kellie represents businesses, financial institutions, and individuals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in financing transactions, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial real estate matters, including sales, acquisitions, and leasing.
Three attorneys from Williams Family Law, P.C. have been named to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers. Jeffrey M. Williams, Susan J. Smith and Robert J. Salzer were each recognized for their work in family law.
Since 2005, Lawdragon has published guides to the most elite U.S. lawyers. The Family 500, its “first-rate collection of the nation’s best advisors for divorce, separation, asset division and custody issues” was assembled through submissions, journalist research and editorial vetting from a board of peers.
Williams Family Law founder and managing partner Jeff Williams primarily handles complex and high-income divorces. He successfully litigated one of the first significant same-sex child custody cases in Pennsylvania.
Susan Smith has practiced family law for nearly a quarter of a century and established herself as one of the top divorce and child custody attorneys in both Bucks County and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Robert Salzer, who has a master’s degree in taxation, focuses his practice on financially complex, high net worth family law matters including alimony/spousal support, divorce, equitable distribution, marital agreements, child support, child custody and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Williams Family Law 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.
Doylestown, PA – Grace M. Deon, Esq. was recently named a member of two committees at the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), including the PBA Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee and the PBA Federal Practice Committee.
Ms. Deon, in addition to serving as the President and CEO of Eastburn and Gray, PC, specializes her legal practice in the areas of Employment, Commercial and Special Education litigation. She previously served as the President of the Bucks County Bar Association.
Please visit https://www.pabar.org/public/committees to learn more about the PBA and these committees.