Philadelphia Media Network Names High Swartz a
Winner of the Delaware Valley 2018 Top Workplaces Award
Norristown, PA, (March 19, 2018) –High Swartz has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Philadelphia Media Network. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“We are pleased to be named a Top Workplace for the second year in a row,” said Joel D. Rosen, Managing Partner. “We believe that our firm’s success is because of our employees, our culture and our ability to attract and maintain talented professionals with a healthy work/life balance and a strong sense of giving back to our communities.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
About High Swartz LLP
High Swartz 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 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 Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.
Bucks County Bar Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunities
Doylestown, PA: The Bucks County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bucks County Bar Association, is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for 2018. Throughout the year, the Foundation holds several events in support of the Thomas E. Mellon, Jr. Scholarship and the William Penn Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to Bucks County residents pursuing a career in law or a related field. Eligibility requirements include a record of academic excellence and a strong commitment to public service. Additional criteria along with application details for the scholarships can be found at www.bucksbar.org/bar-foundation.
The Mission of the Bar Foundation of the Bucks County Bar Association, consistent with its charter and as a 501(c)(3) charitable entity, is to promote and support programs, organizations, and individuals throughout Bucks County who are engaged in activities designed to foster respect for the rule of law, the advancement of rights, liberties and protections under the law, as well as activities which have as a principal purpose the advancement of social justice for the individuals, families and communities of Bucks County.
For more information visit www.bucksbar.org
Denise Bowman, Esq. Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Denise M. Bowman as a Partner of the firm. Denise will join AMM’s Business & Commercial Litigation practice groups. A highly effective and experienced negotiator, Ms. Bowman brings an impressive skill set and strong strategic advocacy to every client engagement. Her focus on business and commercial services has afforded her a comprehensive understanding of the complex forces at play across multiple industry sectors. With a particular passion for reaching practical resolutions to complex business disputes, Denise Bowman is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.
Ms. Bowman concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation, both at the trial court and appellate levels. She represents businesses, individuals and municipalities in civil litigation matters, including fraud and breach of contract actions, suits involving protection of intellectual property, construction matters, negligence and strict liability actions, title insurance and other real property disputes, shareholder disputes, business “divorces,” fraudulent transfer actions, and general business and commercial matters. Ms. Bowman also handles Orphans Court Litigation. Denise is a formally trained mediator.
Hill Wallack LLP Attorney Michael J. Shavel
Receives Award for Distinguished Community Service
Yardley, PA March 14, 2018 — Attorney Michael J. Shavel has been awarded the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America. This award is granted to Eagle Scouts who have inspired others through their actions and have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community, and beliefs, at great sacrifice to themselves and their families.
Mr. Shavel has distinguished himself through his continued service to his community and the Boy Scouts of America. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1978, he continues to be deeply involved in the Scouting programs and currently holds the position of Council Executive Board President at Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America.
“It is a great honor to be recognized with this award among such a distinguished group of leaders who have earned the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award,” said Shavel. “I am forever grateful for the experiences that Scouting has afforded me.”
The Outstanding Eagle Scout Award was implemented in 2010 as part of the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary. The National Eagle Scout Award has gained prominent standing among Scouting recognitions. Previous recipients include famous authors, explorers, television personalities, military flag officers, scientists, government officials, and prominent businessmen. The members of the selection committee are all Eagle Scouts. Each of the recipients have risen locally to a state of prominence and distinction in his field, and in Scouting.
Registers and Clerks:
As you know, we are in support of HB1903 which will allow personal representatives to advertise the existence of an estate on the official Register of Wills website, rather than a newspaper of general circulation. The bill is schedule for a hearing on March 13, 2018.
There is some confusion regarding whether this bill would affect county bar association law journals.
It is not the intent of this bill, nor of the Registers of Wills and Clerks of the Orphans’ Court Association to eliminate any requirement to advertise an estate in the county law journals. The bill does not affect county law journals.
We would ask that you share the attached memo with your local bar association. If this bill is to pass, we need for these important partners to understand that it is not a threat to their essential operations.
Please contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Petrille, Jr., Esquire
Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court
County of Bucks
2017-18 Delegate – 2018 Vice President, Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials
2017-18 President & Legislative Liaison, Registers of Wills and Clerks of the Orphans Court Association of Pennsylvania
County of Bucks
55 E. Court Street | Doylestown, PA 18901
Joanne Murray Speaks at CB Chamber Program on Exit Strategies for Business Owners
Joanne Murray, a partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn and chair of the firm’s business and finance practice group, will be a panelist at the April 11th Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce panel discussion “Planning for Each Stage of Your Career & Business” sponsored by the Women in Business Committee. The program focuses on establishing, growing, and planning an exit strategy for your business or career. Other speakers include Glenda Childs, The Doylestown Bookshop; Lisa Fry, Core Financial Outsourcing, Inc. Barbara Marte, 2 Be Enterprises, LLC, is moderator. The program runs from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Chamber headquarters in Bailiwick, Doylestown.
Ms. Murray counsels business owners as they face the financial, legal and operational challenges that are an inevitable part of the life cycle of a business.
High Swartz Welcomes New Real Estate Law Attorney
Norristown, PA, March 1, 2018– Full-service law firm High Swartz LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Zaffuto has joined the firm’s real estate law practice. Zaffuto concentrates his practice on real estate law, environmental law, and business and commercial law. He has extensive experience with commercial and residential tax assessment appeals, real estate title opinions, easement agreements, and environmental compliance issues. Stephen has also counseled small businesses and start-ups on various matters, including business formation, trademark issues, and fundraising.
Prior to joining High Swartz in 2018, Stephen was an associate at Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh. He has an interest in entrepreneurship and startup culture, and is himself a cofounder of a custom menswear brand, ModaMatters, based out of Philadelphia.
“We look forward to having Stephen on board as part of the High Swartz real estate and business practice groups. His interest and experience in general real estate, real estate tax assessment, and general business matters will be a welcome addition, and deepen our pool of attorneys available to provide real estate and business related services,” said partner William Kerr.
Zaffuto earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University in English and Italian Language and Literature. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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 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.
IPWatchdog’s Survey of “Top Patent Firms” Ranks Volpe and Koenig In the Top 10%
PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 1, 2018) – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., is listed in the top 10% of IPWatchdog’s rankings of firms or in-house legal departments based on the total number of U.S. utility patents that issued in 2017.
Volpe and Koenig President Jay Halt says, “This ranking is indicative of the firm’s commitment to providing our global clients with exceptional service, including robust patent protection and coordinated, strategic IP counseling. We are pleased to once again be recognized in the rankings and look forward to continuing to serve our clients’ IP needs throughout 2018.”
IPWatchdog is a leading intellectual property law blog that was recognized in the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.” The “Top Patent Firms” ranking was based on the number of times a firm or company was listed on utility patent cover pages for the calendar year 2017.
About Volpe and Koenig, P.C. – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., provides worldwide client counseling on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology transfers, due diligence, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm’s attorneys, agents and technical advisors have expertise in a wide range of industries and serve a diverse roster of U.S. and multinational clients. For additional information, please visit www.vklaw.com.
Jay Halt, Volpe and Koenig President
High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty speaks at North Carolina Bar Association
Norristown, PA, February 21, 2018– High Swartz partner and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice, Mary Cushing Doherty, was recently a speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Intensive CLE seminar on February 1-2 in Wrightsville Beach.
Mrs. Doherty presented “Marriage & Divorce in the Golden Years” which discussed the benefits of prenuptial agreements and other financial considerations for adults marrying later in life. She also addressed the impact of recent dramatic changes in federal tax law. The Family Law Section seminar is a 12-hour, program designed for attendees who are family lawyers with significant experience.
With a distinguished record of professional and community service, Mary Cushing 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. Ms. Doherty is an experienced and certified Arbitrator and Mediator. She strives for the amicable resolution of divorce when possible; however, she is a zealous litigator when it serves the best interests of her clients.
Ms. Doherty has been a Course Planner and Lecturer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990 and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute since 1985. She also has been a Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and Montgomery Bar Association. A highly sought-after speaker in family law, Doherty received the Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Women in the Profession Committee in 2012 and also was one of the Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year. She has been named a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction, and, in 2006, she received the Margaret Richardson Award from the Montgomery Bar Association, which is presented to a trailblazer who has promoted the role of women in the legal profession.
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.