Mariam Ibrahim Named to PA Bar Association Leadership Institute

Family law attorney Mariam W. Ibrahim of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, PA, has been named by Pennsylvania Bar Association President David E. Schwager as one of 18 Pennsylvania lawyers selected for the 2020-21 class of the association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). Ibrahim is the only Bucks County candidate chosen for this year’s class.

To apply for the BLI, candidates had to demonstrate leadership ability, commit to attendance and participation in the required events, be currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, be a PBA member, and be age 40 years or younger or have practiced five years or less.

“Each BLI class member this year has a unique, diverse background and perspective along with new ideas and goals for the future to help shape the association,” said Schwager. “I look forward to working with them as they learn more about the PBA’s varied paths to leadership and connect with other PBA members and leaders.

Ms. Ibrahim practices exclusively in the area of family law, handling a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody matters.

Faust Featured Presenter at Online Lehigh U Special Ed Law Symposium

New Britain, PA Partner Andrew E. Faust of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams will be a featured presenter at the annual Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium, to be delivered remotely via distance learning per social distancing guidelines, on June 22, 2020.

Faust, who participates annually in the symposium, will reprise his role in “You Be the Judge: Dueling Attorneys,” a session addressing common special education issues faced by districts. Faust will present the perspective of an attorney who represents school districts in Pennsylvania. Joining Faust will be Dennis McAndrews, an attorney who represents parents, and Pennsylvania hearing officer Brian Jason Ford. Faust and McAndrews will discuss a situation involving a fictitious student and share their perspectives on the scenario, such as whether the district has fulfilled its obligation or whether the student is entitled to compensatory education. Ford and the workshop participants will then collaborate on a ruling in the matter.

Faust is a widely recognized authority in the areas of special education, student services, and student civil rights. He has represented school districts and intermediate units at every level of the federal and state judicial and administrative systems, lectured widely to audiences of educators and attorneys, and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings and before state and federal agencies.

The presentation is part of Lehigh University’s intensive one-week symposium to be held June 21-26, 2020. For more information, contact or call (610) 758-5557.

Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC is Proud to Announce Nine of its Attorneys have been Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®

 Charles W. Ormsby, Jr. has been recognized for a fourth year as a Super Lawyer® in the area of Business/Corporate Law.

Howard N. Greenberg has been recognized as a  Super Lawyer® for the 11th consecutive year for his work in Business/Corporate Law.

Michael J. Torchia has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® for the 12th consecutive year in the area of Employment and Labor Law.   

Michael B. Dubin is honored to be a Super Lawyer® for the 7th consecutive year in the area of Business Litigation.

Brian R. Price  has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® for the 12th consecutive year in Estate and Probate.

Jeffrey G. DiAmico has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers® this year in the area of Business/Corporate Law.

Alissa B. Gorman is honored to be a Rising Star® in Estate and Probate for a 3rd consecutive year.

Joseph W. Fluehr has been selected for inclusion for a 2nd year as a Rising Star® for Business Litigation.

William J. Stein has been recognized as a Rising Star® in the area of Estate and Probate.

Every year Super Lawyers® selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States using a patented multiphase selection process. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Only 5% of attorneys are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®.

Roy Gordon of Brahin Law Offices presented a webinar to the Greater Bux-Mont Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19 Employment Issues

. The seminar focused on issues arising when employees are required to minimize employee hours and expenses during a business shutdown or slowdown, with options ranging from furloughs, reduction in hours or pay, as well as temporary or permanent layoffs. These options were presented in light of the Families First COVID Response Act, the WARN Act, the Federal Labor Standards Statute and various anti-discrimination statutes. Practical strategies were discussed in an effort to minimize employee liabilities.

Mr. Gordon focuses his practice in commercial and employment litigation, including non-competes and trade secret violations, discrimination claims, wage and hour violations and contract disputes. Mr. Gordon practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP Congratulates Six Attorneys Selected for Superlawyers/Rising Star List

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP  congratulates our six 2020 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer and Rising Star Attorneys. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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.

Three Partners of the firm were selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers List: Jessica A. Pritchard, Family Law, selected for the 2020 Superlawyers as well as the “Top 50: 2020 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List”; Michael W. Mills, Business, Estates & Trusts & Tax; and Peter J. Smith, Business, Real Estate and Estates & Trusts.

Three AMM attorneys were selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list: Partner Elizabeth Fineman, Family Law; Stephanie Shortall, Corporate, Real Estate and Trust & Estates; and Elaine Yandrisevits, Estate Planning and Administration, with a focus on special needs trust planning.

H. Jeffrey Brahin, ESQUIRE presented a webinar to the Greater Bux-Mont Chamber of Commerce

H. Jeffrey Brahin, ESQUIRE presented a webinar to the Greater Bux-Mont Chamber of Commerce on “Covid-19 Commercial Leasing Issues.” Topics included were potential defenses to default actions by landlords such as Force Majeure, Co-Tenancy and Casualty clauses, as well as common law defenses of Impossibility of Performance and Frustration of Purpose. Negotiating strategies for both landlords and tenants were discussed as well.

Mr. Brahin focuses his practice on complex commercial and real estate litigation, as well as real estate and corporate transactional work.

Grim, Biehn & Thatcher Attorney Patrick Armstrong Appointed Solicitor for Derry Township

(PERKASIE, Pa.) Grim, Biehn & Thatcher of Perkasie, Pa., is pleased to announce that Patrick Armstrong, Esq. has been appointed to serve as Solicitor for Derry Township, Pennsylvania, located near Hershey Pennsylvania.  This appointment was effective in April 2020. Armstrong is a member of the firm’s municipal practice group and has been with the firm since 2004. 


Armstrong represents townships, planning commissions and individual clients in a wide variety of municipal and land use matters. He has extensive experience in appellate, zoning, litigation and real estate law.  Armstrong also represents companies and individuals in employment law and workers’ compensation claims. He has been recognized for his work in the legal community in both Law and Politics Magazine in 2006 and 2007 and in Philadelphia Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

“Patrick is a lawyer who has served our clients well,” said Gregory E. Grim, CEO, Grim, Biehn & Thatcher.  “We know he will bring that same level of dedication to his work as Derry Township Solicitor. We are very proud of his dedication and hard work and pleased that Derry Township has placed their trust in Patrick.”


“I am honored to be a part of the Derry Township government and I am looking forward to working with them on a wide variety of legal issues,” said Armstrong.


Armstrong is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University.  He is a member of the Philadelphia and Bucks County Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Solicitors.  

Darwin IP Advisors engaged to secure access to strategic audio/video CODEC patents.

 David Shoneman (immediate past Chair of the BCBA IP Section) is pleased to announce that Darwin IP Advisors ( successfully participated and contributed to the completion of a strategic intellectual property transaction related to the current and next generation audio/video CODECs.  This complex strategic transaction between a Japanese multinational electronics company and an American-based NASDAQ 100 / S&P 500 international company was completed by successfully proposing alternative and creative compromises.  

 This represents the tenth successful strategic transaction that Darwin IP Advisors was able to close since its formation in 2016. Leveraging 35+ years of engineering and legal experiences, Darwin IP Advisors operates at the intersection of business, technology and law to identify paths to a commercially successful transaction.  We look forward to helping you achieve your commercial objectives.

Petrelli Previtera Announces Bi-Annual Scholarship Campaign

Petrelli Previtera, LLC, a leading family law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is proud to provide a bi-annual $1,000 scholarship to help students achieve their goals of furthering their education. Eligible applicants for the fall 2020 scholarship must be currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, or law school during the fall 2020 academic semester, and they must be in good academic standing. To enter, students must submit a 500-word essay on the prompt provided at, where additional criteria and application details are also available.