Sweet Stevens Explores Special Education During the Pandemic at Virtual PAPSA Forum

Attorneys from Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP addressed special education in the context of the current extraordinary circumstances at the 43rd Annual Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Service Administrators (PAPSA) conference held on April 9. The same pandemic that took the conference virtual also brings legal ramifications for schools attempting to provide meaningful education in a safe and healthy setting for students and staff.

Longtime presenters at the conference, Sweet Stevens attorneys began the tradition as a tribute to firm founder Paul Stevens. Stevens served as PAPSA’s legal advisor and conducted workshops on relevant issues up until his untimely death. PAPSA established the “Paul Stevens Memorial Law Seminar” as an ongoing feature of the conference. Typically, it is the closing session and a highlight of the event, consistently earning top ratings from participants.

This year, instead of the firm participating in the closing session, the conference itself was retitled the “PAPSA Virtual Legal Forum Featuring Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams.” Partners Jane Williams, Sharon Montanye and Thomas Warner presented legal issues in special education and pupil services relevant in 2021, updating attendees on court decisions, regulations, and best practices. Attorney Leslie Collins worked with the team on the research and development of the materials.

 

Curtin & Heefner Partner American Staffing Association Webinar Panelist

Curtin & Heefner Partner, Timothy Szuhaj, participated as a panelist in the well-received American Staffing Association Webinar “Staffing in the Time of Covid-19.”  The webinar addressed COVID’s continued impact on the Staffing Industry, employment law, and risk management.  The panel detailed the practical implications and suggested best practices related to the impact of the pandemic.

“We are thrilled with the attendance and overwhelming response to the webinar,” said Timothy Szuhaj, Practice Group Leader of the Firm’s Staffing, Recruiting and Workforce Practice Group.  Timothy added: “It was our privilege to partner with the premier staffing industry trade association, the ASA, to directly inform company owners about the wave of laws, regulations and critical business issues resulting from the national health crises.”

To view the webinar, see https://americanstaffing.net/webinars/?ondemand

For more information, contact Timothy Szuhaj at tjs@curtinheefner.com

Timothy provides counsel to the Staffing Industry regarding growth strategies, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, compensation strategies, plans and policies, risk management and indemnity issues, operational issues, goodwill protection and competition issues and, the structure and content of client and business-critical contracts.  Timothy is a frequent contributor to legal and business publications and lectures across the country on emerging issues impacting the Staffing Industry.

Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC Welcomes Saverio P. (Sam) Mirarchi, Esquire

Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC is pleased to welcome Saverio P. (Sam) Mirarchi to the firm. Sam concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, commercial litigation and government affairs. Prior to joining the firm, Sam served as Senior Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Director for General Litigation with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (OAG), Bureau of Consumer Protection for over 16 years.

As a Deputy Attorney General, Sam conducted civil investigations and prosecuted business entities for civil violations of Pennsylvania and federal laws including the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. He acted as lead attorney in litigation which commenced in various state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has appeared in United States Bankruptcy Court in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Texas.

A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Sam has worked in public service throughout his legal career. Prior to joining the OAG, he served as Director of Legislation in the office of Philadelphia City Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr., for nearly five years. In 2004, he became a candidate for the Pennsylvania State Senate, in the 5th Senatorial District.

Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He graduated from La Salle University in 1996 with a BA in Political Science, and received his JD from Widener University School of Law in 1999. A sought after presenter, Sam frequently speaks on topics in areas involving compliance with various consumer protection laws and regulations.

Grim, Biehn & Thatcher Welcomes New Attorney Frank N. D’Amore III

(PERKASIE, Pa.) Grim, Biehn & Thatcher of Perkasie, Pa., is pleased to announce that attorney Frank N. D’Amore III has joined the firm as a full-time associate. A resident of Kutztown, D’Amore received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and a law degree from Pennsylvania State University.
D’Amore’s areas of practice are municipal and civil litigation. He previously worked at the law firm of Roland Stock, in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is married and has one child and another on the way.
“We are very pleased that Frank has joined our firm,” said Gregory E. Grim, CEO, Grim, Biehn & Thatcher. “He is very knowledgeable and I know he will provide excellent service to our clients.”

Hugh J. Algeo, Esq. Serves as Panelist at Family Law Seminar

Doylestown, PA – Hugh J. Algeo, IV, Esq. served as a panelist at a CLE to the Bucks County Bar Association’s Family Law Section on March 16, 2021. The seminar, “Family Law Case Law & Rule Updates,” covered recent family law decisions and case law related to divorce, equitable distribution, support and other areas that will impact individuals going forward from the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts.

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 Bucks County Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Bucks County Bar Association is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession. To learn more, please visit the Bucks County Bar Association’s website, www.bucksbar.org.

Jeffrey G. DiAmico, Esquire Appointed to Bucks County Bar Association Board of Directors

Attorney Jeffrey G. DiAmico has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association (BCBA).  Mr. DiAmico has served as Chair of the BCBA’s Business Law Section since 2009, and had previously been a Member of the Board of Directors from 2009-2021.

Mr. DiAmico is a Member of  Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC where he concentrates his practice in real estate, business/corporate and commercial litigation. His corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business formation and succession planning. His real estate practice includes commercial, industrial and retail real estate purchases, sales, leases and tax assessment appeals, community association law, and real estate litigation.

Jennifer Dickerson Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, a Bucks County-based full-service law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Dickerson to the Firm’s Family Law practice group.  Ms. Dickerson 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. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer  worked as a staff attorney with Bucks County Domestic Relations Office, after three years as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Alan M. Rubenstein in the Family Law Division of Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Grace M. Deon, Esq. Serves as Guest Lecturer at the Temple University Beasley School of Law

Doylestown, PA – Grace M. Deon, Esq. recently participated as a guest lecturer for law students enrolled in Temple University Beasley School of Law’s prestigious Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical Honors Program which includes weekly chambers and classroom components.  Ms. Deon was part of a panel discussion lead by the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg about a variety of employment law topics, with an emphasis on litigating such claims before federal courts.

Ms. Deon is a Shareholder, President and CEO of Eastburn and Gray, PC and her law practice includes Employment, Commercial and Special Education litigation. A resident of Northampton Township and a past President of the Bucks County Bar Association, Ms. Deon is the first woman to lead a major law firm headquartered in Bucks County. She has been an attorney with the firm for nearly 30 years and served on its management committee for the past nine.

Curtin & Heefner LLP Partner Timothy Szuhaj produced webinar for one of the most successful franchise operations in the Staffing Industry

Curtin & Heefner LLP partner Timothy Szuhaj not only produced, but was a panelist for the recent webinar “Staffing in the Time of COVID” presented to the franchise owners of the AtWork Group, an award-winning national franchisor of staffing services with 75+ locations in 28 states. Due to the webinar success, an expanded version will be produced for the general public.

Tim is a member of the Staffing, Recruiting and Workforce practice group. Tim counsels his Staffing Industry clients in all aspects of their business, including counsel regarding growth

strategies, mergers and acquisition, intellectual property issues, operational issues, indemnity and risk management issues, and the structure and content of SaaS, Employment, Phantom Stock, MSA, VMS and PEO agreements. He is a frequent contributor to legal and business publications and lectures across the country on emerging issues affecting the Staffing Industry.

Curtin & Heefner has provided over 80 years of valued-added service. The firm’s storied history ranges from the local governments to the U.S. Congress, from the area’s emerging businesses to some of the nation’s largest corporations, banks and insurers. The firm is prominently ranked among the top 100 in size in Pennsylvania, and its attorneys are widely recognized as among the best in the nation, providing creative problem solving, thoughtful counseling, aggressive advocacy, and the highest ethical standards. That rich history and versatility form the foundation from which Curtin & Heefner adds value today … and to which it is committed into the future.

Eastburn and Gray Observes MLK Day With Service Project

Doylestown, PA – Attorneys and staff from Eastburn and Gray proudly observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday by volunteering their time to assemble 100 personal care kits for the food pantry at the Family Service Association of Bucks County (FSA).

Eastburn and Gray attorney Mark S. Cappuccio is a member of the Board of Governors of FSA. “I have seen first-hand how this organization provides vital services to some of the most vulnerable members of our communities,” said Mr. Cappuccio.

Family Service Association of Bucks County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit celebrating more than 65 years in the Bucks County and surrounding communities. For nearly seven decades, FSA has been improving the lives of children and families, doing whatever it takes to help them overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. For additional information FSA, please visit https://www.fsabc.org/.