Mary Cushing Doherty and Melissa M. Boyd lead sessions at the Pennsylvania Bar Association

Mary Cushing Doherty and Melissa M. Boyd lead sessions at the Pennsylvania Bar Association

Norristown, PA, July 17, 2018– High Swartz partners from the firm’s Family Law practice, Mary Cushing Doherty, and Melissa M. Boyd led sessions at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Summer Meeting held July 12th through the 15th in Hershey.

Mrs. Doherty was a speaker on the panel “Drafting Agreements in the Year 2018.” The panel presented on the do’s and don’ts of agreement drafting and the importance of contemplating all potential legal consequences into Separation, Custody and Settlement Agreements.

Mrs. Boyd was the moderator for the panel “The Evolution of Family Law: Past, Present and Future.” The panel was a discussion of trends in family law practice over the past few decades and a prospective view of what lies ahead.  Topics covered how changes in procedure, technology, evidence, legislation and substantive law involving divorce, support, custody and reproductive advancements are developing and suggest practice strategies for all practitioners. The panel addressed practical ways to accommodate clients who want a fair result without lengthy, expensive litigation.

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.

Ms. Boyd is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of AAML and member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association. She is former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association. Ms. Boyd has been certified as a Family Law Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

A graduate of Washington College and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Boyd has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 8 years, Best Lawyer in America since 2016 and named among the 10 Leaders of Matrimonial Law in Philadelphia.

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.

Elaine T. Yandrisevits Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Elaine T. Yandrisevits Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Elaine T. Yandrisevits to the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration and Tax practice groups.  Ms. Yandrisevits focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration and assists with fiduciary litigation matters. Yandrisevits has a great deal of practical experience with special needs trust planning and guardianships, and is a frequent speaker on estate planning, estate administration, and special needs planning for continuing legal education and community organizations.

Serving Philadelphia and surrounding communities, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm offering sophisticated, proactive, timely and cost-effective legal advice.  The Firm’s attorneys are both counselors and advocates.  As counselors, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP lawyers educate clients, including high net worth individuals, small to mid-sized, privately-held companies, nonprofits and health care organizations on the law and possible legal implications of their actions.  As advocates, they aggressively represent their clients’ causes.  With its broad range of practice areas in Business & Finance, Family Law, Tax & Estates, Real Estate & Land Use, Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Personal Injury, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP has the depth of resources and knowledge to satisfy its clients’ evolving needs for legal advice and representation and help them reach their ultimate goals.

Denise Bowman Co-presenter at LBCCC Keynote Breakfast

Denise Bowman Co-presenter at LBCCC Keynote Breakfast

Denise Bowman, a Partner with the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown will speak at the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Keynote Breakfast on Thursday, July 12, 8:00 a.m.  at Twining Village, in Holland, PA.  Scott Fegley, Esquire will be a co-presenter.  The program will focus on risk-management and best practices for employers.  To register, visit LBCCC.org/events.

Denise Bowman is a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation practice groups. A highly experienced and effective negotiator and litigator, 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.

 

BCBF Golf Winners

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who supported our 2018 Bucks County Bar Foundation Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at the Jericho National Golf Club, in New Hope, PA.

Congratulations to our winners below:

Longest Drive:
Men- John Schultz
Women- Emma Kline

Closest to the Pin:
Men- Don Adriaansen 9’ 9 ½ “
Women- Jill Fein 7’0”

First Place Winners (left to right):
Troy Farrington, Breandan Nemec, Michael Meginniss, and Lawrence Scheetz, Jr.

Second  Place Winners:
Keith Williams, Bill Mabon, Greg Mitsch, and Greg Chaffee

Third Place Winners:
John Schultz, Evan McGillin, Matt Jankowski, and Andrew Mockaitis

Most Honest (left to right):
Barbara Lyons and Maureen Anderson

Putting Contest Winner:
Bob Repko (on left)

Foundation President Tina Mazaheri thanking Barbara Lyons, our Tournament Sponsor for her tremendous support!

High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty Named LLS Woman of the Year

High Swartz Partner Mary Cushing Doherty Named LLS Woman of the Year

Norristown, PA, June 26, 2018– High Swartz partner and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice, Mary Cushing Doherty, was recently awarded the prestigious honor of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year for the Philadelphia area.

Mary’s team, “For the Love of Jim – Hope for a Cure,” was in memory of her husband of 34 years, Jim Doherty, father to their 4 children: Colleen, Maggie, John and deceased son, Tommy. Her team raised over $120,000 for LLS. Jim succumbed to Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, double-hit (or twice mutated) in 2012, 13 months after his diagnosis.  He was a chemist who believed science would find a cure, and Mary has taken up this cause in his honor.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States. Candidates and their teammates also raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The title “Man or Woman of the Year” is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds during the 10-week competition. The top Man and Woman honorees in the country are awarded with the national titles.

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.

Denise Bowman Panelist for Women’s Forum in Newtown

Denise Bowman Panelist for Women’s Forum in Newtown

Denise Bowman, commercial litigator and partner at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, will participate as a panelist in Main Street Advocacy’s insightful and empowering event, “Women2Women: Count Me In”.  Ms. Bowman will be speaking about the importance of community involvement and mentoring.  The panel will feature four professional women in an in-depth discussion of policy issues of concern to the women of Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area.  The program will take place at the Newtown Athletic Club on Thursday, June 28th and is free and open to the public. RSVP to mainstreetadvocacy.com/buckscounty/

Family Law Attorney, Melissa M. Boyd moderates MBA Family Law Section Meeting

Family Law Attorney, Melissa M. Boyd moderates MBA Family Law Section Meeting

Norristown, PA, June 18, 2018– High Swartz partner, Melissa M. Boyd recently moderated the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting held on June 6. The topic of the program was “Avoiding the Pitfalls of QDRO’s and the Valuation and Division of Retirement Benefits.” The panelists discussed the appropriate drafting of retirement provisions within Property Settlement Agreements in divorce matters. Also discussed were terms for Orders which ultimately result in the creation of a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) which is the mechanism for distributing certain retirement assets among divorcing couples.

Melissa M. Boyd is a partner with High Swartz LLP. She concentrates her practice on family law including, but not limited to, divorce, pre-nuptial and post-divorce agreements, child custody and support, equitable distribution, alimony, adoptions, protection from abuse and juvenile law. She has dedicated much of her professional career to preserving the rights of children and their families.

Ms. Boyd is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of AAML and member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association. She is former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association. Ms. Boyd has been certified as a Family Law Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

A graduate of Washington College and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Boyd has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 8 years, Best Lawyer in America since 2016 and named among the 10 Leaders of Matrimonial Law in Philadelphia.

The Montgomery Bar Association offers it’s members an important arena for networking, professional development and education. It also serves the community as a legal resource offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need. The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more. To learn more about the Montgomery Bar Association, visit their website at https://www.montgomerybar.org/index.php.

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.

Williams Family Law Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Williams Family Law Attorneys

Named 2018 Super Lawyers

 Doylestown – Two attorneys from Williams Family Law have been named to the 2018 list of Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Founder and managing partner Jeffrey M. Williams has been included for the fourteenth consecutive year, while associate Melanie J. Wender was named to the list of 2018 Pennsylvania Rising Stars.

Williams is one of the most well-known divorce attorneys in Pennsylvania, handling matters involving complex divorce, high-income alimony/spousal support, complex child support and high-conflict child custody cases. He is currently president of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Pennsylvania Chapter and a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationwide).

Wender has successfully handled complex custody cases ranging from unmarried same-sex couples to custody agreements between long distance parents. Committed to maintaining involvement in the community, she is a board member of the Bucks County Bar Foundation and donates her services pro bono for Protection from Abuse actions in Bucks County.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s 50,000 lawyers and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming Pennsylvania lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; pro bono and community service efforts; and scholarly lectures and writings. The ultimate objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other practitioners and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Williams Family Law provides 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. The Williams Family Law practice centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. To learn more, visit www.bucksfamilylawyers.com. 

            

 

Fox Rothschild Bucks County Partners Kimberly Freimuth and Robert Gundlach To Speak at Land Use Institute 2018

Kimberly Freimuth and Robert Gundlach, partners in the Bucks County office of Fox Rothschild LLP, are among the faculty for Land Use Institute 2018, a continuing legal education program scheduled for July 18 by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI). The biennial program helps land use practitioners identify and examine significant trends, recent case law, regional development patterns and regulatory changes.

In her practice at Fox, Freimuth handles a broad range of real estate, zoning and land use matters. Gundlach, a recognized authority in real estate and zoning law in the region, is co-chair of the firm’s Zoning and Land Use Practice Group and immediate past chair of the Real Estate Department.