Curtin & Heefner LLP turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Curtin & Heefner LLP turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the words of one of our partners, Allan Goulding “ The disease might steal their hair, or sap their strength, but it did not take away their spirit.  It seemed that it could not touch their soul. Their determination is why I think that this disease will be beaten. If not completely eliminated, a treatment or cure will be found.  Their courage has been  inspiring.  It has pushed me, family members and friends past our worries and concerns to do a little something to help, or remember and honor them.  This seems like one of those opportunities.”

With matching donations from partner Allan Goulding and Curtin & Heefner, over $2,500 was raised and will be donated to Susan G. Komen.  The Firm will continue to support this fight in the name of Mary Beth Huff, our friend and co-worker who lost this battle last year.

Lisa Gaier, Esq. has been elected Magisterial District Judge in Richland

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Lisa Gaier, of Quakertown has been elected Magisterial District Judge for Bucks County’s Magisterial Court in Richland.  Gaier will be sworn in on December 29thand begin serving on the bench in January, 2018.  Gaier will remain Of Counsel with the firm.  Lisa Gaier practices family law and estates and trusts with the firm, counseling individuals and families to address their legal needs.

Lisa Gaier, Esq.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. Announces Recipients of 2017 Charitable Giving Fund $20,000 Grants

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. Announces Recipients of 2017 IPromiseTM Charitable Giving Fund $20,000 Grants

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 14, 2017) – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia, PA, and Princeton, NJ, announced today that the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Welcoming the Stranger have been awarded grants through its 11th Annual IPromiseTM Charitable Giving Fund (“IPromise”) competition. Checks were presented to the PAWS on November 8, 2017, and to Welcoming the Stranger on October 21, 2017. Established in 2007, IPromise helps two qualifying Greater Philadelphia or Princeton area non-profit organizations each year, advancing their work by awarding $20,000 grants. This year, organizations dedicated to animal welfare and community development were invited to apply. To date, Volpe and Koenig, P.C. has awarded more than $400,000 in IPromise grants.

PAWS is dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals. Through its three no-kill shelters and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS works to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.  Melissa Levy, executive director at PAWS, commented, “We are honored to receive this incredible show of support from Volpe & Koenig. As a 2017 IPromise Charitable Giving Fund winner, PAWS will be able to save and serve more of the animals who need us most. Doing so depends entirely on the generosity of the community, so we are grateful to welcome Volpe & Koenig as a lifesaving partner. Together, we are bringing Philadelphia one step closer to becoming a no-kill city. IPromise funding will support PAWS in its efforts to build a containment center for animals with infectious but treatable diseases, and enable them to take in more rescue animals.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. presented a $20,000 IPromise check to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Standing from left to right is: Tamara Smith, Rich Island, Volpe and Koenig Shareholder John C. Donch Jr., Angela Peterdi, Volpe and Koenig Executive Director Beth A. Collins, PAWS Executive Director Melissa Levy, Volpe and Koenig Co-Founder C. Frederick Koenig III, Allison Lamond, and Jake Gordon. Kneeling in front: Sara Davidson.

Welcoming the Stranger provides free classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), computer skills and U.S. citizenship exam preparation to adult immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia metro region. Since 1999, Welcoming the Stranger has taught more than 3,500 students from 100 different countries with the help of paid teachers and volunteers. Meg Eubank, Welcoming the Stranger’s executive director, said, “Welcoming the Stranger is honored to be chosen as the 2017 IPromise Charitable Giving Fund winner for the community development grant from Volpe and Koenig, P.C. These funds will help us to meet the many needs of our new immigrant and refugee neighbors in the Philadelphia metro region as they find their footing in a new country. Our programs strive to help immigrants and refugees get the educational opportunities and resources needed to become productive, contributing members of the community. We send our heartfelt thanks to the Volpe and Koenig team for supporting our work.”

Welcoming the Stranger Photo: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. presented a $20,000 IPromise check to Welcoming the Stranger.  Students from  Syria, Colombia, Liberia, South Korea, Russia, Guinea, Ukraine, Mexico, Dominican Republic, China, Iran, Japan and Brazil stand with Volpe and Koenig Co-Founder C. Frederick Koenig III [second from the left] and Welcoming the Stranger Executive Director Meg Eubank [fifth from the left].

Applications for 2018 IPromise grants will be available next June on the firm’s website.

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.

Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott, P.C. Welcomes Doug Praul to the Firm

Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott, P.C. is pleased to announce that Douglas R. Praul has joined the firm Of Counsel. Mr. Praul served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig in 1974- 75, and joined the Bucks County Court Administrator’s Office in 1978. Mr. Praul served as the County’s Court Administrator from 2005 until his retirement last year.

Mr. Praul plans to focus his private practice in the area of business formation with an emphasis on tax exempt non-profit entities, along with estate planning and administration.

Mr. Praul graduated from Yale University in 1970 and earned his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1974. He is an active member of the community, having served on the Board of Directors of Youth Services of Bucks County, Inc., Today, Inc. and Pen Ryn School in Fairless Hills. Mr. Praul also serves as a chairperson for the Bristol Township Youth Aid Panel.

Eastburn and Gray Welcomes Robert S. Turchick, Esq.

Doylestown, PA – Eastburn and Gray, P.C. is pleased to announce that Robert S. Turchick, Esquire has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Doylestown office.

Mr. Turchick practices in the areas of litigation, land use and zoning, municipal law, employment and discrimination, and construction. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. He was a summer clerk for the firm in 2016 and regularly contributes to the firm’s popular Pennsylvania Land Use, Real Estate, and Municipal Law blog, www.pazoninglawyers.com.

Mr. Turchick earned his law degree, cum laude, from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He was a member of the Villanova Law Review and served as the Executive Editor of Volume 62. While in law school, Robert served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree, with distinction, in English from the Pennsylvania State University.


Robert S. Turchick, Esq.

Williams Family Law Proud to Sponsor Central Bucks Kiwanis Event

Williams Family Law Proud to Sponsor Central Bucks Kiwanis Event
Bucks County divorce and child custody law firm supports local Kiwanis Club

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (November 2017) – Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C. was a proud sponsor of the recent Charity Masquerade Gala Fundraiser  on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Central Bucks County.

Proceeds from the annual event, which Williams Family Law also helped to sponsor in 2016, benefit at-risk children throughout Bucks County. Former Philadelphia Flyer Bill Clement was the keynote speaker for the event, which was held on Oct. 13 at Doylestown Country Club.

“Service to children is at the heart of Kiwanis’ mission,” said Williams Family Law partner Robert J. Salzer, who represented the firm at the event. “Those core values, of putting children’s needs first, also are at the heart of the work we do at Williams Family Law to help families through difficult transitions, so we are pleased to lend our support to the Kiwanis Club of Central Bucks County.”

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Central Bucks involves three main goals: making the children of Bucks County feel safe, spirited, and successful. Each initiative is supported by several projects, from donating teddy bears, pajamas and more to children entering foster care, to working with student Key Clubs to foster leadership and community service.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Central Bucks County go to www.kiwanisclubofcb.com.

Robert Salzer, partner at Williams Family Law and Dr. Chad Coren, owner of Bucks Psychological attended the Charity Masquerade Gala for the Kiwanis Club of Central Bucks County on Oct. 13 in Doylestown. Proceeds from the annual event, which Williams Family Law sponsored, benefit at-risk children throughout Bucks County.

Williams Family Law, P.C. – Williams Family Law, P.C., is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents’ custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. The family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To learn more, visit http://www.bucksfamilylawyers.com or email questions@bucksfamilylawyers.com.

Triennial Report of Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for 2014-2016

On behalf of our Board of Judges, I am pleased to present the Triennial Report of Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for 2014-2016.  The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, an appellate court of statewide jurisdiction, was created by the 1968 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention to hear civil appeals where one of the parties is a state or local government agency.  The Court’s subject matter jurisdiction makes it unique among appellate courts in the United States.

The Triennial Report highlights significant decisions and provides caseload statistics, Court history and biographical information about each of our judges. I hope you find it educational and useful.

The Triennial Report can be found at http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/resource-5663626/file-6401.pdf.

  Mary Hannah Leavitt
President Judge
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
601 Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg, PA  17106-9185

High Swartz Family Law Attorney Speaks at North Carolina Bar Association

High Swartz Family Law Attorney Speaks at North Carolina Bar Association
Mary Cushing Doherty discusses prenuptial planning for older couples

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (November 2017) – Pennsylvania family law attorney Mary Cushing Doherty, a partner at High Swartz LLP and the chair of the firm’s family law practice, was recently a speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section CLE seminar on Nov. 2-3 in Greensboro.

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. The Family Law Section seminar is a 12-hour, intensive program. Attendants must be family law specialists or have five years of legal experience in family law.

A former member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and former Chair of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association, 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.

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.


Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq.

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.