Written by Aurora Baker '15 VLS
Malcolm J. Gross ’65 VLS, Partner with Gross McGinley, LLP, has authored a new book entitled Two Mayors and A Lawyer. Gross’s book depicts the history of two powerful Mayors who thrived in Allentown during the period of the 1920s to the 1960s.
Christopher Mattson ’72 VLS, a member of the Law Office of Barley Snyder and its Health Law and Litigation groups, has recently been honored by the Lancaster General Health Foundation for Excellent in Community Service & Volunteerism.
Lynne Gold-Bikin ’76 VLS, Partner in the Norristown office of Weber Gallagher and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice group, received the Eric Turner Memorial Award during the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Family Law Section Winter Meeting at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. This award honors a lawyer who is dedicated to the practice of family law and who serves as a mentor and teacher to fellow lawyers.
Joseph Britton ’82 VLS, a family law attorney with Begley, Carlin, and Mandio, LLP, has written Library of Pennsylvania Family Law Forms, 2nd Edition, published by The Legal Intelligencer. The book serves as a comprehensive forms resource for attorneys who practice family law.
Jeffrey A. Lutsky ’82 VLS, a Managing Partner for Stradley Ronon in Philadelphia, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.
Kurt E. Kramer ’86 VLS was recently elected Partner at Capehart Scatchard, located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Kramer focuses his practice in the representation of clients in business disputes arising from breaches of contract, complex financial transactions, investment fraud, real estate acquisition and development, and ownership disputes.
Thomas More Marrone ’87 VLS, has recently joined the law firm of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC as a new Partner. Marrone has over twenty-five years of experience as a civil litigator.
Charles F. Smith, Jr.’88 VLS, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. was a co-presenter in a seminar for business owners entitled, For Your Future: Estate Planning in a Changing Fiscal Landscape. The seminar’s topic, “Have you planned for the inevitable,” was designed to help business owners identify strategies for meeting financial goals for their business, family and retirement.
Stephen G. Harvey ’89 VLS, entered private practice with the opening of Steve Harvey Law LLC located in Center City, Philadelphia. Harvey focuses on trial and litigation matters concerning business disputes, banking and financial services, and government claims.
Bruce Matez ’89 VLS, a family lawyer of Borger Mertz in Cherry Hill, NJ, recently made a guest appearance on the internet/radio talk show, LUNCH WITH THE BOSS, hosted by Scott Tanker, where he discussed mediation and collaborative divorce in New Jersey.
Maria Aprile Sawczuk ’93 VLS recently joined the Wilmington, Delaware office of Goldstein & McClintock LLLP as a Partner. Sawczuk concentrates her practice in matters of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy.
Lisa A. Shearman ’94 VLS, an attorney with Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin PC, was recently awarded the Honorable Milton O. Moss Public Service Award, presented by the Montgomery Bar Foundation for her work with the Wills for Heroes Foundation as the National Affiliate Director and as a statewide Coordinator for Pennsylvania.
Julie E. Reid ’02 VLS has recently been elevated to Of Counsel at Blank Rome LLP. Reid focuses his practice in employment and labor law.
Matthew D. Janssen ’03 VLS, a commercial litigator for the Philadelphia branch of Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been elected Partner for the firm.
Megan E. Spitz ’03 VLS, a member of the Philadelphia branch of Blank Rome LLP specializing in intellectual property and technology, has been elected Partner for the firm.
Joseph T. Imperiale ’04 VLS, a Construction Law attorney for the Philadelphia branch of Pepper Hamilton LLP, was elected Partner for the firm.
James D. Christon ’11 VLS joined the Concord, New Hampshire office of Preti Flaherty as an Associate. Christon focuses his practice on a wide range of matters, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters.
Joseph M. Martosella, III VLS ’12, joined Wisler Pearlstine, LLP in Blue Bell as an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Martosella concentrates his practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction law.
Kevin F. Yetman ’13 VLS, joined the Boston office of Murtha Collina LLP as an Associate. Yetman works in the firm’s Litigation Department and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.
Written by Aurora Baker '15 VLS
Edmund Mullin ’66 VLS, co-chair of the Real Estate and Land Use Department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, has been appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County to be a Master for the Tax Assessment Appeal Mediation Program. The voluntary program is designed to reduce the backlog of assessment appeal cases pending before the court.
Jack E. Riley ’75 VLS, a white collar criminal defense attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, has joined the firm of Conrad O’Brien as a partner. Riley will be located out of the firm’s West Chester, Pennsylvania office.
Jami Wintz McKeon ’81 VLS, partner and chair-elect at Morgan Lewis, will be the keynote speaker at the Eighth Annual Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Leadership Luncheon. The event will be held on April 11th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt at the Bellevue on Broad Street in Philadelphia.
Carolyn R. Mirabile ’91 VLS, a partner at Weber Gallagher, presented a program on January 8, 2014, entitled, “Top 10 Things to Look for in a Custody Evaluation to Make your Cross Examination of the Evaluator Most Effective” to the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section.
Eric H. Weitz ’91 VLS, of Messa & Associaties, has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Philadelphia Bar Association. Weitz’ one-year term began on January 1, 2014.
Helen H. Mountain ’00 VLS, Senior Associate at Lamb McErlane, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA).
Jonathan A. Scobie ’08 VLS has joined the firm of Stevens & Lee in its Princeton, NJ’s Labor and Employment practice office.
Written by Aurora Baker '15 VLS
Michael Cook '73 VLS, co-chair of the Health Law Practice at Liles Parker PLLC in Washington, D.C., recently served on the Transition Team for Health Care and as an advisor on health care to Governor Terry McAuliffe's campaign in Virginia. Mr. Cook also recently served on a panel entitled In the Process of Fixing Health Care: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, sponsored by the Administrative Law Review at the Washington School of Law at American University.
The Honorable Wendy Demchick-Alloy '81 VLS, Stephen P. Imms, Jr. '82 VLS and Mary C. Pugh '86 VLS were speakers at a CLE seminar entitled The Art of Representing a Child in the Legal Arena on March 21, 2014. Completion of the seminar qualifies attorneys for preparation to serve as a child advocate in Montgomery County.
Bernard M. Resnick '86 VLS, recently moderated and presented The IAEL Master Class: Knowing Your Fans – Keeping it Legal, at the 48th Annual MIDEM Conference in Cannes, France, in February, 2014.
Bruce Matez '89 VLS, a family lawyer of Borger Matez, P.A. in Cherry Hill, NJ, was recently interviewed by Dr. Vicki Handfield for the program Mind, Body, Spirit which airs on Talk Exchange Radio (WTER), a business internet radio show broadcasting from New Jersey. Matez discussed mediation and collaborative divorce and how each can be used as an alternative to traditional divorce litigation.
Elise A. Fialkowski '91 VLS, partner, Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP chaired a panel entitled Guess Who is Coming to Campus-Government Site Visits, Audits and Inspectionsat the NAFSA Region VIII Conference in Pittsburgh.
Robert C. Gerhard, III '98 LLM, moderated and spoke at a CLE seminar on March 18, 2014 regarding current issues with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, emphasizing how best to work with the Montgomery County Assistance Office when Medical Assistance (Medicaid) long-term care benefits have been denied.
S. Graham Simmons '04 VLS, of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, will co-present "Is Your Business the Next Target for Hackers? Protect Your Business from Cyber Liability Claims”on March 26, 2014 at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus in Allentown, PA.
Adam L. Fernandez '05 VLS, will moderate a CLE seminar entitled Calculating Lost Profit Damages, on April 29, 2014. The seminar addresses the various damage approaches, methodologies, and theories and provides an overview of how lost profits damages are determined versus calculated under various theories.
Written by Aurora Baker '15 VLS
A. Roy DeCaro ’74 VLS, has been selected to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list for plaintiff personal injury litigation.
Eric E. Sterling ’76 VLS, president and co-founder of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, spoke on March 28, 2014, at Drexel Law School about the complicated and contradictory legislation behind marijuana.
Kathleen D. Wilkinson ’81 VLS, Immediate Past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, was honored with the 2014 Gilbert Nerick Award at the 48th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) in State College, PA. The award is presented to a member of the PBA who exhibits dedication and service to the leadership and promotion of the organized bar and its activities.
Thomas G. Wilkinson ’81 VLS, Immediate Past President of the PBA, moderated the panel "High Profile Cases in Media" at the PBA Civil Litigation Section Retreat at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA on April 11, 2014.
Jeffrey A. Lutsky ’82 VLS, managing partner at Stradley Ronon, has recently been elected as Chair-elect of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Board of Directors. Mr. Lutsky will assume responsibilities as Chairman in March 2015.
Kathleen A. Frederick ’83 VLS, of the State of Alaska Office of Elder Fraud and Assistance, was appointed Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State of Alaska by Governor Sean Parnell. Ms. Frederick will assume her duties for the Office of Administrative Hearings on May 7, 2014.
Marcy N. Hart ’83 VLS, a prominent real estate attorney with a growing national practice, recently joined Flaster/Greenberg PC as a Shareholder effective April 7, 2014.
Bernard M. Resnick ’86 VLS, an entertainment lawyer with twenty-seven years of experience in the entertainment industry, recently moderated and presented a continuing legal education lecture entitled, “The IAEL Master Class: Knowing Your Fans – Keeping It Legal” in February 2014, in Cannes, France.
Rick Grimaldi ’87 VLS, partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for PIDC, a public-private economic development partnership and the trusted resource for energizing business growth and development in Philadelphia.
Eric J. Schreiner ’95 VLS, partner at Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker LLP, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Sky Community Partners, Inc. Sky Community Partners, Inc. is a PA based nonprofit organization that provides opportunities to under-resourced communities with programs such as adult and child education, health and wellness, community engagement and economic development.
Jennifer Robinson ’98 VLS, founder of Purposeful Networking, has authored a new book entitled The Happy Law Practice: Expert Strategies for Building Business While Maintaining Peace of Mind.
Danielle Lehman ’01 VLS, a member of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) cohort 1205/1206, received a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies, Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, on March 28, 2014.
Jessica Borno ’11 VLS, of Vetrano & Vetrano, will be speaking at a Montgomery Bar Association CLE seminar entitled “Spring Cleaning – Going Paperless, Closing Files, and Other Law Practice Management Issues” on May 7, 2014.
Written by Aurora Baker '15 VLS
Patrick O’Connor '67 VLS, co-founder and current vice chairman of the law firm of Cozen O'Connor, gave the address at the King's College 65th Annual Commencement on May 18, 2014. Mr. O'Connor also received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s College.
James C. Schwartzman '72 VLS, a shareholder and litigator with Stevens & Lee, has recently been elected to the Board of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center and a part of Thomas Jefferson University.
Kathleen D. Wilkinson '81 VLS, a partner in the Philadelphia firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Board of Governors at the conclusion of the Association's Annual Meeting on May 16, 2014 in Hershey, PA.
Bruce C. Rosetto '82 VLS, Corporate & Securities Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig and co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boca Raton office, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority.
Enid H. Adler '88 VLS, one of the founders of the International Criminal Court, will be awarded a Legacy Humanitarian Award by the National Historical Marian Anderson Museum & Society at their 75th Gala Luncheon at the African American Museum of Philadelphia on May 31, 2014.
Stephanie Winegrad '96 VLS, partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, spoke about family law to the Child Development II classes at Upper Dublin High School. The program, "Partners for Students," consisted of videos, role-playing exercises, homework assignments and an interactive lecture on the topics of family law, communication skills and marriage.
Michael F. Gerber '00 VLS, Managing Director of Administration and Public Affairs at Franklin Square Capital Partners, has been named to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Board of Overseers.
Sean P. Mahoney '02 VLS, has been named a new partner at White and Williams LLP's Philadelphia office. Mr. Mahoney is a member of the firm's General Commercial Litigation group and the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith group.
Paul G. Mullin '02 VLS, has been elected as a partner of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. Mr. Mullin is a member of the firm’s Municipal Law Department and Real Estate and Zoning Department.
John J. Iannozzi '04 VLS, has been elected as a partner of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. Mr. Iannozzi's practice focuses on land use and zoning, municipal, business law, tax assessment litigation, and criminal defense matters.
Written by Aurora Baker '15 VLS
J. Edmund Mullin '66 VLS, co-chair of the Real Estate and Land Use Department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, has been selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
Vasilios “Bill” J. Kalogredis '74 VLS, founder of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke Ltd., has been selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
Steven C. Beer '86 VLS, a partner at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo in New York, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the New York City Parks Foundation. The foundation is tasked with financing and programming free music, art and culture throughout New York City's Parks.
Rick Grimaldi '87 VLS, a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP, has been has been selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
Lisa A. Shearman '94 VLS, an attorney with Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC, recently addressed Montgomery County Community College faculty, alumni and retirees on the importance of estate planning. Ms. Shearman also recently spoke at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Legal Professionals on the Wills for Heroes program, of which she is a National Affiliate Director.
James A. Kohl '95 VLS, of the Las Vegas, NV office of Howard & Howard, has been selected to the 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.
Natalie L. Famous '00 VLS, a partner in the Bucks County office of Fox Rothschild LLP, has been selected to receive the 2014 TOP 10 Attorney Award under the age of 40 from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAFLA).
John J. Iannozzi '04 VLS, a partner at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, has been selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
John M. McConnell '06 VLS, has joined the law firm of Goldberg Segalla LP as an associate with their General Liability Practice Group. Mr. McConnell was previously an associate with McDonnell & Associates in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Ryan D. Hurd '07 VLS, and his wife, Dana K. Chianese, DMD, recently welcomed a son, Chester Mathis Hurd. Additionally, Mr. Hurd, an associate at Freedman & Lorry in Philadelphia, was selected to Super Lawyers 2014 Philadelphia Rising Stars list.
Edwin J. Wu '10 VLS, an assistant public defender in Portsmouth, VA, was named the recipient of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference 2014 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award.