Class Notes

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 Inspections at 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

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

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

Lynne Gold-Bikin ’76 VLS, Partner in the Norristown office of Weber Gallagher and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice group, was a presenter at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Ohio Chapter on October 14, 2013. The presentation entitled, "Alienation/Brainwashing/Estrangement/Disordered Attachment/Etc. - Whatever You Call It, What Can Be Done?," focused on anayses of therapeutic, legal guardian ad litem, parent coordinator and other interventions.

Kathleen M. Tana ’85 VLS, of Willig, Williams & Davidson was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled “Adoption Law:  Start to Finish” held at the Radisson Plaza Warwick in Philadelphia.

Bruce P. 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.

Michael D. Tafelski ’91 VLS has been promoted to Regional Counsel, Northeast Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Tafelski has served as Deputy Regional Counsel since 1997 and worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1991.

Jon M. Dumant ’93 VLS, lateral shareholder of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., has joined Segal McCambridge’s Philadelphia office to facilitate demand for complex transportation litigation services.

Lawrence D. Dodds ’97 VLS, member of Wisler Pearlstine LLP’s Education Law and Family Groups, co-led a panel at the 2013 Philadelphia Bar Institute’s Exceptional Children Conference. The panel discussed how the June 2013 revisions to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Manual may impact schools’ obligations to provide education-based services for students with disabilities.

Robert C. Gerhard, III ’98 LLM, editor of the PBA Elder Law Section E-Newsletter, recently wrote an article about the Pennsylvania Department of Public Works new updates for the county-by-county listing of limits for irrevocable burial reserves.

Stacey Bach ’00 VLS and her husband, Todd West, welcomed a son, Arthur Leopold Bach West, on October 13, 2013.

Timothy R. Bowers ’01 VLS recently joined the VLP Corporate Practice as a Partner in their Boston, MA office. Bowers comes to VLP from the Boston office of K&L Gates LLP, where he was a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group for many years.

Vincent Rongione ’04 VLS has accepted the position of Director of Major Giving for the College of Nursing at Villanova. Rongione has previously worked with University Advancement as a major gift officer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Michele Sabo Conti ’05 LLM has joined the firm of Meyer, Unkovic, & Scott in Pittsburgh, PA as an Associate and member of the firm’s Tax & Estate Planning, Corporate & Business Law, and Oil & Gas groups. Conti previously worked for the Elder Law Offices of Shields and Borris as an estate planning attorney.

Kevin S. Koscil ’08 VLS, of White and Williams LLP was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” held at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia.

John Cornell Fuller ’09 VLS recently joined Fox Rothschild LLP as an Associate in their Philadelphia office.

Andrew Grau ’10 LLM, attorney at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell, & Lupin, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Triangle Club of Montgomery County. The Triangle Club grants scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, and community service.

Alexis Rossman Madden ’11 VLS has joined the Philadelphia office of Conrad O’Brien as an Associate.  Madden represents businesses and individuals in premises liability and products liability litigation.

Shikha Singhvi ’11 and Jane Park ’11 were featured in Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List 2013 Issue, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Honorees were chosen to represent six regions throughout the Continental United States and receptions were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. in their honor.

J. Edmund Mullin ’66 VLS, of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC, also a retired member of Villanova University School of Law’s Board of Consultors, recently spoke on Land Use Law at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.   Mullin also presented a seminar entitled “Understanding Land Development, Condominiums & Planned Unit Developments” at the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute.  Mullin has been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list.

Peter F. Boggia ’67 VLS, a retired Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court and currently of counsel for Kridel Law Group in New Jersey, was recently named a charter member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. 

Honorable Arthur R. Tilson ’68 VLS will be on the judicial panel for the upcoming seminar presented by the National Business Institute entitled “As Judges See It:  Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation” to be held in December at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District.

Vasilios J. “Bill” Kalogredis ’74 VLS, of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd. a healthcare law firm in Wayne, PA, spoke at the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Hershey, PA, on September 20, 2013, on the topic of Hot Legal Issues in Dermatology Today.

Michael Yanoff ’74 VLS, of Friedman, Schuman, Applebaum, Nemeroff & McCaffery, PC was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law” held at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.

Marc P. Weingarten '76 VLS, Partner at Locks Law Firm, recently presented a paper entitled “Arbitrating a Foreign Claim with an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust – a Procedural Morass” to the International Practice Section of the American Association for Justice at its Annual Convention in San Francisco.

Dennis C. McAndrews ’78 VLS, founder and Managing Partner of McAndrews Law Offices PC,  wrote and will perform a one-man play entitled “If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflections at Age 96.”  The script presents a "what if" look at what would have happened if the assassination of President Kennedy never occurred. McAndrews will perform his play at 7 p.m. on October 21, 2013 at Conestoga High School in Berwyn as a public service event of the Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown.

Jan Beck ’80, Executive Vice President at Communications International, Inc., was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the United Way of Indian River County, Florida.

Kathleen Frederick ’83, an attorney with Alaska’s Office of Elder Fraud and Assistance in Anchorage, Alaska, and the Honorable William L. Estelle were married on June 30, 2013 in Palmer, Alaska. 

Christopher J. Lamb ’88 VLS, of Pepper Hamilton LLP, has recently been included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America list.

David M. Fournier ’89 VLS, Pepper Hamilton LLP, has recently been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list.

George W. Broseman ’91 VLS, of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, PC was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled, “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law,” held at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia. 

Edmund J. Campbell ’91 VLS, of Silverang, Donohoe, Rosenzweig & Haltzman, LLC was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled, “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law,” held at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia. 

Judith McIntire Springer ’98 VLS, of Fox Rothschild LLP will be speaking at the upcoming National Business Institute seminar entitled “Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish” to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Philadelphia on December 11, 2013.

Jamie R. Hall ’06 VLS and his wife, Charlene, welcomed a son, Turner Grayson Hall , on September 13, 2013.  Jamie is the founder of the Law Office of Jamie R. Hall. 

Jessica Marie Krilivsky ’07 VLS, an Associate with Whitney & Bogris, LLP married  Daniel Warren Whitney Jr., Saturday, September 28, 2013, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Connecticut.

John P. Sullivan ’10 VLS has recently joined the law firm of Volpe and Koenig, PC, an intellectual property firm, as an Associate.

Jacquelyn Gordon ’11 VLS recently joined the firm of MacElree Harvey, Ltd. as an Associate in the firm’s business and corporate law, non-profit law and tax departments.

 


Class Notes September 2013


William Gallagher ’63 VLS, of MacElree Harvey, Ltd has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

James M. Penny ’71 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list.

Thomas R. Hecker ’72 VLS, a Partner at Begley, Carlin & Mandio, has been selected to the 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Pennsylvania list by LexisNexus Martindale-Hubbell. 

Sol H. Weiss ’72 VLS, Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, was named Lawyer of the Year in the 2014 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers for the category of Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort and Class Action.  Weiss is also an active member of Villanova University School of Law Board of Consultors.

Michael Corso '74 VLS, chair of Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt’s Tort & Insurance Litigation division has been selected to the Florida Trend Magazine's Tenth Annual Legal Elite list for the seventh consecutive year.

Vasilios “Bill” Kalogredis ’74 VLS, founder of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

Lynne Gold-Bikin '76 VLS, Partner in the Norristown office of Weber Gallagher and chair of the firm's Family Law practice group, has been honored with a 2013 Women’s Achievement Award from KYW Newsradio on June 25, 2013 at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Marc P. Weingarten '76 VLS, Partner at Locks Law Firm, has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of plaintiffs product litigation for the ninth consecutive year.

Deborah M. Lerner '77 VLS '86 LLM, chair of the employee benefits department at Willig, Williams & Davidson, has recently been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.

Mary Cushing Doherty ’78 VLS, a Partner with High Swartz LLP, recently served as moderator on the Ethics Panel at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section Summer Meeting held at Gaylord Resort in Maryland.

Roger N. Huggins ’80 VLS, Partner and chair of the Business and Real Estate Group of Gawthrop Greenwood, has been elected Chairman of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) Board of Directors. 

Joel Feldman ’81 VLS, Shareholder at Anapol Schwartz, was awarded the 2013 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Pro Bono Award on July 21, 2013, at the Leadership Breakfast ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco.  Feldman received this award as recognition for his outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

Nina B. Stryker ’82 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list.

Valentino “Val” DiGiorgio ’94 VLS, Partner at Stradely Ronan, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC).

Lisa A. Shearman’94 VLS, of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.

Dr. Lawrence D. Dodds ’97 VLS, a member of Wisler Pearlstine LLP’s Education Law and Family Law Groups, was recently a panelist at the Philadelphia Bar Institute’s seminar: “Autism: Fitting the Pieces Together.”

James S. Beall '99, of Willig, Williams & Davidson, has recently been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.

Nicole Alexander Mascolo ’99 VLS, of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP was named one of New Jersey’s 2013“New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Michael Drossner  ’01 VLS, Principal of Drossner Law, PC was a faculty member at the Trial Advocacy Training Program for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, a three-day intensive trial skills course for practicing attorneys.

Jacqueline Sabol Roe ’02 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.

Martin L. Wilson ’02 VLS, Chief Compliance Officer and VP of corporate and legal affairs for Par Pharmaceutical, was named one of New Jersey’s 2013 “New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Eileen K. Keefe ’04 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.

Kellie M. MacCready ’04 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.

Rachel Gallegos ’06 VLS and her husband, Michael McCarthy, welcomed a son, Henry Augustine Gallegos McCarthy, on July 31, 2013.  Gallegos is a VLAA Board Member and a Court Administrative Officer in the First Judicial District.

Colleen M. O’Donnell ’06 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.

William G. Roark '06 VLS, of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.

A. Duie Latta ’07 VLS, of MacElree Harvey, has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.

Gregory Hanscom ’08 VLS recently joined the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP.  Hanscom will focus his practice on all aspects of employment law, with a particular concentration in matters relating to employee defection, recruitment, trade secrets and covenants not to compete.

Matthew Cursio ’11 VLS, of Bingham McCutchen LLP, and his wife welcomed a son, Andrew John Cursio, on July 24, 2013.

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