Sue enjoys working with clients and their other advisors as an integral part of a comprehensive working group focused on solving business challenges. Armed with both good humor and excellent negotiating skills, she concentrates her practice primarily in general corporate transactional work and finance documentation in the areas of Business Transactions, Business Law, Private Finance, Real Estate, Contracts, and Non-Profit Law. Sue assists entrepreneurial individuals and privately-held companies in their efforts to structure and implement a great variety of business transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, banking negotiations, mergers, secured and unsecured financing, real estate and business acquisitions and leases, capital arrangements for hospitals and other health care providers, distributorships, software services and license arrangements and business separations and dissolutions.
Sue has prepared numerous private placement memoranda, subscription documents, partnership, shareholder and operating agreements and related documents for start-up and existing business ventures, equity infusions, and real estate, medical equipment and other syndications. She also has assisted start-up and early stage companies in their efforts to implement successful channel opportunities and strategic alliances. Committed to delivering precisely drafted documents, Sue believes getting parties with conflicting interests to agree in writing can be tremendously rewarding (financially and emotionally) for all.
Additionally, Sue serves on a number of local non-profit boards and is a frequent speaker at seminars for the CPA community, for business lawyers, artists, physicians and non-profit boards. She was a senior staff member for the Temple Law Quarterly, 1981-1982, and has authored numerous articles. Sue was named a 2004 “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine for her excellence as a corporate lawyer, and received recognition as Delaware Valley Region Attorney of the Year, Power Players Awards, from Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine in 2014. In December 2015, Sue completed basic Good Shepherd mediation training to further hone her concilation skills.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and American Bar Associations
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Vice Chair of ABA Subcommittee of the Business Law Section Drafting Human Rights Protections in Supply Contracts.
Past President, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County, June 2013 - June 2015 Board of Directors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County, 2009-present; Board of Directors, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, 2008 - 2010, Vice President, Cinema, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce 2011 - present; Board of Directors, The First Savings Charitable Foundation, January, 2013 - June 2015; Women of Influence Event Committee, Pearl S. Buck Foundation, February 2014 to present; Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition, Leadership and Governance Committee, May 2015 - present.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine - 2004
Attorney of the Year, Power Players Awards, Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine - 2014
Barbara Howard Master Volunteer (Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce) - 2015
Harriet M. Mims Award (Bucks County Bar Association) - 2016
"New Technologies, New Worries - Medical Malpractice and False Claims Act Liability in the Age of Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange"
"How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance"
"Finding the Money"
"There Is No Fraud in an Ideal World"
"Business Valuation Formulas"
"Securities Issues and Real Estate"
"Mergers and Acquisitions"
"Avoiding Fraud and Managing Risks"
"The Business of Art"
"Protecting Your Work"
"Employment Issues and Contracts in a Medical Office"
"Patient Information and Confidentiality Agreements"
"Peer Review - Necessity or Nuisance"
"Legal Aspects of Health Information Management"
Enlightened Capitalism and L3Cs, Co-Authored, 2010
Suggested 10 Commandments for Avoiding Termination Suits, 1996
Starting a Small Business - Fools Rush In, 1997/Revised 2008
Your Personnel Files - Your First and Best Defense, 1998