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AMM is pleased to announce the addition of Lynelle A. Gleason, joining the firm’s family law and estate planning and administration practice groups.

In her family law practice, Ms. Gleason handles a variety of matters, including divorce, child support, alimony, spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody. Gleason works closely with her clients through all phases of negotiation and, if necessary, litigation to resolve their family law-related matters.

 Ms. Gleason is also experienced in estate law, where her practice includes the drafting of wills and administration of estates.

Family law attorney Mariam W. Ibrahim has been named by Pennsylvania Bar Association President David E. Schwager as one of 18 Pennsylvania lawyers selected for the 2020-21 class of the association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). Ibrahim is the only Bucks County candidate chosen for this year’s class.

To apply for the BLI, candidates had to demonstrate leadership ability, commit to attendance and participation in the required events, be currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, be a PBA member, and be age 40 years or younger or have practiced five years or less.

“Each BLI class member this year has a unique, diverse background and perspective along with new ideas and goals for the future to help shape the association,” said Schwager. “I look forward to working with them as they learn more about the PBA’s varied paths to leadership and connect with other PBA members and leaders.

Ms. Ibrahim practices exclusively in the area of family law, handling a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody matters.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn congratulates our six 2020 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer and Rising Star attorneys. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

Three Partners of the firm were selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers List: Jessica A. Pritchard, Family Law, who was also selected for the "Top 100 Philadelphia" and “Top 50: 2020 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List”; Michael W. Mills, Business, Estates & Trusts & Tax; and Peter J. Smith, Business, Real Estate, Estates & Trusts and Nonprofit Law.

Three AMM attorneys were selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list: Partner Elizabeth Fineman, Family Law; Stephanie Shortall, Corporate, Real Estate and Trust & Estates; and Elaine Yandrisevits, Estate Planning and Administration, with a focus on special needs trust planning.


For more information about Super Lawyers' methodologies, visit www.SuperLawyers.com.

The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted almost every part of daily life for individuals, families and businesses. AMM attorneys are monitoring legislative developments on the local, state and federal level as we continue to provide legal services.
We plan to provide summaries, analysis and legislative updates regularly on topics related to this crisis in order to assist our business and individual clients to stay abreast of changes and events in the rapidly changing legal landscape.  All such content is available on our Coronavirus Blog page.  Please reach out to one of our attorneys should you need advice or have questions.  

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is pleased to announce that Peter J. Smith has joined as a Partner of the firm. Peter Smith is an experienced and highly skilled business lawyer and trusted partner to his commercial and individual clients.  Antheil Maslow & MacMinn was founded and has grown as a predominantly business legal service firm, and as such is well suited to Peter's  sophisticated corporate practice and client base.  

 

Peter has been solving problems and adding value for business owners for over 25 years with a practice focused on corporate law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, commercial finance, debtor/creditor relations, business disputes, non-profit organizations, real estate, and trusts and estates.

Peter counsels businesses involved in manufacturing, distribution, marketing, e-commerce, technology, health care, pharmaceutical research, professional services, real estate, construction and retail. In addition, he has experience with start-up ventures, family-owned businesses, limited liability companies and 501(c)(3) public charities. He also represents individuals and families in estate and business succession planning.

 

Michael Mills, a Partner of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Elaine Yandrisevits, both of the firm’s estates & trusts practice group, presented an estate planning update at the Bucks County Bar Association on February 12th.   The program focused on recent legislation passed in December, 2019 known as the SECURE Act.  This far reaching bill has significant impact on retirement accounts.  The CLE addressed how the SECURE Act affects the treatment of retirement account beneficiaries, including benefits left in trusts.

Michael Mills is a Partner of the firm, focusing in Estates & Trusts, Taxation and Corporate practice areas.  Elaine Yandrisevits practices exclusively in the Estates and Trusts. Both are frequent speakers on estate & tax planning for continuing legal education and community organizations.

Elizabeth Fineman, Partner and Family Law attorney at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, will co-present “Family Law Roundup” on Wednesday, December 18th  at the Bucks County Bar Association’s Marathon Continuing Legal Education Day. The program covers important Family Law rules, cases and legislation from 2019. Ms. Fineman will present along with Hillary Moonay, her Co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association.

Elizabeth Fineman practices exclusively in Family Law with extensive experience in complex high net worth individuals with complex assets, income and tax issues. The Bucks County Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Bucks County Bar Association is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession.

Estate Planning attorney Elaine Yandrisevits the firm's Estates and Trusts practice group spoke on Special Needs Trusts at a program hosted by Firstrust Financial Resources.  The November 6th program, entitled “Understanding Government Benefits for a Special Needs Loved One” also featured speakers Jerel Ruttenberg & Brian C. Smith, of Firstrust Financial Resources, and was focused on best approaches to financial and estate planning for a family member with special needs, including the uses of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts.

Elaine practices exclusively in the Estates and Trusts department at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration and assists with fiduciary litigation matters. With a great deal of practical experience with special needs trust planning and guardianships, Elaine is a frequent speaker on estate planning, estate administration, and special needs planning for continuing legal education and community organizations.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is proud to announce that Partner Denise M. Bowman was elected as Judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, November 5th.

With more than twenty years’ experience as a litigator in commercial and Orphans’ Court matters, Ms. Bowman has also represented a number of non-profit organizations, and is a trained mediator. Throughout her career, Denise Bowman has been very active in her community, having served  on many non-profit boards and volunteered for various charitable organizations in Bucks County.

To those of us who know Denise, it is no surprise that she has risen to this prestigious position on the bench. We know her to be a woman of outstanding character, integrity, diligence and compassion. The election results make it clear that Bucks County voters agree.

While we are sad to see our trusted colleague move on, we know that our loss is a gain for the citizens of this community.

Denise will serve well, and to the best of her ability, every day of her service. We wish her all the best in her new role.

 

 

On Tuesday, November 5th, voters will be casting ballots to fill two seats on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Voters also will be deciding whether to retain two judges on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and two judges on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.To better inform voters about the candidates in this statewide election, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission (PBA JEC) is reissuing its ratings and descriptive paragraphs for all appellate judge candidates appearing on the Nov. 5 ballots.

In order to help you to make an informed decision, we have linked that review here for your reference. 

Here in Bucks County, six candidates are running for Common Pleas Judge.  Last Spring, the Bucks County Bar Association (“BCBA”), an organization of attorneys dedicated to promoting and advancing the legal system and justice throughout Bucks County, conducted a plebiscite (peer evaluation) to evaluate ten attorneys who announced their candidacy for three vacancies on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, and the four current judges of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas who are running for retention.  Please note, this evaluation was done prior to the May primary election, please refer to the table below for the evaluations of the six remaining candidates who will appear on the ballot on November 5th in the highly recommended, recommended and not recommended categories.  The remaining candidates for the three judicial vacancies are Denise M. Bowman, Grace Deon, Charissa Liller, Allen Toadvine, Jessica Vanderkam, and Jordan Yeager.  If you wish to review the original evaluations, here is a link to the plebiscite results.

Candidate

Highly Recommend

Recommend

Not Recommended

Denise Bowman

104

92

21

Grace Deon

193

88

15

Charissa Liller

26

45

165

Allen Toadvine

95

92

26

Jessica VanderKam

35

60

121

Jordan Yeager

150

77

29


Additionally, the members of the Bucks County Bar Association were asked to provide their opinions if the following Judges should be retained in office as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County.  Here are the results in the endorsed and not endorsed categories:

Candidate

Endorsed

Not Endorsed

Hon. Robert Baldi

318

16

Hon. Wallace Bateman

320

4

Hon. Gary Gilman

310

11

Hon. Alan Rubenstein

306

17

 

However you may choose to vote, please do remember Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th.