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Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is proud to announce that ten of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion again this year in the 2024 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listing. 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.

Six Partners of the firm were selected to the 2024 Super Lawyers List: Jessica A. Pritchard, Family Law, who was also selected for the Top 50: 2024 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List; Elizabeth Fineman, Family Law; Michael W. Mills, Estate & Probate; Joanne M. Murray, Business/Corporate Law; and Peter J. Smith, Business/Corporate Law; Melanie Wender, Family Law.

Four AMM attorneys were selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list: Lisa Bothwell, Business/Corporate Law; Jennifer Dickerson, Family Law, Megan Weiler, Family Law and Partner Elaine Yandrisevits, Estate & Probate.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.

AMM partner and business attorney Peter J. Smith attended American Lawyer Media's 2024 Pennsylvania Legal Awards Celebration at the Loew's Hotel in Philadelphia on May 15, 2024. Peter was named one of six finalists for ALM’s 2024 “Most Effective Deal Maker” Award, together with distinguished business attorneys from Dechert, Cozen, Jones Day, Reed Smith and Troutman Pepper. ALM’s Pennsylvania Legal Awards are peer nominated and identify attorneys across the state whose commitment to excellence and dedication to their clients distinguishes them within the legal community.

The Most Effective Deal Maker Award recognizes outstanding legal acumen in the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions. When asked what one piece of advice he would offer to M&A attorneys, Peter replied, “Treat every client like they’re family. Business lawyers often get lost in the complexities of the practice of law and lose sight of the human element of what we do. M&A is a complicated and foreign process for many clients. It is an extremely stressful and emotional time. I try to never lose sight of this. I ask myself “How would I approach this situation if this client were my brother/sister/child?”

Peter has a broad transactional practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, business transactions, private placements, contracts, real estate, commercial finance, business disputes, non-profit organizations, and trusts and estates. He counsels 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.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep, long-lasting relationships with our clients by taking the time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.

Visit our Business & Finance page to learn about AMM corporate attorneys and services. To learn more about Peter J. Smith, visit his attorney profile.

AMM business attorneys Peter J. Smith & Lisa A. Bothwell will present at the Bucks County Bar Association’s 6th Annual Business Law Institute on Tuesday May 7th.  The program, “Sell-Side M&A /Purchase Agreements,” will be offered at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the BCBA building, 135 E. State St., Doylestown, Pa.  All courses are available in-person or via Zoom. Register today at Bucksbar.org/calendar.

Peter Smith is a Partner with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP.  His practice focuses on corporate law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, contracts, commercial finance, debtor/creditor relations, business disputes, non-profit organizations, real estate, and trusts and estates. He counsels businesses involved in manufacturing, distribution, marketing, retail, e-commerce, technology, health care, pharmaceutical research, consulting, professional services, real estate and construction. In addition, Peter 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.

Lisa Bothwell helps her corporate clients implement strategies and find creative solutions during all stages of owning a business. She advises corporate clients on a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raising events, business separations, and corporate governance.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Zaffuto has joined our Business & Finance and Real Estate practice groups.  Stephen advises businesses on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions including formation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, commercial agreements, real estate transactions, and business succession planning. He has worked closely with corporate clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including real estate developers, investors, financial institutions, technology companies, construction companies, non-profit organizations, start-ups, and small businesses of all kinds.

In his real estate practice, Stephen has a wealth of experience handling real estate transactions, including negotiating sales of commercial and industrial real estate and negotiating commercial real estate leases for clients across industries for a wide variety of uses including professional office, manufacturing and warehouse, healthcare, and restaurants. He has obtained substantial tax savings for residential, commercial, and industrial clients in tax assessment appeals, and successfully obtained property tax exemptions for non-profit organization and religious institution clients. He is also experienced in counseling and representing clients in zoning and land use matters and has extensive experience in obtaining zoning relief and subdivision and land development approvals from municipalities throughout Bucks County and Montgomery County.


Stephen earned his law degree from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, and is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Italian.

To learn more about Stephen Zaffuto, visit his attorney profile.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.


Patricia Collins and Tom Donnelly, Partners of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, joined the Honorable Robert J. Mellon and Jessica Frost, Judicial Administrative Assistant, for a panel discussion at the Litigation Section meeting of the Bucks County Bar Association on February 14th. This continuing legal education program covered preliminary injunctions practice in Bucks County including the procedures, the Court’s perspective on emergency relief, timing, discovery and evidence at hearings.

Patricia Collins focuses her practice on employment law and commercial litigation. Tom Donnelly practices commercial litigation, personal injury and business law. Patricia Collins and Tom Donnelly can be reached at 215.230.7500. To learn more about
litigation services at AMM Law, visit ammlaw.com.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive
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Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is pleased to announce that Janel Clause has joined the firm’s Business & Corporate practice group.  Ms. Clause concentrates her practice primarily in business and corporate law, serving as a valued partner to owners and key leadership of closely held businesses in a variety of commercial and real estate transactions.  

Janel Clause works closely with business owners regarding a variety of transactional matters, including business formation, drafting governance documents, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, shareholder/member/partnership agreements, ownership disputes, commercial agreements, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, employment contracts, asset purchase agreements, buy-sells, leases and other documents; performing substantial due diligence, and working with state and local governments to obtain necessary business licenses and guide her clients through the process as seamlessly as possible. 

In addition, Janel brings her experience and skill sets as a real estate consultant to bear on her real estate practice; focusing on sales, leases and acquisitions related to business entities, and brings a keen understanding of the elements of such transactions to each negotiation and deal.

To learn more about Janel Clause, visit her attorney profile.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.

Family Law practitioners Jessica Pritchard and Melanie Wender of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP were presenters at the National Business Institute’s Pennsylvania Advanced Divorce Law continuing legal education program on December 12, 2023.

Jessica Pritchard and Melanie Wender both practice exclusively in Family Law with extensive experience focusing on all aspects of divorce and family law.   In addition, Ms. Wender handles adoption issues and has assisted many clients in making this life-changing process as seamless and smooth as possible.

Jessica Pritchard and Melanie Wender can be reached at 215.230.7500. To learn more about Family Law services at AMM Law, visit ammlaw.com.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.

Partner and Family Law practitioner Jessica A. Pritchard of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, was presented with the Harriet M. Mims Award by the Women Lawyers Division, as well as the President’s Award at the Buck County Bar Association's annual dinner this month.

The Mims award is named after Harriet Mims, the first female judge in Bucks County and one of the first women to be admitted to the Bucks County Bar. The award is presented annually to a female attorney who exhibits the characteristics of strength, leadership and integrity and has also served as a mentor to young lawyers. Nominations are made by members of the association with a panel making the final selection of the recipient.

The President’s Award recognizes dedication and service which contributes to the Bar Association’s success. 

In addition to her career as a preeminent Family Law attorney, Ms. Pritchard is an active member of the local bar association, serving in significant leadership roles with both the Bar Association and the Buck County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the BCBA.  She regularly participates pro bono at Protection from Abuse proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas.  Ms. Pritchard is a frequent speaker regarding a variety of family law matters for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Bucks County Bar Association.

Jessica Pritchard can be reached at 215.230.7500 ext. 140. To learn more about Jessica Pritchard, visit ammlaw.com.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.

Susan A. Maslow, business law attorney and Partner of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP (AMM Law) will speak at the ABA International Law Section’s Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ABA International Law Section’s Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the Maison du Barreau in Paris, France, December 6-9, 2023.  Click HERE for the conference flyer.  

Maslow will participate in a panel providing advice to businesses and the attorneys that represent them on human rights due diligence in connection with supply chain contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters. The discussion will also address the role and responsibilities of financial institutions and provide guidance on domestic and EU model contract clauses to protect workers in international value chains, all in an effort to connect human rights due diligence to good governance, human rights policies, and sustainability reporting.

In addition to her business law practice, Ms. Maslow serves as chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.

To learn more about Susan Maslow, visit her attorney profile. Ms. Maslow can be reached at smaslow@ammlaw.com or 215.230.7500 ext. 119.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, PA. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy

AMM Law Partners and Estate Planning attorneys Michael Mills and Elaine Yandrisevits will present a continuing legal education program at the Bucks County Bar Association regarding updates to the SECURE Act 2.0 on Wednesday, November 1st at 12:30. The program will highlight the provisions of newly enacted changes to the original SECURE Act adopted in 2019 with the goal of expanding coverage and increasing retirement savings to help strengthen the retirement system—and Americans' financial readiness for retirement.

While SECURE 2.0 contains dozens of provisions, the highlights include increasing the age at which retirees must begin taking RMDs from IRA and 401(k) accounts, and changes to the size of catch-up contributions for older workers with workplace plans. Additional changes are meant to help younger people continue saving while paying off student debt, to make it easier to move accounts from employer to employer, and to enable people to save for emergencies within retirement accounts.
Mills and Yandrisevits both practice exclusively in Family Wealth Transfer Planning and Estate Administration. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. At AMM, we pride ourselves on developing deep relationships with our clients by taking time to understand their goals in order to provide responsive, practical legal advice and aggressive advocacy.


For more about Michael Mills, and Elaine Yandrisevits, visit their attorney profiles. To learn more about AMM's Estate Planning legal services, visit our Estates & Trusts page.