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AMM Partner and Corporate Department Chair Joanne Murray was recently interviewed by Laura Queen, Founder and CEO of 29Bison Human Capital consulting firm for their podcast “How the Deal Was Done”.  In this episode, Joanne discusses the path that lead her to her business law practice, as well as her approach to the deal making process and the complexities involved.   The interview features the haunting tale of  how the ghosts of owners past and present can make an appearance at the closing table, and one such ghost who almost scared away a deal!

Joanne Murray is committed to helping small business owners achieve their goals. From inception to business maturity, Joanne serves as an experienced and insightful counselor to business owners as they face the financial, legal and operational challenges that are an inevitable part of the life cycle of a business.

Joanne helps to guide entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses through the new entity formation process and to structure, negotiate and implement business transactions such as asset and stock acquisitions, mergers, financing transactions, real estate purchases and leases, and business separations. She also assists her business and nonprofit clients with negotiating a wide range of contracts, such as software licenses, consulting agreements, employment agreements and non-disclosure agreements. She works with business owners to develop, document and implement their business succession plans, including preparing buy-sell, partnership and LLC agreements. She frequently functions as outside general counsel for companies and nonprofit entities by handling corporate record-keeping and providing advice on corporate governance and other matters as needed.


Partners Thomas Donnelly and Elizabeth Fineman of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn will speak at the third annual Business Law Institute of the Bucks County Bar Association where they will discuss business issues in divorce and family law. The seminar will take place on May 14, 2019 at the Bucks County Bar Association in Doylestown. The discussion will include business control issues, the impact of agreements among business owners on Equitable Distribution and Support, as well as remedies and valuation concerns and strategies.

Thomas Donnelly is a business and commercial litigation attorney with a focus on complex business transactions and disputes.  Elizabeth Fineman practices exclusively in Family Law with extensive experience in complex high net worth individuals with complex assets and tax valuation 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.

Denise Bowman, a litigation attorney and Partner of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, has been appointed as Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, and as such will also serve on the Executive Committee.  

Ms. Bowman practices commercial litigation; with over 20 years’ experience representing businesses, individuals, non-profits and governmental entities throughout Bucks County in a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes at both the trial and appellate levels.  Ms. Bowman is a highly effective negotiator,a formally trained mediator and experienced arbitrator.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is proud to sponsor National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bucks County, PA's Stride for Mental Health Awareness walk.  The walk is Saturday May 18th beginning at 1 pm at Warminster Community Park, 350 E. Bristol Road, Warminster.  Funds raised support NAMI Bucks County's education and support program expansions throughout the area.  NAMI Bucks County is dedicated to raising awareness and providing support and education to end the stigma that surrounds mental health issues,  and promote recovery for individuals living with mental illness. For more information, to donate, sponsor and register, visit www.namibucksstride.org.

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Antheil Maslow & MacMinn Co-founding Partner Susan Maslow received the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Business & Arts Award at the Chamber's 73rd Annual Celebration Luncheon on Friday, April 12th.  This is the Chamber's 23rd Business and Arts Award, which is bestowed on a business person or organization that has extended itself in support of the arts in the community.  Ms. Maslow is being recognized for her extraordinary commitment and creative dedication to the arts in Bucks County through her efforts on the many Bucks Fever Award premier events and other cultural Chamber endeavors. 

Susan Maslow is an experienced general business and transactional attorney, with a long history of service on a variety of local nonprofit boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters Bucks County, Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition, and Pearl S. Buck International.  She has been active on the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2008, and is the current Vice President of Cinema for the Bucks Fever Arts Program.

Recently, 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.

Election day is Tuesday, May 21st.   To assist in your decision making, here is a link to the plebiscite results.

Elizabeth J. Fineman, a Partner with the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, Bucks County has been named co-editor-in-chief of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pennsylvania Family Lawyer magazine.  Ms. Fineman shares editor duties with Judy McIntire Springer of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP in Philadelphia. 

Fineman practices exclusively in family law and handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody matters. She has handled many high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex financial issues.

The law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP will host a meet the candidate event for Bucks County Court of Common Pleas judicial candidate Denise Bowman at its Doylestown office

Tuesday, April 23rd: 7 – 9 pm
131 West State Street

Bowman, an experienced and respected attorney and community leader is a partner at the firm in its Commercial Litigation Department.   She has represented and advocated for numerous businesses, individuals, non-profits and governmental entities throughout Bucks County in a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes.  An attorney for 20 years, she has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels.  Ms. Bowman is a highly effective negotiator, and she is a formally trained mediator and experienced arbitrator.

Elaine Yandrisevits, an Associate in Antheil Maslow & MacMinn's Estates & Trusts practice group, will participate as faculty on April 23 & 24 at a National Business Institute continuing education program at the Sheraton University City Hotel in Philadelphia.  The program will highlight information crucial to effective adminstration of an estate in Pennsylvania.

This two-day basic level seminar will provide attorneys, accountants, tax professionals Financial Planners, Trust Officers and Paralegals an overview of the latest court and tax rules and the most effective transfer tools to ensure each client's estate is laid to rest according to the decedent's wishes, with minimal tax burden. This comprehensive program will cover all the skills needed to administer estates that include trusts and/or business interests.

Course Content

  • Crucial notice and filing requirements when opening the estate

  • Forms and checklists that will help you in administration.

  • Understand how income and estate tax deductions interact and find the most advantageous way to structure the tax returns

  • Learn how to use disclaimers more effectively.

  • Clarify what must be done when the trust becomes irrevocable.

  • Practical legal ethics guide focused on trusts and estates practice.

  • Prevent mistakes in final petition and ensure each estate is closed quickly and without disputes.

    To register, visit Estate Administration Boot Camp

 

Elaine Yandrisevits, an associate in Antheil Maslow & MacMinn’s Estates and Trusts practice group, will participate as faculty on March 28th at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing education program in Philadelphia, with simulcast at various locations. This basic to intermediate level program will teach the essential procedures for closing an Pennsylvania estate including: the advantages and disadvantages of the methods used to close an estate, steps involved in a Formal Court Accounting and Audit, Family Settlement Agreements and Receipts and Releases.  To register visit www.pbi.org/meetings

Course Content

Examine Each Step of a Formal Court Accounting and the Audit Process

  •  Learn the statutory requirements for filing an account
  • Understand the nuances involved in providing proper notice to an accounting
  • Know what forms to use and when
  • Understand how to handle objections to the accounting and walk through the audit process

Family Settlement Agreements and Receipts and Releases

  • Understand what elements are required in a family settlement agreement
  • Avoid common mistakes when drafting a family settlement agreement
  • Review sample agreements and discuss enforceable issues