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trainer_12-1.jpgJohn D. Trainer, Of Counsel for the Firm, has again been tapped to teach a five-week seminar on Estate Planning & Administration at Delaware Valley College’s Center for Learning in Retirement (“CLR”), beginning March 25, 2010 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Trainer’s annual class provides presentations and discussions focusing on what criteria are considered necessary to prepare estate documents, in order to minimize federal and state death taxes.  Also covered are: recent repeal of the Federal Estate Tax and how this will impact estate planning; powers of attorney; the benefits of living wills; and processes involved in the administration of a decedent’s estate.  Partner Michael W. Mills and Paralegal Sheila Kyle, also of Antheil Maslow and MacMinn, LLP, will instruct during the course.

Trainer, Of Counsel for Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate administration, and elder law, and is a member and past president of the Bucks County Bar Association, a former member of the Disciplinary Board and Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, and serves on the Bucks County Estate Planning Committee.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University, and his Law Degree from Villanova Law School.

Michael Mills, a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, serves as a Partner for Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, specializing in the areas of taxation, estate planning and administration, estate and trust litigation, family wealth preservation, business succession planning, and the tax aspects of business formation, financing, reorganization, and acquisition transactions.  He received a B.S. in Business & Economics from Lehigh University, and also obtained a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.  Additionally, Mills is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the AICPA and PICPA.

Celebrating over 15 years in business, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm with practice areas in Business & Finance; Death & Serious Injury;  Estates & Trusts; Health Care; Labor & Employment; Litigation; Nonprofits; Real Estate & Land Use; and Tax.  The Firm works with high net worth individuals, small to mid-sized, privately-held companies, nonprofits and heath care organizations in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.  Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

February, 2010:  Bill Antheil and Joanne Murray attended the Toy Industry Association annual Toy Fair in NYC.  Toy Fair is the industry’s biggest event, featuring manufacturers, testing companies and other stakeholders in the field of children’s products, as well as educational seminars on toy safety and other topics.

In addition, Joanne Murray participated in the 17th Annual Meeting and Training Symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).  The event offered the opportunity to keep up to date on the latest developments in federal and state product safety laws and regulatory activities.  Speakers included CPSC Chair Inez Tenenbaum, CPSC General Counsel Cheryl A. Falvey, Esquire, and other top-level CPSC policy-makers.  Joanne found this Symposium to be a wealth of information which keeps her abreast of the CPSC's new initiatives including, of course, enacting new regulations under the CPSIA.

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On January 12, 2010: Patty Collins, an Associate of the firm, participated in a HITECH/HIPAA Training Seminar handling a number of current issues surrounding recently heightened Healh Information Technology Privacy and Security Regulations and their effect on Medical Practices, specifically.  The Seminar was well attended and covered a variety of areas, including: 

1.) How the HITECH Act changes HIPAA and the FTC Red Flag Rule
2.) The effects on policies & procedures concerning Protected Health Information (PHI)
3.) Business Associates Agreements and who is required to have one
4.) Penalties & fines for non-compliance
5.) In-office training solutions for policy & procedure implementation
6.) Outsourced solutions that help ensure compliance 

Participants included:

 Patricia Collins,
Attorney,
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn Attorneys 
Law Firm specializing in Healthcare 

Heather McCloskey,
Principal,
McCloskey Partners, LLC
HR consultants and HIPAA Compliance Trainer

Don Adriaansen,
Partner & Co-Founder,
TITAN Mobile Shredding, LLC
NAID AAA Certified Document Destruction Company
Authorized Compliance Facilitator

Breakfast Sponsors:

American Office Systems
Newtown Office Supply

As of January 1, 2010, the Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes have been repealed.   While this repeal has been on the legislative books since 2001, very few people truly believed that it would occur.  This is because the repeal is only temporary, and the Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes return in a much more onerous fashion in 2011 -- unless Congress enacts new legislation before then. 
Read more by opening the following link:      pdf Repeal of Federal Estate Tax

murray_27.jpgJoanne Murray, an associate of the Firm, published an article entitled “Lead and Testing Under the CPSIA: What Toymakers Need to Know About Testing, Tracking and Content Limits” in the January issue of "TD Monthly",  a web publication of the Trade Organization of the toy, hobby, game and gift  industry.   This article discusses  how the new toy safety regulations apply to small to mid-sized toy manufacturers.   

To read the full article, open the following link:   http://www.toydirectory.com/monthly/article.asp?id=4004
 

murray_27.jpgJoanne M. Murray has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association.  The Bucks County Bar Association, one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States, has over 700 members and is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession.  Murray will also serve as Chair of the Women Lawyers Division of the Bucks County Bar Association for a one-year term.  She has served as the Division’s Vice Chair for the past two years.  Murray will preside at all meetings for the Women Lawyers Division, and will be responsible for planning events such as CLE programs, coordinating guest speakers, and planning the Division’s annual reception honoring a local woman who has contributed to the legal community. 

maslow_21_adj_tt_nate.pngSusan Maslow,  a Partner of the Firm, participated in the Free Enterprise session of the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Advancement Program, which was held at  Byers’ Choice, Ltd in Chalfont, PA at 8:30 am.   Other panelists included Ben Bugajewski, CEO of, Bugajewski Facility Services and Bob Byers, Jr., CEO of Byers’ Choice, Ltd.  The discussion was facilitated by Pete Bonacum, a business coach with Action Coach and an active member of the Leadership Advancement Program.  Ms. Maslow relayed how she began her career as an attorney, shared some of the keys to her success and discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the business community in general in the hope of assisting the audience in their personal “rise to leadership”.

 The Leadership Advancement Program of the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is an exclusive benefit of membership designed for entrepreneurs, business and non-profit executives. The Panel Discussion was part of a nine month, eleven session program offering a select group of Chamber members rare, in-depth access to Central Bucks County’s most influential non-profit, corporate and government leaders. The Leadership Advancement Program is open exclusively to Chamber members who may apply for themselves or sponsor an employee. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with selections made by early September.

 

mwm-final.jpgMichael W. Mills, Esq., a Partner of the Firm,  will serve as Chair of the Orphans’ Court Section of the Bucks County Bar Association in the year 2010.  Mike will help to oversee the efforts by the Orphans’ Court Section, whose mission is to provide a means by which lawyers who are interested in Orphans’ Court procedures and substantive estate laws can meet and discuss developments, as well as act as a liaison with the Court in dealing with these matters.

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Tim White, an Associate of the Firm, published an article The Chronicle of the Horse online regarding equine liability.  

Tim concentrates his practice in the areas of Taxation, Estate Planning, Business Transactions and Litigation. 

Tim's interest in Equine law developed because of the many equine professionals and enthusiast in his life, including his wife Susan White, a faculty member in the Equine Studies Department at Delaware Valley College. Tim lacks the talent required to compete in equestrian events, but enjoys the occasional ride and has great appreciation for those who are able to work and compete successfully with horses

To read the article:  http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/equine-activity-statutes-arent-bulletproof-when-it-comes-protecting-yourself

klimpl_33.jpg Michael A. Klimpl, was a featured speaker at the Bucks County Bar Association’s Annual Bench Bar Conference, held this year in Cambridge, MD from September 24-26.  Klimpl spoke at one of the breakout sessions on “Counseling Business Clients on Employment Law Issues,”.  The Bucks County Bar Association, whose purpose is to provide support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession, brings lawyers and judges together to improve the justice system by hosting the Annual Bench Bar Conference.               
Michael Klimpl, a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, focuses his practice on Employment Law, Real Estate, Municipal Law, Zoning and Land Use, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Estate Administration.  He has been a member of the Bucks County Solicitor’s Office since 1984, representing the interest of the County of Bucks, its Commissioners and various departments and agencies.  Michael received his J.D. from Columbia University and B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.