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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. 

Susan Maslow, Co-Founder and Partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, PA was the Chair and Moderator of a program entitled BUSINESS AND ETHICAL CHALLENGES:  HUMAN RIGHTS REQUIREMENTS, DUE DILIGENCE, REMEDIATION AND BRAND PROTECTION during the ABA Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  

The Panel Discussion provided a brief summary of the cycle of human rights violations in supply chains and summarized the growth of legislation, litigation and investor focus on supply chain human rights issues and provided practical contracting and due diligence recommendations, tools and risk assessment procedures to avoid human rights abuses including use of the 2018 Model Clauses for international supply chains published in the 2018  fall issue of The Business Lawyer.  Informed by the Panelists’ knowledge of global policies and procedures, advice was provided as to how to develop an enterprise-wide understanding of, and commitment to, human rights (health and safety requirements, anti-forced labor, child labor and indentured labor constraints) while optimizing market-specific approaches.

Ms. Maslow is a business attorney concentrating 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.

Elaine T. Yandrisevits, an estate planning and administration attorney with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, PA,  is a course planner and will serve as faculty for Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s upcoming “Administering an Estate in PA: A Step-by-Step Guide” continuing education program in September. The seminar is a comprehensive overview of the estate administration progress in Pennsylvania from beginning to end for attorneys, paralegals, and accountants. Ms. Yandrisevits will be presenting at the live seminar in Philadelphia on September 5. Registration and information on additional dates, including a the live webcast, can be found at www.pbi.org

Elizabeth J. Fineman, a Partner with the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, Bucks County has been selected as one of 11 Pennsylvania lawyers named to the Bar Association’s Leadership Institute.  Candidates had to demonstrate leadership ability and commitment to attendance and participation in the program.  The membership experience for selected attorneys begins with the Young Lawyers Division Summer Summit in State College on July 24 – 26th.

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.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Wagner has joined our Business Law Practice Group.  Chris Wagner is an experienced and results-driven business lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of the factors and risks business owners must consider in order to successfully operate a commercial enterprise.  With a keen business acumen developed from over twelve years of accounting and financial experience in a variety of industries including e-commerce, real estate, healthcare, and insurance, Chris is well positioned to provide valuable and cost-effective insights and solutions to his clients.  

Chris Wagner joins AMM's growing and highly-skilled business/corporate team offering a broad range of legal services to business owners including: mergers & acquisitions, contract review, buy-sell agreements, formation & entity Selection, corporate governance, business divorce, operating agreements, joint ventures,  equipment leasing, licensing agreements, commercial real estate leasing,  acquisitions and sales, commercial finance negotiation & documentation, restrictive covenant agreements and other employment-related documents.


Founding Partner William Antheil of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP received the Pennsylvania Bar Association 50-Year Member Award at the Association’s Annual meeting on May 17th.  “It is hard to believe how much time has gone by since I first walked up Court Street in Doylestown. There have been many changes in how lawyers do their work, but the core values of client focused service and advocacy have endured.  It has been my good fortune to do work that I love with and for people I respect” said Antheil of his many years in the Central Bucks County legal community.   William Antheil practices Estate Planning and Administration and Business Law at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 


Antheil Maslow & MacMinn congratulates our 2019 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer and Rising Star Attorneys. 

From our Family Law practice group, Jessica Pritchard, Elizabeth Fineman and Lisa Gaier were included.  Ms. Pritchard, Partner and department chair, was named a Super Lawyer for the fifth consecutive year, and was again included in the Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania. Rising Star Elizabeth Fineman, Partner, is being honored for the 7th time; Lisa Gaier was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star.   

Stephanie Shortall, of the firm’s Corporate/Business law department was named a Rising Star for the third consecutive year.

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


On May 28th, Elizabeth Fineman, Partner and Family Law attorney at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, will speak on “Drug & Alcohol Issues As They Apply to Custody & Support” at the Bucks County Bar Association’s Family Law Section continuing legal education seminar. Ms. Fineman will be presenting along with Hon. James J. McMaster (Bucks County Court of Common Pleas), Reb Brooks, Ed.M. (Affiliates in Psychology), and Kevin L. Hand, Esq. (Kardos, Rickles & Hand, PC). 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.

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.