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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

On January 31st, Employment Law Partner Patricia Collins of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, presented an online continuing legal education webinar “Employment Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility” offered by Celesq, Attorneys Ed Center.  This seminar reviewed the ethics issues that arise for employment attorneys in representing organizations.  The program identified risks for attorneys resulting from close involvement with the operations of the client.  Topics examined included:  negotiating employee contracts, drafting policies that impact client contact, termination or resignation of client contracts, attorneys as fact witnesses, attorneys as investigators, and maintaining professional distance.

Denise Bowman, an experienced and respected Bucks County attorney and community leader, has announced her candidacy for judge of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

A partner at the law firm of Antheil, Maslow & MacMinn, LLP and commercial litigation attorney, Denise has represented and advocated for numerous businesses, individuals, non-profits and government entities throughout Bucks County in a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes.  An attorney for more than 20 years, she has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels.  Denise is a highly effective negotiator, and she is a formally trained mediator and experienced arbitrator.

Denise is actively engaged in her community, having served on numerous local non-profit boards over the years, including the United Way, YWCA, Red Cross, and Youth Orchestra of Bucks County.  Denise previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association and currently is a member of its Budget Committee.  She also has served as a volunteer coach for the Bensalem School District Mock Trial Team and represented victims of domestic violence as a pro bono attorney through Legal Aid of Southeastern PA.

An active member of the business community, Bowman served as Chair of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Denise Bowman is a 42-year resident of Bucks County, and she resides in Middletown Township with her husband, Jason, and their two sons, Ryan (17) and Zack (15).

On January 31st,  Susan Maslow, a founding Partner and Business Law Attorney with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pa,  participated in a continuing legal education webinar entitled “Protecting Workers and Managing Company Risk in Supply Chains: Moving from Policies to Contracts”.  Ms. Maslow is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s working group which has developed  model clauses to incorporate human rights protections in international supply chains.  The program explained how these clauses make supply chain control and worker protection both legally effective and operationally likely by moving the commitments that companies require of their suppliers into the actual contract documents, where they have greater impact. 

 

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 An Invitation to Manufacturers:

 

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP will host a Manufacturers' Roundtable Breakfast featuring Employment Law Partner Patricia Collins, Thursday, March 7th, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., at the Bucks County Bar Association, 135 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA. Please share with "Makers", there will be great content on issues that impact this sector, and an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns. 

We hope you will take advantage of this rare opportunity to:

  • Receive employment law updates impacting manufacturers;
  • Share knowledge, pain points & strategies with other local "Makers";
  • Ask questions & brainstorm answers with an experienced employment lawyer, fellow manufacturers and advisors to the industry   

Topics to include: Hiring, Discipline and Termination |  Overtimes Rules & Violations | Sexual Harassment Training, Practices & Procedures for Managers |Retention & Recruitment Strategies for a "Well Workplace"

To Register: please RSVP by March 1st:

jseidle@ammlaw.com or Jessica S. - 215.230.7500

AMM is pleased to welcome Michael A. Klimpl back to full time practice with the firm. 

Mr. Klimpl has been serving full time as the Bucks County Solicitor since 2012, and was an assistant Solicitor from 1984 until his appointment as Solicitor in 2012, representing 34 years with the Solicitor’s Office.
As County Solicitor, Mr. Klimpl oversaw all litigation brought by and against the county, and provided counsel to its leaders on a broad swath of legal issues confronting county government – everything from contract law to personnel and labor questions.
Commissioners’ Chairman Robert G. Loughery praised Klimpl for providing clear-headed legal advice that always transcended partisan politics.
“Above all of that, you cared deeply for Bucks County, and that is what made you stand out,” Loughery said. “You have a lot of institutional knowledge, and you can’t put a price on that.”

At Antheil Maslow and MacMinn, Michael Klimpl will resume his full time practice in the areas of Real Estate, Municipal Law, Zoning and Land Use, Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Estate Administration and Transactional Law.

Elaine Yandrisevits,an associate in Antheil Maslow & MacMinn’s Estates and Trusts practice group, will participate as faculty on December 3rd at a National Business Institute continuing education program focusing on the requirements, procedures and pitfalls of fiscal planning with supplemental needs trusts. This legal briefing will provide an overview of the specialized skills required to provide special needs beneficiaries with financial structure and stability and enable accountants, attorneys and financial planners to offer clients guidance on this important estate planning tool and find creative cost-effective ways of funding supplemental needs trusts.  To Register, visit Special Needs Trusts and the ABLE Act,

•    Get tips for accurate assessment of the client's present and future disability and needs.
•    Determine whether a client qualifies as a beneficiary of a special needs trust.
•    Don't reinvent the wheel - modify our sample trust documents and use our drafting tips to create airtight trusts.
•    Understand and communicate the limitations of SNTs and ensure reasonable client expectations.

Who Should Attend

This legal briefing offers a simple guide to supplemental needs trusts that will benefit attorneys. Others who may benefit from this course include trust officers, estate planners, accountants, and paralegals.

Course Content

•    What SNTs Can and Cannot do for Your Client
•    Assessing the Degree of the Beneficiary's Current and Future Disability and Needs
•    Types of SNTs and Their Uses
•    Basic Drafting Considerations
•    SNT Funding, Administration and Termination

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, a Bucks County-based full-service law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Mariam W. Ibrahim to the Firm’s Family Law practice group. 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. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ibrahim served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Jeffrey G. Trauger in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. 

Learn more about Mariam Ibrahim.
 

 

 

Michael W. Mills, JD, CFP, CPA, a Partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, PA, presented – “Qualified Business Income Deduction Under IRC Sec. 199A” at the Financial Planning Association of the Philadelphia Tri-State Area’s September 27th Bucks County Continuing Education Study Group Breakfast meeting at the Doylestown Country Club.

This informative program outlined the mechanics of the QBI Deduction to highlight issues that will allow Financial Planners to identify opportunities and challenges with the deduction and review planning strategies. 

Mills has 26 years of experience as an attorney and CPA representing closely-held businesses and their owners with a particular focus on tax planning/compliance by reason of his CPA license and advanced tax degree.

AMM founder Sue Maslow joined three other panelists at the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Annual meeting in Austin, Texas on September 15th.  Maslow addressed  questions surrounding identifying the client when representing corporate entities and the tension between state Rules of Professional Responsibility, SEC Rules and personal moral codes of conduct when evaluating permissive disclosures.  The panel also provided guidance in navigating the limits of the attorney-client privilege, conflicts of interest and attorney withdrawal with illustrations from recent headline events and movies like Roman J. Israel, Esq.