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Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is pleased to announce that Peter J. Smith has joined as a Partner of the firm. Peter Smith is an experienced and highly skilled business lawyer and trusted partner to his commercial and individual clients.  Antheil Maslow & MacMinn was founded and has grown as a predominantly business legal service firm, and as such is well suited to Peter's  sophisticated corporate practice and client base.  

 

Peter has been solving problems and adding value for business owners for over 25 years with a practice focused on corporate law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, commercial finance, debtor/creditor relations, business disputes, non-profit organizations, real estate, and trusts and estates.

Peter counsels businesses involved in manufacturing, distribution, marketing, e-commerce, technology, health care, pharmaceutical research, professional services, real estate, construction and retail. In addition, he 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.

 

Michael Mills, a Partner of the law firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Elaine Yandrisevits, both of the firm’s estates & trusts practice group, presented an estate planning update at the Bucks County Bar Association on February 12th.   The program focused on recent legislation passed in December, 2019 known as the SECURE Act.  This far reaching bill has significant impact on retirement accounts.  The CLE addressed how the SECURE Act affects the treatment of retirement account beneficiaries, including benefits left in trusts.

Michael Mills is a Partner of the firm, focusing in Estates & Trusts, Taxation and Corporate practice areas.  Elaine Yandrisevits practices exclusively in the Estates and Trusts. Both are frequent speakers on estate & tax planning for continuing legal education and community organizations.

Elizabeth Fineman, Partner and Family Law attorney at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, will co-present “Family Law Roundup” on Wednesday, December 18th  at the Bucks County Bar Association’s Marathon Continuing Legal Education Day. The program covers important Family Law rules, cases and legislation from 2019. Ms. Fineman will present along with Hillary Moonay, her Co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association.

Elizabeth Fineman practices exclusively in Family Law with extensive experience in complex high net worth individuals with complex assets, income and tax 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.

Estate Planning attorney Elaine Yandrisevits the firm's Estates and Trusts practice group spoke on Special Needs Trusts at a program hosted by Firstrust Financial Resources.  The November 6th program, entitled “Understanding Government Benefits for a Special Needs Loved One” also featured speakers Jerel Ruttenberg & Brian C. Smith, of Firstrust Financial Resources, and was focused on best approaches to financial and estate planning for a family member with special needs, including the uses of Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts.

Elaine practices exclusively in the Estates and Trusts department at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She focuses her practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration and assists with fiduciary litigation matters. With a great deal of practical experience with special needs trust planning and guardianships, Elaine is a frequent speaker on estate planning, estate administration, and special needs planning for continuing legal education and community organizations.

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.