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Sue Maslow has been named Vice Chair of the ABA Subcommittee of the Business Law Section Drafting Human Rights Protections in Supply Contracts.  Ms. Maslow, a highly experienced business and transactional attorney, and a founding partner of the firm, is  well versed in this rapidly developing and evolving area of the law.  A number of high profile cases in recent years have illustrated the potential for serious financial and reputational consequences to multinational companies who disregard initiatives in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and California, and fail to consider and understand the relevance of anti-forced labor and minor labor laws in their international transactions.

Saturday, May 6th, you can support Bucks County Opportunity Council, a great local organization whose mission is to reduce poverty and partner with our community to promote economic self-sufficiency.  Antheil Maslow & MacMinn are proud to sponsor this event, please consider attending and supporting this very effective organization and the work they do.  

Changing Lives - Frolic on the Farm

A benefit to move people from poverty to self-sufficiency

May 6, 2017 - 6 pm to 10 pm

Glen Oaks Farm

6871 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18963

To purchase tickets -  Changing Lives

For more information about the event, contact Joe Cuozzo at 215-345-8175 x 204 or jcuozzo@bcoc.org.

 

Lisa Gaier will be honored by the YWCA Bucks County as a 2017 "Woman Who Makes a Difference" at the organization's 26th Annual Awards Celebration on May 11th.  Ms. Gaier is being recognized for her many personal, professional and volunteer activities which improve the lives of others and make Bucks County a great place to live.

Lisa Gaier practices in the firm’s Family Law and Estates and Trusts groups. In her Domestic Relations practice, Ms. Gaier advises clients on a variety of issues, including divorce, adoption, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody matters. As part of the Estates and Trusts group, Lisa is involved with estate planning including the drafting of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills, as well as assisting with estate administration and Orphans’ Court matters, with a particular emphasis on guardianships.”

 

Jessica Pritchard, a Partner of the firm, and chair of the Family Law practice group, will be presenting two upcoming continuing legal educations programs.

On April 18th  Ms. Pritchard will be a presenter for the Bucks County Bar Association program entitled “Evidence for Family Lawyers”. The program focuses on the appropriate manner to introduce documentary evidence to support a case in family court. Ms. Pritchard’s co-presenters are Daniel Keane, Esquire and the Honorable Raymond F. McHugh, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. Jessica Pritchard Chairs the firm’s Family Law Department

On Wednesday, April 19th, Ms. Pritchard will be a presenter at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Family Law Institute at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia.  Her program will include guidelines for support, custody, and protection from abuse geared specifically to the lawyer whose practice does not focus primarily on family law.  She will offer insights and practical tips to assist clients and strategies to identify pitfalls in these areas of practice.


Jessica Pritchard focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is proud to be a sponsor of the Pearl S. Buck Woman of Influence Award dinner and ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  The Woman of Influence Award recognizes a woman who, like Pearl S. Buck, has distinguished herself in devotion to family, career and humanitarian causes.  This year, the award honors Pamela Varkony, a dynamic teacher, speaker, freelance columnist and author who inspires audiences around the globe through her passion for improving the lives of others.

Susan Maslow, a founder of the firm, serves on the event committee for Pearl S. Buck International, an organization that provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of Pearl S. Buck by preserving her National Historic Landmark home.

Ms. Maslow is a business attorney who concentrates her practice primarily in general corporate transactional work and finance documentation in the areas of business transactions, private finance, real estate, contracts, and non-profit law. She is a member of ABA Subcommittee of the Business Law Section Drafting Human Rights Protections in Supply Contracts

On March 30th, Jessica A. Pritchard, a Partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP and President-Elect Bucks County Bar Association appeared on Pennsylvania Cable Network ("PCN") providing commentary on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s en banc session.  En banc sessions are cases heard before a larger panel of the Superior Court (normally a  three judge panel). Not all requests for a rehearing en banc are granted.  Often, an appeals court will not take the time to rehear a case en banc unless the case includes a question of major importance (like how to interpret a new law), or the smaller panel’s opinion appears to contradict state law or precedent.  The cases were originally presented before the en banc panel on March 21, 2017. Ms. Pritchard was selected as a  case commentator to provide viewers with relevant background information pertaining to each case.  The commentators enhance the educational aspect of the coverage by making the process more accessible to viewers.

Ms. Pritchard focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  

 

Elizabeth Fineman will be a panelist at an April 6th Strafford Live webinar, "Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements".  The panel will focus on appropriate discovery methods to obtain information, explain how to get the most out of your analysis of tax returns and financial documents, and outline best approaches for using financial experts. 

Elizabeth concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters 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. Additionally, Elizabeth has handled several appellate court matters representing her clients’ interests in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Bill Antheil, Sue Maslow & Bill MacMinn enjoyed a commemorative cake with the firm on March 1st to mark 25 Years since the firm's establishment. 

 

 

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is pleased to announce that Partner Jessica Pritchard has been elected to serve as Vice President/President Elect 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 800 members and is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession.  Ms. Pritchard has been an active member of the Association and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including as Board Secretary, Board member, as well as chair of the Family Law Section.

Jessica Pritchard chairs the firm’s family law department.  Her practice focuses  exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
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By Patricia Collins, Esquire

Employers have been working to comply with new overtime rules issued by the United States Department of Labor that raise the salary level in order to meet certain exemptions from overtime rules before a December 1, 2016 deadline.  Those rules require that in addition to meeting certain requirements with regard to an employee’s duties, the employee must also earn a minimum salary of $47,476.  The old rule required that the employee earn a minimum salary of $23,660.  The dramatic increase in the salary requirement caused employers to reevaluate classifications and to generate new policies regarding overtime and work hours.

 On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the Department of Labor from enforcing the new overtime rule.  The order will remain in place pending a full hearing on the issue.  While the order is temporary, as a prerequisite to entering the order, the Court was required to find that there was a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of the argument that the DOL exceeded its authority in promulgating the rule.  So, there is some indication that the Court may bar enforcement of the new rules permanently. 

 For now, employers are temporarily relieved of the obligation to comply with the new rules by the December 1, 2016 deadline.  Because the outcome is not guaranteed, employers should have their new policies ready to go, but do not need to implement them on December 1.  It is simply too early to say whether employers should “shelve” those new policies.  We will have to wait for the Court’s final ruling.   Stay tuned to this space as the case unfolds. 

Patricia Collins is an employment and litigation Partner at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP and chair of the labor and employment practice group.