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Elizabeth Fineman will be a presenter on March 15th at the Bucks County Bar Association’s lunch seminar entitled “Goodwill in Business Valuations”.  As a divorce attorney, Elizabeth will be discussing the impact of goodwill in business valuations for purposes of equitable distribution. 

Also presenting are forensic accountants Steven Juska and Jason Dombar of Pritchard, Bieler, Gruver & Willison, P.C.  

Elizabeth Fineman is part of the Firm’s Family Law Practice group.  She handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

By Michael W. Mills, Esquire

On December 18th, the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “PATH Act”), as well as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the “Appropriations Act”).
 
The Appropriations Act’s key provisions relate to the “Cadillac Tax” on high cost employer coverage, extending the application of that tax until tax years beginning in 2020, and also changing the law to permit the deduction of the tax. The Appropriations Act also addresses/extends certain tax breaks associated with wind and solar energy activities and expenditures.

The PATH Act primarily addresses what have become known as “extenders,” which are certain taxpayer-beneficial provisions that have consistently been enacted for short periods of time, and then extended.  The PATH Act differs from prior extenders legislation, in that it makes certain provisions permanent (in the sense that they are not set to expire on a certain date).  The following is a brief overview of the PATH Act provisions with more pervasive impact and relevance.

Sue Maslow, a partner of the firm, was awarded the 2015 Barbara Howard Master Volunteer Award at the annual luncheon meeting of the Board of Directors of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce on December 15th.  The award is given to board members who continually develop various committee programs with diligence and creativity.  Ms. Maslow has filled several roles with the Chamber since 2008, including as a board member and in a leadership role in the Bucks Fever FilmFest Committee. She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee, the Vice President of Cinema, and continues her active involvement in the Bucks Fever FilmFest Committee.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth J. Fineman to the Firm’s Family Law practice group. Ms. Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution, child custody matters and prenuptial agreements. She has handled many high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex taxation and financial issues. Additionally, she has handled several appellate court matters representing her clients’ interests in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Serving the Philadelphia surrounding communities, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm that offers sophisticated, proactive, timely and cost-effective legal advice. The Firm’s attorneys are both counselors and advocates. As counselors, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP lawyers educate clients, including high net worth individuals, small to mid-sized, privately-held companies, nonprofits and health care organizations, on the law and possible legal implications of their actions.  As advocates, they aggressively represent their clients’ causes. With its broad range of practice areas in Business & Finance, Family Law, Tax & Estates, Real Estate & Land Use, Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Personal Injury, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP has the depth of resources and knowledge to satisfy its clients’ evolving needs for legal advice and representation and help them reach their ultimate goals.

To our neighbors and friends - you are invited!

We are proud to announce the completion of our building addition!   We have doubled our space and added an expanded lobby and conference rooms to welcome our visitors and clients.

Please take a break from holiday shopping and stop by our community open house

Saturday, December 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Patricia Collins, a Partner of the firm, will present an Employment Law Webinar for Clear Law Institute on October 16th from 3:00 – 4:15 pm.  In this practical webinar, Ms. Collins will discuss the potential impact of unemployment, workers’ compensation, EEOC, and state equal opportunity commission proceedings on later litigation. To register visit Clear Law Institute, or you can view a recording for 6 months on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

Ms. Collins counsels small to medium-sized business clients and nonprofit entities on employment compliance and risk management issues. She represents employers and employees in litigation under federal and state discrimination and wrongful termination laws relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and unlawful use of trade secrets, and compliance with state and federal regulations.  She also assists employers and employees in preparing employment agreements, policies and handbooks.

Mike Mills, a partner of the firm, will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Estate Law Institute in Philadelphia on November 17th & 18th.  Mike will discuss tax planning strategies for high net worth individuals including a review of various trust mechanisms and their function in reducing Federal Estate Tax exposure.  Mike Mills’ practice focuses on helping businesses build and preserve value, and helping individuals preserve and protect their family wealth.  He is highly experienced in the area of taxation, which impacts so much of business and personal financial planning.  In representing businesses, this includes counseling clients on the tax aspects of business formation, financing, reorganization, and acquisition transactions, as well as business succession planning.  With individual clients, this includes assistance with income tax planning, and planning for estate, inheritance, and other death taxes.

Partners Tom Donnelly and Mike Mills will present the business law section seminar entitled “My Partner and I no longer agree, what do we do now?” at the Bucks County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference in Cambridge Maryland on Friday October 2, 2015.  The seminar will focus on strategies relating to the representation of clients in matters of business divorce in a number of different factual scenarios and the tax ramification of such strategies.  Attendees will include members of the Bucks County Bar Association and the judges of the Bucks County Bench.  

Patricia Collins, a Partner of the firm, will participate as a panelist on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 pm in a Strafford Webinar entitled, "Leveraging Prior Unemployment, Workers' Comp and EEOC Administrative Determinations in Employment Litigation".  This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel in using determinations from administrative proceedings to their clients’ advantage in subsequent litigation. The panel will discuss best strategies for leveraging findings and rulings from unemployment, workers’ compensation, EEOC and other administrative proceedings, and navigating varying approaches to the doctrine of collateral estoppel among jurisdictions.

Ms. Collins counsels small to medium-sized business clients and nonprofit entities on employment compliance and risk management issues. She represents employers and employees in litigation under federal and state discrimination and wrongful termination laws relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and unlawful use of trade secrets, and compliance with state and federal regulations.  She also assists employers and employees in preparing employment agreements, policies and handbooks.

 

Jessica Pritchard will participate as a panelist in Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Continuing Legal Education program entitled “Family Law 101” on July 23rd in Philadelphia. The program is designed for lawyers who are new to the practice or stepping into the family law field, and provides an overview of the challenges faced, tools needed and other valuable insights and resources for new practitioners.

Ms. Pritchard chairs the firm's Family Law practice group, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  She has extensive experience working with high net worth individuals experiencing dissolution of their marriage or partnership.