Jessica Pritchard will be honored by the YWCA Bucks County as a 2016 "Women Who Make a Difference" Awardee at the organization's 25th Annual Awards Celebration on May 12th. Ms. Pritchard 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.
Ms. Pritchard is an active member of several professional and charitable organizations. She previously served as the assistant solicitor for the Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Developmental Programs and as a member of the Bucks County Mental Health and Developmental Programs Advisory Board. As the mother of a child with special needs, Ms. Pritchard has an interest in the local human services community. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors at the Lenape Valley Foundation.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association, Ms. Pritchard serves as Secretary of the Association as well as chair of the Family Law Section. Ms. Pritchard provides pro bono family law services to disadvantaged members of the local community.
Ms. Pritchard represents military veterans free of charge through the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Lawyers Saluting veterans Program, which is coordinated through the Pro Bono Office and military Veterans' Affairs Committee. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Duskin Stephens Foundation, which benefits the families of fallen veterans of Special Operations Forces.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Lisa J. Gaier to the Firm’s Family Law and Estates and Trusts practice groups. As a Domestic Relations practitioner, Ms. Gaier handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody matters. As part of the Estates and Trusts group, she 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.
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.