We are very excited to report that work has begun on a two-story addition to our Doylestown Office on West State Street. The addition will offer Class A office space, with the first floor featuring additional offices for our growing practice and a large state-of-the-art event/conference room for events and educational programs. The second floor space will be offered for lease and will feature approximately 1650 square feet of premium office space including a separate entrance, elevator, restrooms and kitchen. We anticipate that the building will be ready for occupancy in the fall.
We are confident that our architectural design will improve the profile of our corner of town, and we look forward to expanding our services, professional staff and presence in the community.
Thomas P. Donnelly and Antheil, Maslow and MacMinn were approved in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as counsel to a conditionally certified class of employees relating to claims for overtime pay raised under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Complaint in Harrison v. DelGuerico’s Wrecking and Salvage et al. alleges that the company failed to compensate employees for overtime hours worked and, further, that the company mischaracterized employees as independent contractors over the span of several years. The company argues an exception to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Conditional certification and the form Notice to the putative class was approved on March 18, 2015.
AMM Partners Bill MacMinn and Tom Donnelly of the Firm's commercial litigation practice group will present a CLE on May 13th at 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Bucks County Bar Association entitled "My Partner is Stealing - What Now?" This Intermediate seminar will deal with what happens when a partner is found to be stealing from the business, and continued operations in the ordinary course can be impossible. The presenters will reveiw the implication of the wrongdoing, the role of organizational documents, rights and remedies available to each party, litigation strategies, termination of employment and transfers of ownership interests.
With decades of collective experience analyzing and resolving complex and diverse issues unique to business transactions, relationships and disputes. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn's commercial litigation group brings exceptional skills to bear when conflicts arise regarding capital contributions, asset valuation, organizational documents, shareholders' rights and tax ramifications.
We are proud to sponsor the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County Bowl for Kids' Sake Fundraising events happening throughout the county. This is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County’s premier fundraising event, where people get together with friends, family, and co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of our mentoring programs in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County works to help broaden children’s perspectives and help them learn how to make good choices.
We want to encourage others to join the effort, whether you start a team, become a corporate sponsor or make a donation, its a great organization and a great feeling to help local youth on the path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life.
We are proud to announce the addition of Jessica Pritchard to chair the Firm’s Family Law practice group. Jessica 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. She has extensive experience working with high net worth individuals experiencing dissolution of their marriage or partnership.
Mike Mills will speak on the topic of “Special Needs Trusts” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (“PBI”) upcoming seminar “Estate Planning: Beyond the Basics.” The program will be held in Philadelphia on March 12th, and will also be simulcast to county bar associations throughout the state. The PBI is the nonprofit Continuing Legal Education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and its mission is to provide Pennsylvania lawyers with information that is timely, practical, cost effective, and of the highest possible quality.
We are proud to announce that Joanne Murray, a partner of the firm, began her term as President of the Bucks County Bar Association at their annual meeting on December 4, 2014. 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. Murray has been an active member of the Association and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Secretary, Board Member, Women Lawyers Division Chair, and founding Chair of the Business Law Section.
Last week Congress passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014,” which President Obama signed into law on Friday December 19, 2014. Referred to as the “extenders package,” it extends certain tax provisions that had expired on December 31, 2013. The extension of almost all provisions is through December 31, 2014, which is of course a very welcome development for those who will see benefits relating to their 2014 activity. However, for those who have been waiting to take action until the passage of extender legislation, it leaves very little time to get things done.
The more universally applicable provisions which have been extended are summarized below.
Staff at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn are skipping inter-office gift giving this holiday season and are choosing to donate instead to Buck Up Bucks County. We challenge all area firms to do the same. Its a great way to save time shopping for gifts that no one needs, and divert the money to those who are very much in need!
All funds raised by Buck Up Bucks County will go directly toward renovating the existing bathrooms at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter and purchasing a bus for Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need, an organization which provides transportation and shelter to that population in lower Bucks County. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is a canister location for those who wish to donate to this important cause.
Alan Wandalowski, a Partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, a Doylestown law firm has begun his term as President of the Bucks County Estate Planning Council. The first meeting of the 2014 - 2015 program year was held in September. Officers of the BCEPC make a five year commitment to the council, serving terms as Secretary, Treasurer, 1st and 2nd Vice President, and then as President of the organization. The Bucks County Estate Planning Council’s mission is to advance the knowledge of local estate planning professionals and to develop collegiality among estate planning professionals.
Alan’s practice concentrates in Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Taxation, Asset Protection and Wealth Transfer Planning, planning for Retirement and Life Insurance benefits, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate and Trust Litigation, and Elder Law.
Alan works closely with high net worth individuals, business owners, and their families, helping them implement their estate plans. Beyond preparing core planning documents such as Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, Alan has extensive experience in developing more advanced planning techniques, including Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Generation Skipping Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Qualified Domestic Trusts, Charitable Remainder/Lead Trusts, and Private Foundations.