Important:

Our office is currently closed, but we continue to provide legal services by working remotely.

In light of Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration and current recommendations our office is currently closed.  Our attorneys and staff continue to work remotely, however, and we can assure you they are set up to respond to your calls, emails and all communications.  For more details on AMM operations during this time, read our full update.  

Thank you for your understanding, and please take care.

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Our attorneys are often invited to share their expertise on a variety of legal topics for many different community organizations. 

Below is a listing of topics on which Antheil Maslow & MacMinn attorneys have presented programs.

If you would like to arrange for a speaker, please contact Terry Lang at 215.230.7500 or email at tlang@ammlaw.com

1.  Estate Planning and Related Subjects:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration – to include Intestacy, Electing Against Wills, etc.
  • Implementation of the New UTA
  • Elder Law
  • Business Succession
  • Estate Planning for Retirement Assets
  • 529 Plans
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Guardianships and Incapacitated Persons
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Power of Attorneys, Healthcare Directives
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • The Bucks County Orphans’ Court Mediation Program

2.  Business and Related Subjects:

  • Choice of Business Entity
  • The Business of Art
  • Stock Options and Phantom Deals
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Managing Risks
  • Law for the Left Side of the Brain: All You Need to Know About the Legal Aspects of Being an Artist
  • Business “Divorces:” Tips for Effectively Separating Ownership and Planning for the Possibility of Separation – Alternatives to Litigation
  • Covenants Not to Compete, Trade Secrets and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Managing Risks for a Nonprofit
  • Buying and Selling Your Business
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Use of Arbitration
    • The Role of the Broker or Investment Banker
    • Non-Financial Representations and Warranties
    • Opinion of Counsel
    • Business Valuation Formulas
  • Starting a Small Business   

3.  Family Law

  • Asset Protection for High Net-Worth Parties in Divorce 
  • Family Law Overview: Divorce,  Equitable Distribution, Support, Custody
  • Tax matters related to support and divorce
  • Support/Alimony
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements/Postnuptial Agreements
  • What to do if you get a Subpoena; a guide for mental health providers
  • Grandparents' Custody Rights     

4.  Litigation

  • Understanding Automobile Insurance: What the Heck is Limited Tort?
  • What Can You Do If You Have Been in an Accident?
  • Liquor License Liability: Dram Shop Act
  • Medical Topics Presented to Physician Groups:
    • Giving a Videotaped Deposition
    • First Party Benefits
    • Medical Records
    • Employment Issues and Contracts in a Medical Office
  • Advantages of Mediation to Arbitration

5.  Real Estate Banking and Related Matters

  • Commercial Real Estate and Banking Issues
  • Municipal Law – Zoning, Subdivisions and Land Development

6.  Employment Matters

  • Employment Contracts and Separation Agreements
  • Employment Law Best Practices
  • Tips on How to Prepare an Employee Handbook
  • Personnel Files – Your First and Best Defense
  • Suggested 10 Commandments for Avoiding Termination Suits

 

 

 

 

Update:
September 18, 2011: Sunday was a beautiful sunny day in Doylestown, and we want to thank all who stopped by to watch the bike race and enjoy a barbecue lunch with us.  We were so pleased with the turn out for our event, and we think our location offered our guests a thrilling view of the bikers speeding by.  It was great to get a chance to visit in a relaxed setting.

If you weren't able to join us, it was a fun day, so we hope you'll  keep us in mind for next year!

Joanne M. Murray, August 17, 2011:

On August 1, 2011, amid the flurry of negotiations, posturing and press conferences on the debt ceiling bill, Congress quietly and without much fanfare passed an amendment to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) that will dramatically affect the consumer product industry.  The legislation passed with overwhelming support in the House and Senate and was signed into law by the President on August 12.

In the nearly three years since the passage of the CPSIA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) on several occasions deflected criticism of its regulations by asserting that only Congress had the authority to grant the relief requested by various stakeholders.  It is fitting, therefore, that the stated purpose of the legislation is “to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with greater authority and discretion in enforcing the consumer product safety laws.”

The new law addresses several key topics relating to toys and other children’s products, including: (i) lead content limits for children’s products; (ii) third party testing requirements for children’s products; (iii) phthalates limits; and (iv) tracking labels.  The legislation also addresses industry concerns regarding materially inaccurate information contained in reports on the CPSC’s consumer complaint database.

The 2011 Bucks Fever Film Fest 11th Annual Juried Competition for Short Films submission deadlines are fast approaching.

High school, college and emerging filmmakers from the greater Delaware Valley are invited to submit short films to the 2011 Bucks Fever FilmFest juried competition. Early Bird Deadline for High School Film Submissions is June 30, 2011! Submit your film by downloading the submission form at www.bucksfeverfilmfest.org. The Bucks Fever FilmFest is a program of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

 

To learn more: http://bucksfeverfilmfest.org/

collins_17.jpgmurray_27.jpg The Law Firm of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is pleased to announce that Patricia C. Collins and Joanne M. Murray have been admitted as Partners of the Firm.

Patricia C. Collins practices in the Firm’s Labor & Employment, Healthcare, Litigation and Personal Injury groups. She has represented a variety of clients including employers, employees, healthcare providers both in administrative hearings and in complex litigation in federal and state courts.  She is an experienced employment law practitioner having represented clients in matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, federal and state employment discrimination laws, and employment contracts and wage claims.  In the healthcare field, Ms. Collins has represented clients with privacy issues and liability issues; federal and state regulations relating to credentialing, reimbursement, and treatment; and contracts among healthcare entities.

Joanne M. Murray practices in the Firm’s Corporate and Banking groups where she represents clients on issues of corporate law, contracts, commercial finance and real estate transactions and consumer product safety laws.  Ms. Murray has represented a variety of financial institutions, privately held businesses, physician practices, and nonprofit entities in a wide range of business transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, affiliations, financing and loan restructuring, software license agreements, employment contracts, and leasing transactions.  Ms. Murray guides business owners through new entity formations and documents buy-sell, partnership and LLC agreements.  She regularly advises clients on legal developments in the area of consumer product safety, assists them in their interactions with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and counsels them on interpreting how consumer product safety laws and regulations apply to them and their products and services.

As of January 2011, the Pennsylvania Department of State will require all corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other associations registered in Pennsylvania to file a decennial report.  The decennial report form, available on the Department of State website, www.dos.state.pa.us, will be used to identify registered business names and marks that are no longer in use so that they may be made available to new users.  If an entity fails to file the decennial report by December 31, 2011, the entity’s name or registered insignia will be made available to other entities registering in Pennsylvania.  If an entity files the decennial form after the deadline, its name will be reinstated unless it has been appropriated by a third party during the delinquency period.

The decennial report requirement applies to nonprofit and business entities. Some entities are not required to file this report, including entities that have made certain new or amended filings during the period between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2011. Note that the decennial report requirement is different than the annual registration requirement for restricted professional limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, which are required to file an annual registration on or before April 15.
 
If you are not sure whether you need to file this report for your entity, or if you have any questions regarding this requirement, feel free to contact us.  We caution you not to rely upon the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website search feature to tell you whether or not your entity is required to file the decennial report.