Congratulations to our Partner, Lee S. Piatt, Esq., upon his election to the Board of Directors of Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (“NEPIRC”). NEPIRC is a not-for-profit economic development organization that strives to improve the quality of life within an 11-county region of Pennsylvania by providing customized solutions and expert advice to businesses within the manufacturing and other high-growth, good-paying business sectors. Attorney Piatt and the other attorneys in our Business & Finance Department advise senior management and Boards of Directors of for-profit and non-profit entities throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania on matters involving corporate governance, succession planning, real estate and business acquisition, contract review, and other matters. If you would like to discuss issues involving your for-profit business or non-profit entity, contact Lee at 570-826-5600 or email@example.com.
On Thursday, August 22, Lee S. Piatt, Esq., a Partner in our Business & Finance Department, and accountant Anthony J. Buczek, Jr. CPA of Allentown, will present “Choice of Business Entity,” a continuing education seminar for attorneys and accountants sponsored by Wilkes University and the Luzerne County Law & Library Association. The seminar runs from 1-5 PM, and will be held at The Woodlands Inn & Resort. Registration is available at the door or online . RJG’s Business & Finance Department works with clients to address the various issues that arise throughout the lifetime of a business organization, such as selecting the most preferable form of entity, formation and organization of such entity, corporate governance and management issues, transactions, succession, and dissolution. To learn more about the upcoming seminar or the services performed by our Business & Finance Department, contact Lee S. Piatt.
Through its people and expertise, Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald builds community in Northeastern Pennsylvania. When Fellowship Church, Dallas, Pennsylvania, broke ground for its 3.1 million dollar Legacy of Worship project, our Partner, Lee S. Piatt, attended and spoke as a Member, Elder Chair, and Counsel. Fellowship Church is a Gospel-focused Christian church community serving the Back Mountain and the Wyoming Valley for more than 35 years. The team at Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald assisted Fellowship Church with real estate, corporate, and finance aspects of the Project. The new worship center will make room in time for more than 600 worshipers, or roughly twice the current weekly congregation size. Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, L.L.P. has been helping non-profit organizations, as well as businesses and individuals, thrive and expand for more than sixty years.
Lee S. Piatt and Paul T. Rushton, partners in our Firm’s Business & Finance Department, were recently re-appointed as members of the Council of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
The province of the Business Law Section is the development and practical working of the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and of the United States, relating to business and nonprofit corporations, partnerships and associations, to banks and banking, and to the law relating to mercantile and commercial transactions, including the fields of bankruptcy, insolvency and receiverships and of business regulation law.
The Council is the governing body of the Section. Lee and Paul have previously served as members of the Council and are active in the Section’s Closely-held Business Committee (chaired by Paul), as members of the Title 15 Committee, and as contributors to the Section’s newsletter.
On Tuesday, March 26th, Lee Piatt, a partner in our Business and Finance Department, presented a lecture on “Serving Non-Profit Organizations as Outside Directors” to the Board of Directors of Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Lee has been representing and serving on community non-profit boards in our area for more than 30 years.
If you or your organization, whether non-profit or for profit, ever needs advice, please feel free to contact Lee, or any of our attorneys, at https://www.rjglaw.com/attorneys/.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Lee Piatt, a partner in our Business and Finance Department, gave a presentation at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Law Institute 2018 in Philadelphia on the topic of ”Owner Disputes in Privately Held Entities in Pennsylvania.”
Specific matters covered in the presentation included avoiding disputes through proper planning, identifying the legal issues in a dispute, obtaining information from the entity, and resolving the dispute through a buyout.
If you would like to know more about these topics or how our firm can assist you with any similar legal issues, Lee’s contact information can be found at here.
Paul Rushton and Lee Piatt of the Firm’s Business and Finance Department will serve on the newly formed Closely-Held Business Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Paul will serve as the initial Chair of such Committee.
The purpose of the Committee is to assist Pennsylvania practitioners in providing advice concerning business and finance issues that frequently affect closely-held businesses. To learn more about the Firm’s Business & Finance Department, please click here. Paul’s contact information can be referenced here and Lee’s contact information can be found here.
Articles prepared by attorneys from the Firm’s Business & Finance Department were published in the most recent Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter. The newsletter can be viewed here.
Lee Piatt’s article titled “Capitalize the Single-Member LLC” identifies practice tips for properly capitalizing and structuring a Pennsylvania limited liability company that is owned by only one member. The article illustrates how such steps can be used to bolster the limited liability protection afforded to the single owner of a Pennsylvania limited liability company.
An article prepared by Paul Rushton describes how certain changes to the Pennsylvania Associations Code and Realty Transfer Tax Rules have eliminated the justifications for continued ownership of real estate through general partnerships. Paul’s article explains that it is now increasingly advisable for general partners to consider the potential conversion of their real estate holding general partnerships into a form of entity that affords limited liability protection.
If you have any questions about these articles, please feel free to contact Lee or Paul. Lee’s contact information can be found here and Paul’s contact information can be referenced here. To learn more about the firms Business & Finance Department please click here.
On June 13, 2012, Lee S. Piatt and Paul T. Rushton participated in a panel discussion on the subject of “Acquisitions – What’s Changed Since 2008” at the King’s College Family Business Forum in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Continue reading “Rushton and Piatt Participate in Acquisitions Panel Discussion”
Lee S. Piatt, Partner and Chairman of the Business & Finance Department of our law firm, has been chosen to receive the “2010 Spirit of Youth Award”. This award is presented by the Volunteers of America to individuals who reach and uplift all people with their commitment to their faith, service to the youth, elderly, low income families and disabled individuals in the community.
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