Category: News & Events

Jensen joins RJG Litigation Department

Anthony J. Jensen

We are pleased to announce the addition of Anthony J. Jensen, Esquire to our Litigation Department. Attorney Jensen will focus his practice on Civil Litigation.

Attorney Jensen earned his J.D. at Penn State Law where he served as the Student Works Editor of the Journal of Law & International Affairs and received several awards for excellence in different areas of law. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Scranton where he graduated summa cum laude and earned the Excellence in Management Award. Attorney Jensen is active in his community and was elected Auditor for South Abington Township.

Appointments with Attorney Jensen can be made by calling him at (570) 826- 5652 or by e-mail at ajensen@rjglaw.com.

Telech joins RJG Business and Finance Department

Christyan A. Telech

We are pleased to announce the addition of Christyan A. Telech, Esquire to our Business and Finance Department. Attorney Telech will focus his practice on representing and advising clients in connection with business and finance issues, commercial transactions and corporate law.

Attorney Telech graduated, cum laude, from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. While at Villanova, Christyan was published as a staff writer for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and also served as Symposium Editor. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree, with distinction, in Criminology.

Attorney Telech can be contacted at (570) 826-5638 or by e-mail at ctelech@rjglaw.com.

Berger joins RJG Real Estate Department

Zach Berger Attorney Zach Berger’s practice generally focuses on representing purchasers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate, landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, and property owners in tax assessment appeals. Attorney Berger also has experience in environmental law related issues. Additionally, he represents various creditors in both commercial and residential foreclosure actions as well as in collection actions.

Prior to joining Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, Attorney Berger was employed at a regional law firm where he was engaged in a variety of commercial transactions and litigation.

Attorney Berger earned his B.A. (summa cum laude) in History from the University of Pittsburgh, before attending the University of Minnesota Law School on a full scholarship. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology and was also the Student Director of the Phillips Neighborhood Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic. In his role at the Clinic, he partnered with health service students to serve the often disadvantaged clientele in a variety of matters such as landlord/tenant disputes, wills and estates issues, and insurance matters.

Attorney Berger is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Appointments with Attorney Zach Berger can be made by calling him directly at (570) 826-5609.

Federal Courts Admission Ceremony held for several RJG Attorneys

On September 7, 2018, the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association’s Federal Practice Committee and our partner Jim Oschal, who is the Federal Practice Committee Chair, organized a unique Attorney Admission ceremony in which several of our attorneys participated and were admitted into one or more Federal Courts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, and the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania jointly conducted a group admission ceremony at the William J. Nealon Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Scranton.

Please join us in congratulating Attorneys Kieran Casey, Daniel Taroli, Jim Oschal, Robert Gawlas, Tom Campenni, and Jack Zelinka on this momentous and unique achievement!

Garry Taroli was recently featured in the Fall 2018 edition of the Wilkes University Magazine.

Garry Taroli, a partner in our Real Estate Department, was recently featured in the Fall 2018 edition of the Wilkes University Magazine.

The featured article highlights Garry’s tireless efforts to be a staunch defender and advocate for the rights of animals, big and small. Garry’s work with the SPCA of Luzerne County and many other rescue organizations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania exemplifies his outstanding commitment to giving a voice to the voiceless.

Congratulations Garry!

Attorney Lee Piatt gave presentation at PA Bar Institute

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.

Rushton and Piatt to serve on Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee Focused on Closely-Held Businesses

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.

           

Attorney Tim Cotter gave presentation at Mohegan Sun Pocono

On September 28th, Attorney Tim Cotter, an Associate in our Business & Finance Department, gave a presentation on the topic of Guardianships and their applicability to special needs adults at the “Brighter Journeys Special Needs Expo” at the Mohegan Sun Pocono.

If you or someone you know needs legal assistance or information regarding Guardianships, please contact Tim, whose information can be found here.

Attorneys Nick Marinelli and Tim Cotter gave presentation at Wilkes University

On Friday, September 21, 2018, Attorneys Nick Marinelli and Tim Cotter, both associates in our Business & Finance Department, gave a presentation to the students of the “Nature and Essence of Entrepreneurship” class at Wilkes University, taught by Professor Jerry Ephault.

The presentation covered the corporate aspects and tax implications of entity selection for young entrepreneurs seeking to start a business around their unique ideas.

To find out more please check out their bios and contact information Attorney Nicholas J. Marinelli and Attorney Timothy Cotter.

Jim Valentine Makes Presentation on Sexual Harassment to Family Business Alliance

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Jim Valentine, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, along with Kimberly Wylam of Baker Tilly Vantagen, made presentations to regional family-owned businesses at Penn State Scranton and Wilkes University on the topic of Sexual Harassment Awareness: Myths & Reality.  This seminar was sponsored by the Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University/Penn State Scranton.  Specific matters covered in the presentations included: What is unlawful sexual harassment; what are the ramifications of the #METOO environment; and, what is the impact of social media and millennial attitudes in the workplace?

Click here to learn more about Attorney Jim Valentine.