Category: News & Events

Lee S. Piatt, Esq., elected to the Board of Directors of Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (“NEPIRC”).

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 lpiatt@rjglaw.com.

NEPIRC President & CEO, Eric Esoda welcomes Lee S. Piatt, Esq.
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Lee S. Piatt, attended and spoke at the groundbreaking as a Member, Elder Chair, and Counsel.

Lee Piatt – Member, Elder Chair, and Counsel.

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.

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Several Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald employees participated in PurpleStride Northeastern PA

On June 8th, several Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald employees participated in PurpleStride Northeastern PA, in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The team “Purple Storm” walked in memory of Terri Stashik’s significant other — Mike Savitsky, Esq. as well as family and friends of team members and donors.

Purple Storm placed 2nd in the highest fundraising team category with $8,235 raised by the team, and 3rd in the highest fundraising individual category with $2,295 raised by Terri Stashik.

Way to go Litigation Paralegal Terri Stashik, Litigation Associate Mike Sowinski, Secretary Lisa Machell and Secretary Alyssa Andes. You make us proud.

Attorney Steven Roth moderated a panel at a presentation by the Family Business Alliance called “Bring Your Family to the Table.”

On Tuesday, April 16th, our Managing Partner, Steven Roth, moderated a panel at a presentation by the Family Business Alliance called “Bring Your Family to the Table.” The presentation focused on the many aspects of owning and operating family businesses.

The panel discussion was on the topic of “What Works/What Does Not Work in Running a Family Meeting” and touched on many of the Dos and Don’ts in running business meetings for family-owned operations.

If you have a family business and would like to know more information, please feel free to contact Steven Roth, or any of our attorneys in our Business & Finance Department, whose contact information can be found at https://www.rjglaw.com/attorneys/.

Rushton Articles Featured in PBA Business Law Section Newsletter

A pair of articles prepared by Paul T. Rushton, the Chair of our Firm’s Business & Finance Department, were published in the most recent Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter. The newsletter can be viewed here.

One of Paul’s articles announced the formation of the Closely-Held Business Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. As the Chair of such Committee, Paul explained in his article the intended purpose and activities of the Committee.

Paul’s article titled “Title Isn’t Everything: Corporate and Tax Issues for Real Estate Investors to Consider Prior to Purchasing an Investment Property” was also included in the Newsletter. Such article identifies corporate and tax issues that real estate investors should evaluate prior to purchasing an investment property in Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions about these articles, please feel free to contact Paul. Paul’s contact information can be found here.

Attorney Lee Piatt presented a lecture to the Board of Directors of Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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/.

2019 PBA Young Lawyers Division Mock Trial Competition

On Thursday, February 21st, T.J. Jensen and Robert Gawlas, associates in our Litigation Department, and Christyan Telech and Nick Marinelli, associates in our Corporate Department, volunteered to be jurors for the 2019 PBA Young Lawyers Division Mock Trial Competition, held at the Luzerne County Courthouse.

The Mock Trial Competition is held in different districts throughout the state, where high school teams compete in simulated trials and actual local judges preside over the “case.” Juror volunteers score the teams based on a number of criteria and the teams with the highest points advance to the Pennsylvania state finals held in Harrisburg on March 29th and 30th. The winner of the Pennsylvania competition advances to the National Championship in Athens, Georgia in May.

Our firm would like to thank the Young Lawyers Division for the opportunity to participate in a fun and engaging event and we look forward to many opportunities in the future.

Rushton commissioned to serve on PA Corporation Bureau Advisory Committee

Paul Rushton, the Chair of the Firm’s Business & Finance Department, was recently commissioned by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to serve as a member of the Corporation Bureau Advisory Committee.  The Pennsylvania Corporation Bureau serves as the official filing and recording agency for companies authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In that capacity, the Corporation Bureau assists in the business registration process and lists information about registered businesses on its website.  The Corporation Bureau Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable in matters covered by Pennsylvania’s business laws.  Paul’s contact information can be found here.