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.

Lee S. Piatt presents: “Choice of Business Entity.”

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.

Motion to Dismiss Successfully Defended

Bob Schaub and TJ Jensen, lawyers with Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald’s litigation department, were recently successful in defending a Motion to Dismiss in a federal action pending in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The action stems from an alleged breach of lease agreement involving a rock quarry operation. The Motion to Dismiss was filed by opposing counsel in an effort to dismiss a substantial counterclaim filed by Schaub and Jensen on behalf of their client.

Schaub and Jensen will now vigorously pursue their client’s claims for damages.

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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.

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Jim Valentine Begins Three-Year Term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors

Jim Valentine began a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting, May 17, in Lancaster.

One of 12 zone governors who serve on the PBA board, Jim will represent Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

Since 2009, Jim has been a member of the PBA House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. The PBA’s Board of Governors is the body that manages and carries out PBA policies as they are established by the House of Delegates.

Jim is a past chair of the PBA Labor and Employment Law Section, and for over 20 years he has served on the section’s council.

Jim has previously served as a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association’s (Luzerne County Bar Association) Executive Committee.

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Boots to Business Reboot | Pro Bono Offer

Paul T. Rushton, the Chairman of our Firm’s Business and Finance Department, spoke at The Wilkes-Barre Connect Honor series first event of 2019, The Boots to Business Reboot, about the formation of veteran-owned or reservist-owned entities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Watch Paul discuss Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald’s commitment to assisting local veteran-owned or reservist-owned businesses with initial free consultations about the formation of Pennsylvania limited liability entities and more. The Honor program provides specific trainings and seminars for veterans in order to afford them the opportunity to access the resources they need to successfully grow a business. Honor is a Wilkes-Barre Connect program coordinated by the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

To learn more about this offer or to obtain legal advice concerning another business or finance issue, please call Paul at 570-826-5623 or e-mail him at prushton@rjglaw.com.

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2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

We are proud of Attorneys Robert D. Schaub and Richard A. Russo who have been honored as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Atty. Schaub was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Business Litigation. This is the seventh consecutive year Atty. Schaub has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Atty. Russo was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury. In addition to having previously been named a Super Lawyer, Atty. Russo also has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for five consecutive years.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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Two partners re-appointed to the Council of Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

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.