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.

Rushton Article appears in Times Leader 2018 Attorney Guide

An article prepared by Paul Rushton, the Chair of the Firm’s Business & Finance Department, was recently published in the Times Leader 2018 Attorney Guide.   The article, titled “No More Excuses – Changes to Pennsylvania Associations Code and Realty Transfer Tax Rules Eliminate Justifications for Continued Ownership of Real Estate through General Partnerships”, outlines the reasons why general partners should consider the conversion of their real estate holding general partnerships into a limited liability entity.  Paul’s article previously appeared in a Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter.

Please contact Paul if you have any questions about this subject.  Paul’s contact information can be found here.

Articles featured in PBA Business Law Section Bulletin – Spring 2018 Edition

 

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.

 

 

 

Attorney Paul T. Rushton speaks at Scranton Seminar

Attorney Paul T. RushtonAttorney Paul T. Rushton, the Chair of the Firm’s Business & Finance Department, gave a presentation concerning internal corporate investigations at a Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Institute of Internal Auditors seminar held in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

To find out more about Attorney Paul T. Rushton please check out his bio here. To learn more about the firms Business & Finance Department please click here.

 

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP presented a seminar at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Attorneys from Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP presented a seminar titled “Practice Tips for Properly Structuring and Conducting Effective Internal Corporate Investigations” at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

The presentation described the increased usage of internal corporate investigations in recent years by management and legal counsel for organizations to identify and address corporate malfeasance or other wrongdoing in the board room or the workplace. The presentation outlined the investigative process that is typically utilized for such purpose and suggested tips for properly structuring and conducting an effective internal corporate investigation.

The presenting attorneys included: Paul Rushton, the Chair of the firm’s Business and Finance Department; James Valentine, the Chair of the firm’s Labor Department; and Michael Sowinski, a former Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.

A video of the presentation is available on the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce facebook page and can be found here.