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.

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.

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.

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.

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.