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Lee S. Piatt receives the eighth annual Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award

Congratulations to Lee S. Piatt! The eighth annual Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award will be presented to Lee at the 2019 Business Law Institute in Philadelphia on Nov. 21-22. Lee will be the first practicing lawyer outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to receive the award.

The late W. Edward Sell, the award’s namesake, was a driving force behind the enactment of business corporation law in Pennsylvania. Presented by the PBA Business Law Section, the W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award honors the contributions to the practice of business law at the highest level, either through the practice of law or through teaching.

Lee has practiced law in Northeastern Pa. for more than 36 years. A partner in the Business and Finance Department of our firm, he represents a diverse mix of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations in mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate organization and governance, succession planning, owner disputes, and business and real estate transactions. An active member of the PBA and its Business Law Section, Lee was instrumental in the founding of the PBA Shale Energy Law Committee, serving as its first co-chair with PBA President Anne N. John. A former chair of the Business Law Section, he has served for a number of years on its Section Council, as well as its Title 15 Committee, which drafts and revises the corporation and unincorporated association laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Legal Opinion Committee. Lee is also serving on the recently formed Closely-Held Business Committee of the Section. Join us in wishing Lee congratulations on this great honor!

Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Brand Name? Understanding and Utilizing The Protections Afforded To Names And Trademarks.

By: MaryJo Kishel, Esq.*

If you are like most business owners, the protection of your brand name is very important to you.  However, many business owners make the mistake of assuming that they own the exclusive rights to their brand without taking the requisite steps to establish such exclusivity.  For that reason, business owners should take the time to better understand what brand name protections are available under the applicable law and how to obtain them. This article describes the available brand name protections and suggests the ways that business owners should consider and ultimately utilize some or all of such protections.  

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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.

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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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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.