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Wisler Pearlstine is pleased to announce
that attorneys Kyle J. Somers and Justin
D. Barbetta have joined the firm as
partner and associate, respectively. Kyle
J. Somers, Esq., has dedicated his
practice to representing school districts
and other public entities for over a decade.
He currently serves as a solicitor for
several school districts in Pennsylvania.
Matters on which he regularly advises his
clients include board governance, policy
development, public records, employment
and labor issues, special education, and
student civil rights. Justin D. Barbetta,
Esq., has represented school districts and
intermediate units in matters involving civil
rights, labor and employment, contract,
special education, student services, and
tax assessment issues. He has years of
trial (jury and non-jury) and litigation
experience in the state and federal courts
of Pennsylvania and has handled appeals
before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals,
Commonwealth Court, and Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania.
Kate M. Harper, Esq., a partner at
Timoney Knox LLP, recently gave a
seminar at the annual
conference on recent amendments to the
PA Recreational Use of Land and Water
Act. The law, known as the RULWA,
provides certain immunities from lawsuits
to those who allow their land to be used
without charge for recreation.
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is proud to
announce that the firm is celebrating its
75th year since its founding on April 2,
1945. To mark its 75th year in practice,
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP established the
Wisler Pearlstine Charitable Fund ( " The
Fund " ) with an initial contribution of
$75,000 from the firms' Partners. In 2020,
The Fund made grants to the following
organizations that provide essential services
to individuals and families in the Bucks,
Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia
county communities that our firm serves:
The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry,
Mercy Career and Technical High School,
Montgomery Bar Foundation, A Woman's
Place, Friends Association for the Care and
Protection of Children, and the Ambler
Area YMCA.
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell &
Lupin, PC is pleased to announce that
attorney Lisa A. Shearman, Esq.,
a partner with the firm, has recently
been elected a Fellow to the American
College of Trust and Estate Counsel
(ACTEC). Established in 1949, The
College is a national, nonprofit association
of approximately 2,500 lawyers and law
professors from throughout the United
States and abroad.
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
has been selected as a recipient of the
2021 H. Robert Fiebach Award for the
Promotion of Women in the Law by
The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
Commission on Women in the Profession
(WIP). The award was created in 2017
to honor Pennsylvania law firms and solo
practitioners, corporate law departments,
and other organizations providing legal
services that have instituted programs
or initiatives that help women lawyers
continue and advance in their careers while
maintaining a work/life balance.
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell
& Lupin, PC is pleased to announce
that attorney Steven A. Hann, Esq.,
a partner with the firm, spoke at two
recent webinars for the Pennsylvania State
Association of Township Supervisors
(PSATS) on stormwater-related issues.
Mr. Hann also recently presented a
webinar for the Pennsylvania Municipal
Authorities Association ( " PMAA " ), entitled
" COVID-19 and Municipal Authorities:
One Year Later. "
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell &
Lupin, PC is pleased to announce its 50th
anniversary as a premier law firm serving
clients throughout the Delaware Valley.
As one of the leading law firms in Eastern
Pennsylvania, the firm provides legal
counsel to businesses, municipalities, and
individuals in such areas as business law,
litigation, real estate matters, municipal
law, cannabis and hemp law, environmental
law, trusts, and estates, family law, criminal
law, and personal injury matters.
The Upper Dublin Public Library moved
closer to furthering its mission in a new
and expanded facility thanks to a $5,000
contribution from Fort Washingtonbased
Timoney Knox, LLP. The recent
donation was made to The Friends of
Upper Dublin Public Library, the nonprofit
entity tasked with supporting the library's
fundraising. The law firm's contribution
will support the library's About Us. About
Our Future Capital Campaign. The law
firm's financial assistance will help the
library further its mission of " connecting
people and ideas, to educate, inspire and
strengthen the Upper Dublin community. "
Daniel J. Siegel, Esq., recently joined the
Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation
League of Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern
New Jersey, and Delaware. As part of this
new role, Dan will help execute ADL's goal
of fighting extremism, antisemitism, and
hate. Mr. Siegel, along with co-author Pam
Myers, recently released The Ultimate Guide
of Adobe Acrobat DC (Second Edition),
published by the American Bar Association.
The book provides step-by-step instructions
for both PC and Mac users on how
businesses and law firms can use and get
the most out of Adobe Acrobat.
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell &
Lupin is pleased to announce that John E.
McCaul, Esq. l has joined the firm as an
Associate. John McCaul is an experienced
trial lawyer and a member of the Firm's
Commercial Litigation and Personal
Injury Teams. Before joining the firm,
John served for many years as an Assistant
District Attorney in the Chester County
District Attorney's Office where he was
the lead attorney for multiple felony and
misdemeanor cases- trying many matters
to verdict and honing his overall litigation
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