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The law firm of O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. is very pleased
to announce that Rebecca A. Hobbs has been named a
Principal of the firm effective July 1, 2019. Attorney Hobbs
joined OWM's Elder Law Department in 2013. She is licensed
to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is
a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law
Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Harris J. Chernow, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall's national
Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, joined an esteemed
panel of legal professionals to present Fundamentals of Franchising
on Wednesday, October 16th in Denver, CO. The presentation
was part of the American Bar Association's 42nd Annual Forum
on Franchising, an annual convention featuring the very best in
educational and continuing legal education programming for
members of the franchise industry.
Samuel T. Swansen has just concluded his service as
Chancellor for EPICOR, a regional estate planning collaborative.
Michael E. Peters, of Eastburn and Gray, PC, delivered
remarks to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors' Association's
(PSTCA) Annual Conference on October 12, 2019, in York,
Pennsylvania. Mr. Peters' remarks addressed current issues facing
tax collectors throughout the Commonwealth, and provided
an update on pending tax collector lawsuits. Mr. Peters serves
as general counsel to the PSTCA and frequently advises the
association's members on matters relating to real estate tax
collection.
The Honorable Joseph P.Walsh has been appointed as a
member of the Federal Bar Association's Access to Justice Task
Force. The task force was formed in 2017 to examine ways in
which the Federal Bar Association can provide all litigants with
equal access to the federal courts and remove any barriers to such
access.
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to
announce that attorneys John F.Walko and Nathan M.
Murawsky recently presented to the Police Chiefs Association of
Montgomery County on the topic of Police Officer Social Media
and Electronic Device Usage. John, an attorney in the firm's
municipal department, discussed how to properly address and
establish departmental policies related to officers' social media

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usage and how to best address record requests made under the
Pennsylvania Right to Know Law. Nate, a civil litigator, spoke
to the lengths to which courts will allow litigants to discover and
investigate social media, and thereafter, the admissibility of social
media in various legal settings.
The law firm of Kaplin Stewart is pleased to announce that
Ashley Peacock has joined the firm as a member of the
Real Estate Transactional and Business and Corporate Law
Departments. Ashley concentrates her practice in the areas of
real estate and business transactions, including the acquisition
and disposition of commercial and residential real property,
commercial and retail leasing, commercial financing and
refinancing, and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
and corporate governance documents.
Timoney Knox Partner Catherine "Kate" Harper, a
practicing attorney for more than 30 years, received recognition
for her passionate ongoing efforts to protect the natural world
and promote healthy communities. The Montgomery County
Planning Commission presented Harper with the 2019 Planning
Advocate Award during a recent ceremony. The award recognizes
individuals or organizations who have "made significant and
sustained contributions to advancing or promoting planning in
Montgomery County."
Stephen A. Ryan, longtime practice group chair in the Health
Care Department at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman &
Goggin, was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Physicians
of Philadelphia (the College) on November 15, 2019. The
nation's oldest medical society, the College was modeled after
London's Royal College of Physicians and established in 1787 by
a group of physicians that included Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer
of our nation's Declaration of Independence.
The Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley is pleased to announce
that Matthew F. Fox has joined the Firm as Senior Counsel.
Attorney Fox has more than 20 years of legal experience as a
Family Law Attorney, representing clients in divorce, equitable
distribution, alimony, spousal support, child custody, and child
support matters. He earned his undergraduate degree from Penn
State University and his Juris Doctor from Widener University
School of Law.


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