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Elected and Appointed

Joshua Richards, a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Philadelphia, was appointed to the Peirce College board of trustees.

Richards brings more than a decade of legal experience, with a deep background in higher education legal practice to the board where he will provide insights and connections that will further the college’s Legal Studies programs, ensuring it is preparing graduates to meet the precise demands of the modern Philadelphia workforce.

Since 2011, Richards has worked as partner and vice-chair of the higher education practice group at Saul Ewing.

He is also a member of the firm’s hiring committee, providing him further insights into the needs of regional employers.

Previously, Richards was a litigation associate at Dechert.


Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford’s New Jersey office added Lorraine Belostock and Alexander B. Imel to its office as associates.

Belostock received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Belostock served as a certified student prosecutor for the Boston University School of Law Criminal Law Clinic.

Most recently, Belostock worked as a criminal defense associate for a Boston law firm. Imel received his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Prior to joining the firm Imel was an associate for another New Jersey law firm.


The Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, a program providing financial access for children from low-income Philadelphia families to attend K-8 tuition-based schools, appointed Heather Weiss Frattone as its new executive director.

Frattone joins CSFP from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served most recently as associate dean for student and professional engagement.

An attorney with a background in public service, policy development and law, Frattone has worked in both higher education and the K-12 grade sphere.

Before her 10-plus year tenure at Penn Law, Frattone led the policy and planning efforts at the School District of Philadelphia and worked as an associate at Philadelphia law firms, Kleinbard LLC and Dechert.

Earlier in her career, Frattone worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under President Bill Clinton and at the Public Interest Law Center.


McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Kendra D. McGuire is set to participate in the seminar “The Challenges of Representing a Client With Diminished Capacity” on April 16 at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg.

The seminar will focus on ethical dilemmas and questions regarding capacity occurring in all practice areas—not just estate law.

Bringing her clients over 25 years of experience as a litigator, McGuire works to resolve legal problems and disputes for her clients.

Her representative clients include financial institutions, companies, shareholders, educational organizations, health care institutions and providers, charities and individuals.

Focusing on litigation for her entire career, McGuire’s courtroom experience includes numerous jury trials, injunction proceedings, hearings and mediations.

She focuses her practice in Orphans’ Court and fiduciary litigation.