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Elected and Appointed

Barley Snyder managing partner Jeff Lobach was named chair of the board of the York County Community Foundation at the group’s annual meeting in May.

He concentrates his law practice in the planning, negotiation and execution of business and real estate transactions, formation and governance of business and nonprofit entities, industrial, commercial and residential real estate development, land use and zoning, business and real estate financing and resolution of business disputes.

In addition, Lobach counsels family owned and closely held businesses on issues unique to such enterprises.

He also advises institutions of higher education on issues of finance, governance, risk management and other areas.


Two partners at the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood were named to the boards of local nonprofit organizations that serve communities and businesses throughout the Brandywine Valley and Chester County.

P. Kristen Bennett was named to the Brandywine Health Foundation, a nonprofit based in Coatesville.

Bennett focuses her practice on trusts and estates, as well as taxation.

Stephen R. McDonnell was named to the board of directors of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry in Malvern.

He focuses his law practice on helping corporations and individuals avoid and resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and/or litigation.


John C. Scialabba joined Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz.

Scialabba joins Pollock Begg as an associate attorney from Strassburger, Mckenna, Gutnick & Gefsky.

His practice will encompass all areas of family law, including divorce, custody and support.

He holds a certificate in collaborative law from the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania.


McNees Wallace & Nurick has partnered with the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Harrisburg University to host an esports seminar set for Sept. 7 at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.

The seminar, scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., will cover all things esports, including its legitimacy, its role in higher education, team ownership, gambling, and investing and sponsoring opportunities.

The scheduled keynote speaker is John Fazio, CEO of N3rd Street Gamers.


Saxton & Stump expanded and relocated its Harrisburg office to 4250 Crums Mill Road.

The new office doubles the size of the firm’s previous location at Liberty Plaza II, allowing the firm to better accommodate the needs of its clientele and increase the range in legal and consulting services in areas including health care law, litigation, construction law, labor and employment, business, trusts and estates, post-acute and long-term care and intellectual property.

This expansion is the third for Saxton & Stump, which expanded its Lancaster location in 2017 and opened an office in Malvern.