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Attorney H. Ross Ramaley joined Gross McGinley.

Ramaley joins the firm as an associate in the business services department, assisting banking, nonprofit, technology, advertising and commercial real estate clients with general corporate matters as well as business formations, entrepreneurial ventures, mergers and acquisitions and contract review.

Ramaley helps businesses of all types and sizes to grow and achieve their goals.

Prior to joining Gross McGinley, Ramaley worked for a law firm in West Chester.

He earned his J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2016.


Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia added Ned E. Barlas to the firm’s the intellectual property and corporate practice groups and William J. Stein joined the trusts and estates practice.

Barlas maintains a diverse intellectual property and corporate practice.

Barlas represents clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations, in structuring and negotiating corporate, commercial and IP transactions, strategic IP counseling and global trademark protection.

Stein concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, family business succession planning, and general corporate matters.

Stein brings to his practice knowledge of financial planning and wealth management from his over 10 years in the financial services industry as a mutual fund analyst and project manager.


Saxton & Stump, a law firm headquartered in Lancaster, expanded its real estate capabilities with the addition of real estate attorney Erik Hume, who will serve as chair of the formal practice group.

Hume and his team will provide clients with a full range of real estate services including commercial and residential real estate transactions; land development; loan origination; and condominium, planned community and HOA matters.

Hume has been practicing law for nearly two decades, serving clients in a number of industries by providing real estate and business law services.

Before joining Saxton & Stump, he was a partner at Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, where he focused his practice on commercial and residential real estate, business law and commercial finance.

Prior to that, he was a member at McNees Wallace & Nurick.

Hume began his career at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, where his practice included corporate law, commercial transactions, real estate and litigation.


McNees Wallace & Nurick is set to hold its Pennsylvania State and Local Taxes Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Hollywood Casino in Grantville.

Scheduled guest speakers at the seminar include Karen Gard, chief deputy attorney general; Thomas Watson, Board of Finance and Revenue secretary; and Lauren Zaccarelli, Department of Revenue Board of Appeals chair.

Various topics will be discussed including Wayfair and the future of sales tax nexus, Pennsylvania sales tax updates, alternative resolution strategies and property tax and exemption issues.