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White and Williams “’adopted” George W. Childs School located in South Philadelphia.

The two-year engagement kicked-off on Oct. 1, 2018 with the donation of $10,000, providing brand new schoolyard equipment and toys for students to enjoy.

The donation was made as part of the firm’s Adopt-A-School Initiative, which supports the local community by investing in education.

The new schoolyard equipment, including tricycles, games, picnic tables and outdoor storage, will help create a fun and safe environment for students to play outside and get fresh air during the day. George W. Childs School is the fifth school adopted by White and Williams in Philadelphia.

The firm has also adopted elementary schools in Lehigh Valley and Wilmington, Delaware.


Charny, Karpousis, Altieri & Donoian supported BookSmiles and its mission to improve youth literacy throughout southern New Jersey.

From now until the end of December, the firm will be collecting new or gently used books appropriate for children from infant age through sixth grade.

Founded in September 2017 by Larry Abrams, BookSmiles has collected, sorted and distributed over 75,000 books, giving underserved children in New Jersey the opportunity to build personal libraries.

The nonprofit organization focuses on developing literacy skills at infancy so children can read before kindergarten. BookSmiles also provides educators with free books for their classrooms.

Charny Karpousis is a boutique family law firm with attorneys who provide representation to clients in all types of family law matters.



Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads added Joseph Monahan to its litigation department.

Monahan will serve as of counsel in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, business torts, insurance coverage and bad faith matters, class actions and real estate disputes.

Monahan has represented real estate developers, real estate agents, mortgage companies, insurers, reinsurers, insurance brokers, major universities and professional practices, among others, in all manner of disputes, throughout the multiple phases of litigation and appeal.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Monahan was a member at a local Philadelphia law firm and a partner at a large mid-Atlantic firm.

Elected and Appointed


Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young attorney Jamie M. Gershkow was elected to the board of directors of the Schuylkill River Development Corp. (SRDC) on Sept. 20.

Schuylkill River Development Corp is a nonprofit organization that seeks to revitalize Philadelphia’s tidal Schuylkill River corridor into an asset that connects neighborhoods and encourages investment.

Gershkow focuses her practice on advising investment companies, independent trustees and investment advisers.

She counsels on regulatory and compliance matters, the applicability and interpretation of securities laws, and the formation and management of registered investment companies, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), money market funds, and multimanager funds. Gershkow also counsels on transactional matters, such as fund mergers and acquisitions.