Announcements

Marciano & MacAvoy secured a settlement in a lawsuit in which a drunken driver was over served alcohol at a bar and then he drove his car and killed one person and seriously injured another.

In addition to the settlement,  the drunken driver and the bar contributed their own money to make contributions to MADD in the victims’ names.

Additions

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, a Bucks County-based full-service law firm, added Mariam W. Ibrahim to the firm’s family law practice group.

Ibrahim practices exclusively in the area of family law, handling a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and child custody matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ibrahim served as a judicial law clerk to Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey G. Trauger.

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Barley Snyder hired Kalani Linnell as full-time associates.

Linnell works in the education practice group.

While at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, she served as an executive editor of Drexel Law Review and a member of the school’s Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic.

She will be based primarily out of the firm’s Lancaster office.

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Logan Hetherington joined the McNees Wallace & Nurick litigation practice group.

While in law school, Hetherington interned for U.S. District Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

He also served as research editor of the Dickinson Law Review.

He spent his summers interning for Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Mary Jane Bowes.

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Thomas, Thomas & Hafer added Charles W. Skriner as a new attorney to its firm.

He is an associate in the Allentown office.

Skriner will focus his practice in the area of general liability.

Prior to joining Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, Skriner served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Leeson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Earlier in his career, Skriner was a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a law fellow with New York University’s Office of General Counsel, and a law clerk to Alaska Supreme Court Justice Craig Stowers.

Speakers

On Oct. 30,  Alan Nochumson, shareholder of Nochumson P.C. is set to co-lead a CLE webinar with Harper Dimmerman titled “How to Avoid Disasters in Real Estate Closings.”

Participants will learn how to pre-empt various issues during the negotiation and drafting phases of closings, with an eye toward securing an optimal contract for one’s client.

It will also address the types of issues that surface as the transaction unfolds, whether during the due diligence phase or even at settlement, offering solutions and practice tips.

Finally, it will cover litigation topics and cost-benefit strategies to assist with delivering the most value-added legal services to your clients.