Michael J. Savona joined Eastburn and Gray in the firm’s land use and zoning practice group.

Savona has served as solicitor to numerous municipalities and government agencies across Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years.

He frequently serves as a continuing legal education faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Business Institute and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Paul J. Greco joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as counsel in the firm’s litigation section.

Greco has more than 20 years of experience in representing clients involved in complex litigation.

His practice is currently focused on the protection of intellectual property rights and related business interests arising out of employment relationships.

Cohen & Grigsby added six new associates to the firm’s Pittsburgh headquarters:

• Andrea Bottorff Branson.

• Joshua Hoffman.

• Alex Lacey.

• Julie Patter.

• Alec Stone.

• Richard Kyle.

Alexander Nemiroff joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart as a shareholder in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Nemiroff has extensive experience in cases including employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, technology issues, social media, wage-and-hour law, and trade secrets.

Elected and Appointed

Michael E. Bertin, a family law attorney with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, was named chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association‘s family law section. His term began January 1.

Bertin, a partner with the firm, is a frequent author and lecturer on family law topics.

Jason Cotter, of Archer & Greiner‘s Haddonfield, N.J., office, was appointed to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of New Jersey, South board.

JANJ is a nonprofit organization providing a series of business, economics and life-skills programs to enhance the education of young people.

Cotter concentrates his practice on corporate, intellectual property, trademark and patent law.

Pittsburgh-based Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote elected the following associates as shareholders in the firm:

• Justin M. Gottwald.

• Douglas M. Grimsley.

• James P. Killeen.

• Jeffrey J. Wetzel.

• J. David Ziegler.

Paul J. Jaskot, a partner in Reed Smith‘s Philadelphia office, was elected to a three-year term on the firm’s executive committee.

Jaskot is chair of the firm’s corporate and securities practice group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance, general corporate and financing matters.

Lorie K. Dakessian was named a partner with Conrad O’Brien.

Dakessian concentrates her practice in white-collar criminal defense matters, including federal and state grand jury investigations, internal investigations and commercial litigation cases.

Before joining the firm, Dakessian served for six years in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Irwin W. Aronson, a partner with Willig, Williams & Davidson, was appointed to the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account board by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

A labor and employment attorney, Aronson will serve a three-year term on the nine-member board.


Sustainable Cherry Hill, along with partners Camden County Board of Freeholders, Sustainable Jersey and the Stratford Green Team, are set to present a community event where residents and business, government and community leaders can gather to learn about creating community connections for a sustainable future.

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads is the event sponsor. The free event is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. January 30 at Stratford Yellin School.

Registration is required and can be done online at •