The St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia is set to host the 61st annual Red Mass at 5:15 p.m. September 30 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul at 18th St. and the Parkway, Philadelphia.

The Red Mass is offered for the legal profession at the beginning of the judicial year to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance, strength and hope.

After the Mass will be the St. Thomas More Award Dinner honoring Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge James J. Fitzgerald III at the Union League, 140 South Broad St., Philadelphia.

Tickets for the award dinner are $150 per person or $1250 for a table of 10.

Inquiries can be sent to Joseph Mancano at, or visit

The Nationalities Service Center is set to host its annual Global Tastes event from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Horticulture Society.

The event is a celebration of Philadelphia's diverse communities and foods from around the world, inspired by the immigrants and refugees who rely on NSC for educational, legal and social services.

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Elected and Appointed

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young associate Jamie Gershkow was selected to serve on the investment committee for Women Against Abuse, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing services for victims of domestic violence.

Gershkow, of Stradley Ronon's Philadelphia office, counsels investment companies and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues.

She also assists investment management clients in all aspects of legal representation, including: preparing regulatory filings, drafting and reviewing registration statements and proxy solicitation materials, researching various securities and corporate law issues, drafting corporate policies and compliance procedure.

Jason T. Shafron, a partner in the litigation department of Archer & Greiner, was appointed to the business and commercial litigation committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Shafron, based in Archer & Greiner's Hackensack, N.J., office, focuses his practice on the issues facing real estate developers, brokers and businesses in the areas of construction, employment and insurance coverage litigation.

He has experience representing businesses and individuals and has also represented clients in the financial service, pharmaceutical, medical device, private equity, condominiums/cooperative associations and insurance sectors.


Cozen O'Connor added two partners and one associate to its Philadelphia office.

Richard S. Roisman, a partner, has a background in all types of financing work and transactions/workouts involving secured and unsecured loans.

James Kennedy, a partner, focuses his practice in complex corporate and real estate finance, securitization, financial services, mortgage banking and commercial real estate transactions.

Kelly Shinn joined as an associate, focusing on representing owners, buyers/sellers, tenants and lenders in a variety of real estate transactions.


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