Elected and Appointed

Philip D. Amoa, a corporate attorney from McCarter & English‘s Philadelphia office, was elected to the board of directors of Philadelphia VIP.

Amoa, whose commercial practice includes representing private companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing arrangements, as well as private equity firms in connection with their investments in portfolio companies, has focused his pro bono practice on assisting not-for-profits in formation and acquisition of tax-exempt status.

Philadelphia VIP recognized Amoa in September 2012 as its volunteer of the month for his pro bono work with not-for-profits and low-income entrepreneurs and business owners.


Lauren Orazi joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney‘s government relations practice in its Harrisburg, Pa., office.

Orazi comes to the firm with experience in legislative affairs.

Her experience includes serving as the executive director for the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, as well as deputy general counsel for legislation with the governor’s Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg.


Flaster Greenberg shareholder Steven Poulathas is scheduled to co-present a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education webinar on the tax implications of non-salary earnings.

The presentation, titled “Is it Income? The Tricky Tax Implications of Non-Salary Earnings,” will highlight what you need to know to handle income issues related to non-salary earnings for your clients.

Poulathas is a member of the taxation, business and corporate, health care and trusts and estates practice groups.

He counsels and represents individuals, family-owned businesses and public companies in the tax, business and finance, and estate practices.

The webinar is set from noon to 1:40 p.m. Jan. 28.


The next Philadelphia Bar Association‘s board of governors meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the 10th floor boardroom at the bar association.

Items for consideration by the board include:

• Consideration of proposed resolution supporting marriage equality.

• Consideration of resolution endorsing comments regarding proposed regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission on crowdfunding.

• Consideration of two resolutions regarding proposed amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: resolution endorsing the report and recommendations of the federal courts committee on proposed amendments to the rules; and resolution regarding the bar association’s position on the proposed amendments.

The Pennsylvania Association for Justice‘s future leaders section is set to present “Meet the Candidates,” a Pennsylvania gubernatorial forum, on Friday.

All gubernatorial candidates will gather together in one room to face off on civil justice and other statewide hot-button issues for the upcoming gubernatorial race.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Harrisburg Hilton.

To reserve a seat, RSVP to Nicole@Pajustice.org or call 215-546-6451 x103.


The Legal is seeking nominations for its 2014 Best Legal Departments contest, honoring the best in-house legal departments in Pennsylvania.

Nominations can come from anyone and can be kept anonymous if that is preferred.

View the one-page nomination form at http://at.law.com/PaDepts14. Submit the completed questionnaire and essay to Ben Seal at bseal@alm.com by Jan. 31.


In the article titled “Blank Rome Set to Add 21 Lawyers in Calif. Expansion,” published Wednesday in The Legal, Margolis & Tisman should have been referred to as a Los Angeles-based firm. •