Lisa A. Shearman, an attorney with Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, was awarded the Honorable Milton O. Moss Public Service Award, presented by the Montgomery Bar Foundation.

She received the award for her work with the Wills for Heroes Foundation as the national affiliate director and as a statewide coordinator for Pennsylvania.

For more than 20 years, Shearman has advised clients throughout the state on matters involving estate planning, estate administration, and tax and business succession planning.


David W. Crosson joined Gross McGinley’s Allentown, Pa., office.

He joins the firm’s family law and wills, trusts, and estates groups.

Crosson provides counsel to Lehigh Valley families in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody and support and advises clients on more complex matters involving property division, visitation, and relocation.


Clark Hill Thorp Reed attorney Jonathan W. Hugg spoke at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Executive Forum on Jan. 14.

The discussion focused on the changing financial landscape. The panel of experts discussed the impact of government policies and regulations on the lending world.

Hugg is a member of the firm’s commercial and corporate litigation practice group.

He concentrates his practice on commercial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on financial institution, regulatory enforcement, municipal, and lender liability matters.

Elected and appointed

Peggy Morcom became a partner with Reilly, Wolfson, Sheffey, Schrum and Lundberg in Lebanon, Pa.

Morcom lends her expertise to the firm in the areas of civil litigation, employment law and special education law.

Marc D. Jonas was re-elected chair of the Montgomery County Planning Commission board.

This is his third term as chairman.

Jonas, co-chair of Eastburn and Gray’s land use group, has experience in real estate, land use, municipal law, and zoning matters, representing individuals, businesses and municipalities.

Jessica A. Ellel and Rebecca A. Winge were elected directors of Houston Harbaugh.

Ellel concentrates her practice in the area of health care law, drafting and negotiating physician employment agreements and negotiating contracts between physicians and hospitals, including agreements governing the sale of medical practices.

Winge concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, wealth preservation, advanced planning for the elderly, tax planning and dispute resolution involving various state and federal tax concerns of individuals and businesses.

Neil A. Stein, principal of the land use and zoning group at Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, was appointed to the Home Builders Association’s board of directors and re-appointed as chair of the political action committee of HBA.

In his practice, Stein represents landowners, developers, institutions and nonprofit groups in each and every phase of real estate transactions.


Haggerty McDonnell & Hinton is now Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove in Scranton, Pa.

Michael F. Cosgrove was added as a partner to the firm Jan. 1.

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 are due Wednesday. View the one-page nomination form at http://at.law.com/PaDepts14 or contact bseal@alm.com for more information.