Portrait of ambitious business team at work in the office

Elected and Appointed

Flaster Greenberg managing shareholder Alan H. Zuckerman was appointed to serve a one-year term as a member of the board of directors for the Greater Atlantic City Chamber.

In addition to this role, Zuckerman also serves as a member of the chamber’s ­business advocacy committee.

Zuckerman has a business practice with a concentration in taxation, business ­transactions, public and privately held ­company mergers and acquisitions, health care and estate planning and administration.

He received his law degree from Temple University‘s Beasley School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Bryant University.

Speakers

Lamb McErlane partners Maureen M. McBride and James C. Sargent ­co-presented “Questions on Appellate Procedure” at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges.

The seminar focused on issues that arise before trial courts with regard to the ­finality of orders, interlocutory appeals, appeals of collateral orders and other procedural ­issues that trial courts face when an appeal is taken.

McBride is a partner and co-chair of Lamb McErlane’s appellate department and a member of the firm’s litigation department.

She also serves on the firm’s executive committee and concentrates her practice on appellate law and litigation in state and federal courts.

Sargent is partner and co-chair of Lamb McErlane’s appellate advocacy group and litigation department.

He has represented national and ­multinational manufacturers in litigation and appeals involving class action, ­products liability, taxation, warranty, fraud, employment and consumer protection law claims.

Additions

Rachel A. Packer joined Blank Rome as an associate in the corporate, M&A and securities group.

Packer is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office and joins the firm from Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg.

She concentrates her practice on ­business and corporate law matters, ­including ­mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, ­strategic investments and joint ventures, and private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

She also focuses on general corporate, partnership and limited liability ­company matters and governance, private and ­public securities offerings, and public ­company disclosure and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York.

Packer earned her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law.

She received her bachelor’s from Washington University in St. Louis.

Event

Reed Smith attorneys, leaders of Urban Innovation21, local entrepreneurs and other business leaders gathered at a reception at Reed Smith celebrating the firm’s partnership with Urban Innovation21 and its contribution of $1 million in pro bono legal ­services over the last four years to Pittsburgh-area businesses based in the Hill District and Homewood communities that received seed grants from Urban Innovation21.

Reed Smith partner Matt Mohn,  who spearheaded the partnership, Urban Innovation21 CEO William Generett and Bill Flanagan, chief corporate relations officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, provided an overview and history of the collaborative effort.