Elena Elisseeva

Speakers

McNees Wallace & Nurick attorneys Timothy M. Finnerty, Randy L. Varner and Andrew S. Rusniak are scheduled to speak at the Tax Executives Institute‘s Harrisburg chapter 19th annual tax conference Thursday at the Hershey Country Club.

Finnerty, Varner and Rusniak are set to present, “Role of the Responsible Person for Business Taxes” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The presentation will cover the Section 6672 Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, relevant court cases addressing Section 6672, the application of Section 6672 to volunteers of charitable organizations and Pennsylvania’s responsible party assessments.

Finnerty is the co-chair of McNees Wallace’s corporate and tax group, and also practices in the estate planning and international law groups.

In his practice he focuses on federal tax law, corporate law and estate planning and acts as outside corporate counsel to several closely held companies.

Varner chairs the firm’s state and local tax practice.

He represents commercial and ­industrial entities in all areas of state and local taxation, focusing on state corporate net income, capital stock/foreign franchise, sales and use and gross receipts taxes, as well as local property taxes, including real estate assessment.

Rusniak is a tax attorney who ­concentrates his practice in estate planning and federal taxation matters.

He is a member of the estate planning and corporate and tax practice groups at McNees Wallace and has experience in the federal income taxation of estates and trusts, S corporations and 
partnerships.

Additions

Post & Schell added Jennifer N. Capozzola as an associate attorney in the firm’s employment and employee relations and labor practices in the Philadelphia office.

Capozzola has managed litigation in state and federal courts and before state administrative agencies and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ­including drafting pleadings, handling ­discovery and drafting and arguing motions.

She also counsels employers regarding employment-related matters, including ­reductions in force, employee terminations and discipline and internal complaints regarding harassment and discrimination.

Capozzola provides training and ­education sessions on harassment prevention and diversity training and drafts ­employment agreements, personnel ­policies and employee handbooks.

Honored

Elizabeth Fineman, an associate with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, received the 2017 Isadore Kohn Young Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia on Sept. 13.

Fineman also commenced her tenure on the federation’s board of trustees at that time.

Fineman is a family law attorney ­concentrating on the full range of domestic relations matters, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody.

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“The American Law Journal” television program was honored with two Emmy Awards for interview/discussion series for 2016-17 and best politics/government program/special for a program on redistricting, “Gerrymandering: Why We’re Mad at Washington.”

The awards were announced Sept. 9 at the 35th annual gala of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, mid-Atlantic chapter. ALM’s Gina Passarella is among the editorial team honored.

This is the third consecutive year the program has brought home Emmy statuettes, for a total of five awards and 14 nominations.

The program has been honored twice for best interview/discussion series of the year.