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Events

Williams Family Law supported the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Bucks County through sponsorship of the recent “March for the 22” event on Oct. 22.

The event sought to help raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among U.S. military veterans.

Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Kevin R. Casey served as a panelist at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

“Matal v. Tam: Disparaging Trademarks” discussed the June U.S. Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam, which involved and Asian-American rock band called The Slants and other disparaging trademarks, such as the Washington Redskins mark.

Casey is chair of the intellectual property and the IP litigation groups at Stradley Ronon and a member of the alternative dispute resolution group.

He has counseled clients for over 30 years in all aspects of the IP field, focusing on patents, trademarks, trade ­secrets, licensing and opinions.

Casey has also been lead litigation ­counsel and has participated as assistant counsel in more than 60 cases.

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Mary Cushing Doherty, a partner at High Swartz and the chair of the firm’s family law practice, was a speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association family law section CLE seminar on Nov. 2 to 3 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Doherty presented “Marriage and Divorce in the Golden Years,” which ­discussed the benefits of prenuptial agreements and other financial considerations for adults marrying later in life. A former member of the board of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and former chair of the family law sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association, Doherty has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of family law. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of marital dissolution and family law issues including divorce, child support, visitation, custody, spousal support and ­alimony, premarital agreement asset protection, complex property division and more.

Additions

Joshua Laff joined Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein and is a member of the real estate transactions department.

Prior to joining Kaplin Stewart, Laff was a solo practitioner and formerly with Blank Rome and Heritage Building Group.

Laff concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and business ­transactions and has extensive experience in the area of real estate finance including acquisition, construction, leasehold, securitized financing, dispositions of real property, office and retail leasing and various other complex contractual matters.

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Emily Ryan-Fiore joined Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby as an associate in the medical malpractice and civil rights and municipal liability groups.

Ryan-Fiore comes to Weber Gallagher from a firm in Media.

At her previous firm, Ryan-Fiore ­concentrated her practice on litigation and managed the firm’s civil case load.

She also handled personal injury cases, eviction matters and small claims cases.

While in law school, she interned at the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and was a clinical legal intern for the Temple Law Elderly Law Project in Philadelphia.

She also interned at the Social Security Administration. •