Michael J. Savona delivered his address to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’ Association’s (PSTCA) annual conference on Oct. 21 in York.
Savona’s remarks will address the proposed referendum to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution regarding homestead property assessment exemptions, statewide litigation concerning tax collector compensation and a recent decision of the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission concerning tax collector certification fees.
Since 2013, Savona has served as general counsel to the PSTCA and advises the association’s members on matters relating to real estate tax collection.
Savona is a shareholder at Eastburn and Gray where he is a member of the land use and zoning, litigation, municipal law and real estate practice groups.
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby partner Nicholas Pasciullo, who is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, spoke about drones at the General Building Contractors Association Technology Lunch and Learn on Oct. 4.
His panel titled, “Drone Use in Construction,” reviewed regulatory requirements, privacy and other legal liability issues and best practices.
In his legal practice Pasciullo represents underwriters in property, energy and engineered risks insurance matters.
He provides coverage and defense services to his clients, developing and coordinating legal strategies that avoid or reduce conflicts during the adjustment of claims and where disputes arise, developing and executing detailed litigation plans designed to resolve conflicts in a timely and efficient manner, including through alternative dispute resolution, mediation and litigation.
He also works with underwriters on noncontentious matters, including assisting with drafting and editing wordings.
Elected and Appointed
Jennifer McKenrick Stetter, a Barley Snyder associate in the Hanover and Gettysburg offices, was named to the board of directors at Main Street Gettysburg.
Stetter is part of Barley Snyder’s personal planning and litigation practice groups.
Her practice also has included work in family law in areas such as adoption and name changes. In estate and personal planning, Stetter has worked in areas such as the drafting of wills, estate administration and guardianship.
Her real estate work has included the review and negotiation of purchase agreements for both commercial and residential properties.
PennFuture, the state’s watchdog for Pennsylvania’s clean air, pure water and a healthy climate, announced that Jacquelyn Bonomo will serve as the organization’s president and CEO, as Larry J. Schweiger is retiring from the role. Bonomo brings a career’s worth of environmental leadership and conservation efforts that have strengthened and solidified PennFuture over the course of the last two years, as she provided oversight and ensured stabilization of PennFuture’s operations, fiscal planning and fundraising, as well as philanthropic initiatives and strategic planning. She also has led the team of staff who work under the organization’s legal, outreach and policy teams.