PLW - People in the News - October 8, 2013

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Elected and appointed

High Swartz partner Thomas D. Rees was elected president of the board of directors for the Main Line Art Center.

Rees will serve a two-year term as board president through 2015.

He will be involved in the planning of the center's grand reopening, set for November 9, to celebrate the newly renovated building.

Rees' legal practice includes representing employers in litigation over employment terminations, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and other employee mobility issues; employment discrimination and sexual harassment matters; employment contract disputes; and defamation and privacy-related matters.

Speakers

J. Edmund Mullin and Carl N. Weiner, partners of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin and co-chairs of its real estate department, presented a seminar titled "Understanding Land Development, Condominiums and Planned Unit Developments" at the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute.

Mullin has practiced real estate and land use law for more than 40 years.

Weiner has handled a wide array of real estate law matters for Delaware Valley clients, ranging from zoning and land development to real estate financing and acquisition.

Mullin also spoke on land use law at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute with attorney Susan Piette.

Mullin addressed "Court-Ordered Stipulations in Land Use Litigation" and Piette discussed "Ethics in Zoning and Land Use Law."

Piette has experience in assisting individuals in Bucks and Montgomery counties with their estate planning and long-term care needs.

Gross McGinley attorneys Stuart T. Shmookler and Thomas A. Capehart are scheduled to present "Do I Want to Be a Fiduciary: Risks vs. Rewards" as a breakfast seminar for accountants and financial professionals from 9 to 10 a.m. October 16 at the firm's Allentown, Pa., office.

They will discuss the risks to accountants and financial professionals when accepting the role as a fiduciary on behalf of a client.

Shmookler focuses his practice in the related areas of business, real estate, wills, estate planning and administration.

Capehart handles estate planning and estate administration matters for Lehigh Valley families and business owners, including legacy planning for closely-held companies.

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