Mary Cushing Doherty and Joo Park attended the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

On November 18, 2014, High Swartz family law attorneys Joo Park and Mary Cushing Doherty with her daughter, Colleen Doherty, attended the celebration dinner honoring the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2014 annual Women of Distinction award winners. This award program, now in its 12th year, recognizes women in the Delaware Valley for their professional accomplishments, community involvement, honors and milestones. These women are leading the way in banking, health care, real estate, legal and plenty of other fields. They’re at the forefront of taking business in Philadelphia to the next level. Mary Cushing Doherty attended as an alumna, as she received the Women of Distinction award in 2009.

Below is a photo from this year’s event:

PBJ+Women+of+Dist+11-18-14L to R: Joo Park, Mary Cushing Doherty, Colleen Doherty, Carla Marino

High Swartz Partners William Kerr and Arn Heller were the Moderator and a Panelist for the Zoning and Development Strategies Session at the 2014 Homes Within Reach Conference

October 19, 2014High Swartz Partners William Kerr and Arn Heller were the Moderator and a Panelist for the Zoning and Development Strategies Session at the 2014 Homes Within Reach Conference. This conference was sponsored by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania on November 17-19, 2014. This is one of the premier affordable housing conferences in the country and was attended by over 800 housing professionals.Bill discussed zoning law and development approval strategies relating to affordable housing. Arn discussed the use of the condominium format as flexible, alternative development approval tool. cccccccccccccccccccccccccc 

High Swartz Partner Moderates Custody Course for Pennsylvania Bar Institute

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – (November 11, 2014) – Family law attorney Melissa M. Boyd, a partner at the law firm of High Swartz, recently moderated a CLE course for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) on “The Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases.” The interactive program featured a panel discussion with judges, family law attorneys and mental health professionals of issues affecting the different roles of the psychologist, acting in the best interests of the children, and the attorney, advocating for a client’s point of view.Boyd is a frequent presenter for the PBI, the continuing education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), formed to provide Pennsylvania lawyers with high quality, timely, practical and cost effective information. Boyd is also a regular presenter for the PBA’s Family Law Section (FLS), of which she has been an active member since 2004, currently serving on its Council, which oversees the section’s programs and initiatives. She recently served a one-year term on the Executive Committee.A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Chapter, Boyd concentrates her practice on divorce, pre-nuptial and post-divorce agreements, child custody and support, equitable distribution, alimony, adoptions, protection from abuse and juvenile law, and other family law matters. A member of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, she is vice chair of its Family Law Section.Boyd has dedicated much of her professional career and advocates in the community to preserving the rights of children and their families. She is a graduate of Washington College, and received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.Celebrating its 100th year, High Swartz LLP has a track record of legal excellence for clients in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and other Mid-Atlantic states, as well as dedication to the community. The firm counsels clients in a broad range of areas including litigation, business, employment, real estate, and municipal and governmental law.