Commonly Asked Q&A for Child Support

April 26, 2016

By: Elizabeth Early

questions & answers; child supportOne of the most commonly asked questions that I hear from new clients is: “How is child support calculated?” When parties transition from a shared household income to two separate, individual incomes, it is natural for both parties to feel anxious about just how much they will be expected to contribute to the other party, or conversely, what they can expect to receive in financial support. Below are 10 Commonly Asked Questions and Answers. Continue reading “Commonly Asked Q&A for Child Support”

The NLRB Takes Aim at Employee Handbooks Affecting Employment Law

April 19, 2016By: James B. Shrimpemployee handbook, NLRBThe National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and it’s field offices continue to seek to influence the non-unionized, private sector workplace. Last week, an administrative law judge in an NLRB proceeding involving Quicken Loans, and affiliated companies, Fathead and One Reverse Mortgage, ruled that over 20 provisions of an employee handbook, known as the “Big Book,” violated the National Labor Relations Act. Specifically, the judge ruled that these Big Book provisions violated more than 15,000 employees’ rights to engage in concerted activity. Continue reading “The NLRB Takes Aim at Employee Handbooks Affecting Employment Law”

Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees? Explaining Common Misconceptions About the Cost of Litigation.

April 15, 2016By: Mark R. Fischer, Jr.high swartz, attorney fees, cost of litigationPicture this: you’ve lent a friend $1,000 dollars when the friend was going through a tough time. The friend agreed to pay you back in full within six months. Twelve months later, you have not been paid back even a portion of the funds, and your former friend will not return your calls, texts or emails. Fed up, you contact an attorney for help recovering the money. Continue reading “Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees? Explaining Common Misconceptions About the Cost of Litigation.”

High Swartz to Sponsor Spring Gala Preview Party for Main Line Art Center

Montgomery County and Bucks County law firm helps support Bauhaus to Bowie fundraiser on April 29

tom-rees-high-swartz-main-line-art-center-galaNORRISTOWN, Pa. (April 2016) — Full-service law firm High Swartz LLP is proud to partner with Main Line Art Center to present Bauhaus to Bowie, the center’s 2016 Spring Gala Exhibition and Fundraiser Preview Party, on April 29 at the center in Haverford.

Inspired by musician and art collector David Bowie, the party kicks off the art center’s main fundraiser, the Spring Gala Exhibition, which opens to the public April 30 and runs through June 5.

While a David Bowie-inspired gala theme might first seem like a surprising choice, Bowie was an avid art collector and a visual artist himself. He once told a reporter, “Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It can change the way that I feel….”

Bauhaus to Bowie will offer an exclusive preview of the Spring Gala Exhibition in a party atmosphere that will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Peachtree & Ward, face painting by Peanutbutter, and Bowie-inspired music by EBE Events & Entertainment. The School of Rock Main Line will put on special performances, and the Bowie Booth will beckon party-goers to take their best Bowie-inspired selfies.

“Art should be accessible for everyone, and we at High Swartz are excited to be able to help make this evening possible,” said High Swartz partner Thomas D. Rees, who serves as secretary of the board of directors for Main Line Art Center. “The funds raised through the gala and exhibition help support the center’s important programs, including the award-winning Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with disabilities and at-risk youth.”

Beginning April 30, the Spring Gala Exhibition is free and open to the public. Juried by Sharon Ewing, director of Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, it features works by more than 100 professional artists from around the region.

Tickets for Bauhaus to Bowie are available online at www.mainlineart.org or by phone by calling 610.525.0272 ext. 112 to RSVP before April 22.

Photo Caption: Tom Rees, of High Swartz LLP, and wife Josephine enjoy the Main Line Art Center’s 2014 Jewels and Treasures Spring Gala Preview Party. High Swartz is a sponsor of the 2016 Bauhaus to Bowie 2016 Spring Gala Exhibition and Fundraiser Preview Party on April 29 at the center in Haverford, Pa. Photo by Howard Pitkow.

About High Swartz LLP – High Swartz LLP is a general practice law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.

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High Swartz and McNamara, Bolla & Panzer Law Firms Merge

Bucks County and Montgomery County law firms merge to create one of the largest law firms in the Bucks-Mont region

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Apr. 1, 2016) – Montgomery County law firm High Swartz LLP is pleased to announce a major expansion that will significantly increase its presence in Bucks County. Effective April 1, 2016, High Swartz and McNamara, Bolla, & Panzer in Doylestown, Pennsylvania have merged. The combined firms will maintain the name High Swartz LLP.
Photo caption: (L to R) Joel Rosen, managing partner of High Swartz and Thomas Panzer, managing partner of McNamara, Bolla & Panzer.
Photo caption: (L to R) Joel Rosen, managing partner of High Swartz and Thomas Panzer, managing partner of McNamara, Bolla & Panzer.
The move adds all nine attorneys and five staff members from McNamara, Bolla & Panzer to High Swartz. The new law firm will have 28 attorneys and 18 support staff, positioning it among the largest in the Bucks-Mont region. The attorneys and staff joining High Swartz will continue to work from their existing Doylestown office while the firm will remain headquartered in Norristown.Joel Rosen, managing partner of High Swartz, said the combined experience and resources of the newly expanded firm underscore its standing as a go-to law firm in the Philadelphia suburbs.“High Swartz and McNamara, Bolla & Panzer attorneys look forward to offering our clients additional experience and an expanded range of legal services,” said Rosen. “After more than a century of practicing law, during which High Swartz and McNamara, Bolla & Panzer have become woven into the fabric of the greater Philadelphia community, this is a truly historic day for all of us.”The law firms shared practice areas in common, including business law, municipal and government law, wills, trusts and estates, and real estate law such as zoning, corporate real estate transactions and affordable housing matters. In addition, High Swartz handles education law, employment law, environmental law, family law / domestic relations, franchise law, intellectual property law, and litigation. With the addition of nine attorneys from McNamara, Bolla & Panzer, the firm has added personal injury, Social Security disability, and workers’ compensation claimant and defense work to its legal service offerings.“When we discovered that our attorneys and practice areas were so complementary, uniting our firms made sense,” said Thomas Panzer, managing partner of McNamara, Bolla & Panzer. “Together, we offer legal counsel to meet a wide range of needs for clients across Bucks and Montgomery counties, and we look forward to working in unison to meet those needs.”About High Swartz LLP – High Swartz LLP is a general practice law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.# # #