Mary A. Jacobson Joins Archer’s Wilmington Office

WILMINGTON, DE – January 31, 2006 – Archer, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Mary A. Jacobson to the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Departments. Ms. Jacobson joins Archer as Of Counsel in the firm’s Wilmington office, and will focus her practice in the area of real estate, land use planning, zoning, administrative agency permitting and regulatory compliance at all governmental levels.

Prior to joining Archer, Ms. Jacobson served as a First Assistant County Attorney for the New Castle County Office of Law. She represented the New Castle County Department of Land Use in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and in actions and proceedings before land use administrative boards and County Council.

The addition of Ms. Jacobson will further strengthen the firm’s real estate and land use practices in Delaware, as well as complement the efforts of the firm’s Delaware-based attorneys practicing in the areas of Creditors’ Rights, Labor & Employment, Estates & Trusts, Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

Ms. Jacobson graduated from Widener University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996) and Millersville University (B.S., 1989). She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Delaware Bar Association and the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Jacobson is admitted to the Supreme Court of Delaware, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She resides in Newark, DE.

Mealey’s 4th Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues

January 23-24, 2006: Mealey’s 4th Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference: Top 10 Issues
Ellis Medoway has been selected to present at the Mealey’s 4th Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage Conference in at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. The conference will help you get a head start on your 2006 goals with an illuminating look at the ten most litigious insurance issues today. Mr. Medoway will speak on Absolute Pollution Exclusion: The Energizer Bunny of Coverage Litigation. He will cover the latest developments and trends in the never-ending coverage litigation, as well as continued disputes following a Supreme Court decision.


Condominium And Planned Community Practice In New Jersey

Tuesday, January 17, 2006: Condominium And Planned Community Practice In New Jersey
Rob Kugler & Eva Fatenko have been selected to speak at a seminar presented by Lorman Education Services in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. In this interactive seminar, presenters will guide you through the legislation affecting the registration of a condominium and planned community with DCA. They will provide a comprehensive review all the components of the registration process with you – as well as practical drafting tips for the applicable registration documents. They will review the roles of and issues facing the developer, the condominium/community association and the property manager in these communities, during development and following the transition of the communities from developer to homeowner. This one-day seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents and vice presidents, real estate professionals, project and property managers, developers, escrow agents, condominium association members, construction lenders, construction professionals, engineers and paralegals.


Archer Appoints New Chair Of Family Law Practice

HADDONFIELD, NJ – January 16, 2006 – The law firm of Archer is proud to announce that William J. Thompson, Esquire has been named Chair of the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department.

Mr. Thompson succeeds Lee M. Hymerling, who recently decided to step down as Department Chair to focus more time on his family law practice. Mr. Hymerling oversaw the Matrimonial Department since its inception in 1970, and he remains where he is one of the foremost practitioners of family law in the state of New Jersey.

Mr. Thompson brings over twenty-five years of family law experience to the position His career has included serving as an editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, Co-Chair of the Camden County Family Law Committee, and as Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. He is the current President of the Thomas Forkin Family Law Inns of Court. He was recently named a Best Lawyer in America for 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc.

Let’s Write a Will

January 14, 2006: Let’s Write a Will
Tara Zane will speak at the NJICLE’s seminar Let’s Write a Will on Saturday, January 14th at the DoubleTree Suites in Mt. Laurel, NJ. The seminar will offer a step-by-step guide to drafting a Will for a client – from initial client interview and options to consider, through sample clauses and effective drafting techniques. This popular program is designed for general practitioners, new attorneys and support staff.


Averting Chaos on the Job Site: Proactively Understanding Components of a Good Contract

January 11, 2006: Averting Chaos on the Job Site: Proactively Understanding Components of a Good Contract
Ellis Medoway and Bill Ryan have been selected by the National Business Institute to present at this one day seminar in Cherry Hill, NJ. The seminar will help you develop better construction contracts so that you can minimize disputes before they occur. Mr. Medoway will speak on Methods and Alternatives for Construction Contract Dispute Resolution. Mr. Ryan will cover Performance and Payment Bond Concerns in Construction.


40th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

January 9-13, 2006: 40th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
Steve Mignogna has been selected to present at the 40th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. The Institute convenes in Miami Beach, Florida. The meeting tracks significant developments in the law of trust and estates. Mr. Mignogna will be participating in a program regarding litigation involving estates and trusts. The Institute is one of the nation’s leading conferences for estate planning professionals.


Allen C. Tucci Joins Archer’s Expanding Philadelphia Office

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – January 6, 2006 – Archer, P.C. is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Philadelphia office with the addition of Allen C. Tucci. Mr. Tucci joins Archer as a Partner in the firm’s corporate department, and will focus his practice on Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Transactions and Securities Law, Taxation and Multi-State Tax Planning, Intellectual Property and General Corporate Transactions while working out of the firm’s Philadelphia and Wilmington offices.

Mr. Tucci has built upon the experience he developed over the years to create a specialized practice in advanced corporate transactions, taxation and banking. His insight into corporate goals and responsive services to client needs is recognized by his many corporate clients, which include numerous large, multi-national corporations as well as emerging, growth-oriented businesses. Mr. Tucci enjoys a solid reputation in the business community. He has been quoted in Fortune with respect to Enron’s use of Special Purpose Entities. Reporters from prominent business publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, have also sought his counsel to explain the complex structuring of Special Purpose Entities and their legitimate and reasonable uses.

Mr. Tucci graduated from Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1990) and Dickinson College (B.A., cum laude, 1987). In addition, he was awarded an Andrew Mutch Scholarship to study and teach on advanced managerial economics at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is a member of the Business and Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association, the Banking, Taxation and Corporate Law Sections of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and is an Associate Member of the Delaware Bar Association.


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