NOVEMBER 16TH, 2016: McAndrews Law Offices’ Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Group is excited to announce our Business Succession Planning Services
Business Succession Planning Services
A frequent issue arising in our estate planning work is the transfer of ownership and control of a business owned by a client. Often, the business is a family business which has been created through the extraordinary hard work and personal sacrifice of an entrepreneur, often together with an entire family. As more and more baby boomers approach retirement age, issues related to business succession have become more acute and time-sensitive. McAndrews Law Offices is privileged to work in these matters of business succession collaboratively with Thomas F. Toscani, Esq., a highly respected colleague with decades of specialized experience in assisting families in navigating these sensitive and challenging matters. Our collective efforts can provide the necessary professional counseling to develop the necessary estate plan and legal structures to provide the best approach possible to transition a business in a manner which will serve the interests of all stakeholders.
Family–controlled businesses today account for 50% of the gross domestic product of the United States, and 35% of Fortune 500 companies are controlled by families. Family companies are responsible for 60% of jobs and nearly 80% of new jobs in the United States. Therefore, the success of these enterprises is critical to our national economy. On a personal level, the transfer of ownership and control of these businesses is essential to family harmony, economic well-being, and stability; as such, proper planning with appropriate professionals is absolutely essential to conduct a successful transition when current owners are approaching retirement or seek new challenges.
Unfortunately, a great many small businesses do not successfully transition to a second generation of owners and managers. The alignment of interests between current owners and successors involves many important factors, such as the balancing of financial returns, creation of a proper management structure which honors the interests of all parties, a dispute resolution process, and a variety of tax issues (income, estate, post-mortem, inheritance, etc.).
A multi-step process is necessary to successfully transition a business enterprise to successor owners and managers. Initially, it is essential that a collective vision with specific goals and objectives for the business and the stakeholders be created. Next, a decision-making process must be established with a proposed governance process for both the succession and the subsequent management of the enterprise; naturally, the succession plan must be in writing and properly communicated to all stakeholders. Third, both managers and owners of the enterprise must be identified, with both active and non—active roles for all current and future stakeholders properly identified. Fourth, tax implications for the owner of the business upon sale or transfer must be identified and properly managed, and must also consider issues related to death or divorce; these considerations should be designed to minimize taxes and avoid delays in the transfer of ownership in every circumstance. A part of this process will often involve the creation of a buy/sell agreement and the purchase of life insurance on key owners or managers. Finally, the process will culminate with the creation and implementation of a specific, final transition plan with the appropriate legal entities revised or updated (Corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.).
If you would like to discuss succession planning issues, our Estates and Trusts Department, in conjunction with Thomas F. Toscani, Esq., would welcome the opportunity to work with you to provide the best opportunity for a successful transition for the benefit of you and your family. Please call our office at 610-648-9300.
On Thursday, November 17th, 2016, Michael Gehring, Esq. and Lynne Spangler, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. will be presenting to the Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group (CCDSIG) at The Arc of Chester County. Michael will present first on “Special Education: Planning for Transitions” followed by Lynne’s presentation on “Thinking Ahead to Special Needs Estate Planning.” Michael and Lynne look forward to bringing their expertise in special education and estate planning for persons with disabilities and are honored to be invited to speak to this profound group. For more information on Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group, click here. For more information on The Arc of Chester County, click here.
Special Education: Planning for Transitions
Thinking Ahead to Special Needs Estate Planning
Thursday • November 17th • 2016 • 7:00PM
at The Arc of Chester County
About the Speakers
On Monday, November 7th, 2017, Tanya Alvarado, Esq. was a special guest on Main Line Connect - a local cable show on Radnor TV 21 that focuses on local business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as provides information about local networking events. Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire is both the host of the show and the CEO of Purposeful Networking where she works with businesses to maximize their networking and relationship building skills. Tanya and Jennifer caught up for a half hour about the mission of McAndrews Law Offices and how we communicate this mission through our own marketing and networking tactics. Tanya stressed how McAndrews Law Offices provides several free presentations and programs each year with an effort to educate parents, advocates, and the general public on children's educational rights. Stay tuned for the full episode! For more information on Purposeful Marketing, visit www.purposefulnetworking.com.
Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esq. of "Main Line Connect" interviews Tanya Alvarado, Esq. on November 7th, 2016!
Host: Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire
CEO Purposeful Networking
Speaker | Author | Trainer | Consultant | TV Host
NBI: NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE - Continuing Legal Education for Professionals will host a two day live seminar titled "Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide." Elaine Yandrisevits, Esq. and Alissa Gorman, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will both be guest speakers at the event. For more information, click here.
Find Out How Key Estate Planning Tools are Drafted and Implemented!
McAndrews Law Offices presented to various groups this season on the prosecutions of serial child sex offender Jerry Sandusky and multimillionaire murderer John duPont.
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. & Joe McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices were recently invited by several organizations, including The Corinthian Yacht Club & Springton Lake Village, to present on the trials of Jerry Sandusky, and John duPont. The audiences had the opportunity to hear from the former prosecutors about the work that went into prosecuting such sensitive & high-profile cases as they explored the trials from the beginnings to ends.
A big thank you to our hosts and everyone who came out to learn about the prosecution’s work in order to bring justice to the victims and their families
Taping of The Prosecution of John du Pont and The Prosecution of Jerry Sandusky
Special Education 101: What Parents Need to Know about their Child’s Educational Rights presented by Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Pennsylvania
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 9:00am - 12:00pm @ Glenn Patrick Hoffman Conference Center
Join United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Pennsylvania and McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. for a free IEP clinic and presentation on special education law!
For more information on United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Pennsylvania, click here!
The saga continues for Bill Cosby as the world awaits his upcoming trial on sexual assault charges. The Las Angeles Times has interviewed Dennis McAndrews throughout all of the pre-trial chaos to gain a better understanding of what is going on, and what we can expect to see for the fate of the famous comedian. Read the full article in The LA Times here!
In-Sync and Social, LLC & McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. are teaming up for a FREE informational parent session! Come learn about your child's educational rights, including how to effectively incorporate self-regulation components within an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
In-Sync and Social, LLC is an Occupational Therapy based social skills program. McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. concentrates on special education law. Both groups focus their efforts on advocating and serving the needs of children and adults with disabilities.
SPELL: Supporting Parents of Exceptional Learners for Life is a support group for parents of special education students in Reading and throughout Berks County. SPELL is operated under the guidance of local advocates Michele Ford and Elizabeth Hemmings. SPELL was created to help parents gain information, resources and support while assisting them in their journey of parenting exceptional children. For more information about SPELL, visit www.berkscountyspell.org!
Mark Your Calendars!
2016-2017 School Year Meeting Dates
Michael E. Gehring, Esquire will be presenting on at The Arc of Chester County's November 30th Chat-n-Chew Workshop! Michael is an associate with McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., He concentrates his practice on Special Education litigation and related civil matters in both state and federal courts. Michael has an extensive background in litigation, with over twenty years of experience in the public and private sectors. He has worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Post-Conviction Relief Act Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s, where he developed extensive courtroom experience. Click here to continue reading bio.
Fall Chat-n-Chew Series
The Arc of Chester County is looking forward to their new Chat-n-Chew series with great new topics! These sessions are free, snacks will be provided and all are welcome to join! Bring your lunch and prepare to learn and network!
Don't miss Michael Gehring, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices at the November 30th Session! He will be presenting on
Michael Connolly, Esq. Bio: Mr. Connolly is a shareholder at McAndrews Law Offices, where, with over seventeen years of experience, he represents parents of children with special needs in a variety of education matters at administrative hearings and state and federal court. He has assisted parents in disputes involving their public school related to issues such as eligibility and identification, programming and placement, tuition reimbursement, discipline, bullying, and discrimination. Finish Reading.
An Interactive Workshop Series
Designed for Parents & Professionals
The Arc Alliance is excited to offer the community a series of parent workshops and network opportunities. These training’s are FREE. Bring your lunch; learn about a variety of issues impacting individuals with special needs and their family as well as opportunity to network with other parents! Questions? Email Chat-n-Chew@thearcalliance.org
For all of the Chat-n-Chew sessions at The Arc Alliance, Click Here!
Michael Connolly, Esquire will be presenting on
For more information on Michael Connolly's presentation, click here.
Chat-n-Chew: Michael Connolly & Michael Gehring will present at upcoming interactive workshops for parents & professionals
Michael Gehring, Esq. and Michael Connolly, Esq., both with McAndrews Law Offices, will be presenting on various special education issues, including An Overview of Special Education and Special Education Litigation: The Process and Legal Updates. These FREE trainings are a great way to network and learn more about matters impacting individuals with special needs and their families. Don’t forget to register and bring a lunch! For all Chat-n-Chew sessions, visit thearcalliance.org and arcofchestercounty.org. Questions? Email:
With the beginning of the school year upon us, The Arc Alliance and The Arc of Chester County have begun their Chat-n-Chew fall series of interactive workshops for parents and professionals!
Join Michael Gehring, Esq. and Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices at a Chat-n-Chew Session!
For all Chat-n-Chew sessions at The Arc of Chester County, click here!
For all Chat-n-Chew sessions at The Arc Alliance, click here!
This past year, several high-profile cases became the spotlight of American television. Specifically, the Bill Cosby case, the FX series American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, and the Netflix show Making a Murderer, have all caught the attention of the public. The American Law Journal, produced by Christopher Naughton, Esq., is a TV show that covers issues within various types of law and airs on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV each week. Because of the heightened interest in these notorious cases, The American Law Journal and The Legal Intelligencer collaborated to produce programs to help the nation better understand the intricate details involved in prosecuting these trials. Dennis McAndrews, Esq. & Joseph McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law were invited to participate as special guests as part of their production of the true crime episodes.
This month, The American Law Journal was nominated for four 2016 Emmy® Nominations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. McAndrews Law Offices is honored to be a part of one of the nominated episodes and we would like to extend a big congratulations and thank-you to The American Law Journal for having us be a part of such a captivating show! The Emmy® winners will be announced on September 24th in Philadelphia, PA at a gala awards ceremony - stay tuned!
To watch the Emmy® Nominated show which features McAndrews Law Offices click here: From OJ to Cosby to ‘Making a Murderer’: Criminal Justice on Trial?
For more about The American Law Journal and their four 2016 Emmy® Nominations, click here!
Website: The American Law Journal
Website: The Legal Intelligencer
On Monday, August 15th, 2016, former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was found guilty on all 9 counts of felony perjury and obstruction charges. Throughout the entire trial, Joseph McGettigan of McAndrews Law was there with 6abc commentating on everything from jury selection to the verdict. Action News reporter John Rawlins interviewed McGettigan daily as he analyzed the proceedings of the day.
Catch Joseph McGettigan's second interview with John Rawlins of 6abc here: 6abc PROSECUTOR: PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTED OVER REVENGE
Joseph McGettigan, III of McAndrews Law has been invited by Channel 6-ABC to serve as an expert commentator throughout the entire trial of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania Kathleen Kane. Charges include perjury and obstruction of justice. Joe successfully prosecuted multimillionaire murderer John du Pont (with colleague Dennis McAndrews) and serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky. His background in prosecuting such sensitive and high-profile cases has made him an excellent choice of analyst for this trial. We invite everyone to look for further commentaries by Joe throughout the ongoing proceedings.
(The ABLE Act - Achieving a Better Life Experience)
FREE Presentation on The ABLE Act
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 - 8:30PM
Ms. Yandrisevits as an associate attorney at McAndrews Law offices in the Estate & Trusts department. This presentation is open to previous attendees as well as to anyone new who would like to know more about this special needs planning tool. Modeled after 529 college savings accounts, The ABLE Act will allow eligible persons to open tax-free savings accounts that will not risk their eligibility for government programs.
Although signed into federal law in 2014, ABLE accounts are not yet available in Pennsylvania. However, they’re coming soon. Once the PA ABLE bill passed into law in April, the PA Department of the Treasury began planning for implementation, hopefully within 6 months.
Please join us for an Overview of The ABLE Act. Talking points will include:
- Who is eligible/How do you qualify/What are the requirements in The ABLE Act?
- What are the differences in ABLE accounts & a Special Needs Trusts?
- Which is preferable, when, and why?
- Is it possible to have both?
- Will opening an ABLE account hurt social security or Medicaid services?
- How much money can be put into an ABLE account? Can there be more than one account? What else do I need to know before making a decision to open an account?
This event is free, but you must register. Please RSVP to Ramona Neidig at 610-849-8076, ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Email registration is preferred. Please indicate your county of residence & whether you are a family member or a professional. First consideration given to families. Thank you.
For more information about The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton Counties, click here!
Click here for Elaine Yandrisevits' bio!
On Tuesday, December 13th, Michael Connolly, Esq., Shareholder at McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., will be the guest speaker for The Arc Alliance's CHAT-N-CHEW: Overview of Special Education Workshop!
CHAT-N-CHEW by The Arc Alliance
An Interactive Workshop Series Designed for Parents & Professionals
The Arc Alliance is excited to offer the community a series of parent workshops and network opportunities. These training’s are FREE. Bring your lunch; learn about a variety of issues impacting individuals with special needs and their family as well as opportunity to network with other parents! Click here to view all upcoming workshops.
Tuesday, December 13th • 11:30am to 1:00pm • Location: The Arc Alliance • 3075 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, PA 19403
Speaker: Michael Connolly, Esquire
Title: An Overview of Special Education
Program site/registration info: http://thearcalliance.org/events/chat-n-chew-overview-of-special-education/
Topic: The workshop will focus on an overview of special education laws and regulations, and their practical impact on programming in schools. Topics will include a discussion of child find and evaluation obligations of school districts, IEPs and how to prepare for an IEP meeting, how to respond effectively to an IEP and NOREP, and the mechanisms available to resolve disputes over programming and placement.
Speaker Bio: Mr. Connolly is a shareholder at McAndrews Law Offices,
where, with over seventeen years of experience, he represents parents of children with special needs in a variety of education matters at administrative hearings and state and federal court. He has assisted parents in disputes involving their public school related to issues such as eligibility and identification, programming and placement, tuition reimbursement, discipline, bullying, and discrimination.
He also lectures throughout the state to parents, educators, and attorneys on special education and other education law related topics. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Connolly has been an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee, where he served as Vice Chair from 2002 through 2003 and as Chair from 2003 through 2006. In his roles as Vice Chair and Chair, he played an active part in helping to shape the Bar Association’s position on legal issues impacting students with disabilities as well as planning one of the Commonwealth’s preeminent legal conferences in the area of special education. Mr. Connolly continues to be an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Legal Services for Exceptional Children’s Committee.
Mr. Connolly began his career in education law upon graduation from law school as an associate with a District of Columbia law firm representing parents in special education matters. He later became a partner in a law firm located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he spent nearly a decade representing school districts throughout state. Most recently, prior to joining McAndrews Law Offices, Mr. Connolly was a founding partner at another education law firm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he spent seven years representing parents and students in educational matters.
Rights and Responsibilities:
Being an Effective School Rights Advocate for Children with Juvenile Arthritis (JA)
Live Webinar • Thursday, September 1st • 7:30 - 9:00PM
School districts are required to provide a range of educational support services to help students with juvenile arthritis (JA) and other childhood rheumatic diseases make meaningful progress. Understanding your child’s rights and the school’s responsibilities will help you be a powerful advocate for your child. Get the facts and advocacy tips from Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. a supervising partner with McAndrews Law Offices, a firm that has been providing legal services in special education and disability law for over 30 years.
You’ll learn about:
- the laws that protect students with disabilities
- the obligations of the school vs what’s at the school’s discretion
- 504 and IEP plans and what’s best for your child
- practical approaches to conflict resolution and mediation
- your rights and how to protect your child in matters related to bullying
Click here for more information and to register!
For more information on Juvenile Arthritis, click here!
Lauren O’Connell Mahler, Esq. to present at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Audiology Conference
“Maximizing Learning and Cognition in Children with Hearing Loss”
When: September 29, 2016
Conference Start Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children - Lecture Hall, Wilmington, DE
Target Audience: Audiologists, Teachers of the Deaf, Speech Pathologists, and others interested in this topic.
*Lauren O’Connell Mahler, Esq. of Mcandrews Law Offices will present at 2:45pm – 3:45pm on “Special Education for Children with Hearing Loss: A Practical Overview”
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. will be speaking at Lehigh University's Upcoming Special Education Law Symposium
Recent Rulings from a Dual Lens: The IDEA's Fifth Decade
Special Education Law Symposium
June 19th-24th 2016
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. will be speaking on Monday, June 20th on the topic of IDEA and Section 504 Regulations: Core Concepts
On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, exactly two weeks ago, Pennsylvania Judge Elizabeth McHugh ruled that comedian/actor Bill Cosby will go to trial this summer in regard to aggravated sexual assault charges. Such high-profile cases often raise complicated questions and concerns by both parties, including the general public. Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner of McAndrews Law Offices, along with colleague Joseph McGettigan, Esq., have continued to be interviewed by several news outlets looking for their expert opinions on these types of intricate cases. Most recently, Mr. McGettigan spoke with PEOPLE and Mr. McAndrews spoke with USA TODAY - an interview that can also be found on FindLaw. As we await for the trial, stay tuned for more of their skilled predictions regarding this sensitive and complex case.
On Tuesday, May 24th, Judge Elizabeth McHugh ruled that comedian Bill Cosby will go to trial in regard to aggravated assault charges. This ongoing battle will continue into the summer when the trial begins. Several media outlets have interviewed McAndrews Law attorneys Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan for their expert opinions and predictions on the fate of Bill Cosby. Recently, they spoke with USA TODAY and PEOPLE to help explain the complicated legal aspects of this unique high-profile case.
Michael Connolly, Esq. & Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA, both shareholders at McAndrews Law, will be presenting at PBI’s “Snapshots of Special Education Law” Live Webcast!
On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) will host a live webcast titled “SNAPSHOTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: An Intermediate level program focusing on four critical areas in special education law”. Michael Connolly, Esq. and Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA, both shareholders at McAndrews Law Offices, will serve as expert faculty. Mr. Connolly will present on Divorced Parents and the IDEA—from evaluations and IEPs, to field trips and school events and Ms. Hulse will discuss Cyberbullying and students with disabilities: Recent case law and real life case studies.
Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM will be a panel member for The American College MassMutual Center for Special Needs' live webcast panel discussion on the ABLE Act!
The ABLE Act – What’s Next?
hosted by The American College of Financial Services of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Live webcast - Wednesday, June 8th, from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. presents at the Special Kids Network's Parent Youth Professional Forums (PYPFs)!
School Districts are required to provide the full range of special education services for a student to make meaningful progress and which are mandated by law. It is important that families receive accurate and complete information to properly address their children’s educational needs.
Don't miss this free presentation by Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA of McAndrews Law Offices, in conjunction with Pocono Autism Society, and get all of your questions answered!
GET MONEY SMART @ Upper Merion Township Library!
Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M., Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices' Estates & Trusts Department, will be speaking on Special Needs Trusts
WHEN: Tonight! April 11th, 2016 TIME: 7:00 PM WHERE: Upper Merion Township Library
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. of McAndrews Law will be presenting on "Special Education Law: A Practical Overview" at PBIDA's regional conference in Pittsburgh!
DYSLEXIA TODAY 2016: Learning and Living with Dyslexia
WHO: PBIDA (Pennsylvania Branch International Dyslexia Association) Regional Conference
WHEN: Saturday, April 9th, 2016
TIME: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton - Pittsburgh - Monroeville Convention Center, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pa 15146
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq.
Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices' Special Education Department
April is Autism Awareness Month! Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M. will be speaking at one of Melmark's Autism Awareness Month Workshops!
Melmark is hosting a series of workshops for April 2016 Autism Awareness Month!
Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. will present on
Power of Attorney, Guardianships, and Special Needs Trusts: What You Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, April 27th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
See below for details on all of the workshops.
An Overview of Special Education Law for Parents
Presented by Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA of McAndrews Law Offices
In conjunction with Pocono Autism
WHEN: May 25, 2016 – 9:30am
WHERE: Western Pocono Community Library - 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville, PA
No need to register
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq., Lauren O’Connell Mahler, Esq., and Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law speak at COPAA's Annual Conference!
The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) held their annual conference at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel this past weekend (March 9th - 13th, 2016). COPAA’s mission is to protect and enforce the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families, and their primary goal is to secure high quality educational services and to promote excellence in advocacy. Being that COPAA's mission parallels that of McAndrews Law Offices', they invited three of our members to come and speak, including Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq., Lauren O’Connell Mahler, Esq., and Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. The title of their presentation was From Stalemate to Mediate: Can't we all Just Work it Out? with the focus on mediation. The conference was attended by advocates and lawyers from across the country and was both educational and a great success! For more information about COPAA, visit www.copaa.org.
Dennis McAndrews & Joe McGettigan of McAndrews Law are guest speakers on "The People vs. Bill Cosby: The Politics of the Prosecution"
February 29th, 2015:The Emmy® award winning show The American Law Journal and The Legal Intelligencer recently teamed up for a special program called The People vs. Bill Cosby: The Politics of the Prosecution. The episode explored the trials of OJ Simpson, Steven Avery, and most recently - the case against Bill Cosby. Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq., both with McAndrews Law Offices, worked side by side on the prosecution team for the 1996-1997 trial of multimillionaire & murderer, John duPont, who shot and killed friend and Olympic Gold Medal Wrestler, David Schultz. Mr. McGettigan was also the lead prosecutor in the trial of serial child sex-abuser, Jerry Sandusky. Being that both Joe and Dennis have extensive background prosecuting high-profile cases, they were interviewed by The Legal Intelligencer and Christopher Naughton, Esq. with The American Law Journal for this special program which aired on Monday evening at 7:00PM on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV.
Jennifer Bradley, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices with be presenting at this free IEP Clinic in conjunction with The Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County! Come with questions and leave with answers!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
TIME: 11:00am - 3:00pm
WHERE: Exeter Township Library, 4565 Prestwick Dr, Reading, PA 19606
Joe McGettigan of McAndrews Law appears on the the Emmy Award-winning show “The American Law Journal”!
February 22nd, 2016: Joseph McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices was a guest speaker this week on The American Law Journal. This Emmy Award-winning TV program has aired on the Philadelphia CNN News affiliate since 1990 and was filmed at the WFMZ-TV studios in Allentown, PA. The topic of Monday night's show was Prosecuting Cosby - What the Trial Will Reveal. Executive Producer Christopher Naughton, Esq. held the on-air interview with Joe and three other guests including Lizzy McLellan (reporter with The Legal Intelligencer), John Moganelli (District Attorney of Northampton County) and Steven Fairlie (with Fairlie & Lippy PC). With so many different pieces involved in the case against Bill Cosby, the guest speakers examined the current legal issues and processes that are occurring on a daily basis and helped to clarify several of the difficult questions that many are asking.
We greatly appreciate being invited to speak on The American Law Journal, as well as speak to The Legal Intelligencer, and to have the opportunity to share our expertise on such issues with the public. Stay tuned next week for the full episode!
The Legal Intelligencer interviews Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan on America's high profile cases and issues
February 16th, 2016 - Gina Passarella, Senior Staff Reporter with The Legal Intelligencer, interviewed Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joe McGettigan, Esq. on several of America's high profile cases and topics. These on-camera interviews featured questions about the Bill Cosby case, the Netflix series Making a Murderer - The Case Against Steven Avery, the FX Series American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, and Juveniles & Life without Parole - Latest from the U.S. Supreme Court.Stay tuned in March for the live interviews!
February 2016 - Maryclaire Dale, writer for the Associated Press, recently interviewed McAndrews Law member and former high-profile prosecutor, Joe McGettigan, on his thoughts and expertise involving the case against comedian Bill Cosby.
Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM & Lynne Spangler, Esq. of McAndrews Law will be speaking at PBI's 17th Annual Estate & Elder Law Symposium!
WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
TIME: 9:00AM - 4:10PM
Take advantage of “the Best of” two of PBI’s most popular Institutes
"In this one-day Symposium we feature some of the most popular sessions from our annual Estate Law Institute and Elder Law Institute. Whether you have a general practice or you concentrate in estate law, elder law or both, you’ll find this course offers just what you need. You’ll pick up important practice tips and the latest developments. Break-out sessions make it easy for you to choose the topics that interest you the most."
Free Presentation Hosted by
The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem PA
March 30, 2016 from 6-8 PM
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Bradley, Attorney with McAndrews Law Offices
Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law will be a presenter at Wyncote Academy's Spring Series of Parent Seminars!
WHEN: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
WHERE: Wyncote Academy - 7613 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027
TIME: 11:00am (Tour starts at 10:30!)
Michael Connolly, Esq. will be presenting on Special Education 101: What Every Parent Should Know at Wyncote Academy's 2-day Spring Series of Parent Seminars! Click here for all the info! - Evening Parent Seminar Flyer 2016
PATTAN in King of Prussia recently held a program regarding Transition Planning - from school to adulthood. The program included some excellent materials which set out the perspectives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education on this issue, as well as checklists and materials which can be very useful for for parents when examining their children's transition activities.
December 17th, 2015 - National Alliance on Mental Illness features holiday article by Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing for McAndrews Law Offices (Click here to find the article on NAMI's website or read it below!)
Don't get wrapped up in social media: This is very easy to say, and quite frankly, I enjoy it, so I’m not encouraging people to give up their Facebook or Twitter accounts completely. But take what you see on the internet with a grain of salt. Particularly, this time of year, people are frequently posting about the joyous things they are doing - whether it be holiday parties, visits with family, friends and significant others, recipes, or simply statuses about their fortunate lives. Seeing all these cheerful posts and all these smiles flooding a person’s mini-feed can be a reminder to someone who is struggling that they are NOT feeling the same way that the rest of the world appears to be feeling. This is not jealousy, but social media can present a distorted image of how life really is for everyone else.
A handful of years ago, I ran into an old childhood friend at the supermarket during the holiday season. We started to briefly catch up with one another on what was going on in our lives. I distinctly remember him saying to me that he already “knew” my life had been wonderful since he had last seen me. And this was all according to Facebook. “I loved seeing you on TV all over the country cheerleading during March Madness. You have stayed in touch with many people and are always out and about doing fun things and you’re so lucky you got to go back to graduate school to pursue your passions.” I felt a little guilty because, little did he know, I had just come straight to the supermarket after an intensive outpatient therapy session where I was going for treatment for depression.
Talk About It: My grandfather has always been a source of great comfort – from visiting me in the hospital to simply discussing mental illness in a non-taboo way. I followed in his footsteps by going to Villanova University, having a love for sports, and always saying what is on my mind! While the issues he battled were different than mine, one thing he instilled in me was the importance of open communication. He inspired me to never stop talking (but to always listen to others, too!), because as long as we are open about our issues, the more we can relate to one another and start to heal.
Sometimes, just the thought of disclosing your pain to someone can cause your anxiety to rise. But believe it or not, people want to hear about it more than it may seem. And often times, you’ll find that many people can relate on some level. The more we talk, the more we can understand each other and not feel secluded from the rest of the world. I ended up keeping in touch with my old friend from the supermarket, and eventually, disclosed what had really been going on that holiday season. To my surprise, he had battled with similar issues. This was a comforting relief for both of us and encouraged me to speak up more about it.
You're not alone: Whether you’re battling with mental illness, a disease, friends/family issues, or anything else - remember that no one is perfect and no one has a perfect life. Everyone is dealing with something this holiday season. So just because everyone else seems upbeat and happy around you, doesn't mean that they are 100% feeling that way on the inside. A photograph captures the quickest moment in time and isn’t an accurate tool to measure one’s true feelings. So for all the smiles you may see on the internet during the holiday season, keep in mind that we are all human and we all struggle at times throughout our lives. Just because the term “Happy Holidays!” may not seem to apply to you at every moment throughout the day, that doesn’t mean there won’t be happy moments to come. The more we discuss with one another our personal battles, the more we are reminded that we are not alone – especially this holiday season.
December 8th, 2015 - Lauren O'Connell Mahler, Esq. of McAndrews Law to present at the National Business Institute's IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop
Strengthen Your School's IEP and 504 Plan Process and Protect Student Rights
Lauren O'Connell Mahler, Esq. of McAndrews Law will be a speaker at the National Business Institute’s IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop on December 8th, 2015 at the Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware.
November 20th - Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM to speak on Special Needs Trusts at the Philadelphia Bar Association
Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM, McAndrews Law Offices' Supervisor of our Estates & Trusts Department, will be speaking on Special Needs Trusts at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Social Security Disability Benefits Committee Meeting!
Monday, November 30th at 6pm - McAndrews Law and In-Sync and Social to present on IEPs and Special Needs Trusts
Join Jacqueline Lembeck, Esq. and Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM of McAndrews Law Offices, along with Maria Slavin, MS, OTR/L of In-Sync and Social, for discussions on developing appropriate IEPS, including related services/Occupational Therapy, as well as special needs trusts and how to financially plan for a loved one with a disability.
In-Sync and Social is an Occupational Therapy Private Practice specializing in sensory processing and social skills with locations in Newtown Square, West Chester and Rosemont, PA. For more information, visit them at
On November 11th, 2015, a Delaware blog called Exceptional Delaware, featured McAndrews Law Offices in a story about our new office that has opened in southern Delaware, as well as our advocacy work for children and upcoming free education clinics!
Tomorrow night! Free Conflict & Bullying Resolution presentation @ The Art of Friendship Social Skills Program Paoli Office
McAndrews Law Offices and the Child & Family Art Therapy Center are teaming up for a night dedicated to raising awareness about bullying!
Tuesday, November 10th - Conflict & Bullying Resolution @ The Art of Friendship Social Skills' Paoli Office
You're invited to a night dedicated to raising awareness about bullying!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 6:30-8:30 pm
@ Child & Family Art Therapy Center - Station Square 2, Suite 109, 37 North Valley Road
McAndrews Law Offices and the Child and Family Art Therapy Center are teaming up for a Conflict & Bullying Resolution event. Mike Fogel, founder of the Art of Friendship Social Skills Program and Camp Pegasus, will be presenting on Empowering Parents, Empowering Children: Coping Skills for Bullies, Teasers, and Difficult People and Jacqueline Lembeck, Esq. of MLO will be presenting on Bullying 101: Know Your Rights and How to Protect Your Child.
McAndrews Law Offices celebrates our new office in Lower Delaware by cosponsoring free education clinics with Community Legal Aid!
December 9th - CASA Philadelphia hosts Jennifer Bradley, Esq. of McAndrews Law to speak at free presentation on bullying
CASA of Philadelphia County (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) invites you to attend Bullying 101: Know Your Rights and How to Protect Your Child, a presentation by Jennifer Bradley, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices. This presentation explores how children with disabilities are often targets of bullying. It is important to know that the Pennsylvania legislature requires school districts to address bullying. Ms. Bradley will review current statistics, specific laws pertaining to children’s educational rights, and strategies to address the issue with the school.
Snacks will be provided.
With report cards coming out this season, there is no better time than now to make sure your child is receiving the best educational services to allow them to achieve their highest potential!
*Bring your child's IEP for a brief review by a special education attorney from McAndrews Law Offices
WHEN: Saturday, November 7th
TIME: 10:00am - 1:00pm
WHERE: The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
On October 21st and 22nd, McAndrews Law Offices’ bilingual attorney, Tanya Alvarado, Esq., gave two presentations on “The IEP Process: What Families Should Know.” Both Services Access and Management, Inc. (SAM) and the Parent Involved Network’s (PIN) Bilingual Support Group hosted Ms. Alvarado to speak with parents, advocates and individuals on educational services available to children with intellectual and learning disabilities. Thank you to both SAM and PIN for inviting us to speak to two great audiences on these issues that all families should be aware of!
Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices were featured in this month's issue of PAJusticeNews. The two were recently asked by CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in Luzerne County to speak on Bullying: 101 Know Your Rights and How to Protect Your Child" and "How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse: The Jerry Sandusky Trial."
On October 16th, 2015, at the Baldwin School, Specialists of Schools and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists hosted a workshop on "Ethical Dilemmas of School Professionals Regarding Child Abuse".
Pictured: Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Joe McGettigan, Esq. and Tanya Alvarado, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices with speaker Dr. Linda Knauss.
This past Friday, October 9th was the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association's 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities where MLO hosted an exhibitors table and Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. spoke on "Special Education: A Practical Overview for Families". Thank you to the PBIDA and Delaware Valley Friends School for hosting this event that continues to be instrumental in educating the public on dyslexia!
On Tuesday, September 29th, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Luzerne County hosted Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices to speak on "Bullying 101: Know Your Rights and How to Protect Your Child" and "How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse: The Jerry Sandusky Trial." Over 80 people came to Kings College to hear the two bring awareness to these important topics. The Times Leader published an article the following day, highlighting Ms. Hulse and Mr. McGettigan's key points. The article can be read by clicking here. They were also interviewed by 94.3 - The David Madeira Show and 103.1 - The Sue Henry Show.
Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. with speak on "Decoding Dyslexia" on November 5th at the Butler Community Center in Drums, Pa (Luzerne County).
Michael Connolly, Esq. - McAndrews Law Offices
Check out a short YouTube video about the event below
Do you have questions about your child’s IEP and/or educational services? Come and learn about special education services and regulations that insure that your child MUST receive free, appropriate programs which are proven to be effective!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Luzerne County invites MLO to Speak on Bullying/Preventing Child Abuse
Bullying 101 & How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 · 7:00 pm · Kings College · Wilkes-Barre, PA
Children with disabilities are often subject to bullying & abuse. Many people are unaware that the Pennsylvania Legislature has adopted legislation requiring school districts to address bullying. Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA will review current statistics, specific laws pertaining to children’s educational rights, & ways to address these issues with the school. Joseph McGettigan, Esq., the successful prosecutor in the trial of serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, will lead the 2nd part of the night by taking the audience through the prosecution’s timeline. His discussion brings awareness to how child abuse can occur virtually anywhere & often times in institutional settings, such as schools or camps, while under the supervision & care of a professional adult.
Mission: To advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children under the court’s jurisdiction
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Luzerne County (CASA) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that uses highly trained volunteers to become Advocates for abused and neglected children in Luzerene County. Advocates come in all ages and from all walks of life. They provide love, services, guidance, mentoring and representation in court. Advocartes are appointed by the judge with the authority of the court. Their mission is to report to the court the decisions necessary to make sure every individual child has the best chance to succeed in life.
Michael Connolly, Esq. to speak at the 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement Conference
The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN) is sponsoring the 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement 4-day conference beginning August 9th through August 13th in Hershey, PA. All topics encompass issues related to serving students and young children with deafness and hearing loss, blindness, deaf-blindness, visual impairment, intellectual disabilities, traumatic and brain injury, and multiple diseases.
Crystal Welton, J.D., LL.M. and Elaine Yandrisevits, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. will be presenting faculty at an upcoming Live Seminar hosted by the National Business Institute!
Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. will be a part of the Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County's Free IEP Presentation & Clinic
Do You Have Questions About Your Child’s Educational Services?
The Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County Can Help!
Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Rockville Memorial Library (21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850)
-All are welcome to attend this free presentation and individual consultations/Q&A with LD specialists
-Brief consultations will be conducted by professionals in the field of learning disabilities, including a Special Education Attorney, Learning Specialist, Reading Specialist, and College Consultant.
-Attendees are welcome to bring the child’s IEP, 504 Plan, and/or other relevant documents for a brief review by one of these specialists
-RSVP’s required in order to guarantee ample time for your consultation with one of these professionals
-RSVP by emailing email@example.com
On Tuesday, July 28th, Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. will be presenting on discipline issues for special education students for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's (PBI) Snapshots of Special Education CLE.
Tanya Alvarado, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will be presenting a FREE Special Education Presentation and IEP Clinic
When: Wednesday, July 15th
WHERE: The Montgomery County Free Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown, PA 19401
Attendees are welcome to bring their child's IEP/relevant paperwork for a review by a McAndrews Law Offices special education attorney!
RSVP recommended, but not required. Contact Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-648-9300
*Tanya Alvarado, Esq. is fluent in Spanish and will be available to speak with any Spanish-speaking attendees. Read her full bio here.
Calling all NEPA 98.5 KRZ listeners! Keep your ears open to learn about McAndrews Law Offices’ FREE consultations and FREE IEP Clinic coming up on May 29th @ the Hilton-Scranton!
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will speak at PBIDA's 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq., Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices' Special Education Department, will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA)'s 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities on October 9th at Delaware Valley Friends School.
For more information, visit http://www.pbida.org/
"The Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports individuals with dyslexia and related learning disorders, as well as their families, educators and other professionals in Pennsylvania and Delaware." - PBIDA.org
Failing Grades? IEP/Behavior Problems? Frequent Suspensions?
As the school year winds down, don’t wait another minute wondering what to do! Come and learn about your child’s educational rights from the experts who know it best!
FREE EDUCATION AND IEP CLINIC
DATE: Friday, May 29th
LOCATION: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (Dalton Room), 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
*Attendees are welcome to bring their child's IEP/relevant paperwork for a review by a special education attorney from McAndrews Law Offices!
RSVP recommended, but not required. Contact Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed, Director of Marketing, McAndrews Law Offices: 570-969-1817 or email@example.com
May 12th - Lauren O'Connell Mahler, Esq. will be presenting at the National Business Institute's Delaware Special Education Law Seminar
Lauren O'Connell Mahler, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will be presenting at the National Business Institute's Delaware Special Education Law Seminar
When: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Where: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino,1131 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19903
April 23rd, 2015- McAndrews Law Offices and The Clery Center for Security on Campus host movie premiere
Please join McAndrews Law Offices and The Clery Center for Security on Campus for a premiere screening of "The Hunting Ground" next Thursday, April 23rd, at 6pm at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute! This documentary is directed by the Oscar-nominee director, Kirby Dick, and explores rape crimes on college campuses across the U.S., including the measures that institutions have taken to cover up such crimes. Brief speeches will be made at the event by Congressman Patrick Meehan, Dennis McAndrews Esq., Joseph McGettigan, Esq. and more.
Special Education: What Parents ABSOLUTELY Need to Know!
Come to this free IEP Clinic to learn about your child's educational rights and have the opportunity to sit down with a special education attorney from McAndrews Law Offices to review your child's IEP/relevant paperwork.
When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Exeter Community Library, 4565 Prestwick Dr, Reading, PA 19606
Presented by Jennifer Bradley, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices
In conjunction with SPELL and Community Prevention Partnership
For questions or to RSVP, contact Millie Acosta, McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., at 610-648-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania's Parent Workshop
Tanya Alvarado, Esq. will be speaking on Special Education 101 – What Families Need to Know
WHEN: April 25th @ 9:00am
WHERE: WellSpan Rehabilitation Hospital, Community Room, 55 Monument Drive (Apple Hill Complex), York, PA 17403
*This workshop is free and open to the public. We ask that you please RSVP to Gretchen Knaub of the EFWP at email@example.com.
McAndrews Law Offices in The Washington Post
Attorneys from the firm will be presenting in Montgomery County, MD tonight - Click here for all of the details.
When: April 30th, 2015
Where: Stratford Friends School
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will speak on IEPs and Maria Slavin of In-Sync and Social will be presenting on sensory and social skills in the classroom
Families are welcome to bring their child's IEP for a brief review by a special education attorney
For questions or to RSVP, contact Maria Slavin at firstname.lastname@example.org
¿Tiene Preguntas Acerca de el PEI (IEP)?
¿Tiene Preguntas Acerca de la Educación Especial?
Por Favor, Únase Con Nosotros
Educación Especial: El PEI (IEP)
Sábado, 16 de Mayo, 2015
The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem PA
Traiga el PEI (IEP) y evaluaciones de su hijo para reviso y discusion directamente con abogados bilingues. Después de una breve presentación, usted será capaz de entrevistarse individualmente con un abogado, durante unos 15-20 minutos, dependiendo del número de asistentes. Para inscribirse, pongase en contacto con Ramona at
610-849-8076, ext. 25 or email@example.com. Por favor, comparta con las familias que puedan beneficiarse.
Bring your child’s IEP and evaluations for review and discussion with an attorney. After a brief review, you will be able to meet individually with an attorney for approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on the number of attendees. To register, please contact Ramona at
610-849-8076, ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this with any families that might benefit.
IS YOUR CHILD STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL?
Falling Grades? Does Your Child Have an IEP? Frequently Suspended?
Come to this FREE IEP & Education Clinic for all of your answers!
When: May 16th, 2015
Where: Hoyt Library Meeting Room, Kingston, PA
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Presented by Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A., of McAndrews Law Offices
In conjunction with The Arc of Luzerne County
Parents are welcome to bring their child's IEP and/or relevant paperwork for a brief review by a special education attorney
For questions or to RSVP, contact Karla Porter, Program Director, The Arc of Luzerne County: email@example.com
April 17, 2015 - Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan to speak at Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologist's Mandated Child Abuse Workshop
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joe McGettigan, Esq. will be speaking at the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists' Mandated Child Abuse Workshop. Their topic is "Various roles that a psychologist may play in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting."
When: Friday, April 17th
Where: Temple University, Fort Washington
McAndrews Law Offices would like to give another BIG thank you to Surrey Services for hosting us on Wednesday, March 4th for a second sold-out show of over 100 people for cocktails, food and a presentation that could only be told by McAndrews Law Offices' attorneys, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. The two men co-prosecuted multi-millionaire, John E. duPont, in 1996-1997 for the murder of Olympic gold medal wrestler and friend, David Schultz, on his property at the Foxcatcher estate in Newtown Square in Delaware County, Pa. Mr. McGettigan and Mr. McAndrews presented information, facts, and stories that are not widely known while providing a timeline starting with before the murder and ending with the impact that it still has on many people today, including the film and upcoming documentary created by Nancy Schultz. The documentary will serve as a tribute to her late husband, Dave. FOXCATCHER is the Oscar-nominee film that stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller.
On Wednesday, February 28th, McAndrews Law Offices and Surrey Services hosted over 110 people for a sold-out evening filled with delicious food and cocktails and a presentation that could only be told by McAndrews Law Offices' attorneys, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. The two men co-prosecuted multi-millionaire, John E. duPont, in 1996-1997 for the murder of Olympic gold medal wrestler and friend, David Schultz, on his property at the Foxcatcher estate in Newtown Square in Delaware County, Pa. Mr. McGettigan and Mr. McAndrews presented information, facts, and stories that are not widely known while providing a timeline starting with before the murder and ending with the impact that it still has on many people today, including the film and upcoming documentary created by Nancy Schultz. The documentary will serve as a tribute to her late husband, Dave. FOXCATCHER is up for several Academy Awards and stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller.
On Thursday, February 19th, the Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Department of McAndrews Law Offices sponsored a luncheon and seminar program at Shangrila Restaurant for our valued financial planning colleagues. The program offered updates on current topics in estate planning, elder law, special needs planning and estate administration. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Shangrila for hosting us!
Two of McAndrews Law Offices' members work for local non-profit, FLITE: Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown, and invite everyone to attend their upcoming annual event
Dennis McAndrews, a FLITE board member, and Allyson McAndrews, a member of the FLITE Communications Committee, encourage everyone to come out to FLITE's annual match-up with the Harlem Wizards.
Full Press Release Below:
THE HARLEM WIZARDS REUNITE THIS MARCH WITH THE FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING IN TREDYFFRIN/EASTTOWN (FLITE) FOR THEIR MOST ENERGETIC, AERODYNAMIC MATCHUP YET
Community non-profit hosts popular annual event with notorious interactive and performance-based New York basketball team. Event raises money to support FLITE-funded programs in T/E School District
BERWYN, PA, February 11th, 2015 – The Harlem Wizards will be back and ready to take on the students and faculty of Tredyffrin/Easttown School District on March 20th and 21st at 7:00pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Conestoga High School Gymnasium for a jaw-dropping show. This will mark the fourth annual matchup for the Harlem Wizards, an aerodynamic performance basketball team, and the Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE). FLITE is an IRS recognized non-profit organization that helps ensure that all children in T/E have the tools, opportunities and support they need to succeed in school. FLITE works with the T/E School District Administration, who identify areas of need, and then FLITE raises funds from the community to support those needs. FLITE-funded programs help students from early childhood through college preparation.
All ages are encouraged to come out for a night (or two) to support this great community cause and to be a part of this entertaining, hilarious and athletic experience that will leave people cheering in their seats and smiling all the way home. Ticket sales begin on Tuesday, February 10th, at 9:00am for $11.00 and can be purchased at www.flite-pa.org. Tickets purchased at the door are $13.00, but will only be available if the shows do not sell out ahead of time. Shows the past three years have sold out.
FLITE would like to express their sincere gratitude to our sponsors this year. Their help and support will contribute to the enhancement of the educational experience for T/E students from preschool through high school. This year’s sponsors include The Sarian Group at HighTower, SILA, Malvern Federal Savings Bank, the Paoli Wildcats, Anchor Aweigh, Penn Liberty Bank, Bryn Mawr Trust, Gardner Fox Associates, Inc., Gutsche Orthodontics, Main Line Sports Center, The Julian Krinsky School of Tennis at Gulph Mills, Overachieve Sports and Speed, Inc., Painting with a Twist, and Saul Ewing LLP. For anyone interested in sponsoring FLITE and supporting this rewarding cause while receiving a great deal of positive company exposure, contact Paige Skelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215 260-4560.
Questions about Harlem Wizards v. FLITE?
Email Kerry Derstine at email@example.com.
Other information about FLITE & the FLITE vs. Harlem Wizards Game can be found at:
The Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE) is an all-volunteer non-profit foundation that helps to ensure that all students in Tredyffrin/Easttown Schools, especially those who face barriers to their educational success, have the academic tools, opportunities and support they need to succeed in school.
FLITE helps students, ages preschool through high school, by funding educational programs. The Foundation relies on the T/E School District staff to identify students who can benefit from additional support and the programs that can help them succeed. FLITE is supported by donations from local community members, businesses and foundations.
¿Tiene preguntas acerca de la educación especial? Por favor, únase con nosotros para una presentación de Tanya Alvarado, una abogada bilingue con experiencia en esta área. Esta presentación será en español. Por favor, comparta con las familias que puedan beneficiarse. Para inscribirse, póngase en contacto con Ramona Neidig, Librarian/Northampton County FD/FSS Coordinator, at 610-849-8076, ext. 25 o firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Tanya Alvarado, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
In Conjunction with The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
When: Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Where: The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Questions? Contact Ramona Neidig: email@example.com
**Attendees are welcome to bring any IEPs or other relevant paperwork for a brief review by a special education attorney
Don't miss Dr. Richard Selznick's interview with Dennis McAndrews on "IEP Nuts and Bolts: What Parents Should Know"!
Part One: TUESDAY JANUARY 20TH 8PME/5PMP
Part Two: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD 8PME/5PMP
The Prosecution of John E. duPont: America's Wealthiest Murderer
Presented by Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joe McGettigan, Esq., co-prosecutors in the 1997 trial
Hosted by Surrey Services for Seniors
Dennis McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan will be the speakers on November 13th at The Arc Alliance and Justice4PaKIds' informational seminar regarding the Sandusky prosecution and how to be a leader in preventing child abuse.
Tickets on sale for Philadelphia Business Journal's screening of Foxcatcher and interview with McAndrews and McGettigan of prosecution team
Tickets are now on sale for the Philadelphia Business Journal's screening of Foxcatcher and interview with Dennis McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan III of the prosecution team and McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
McANDREWS LAW OFFICES, P.C. has speakers available for your organization. We provide dozens of FREE seminars and presentations each year to relevant organizations in the field of Special Education, Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts.
Our attorneys regularly speak at national, state and local organizations such as parent groups, Bar Associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, and similar organizations. These presentations are provided at no cost, are educational in nature and no marketing of our services is presented. Seminar Topics include:
- The Development of Special Education Over the Past Twenty Years — A Radical Evolution in the System
- Discipline and Behavior Programming in the Context of Special Education
- Disciplining the Special Education Student
- Eligibility Under IDEA and Section 504
- Educating Special Education Children in the Least Restrictive Environment
- The Effect of Pennsylvania’s 2008 Regulations on Special Education in the Commonwealth
- Legally Sufficient IEPs
- Restraints in Schools
- Special Education — An Overview for Families
- Special Education — An Overview for Mental Health and Juvenile Court Professionals
- Special Education — An Overview for Nurses
- Special Education — An Overview for Physicians
- Special Education — What Parents Really Need to Know
- Special Education and Special Needs Trusts for the Non-Specialist Attorney
- Estate Planning for Families — Large, Medium and Small Estates
- Estate Planning for the Business Owner
- Probate and Estate Administration — Simplifying the Process
- Recent Changes in Estates and Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts — A Practical Overview for Families
- Special Needs Trusts — A Practical Overview for the Financial Planning Industry
- Special Needs Trusts — A Practical Overview for Personal Injury Attorneys
- Special Needs Trusts and Special Education for the Non-Specialist Attorney
- A Career in the Law — The Life of a Lawyer and the Preparation Necessary to Become a Successful Attorney
If you would like to schedule a speaker for your organization, please contact us at 610.648.9300, and we will be happy to arrange a presentation for you.