What's Happening at RCCB?
JANUARY 19, 2018 – As more lenders are entering the cannabis industry, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions authored a memo allowing the prosecution of businesses pertaining to medical marijuana. This overturns the 2014 guidelines issued to lenders from the Treasury and Justice departments under the Obama administration. Read what RCCB Partner Matthew Faranda-Diedrich has to say in the Philadelphia Business Journal article “What Sessions Memo Means for Banking in the Medical Marijuana Industry.” Read the article here.
JANUARY 19, 2018 – “Philadelphia’s highly skilled and educated work force, leading universities, attractive cost of doing business, and vibrant and growing entrepreneurial sector, all recommend our region to Israeli companies looking to launch a presence in the United States,” writes RCCB Executive Partner, Neil Cooper. Israel boasts one of the world’s highest concentrations of startups and is a global leader in technology. Read about the opportunities the Israeli Tech Sector present to Philadelphia in Neil’s article that is featured in The Legal Intelligencer, “While Phila. Waits on Amazon, Lots to Be Gained From Focusing on Israeli Tech Sector.” Read the article here.
JANUARY 16, 2018 – RCCB is hosting a CPE-Approved Breakfast Seminar on February 7th, Restructuring Your Business and Deals After the Tax Cut and Jobs Act! For more information and to register, visit http://conta.cc/2DDeUFO.
DECEMBER 13, 2017 – RCCB Experienced a Year of Growth and Innovation. For more information on our noteworthy achievements from 2017, read our press release here.
NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – RCCB Provides Support to Help Hurricane Victims Rebuild. For more information on our donation and The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation's recent trip to Houston, read our press release here.
NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – For more information on RCCB's new Director of Business Strategy and Innovation, as well as Counsel, Beth Cohen, read this article from The Legal Intelligencer.
NOVEMBER 15, 2017 – RCCB welcomes Beth Cohen as the Director of Business Strategy and Innovation. Read the press release here.
NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – RCCB Partner Matthew Faranda-Diedrich was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article discussing lenders’ changing strategies as three of the largest banks in the country have reduced their retail industry loans. The article, “With Big Banks Reducing Retail Lending, Smaller Competitors Have A Decision To Make,” can be found at http://bit.ly/2AqAqvE. Matthew is an integral part of RCCB’s Banking & Financial Services team, which has represented a variety of financial service providers, including banks and their holding companies; credit unions; mortgage lenders, equipment lessors; non-bank private lenders; investment banks; lenders and servicers in the commercial real estate industry; and insurers, in a wide variety of lending and other financing transactions.
OCTOBER 24, 2017 – Read more about RCCB Partners Marc Hirschfield and Marc Skapof's representation of Belgium’s KBC Bank in the bankruptcy proceedings filed by Execlo NV and affiliates. The proceedings are currently pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The article is located at http://bit.ly/2zz9kB4.
OCTOBER 17, 2017 – RCCB is featured in today's Legal Intelligencer article, "Midsize Firms Offer Flexibility to International Clients." Read more about our International Practice Group in Lizzy McLellan's article here: http://bit.ly/2yQsCp8.
OCTOBER 16, 2017 – RCCB Partners Marc Hirschfield and Marc Skapof are currently representing Belgium’s KBC Bank in the bankruptcy proceedings filed by Exelco NV and affiliates that are pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. See two recent Law360 articles about the case at: http://bit.ly/2zl2m3x and http://bit.ly/2yftQK6.
OCTOBER 10, 2017 – RCCB launches our International Practice Group. We are also pleased to welcome Tax Associate Jacquelyn A. Kunkel and Ana-Maria Satmar, a Law Clerk in our Corporate & Business Group. Read the press release here.
OCTOBER 2, 2017 – RCCB will be donating a portion of all client payments that the firm collects in October to The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation, a nonprofit disaster support organization headquartered in the Philadelphia region. For more information, click here.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – RCCB Adds Two Entrepreneurial-Minded Attorneys. To read more about Adam Grandwetter and Joshua Upin, click here.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 – RCCB is pleased to welcome our new Tax Associate, Jacquelyn A. Kunkel. For more information on Jacquelyn, click here.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 – RCCB attorneys Marc E. Hirschfield and Marc Skapof were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. For more information, click here.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld Continues Innovative Approach to Growth with a People Focus. For more information on our new hires, Meaghan Petetti Londergan and Christopher S. Yaracs, click here.
AUGUST 29, 2017 – Barry Cohen will be a roundtable co-host at the September 15th U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Breakfast Roundtable. The event will take place on September 15th from 8:30 to 11am at Baker Hostetler in Philadelphia, PA. To register for the event, click here.
AUGUST 28, 2017 – Neil Cooper will be a guest speaker at the Kelleher Career and Executive Coaching event, Career-Related Networking For Executives. The event will take place on September 7, 2017 from 7:15 to 10:30am at the Hyatt House in King of Prussia, PA. To register for the event, click here.
AUGUST 22, 2017 – Marc E. Hirschfield is named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List. For more information, click here.
AUGUST 14, 2017 – RCCB is proud to welcome Ana-Maria Satmar, a Law Clerk in our Corporate & Business Group. For more information on Ana-Maria, click here.
JULY 25, 2017 – RCCB welcomes our new Private Client Services Counsel, Adam Grandwetter. For more information on Adam, click here.
JULY 6, 2017 – RCCB is proud to welcome Meaghan Petetti Londergan, our new Employment & Ethics Counsel and Director, Talent Acquisition & Management. For more information on Meaghan, click here.
JUNE 30, 2017 – Jessica Itzkowitz was selected as one of the young attorneys in Billy Penn's Who's Next: Law. More information can be found here.
JUNE 22, 2017 – Jim Ettelson was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Monument Village Corporation, the owner/operator of Monument Mews, LP housing development. The development consists of sixty units of affordable housing located in five buildings at 4300 Monument Road, Philadelphia.
JUNE 19, 2017 – RCCB welcomes our new Associate, Christopher S. Yaracs. For more information on Christopher, click here.
JUNE 7, 2017 – For more information on RCCB's new Partner, David Gitlin, read this article from The Legal Intelligencer and this article from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
JUNE 6, 2017 – RCCB announces three attorney additions, Partner David Gitlin, and Associates Laura Reinhold and Larissa W. Castner! Read more about them here.
JUNE 2, 2017 – RCCB lands on the front page of The Legal Intelligencer in an article on our new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Erik Carrozza! Read the article here.
MAY 31, 2017 – RCCB is proud to welcome our new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Erik Carrozza! Erik's primary location will be our new larger Conshohocken office. Read more about Erik and our new office here.
MAY 18, 2017 – Marc Hirschfield is a co-presenter at the American Bankruptcy Institute New York City Bankruptcy Conference. Marc will speak on the 4:30PM ethic panel on various fraud-related issues.
MAY 4, 2017 – Alex Nassar was selected as a Young Lawyer on the Rise by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The article features Alex as one of 25 Millennials to Watch.
APRIL 5, 2017 – James Ettelson is a co-presenter of the NBI CLE, "Advanced Eminent Domain and Valuation." He will lead the section called The Condemnor's Perspective. The course will take place on April 19, 2017 at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue in Philadelphia.
FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – Matthew Faranda-Diedrich is named one of Southern New Jersey Business People’s 40 Under 40. The award honors 40 people under age 40 who have exceled in their professional life while contributing to their community.
JANUARY 29, 2017 – Sean Litz is Co-Chair of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Super Sunday. This marks the 38th year for the organization’s largest fundraising event.
DECEMBER 8, 2016 – James Ettelson is a co-presenter of the NBI CLE, "Surveys, Plats, Historical Records, Legal Descriptions and Title Insurance." On day 2, Ettelson will lead the section Legal Descriptions That Don't Close. The course will take place at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center.
OCTOBER 18, 2016 – Marc Hirschfield and Marc Skapof are co-presenters of the Strafford CLE, "Fraudulent Transfers and the Subsequent Transferee Defense Under the Bankruptcy Code and UFTA/UVTA." Skapof and Hirschfield discussed the defense to a fraudulent transfer claim for subsequent transferees of a payment from the debtor, the requirements to meet the defense, and the issue of value received in consideration for the transferred payment. For more information or to attend, click here.
OCTOBER 15, 2016 – Executive Partner Neil A. Cooper and RCCB were featured in the Philadelphia Magazine article, "Philly Rebooted: The Biggest Ideas of 2016 - and Beyond." Read the article to see what Neil has to say about RCCB's big idea for the legal marketplace here.
OCTOBER 14, 2016 – Marc E. Hirschfield, Marc Skapof and Jessica L. Itzkowitz's article, "State Law Alternatives May Achieve Results Similar to Chapter 11," is published in the Journal of Corporate Renewal. The article examines cost-effective alternatives to traditional bankruptcy. Read the article here.
AUGUST 22, 2016 – Private Client Services Group attorneys, David S. Kovsky, Melissa B. Paszamant, and Erin E. McQuiggan, authored "Alert: IRS Proposes New Regulations To Curtail Valuation Discounts."
JULY 11, 2016 – Marc Hirschfield will serve as a course co-presenter for the Lawline course, Chapter 11 Hot Topics: Creditor's Rights, Bankruptcy Litigation and Mediation. For more information or to sign up for the September 22nd webcast, click here.
MAY 18, 2016 – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC Launches Redesigned Website.
MAY 13, 2016 – Executive Partner Neil A. Cooper was featured in a CityBizList interview. The interview, conducted by CityBizList's Edwin Warfield and Newmark Grubb Frank's Executive Managing Director, Jeff Mack, discusses RCCB from inception to the present. View part 1 of the video here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here.
APRIL 28, 2016 – James Ettelson is an author and presenter for the NBI seminar, Title Law From Start to Finish. The course will examine common real estate title problems and ways to fix them.
APRIL 26, 2016 – Partner Barry L. Cohen is a course co-planner for the 10th annual PBI Intellectual Property Law Institute, which will take place on April 27th and April 28th in Philadelphia. For more information on the course, visit http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=51893.
APRIL 16, 2016 – Matt Brinker is a proud member of the ACG University Class of 2016. ACGU is a program that educates its participants on dealmaking while providing networking opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.acg.org/philadelphia/acguniversity.aspx.
MARCH 23, 2016 – Erin E. McQuiggan will sit on the panel at the PBI seminar, Fixing a Broken Trust. Panelists will examine ways to fix and modify these important documents. For more information, please visit http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=48952.
MARCH 8, 2016 – Melissa B. Paszamant will serve as a panelist at the PBI Fundamentals of Estate Planning seminar. The panel will review the various stages of the estate planning process. For more information, please visit http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=48787.
FEBRUARY 5, 2016 – Executive Partner Neil A. Cooper will sit on the panel at the Angel Venture Fair Education Day. The panel will answer questions about deal negotiation in preparation for the Angel Venture Fair on April 26, 2016. For more information, please visit www.angelventurefair.com.
JANUARY 21, 2016 – Executive Partner Neil A. Cooper will serve as a panelist for the SmartCEO and SecurElement panel, Outsourcing to Grow Profitability for Small Businesses. The panel will discuss ways in which outsourcing has increased company profitability. More information can be found at http://www.smartceo.com/outsourcing-to-grow-profitability-for-small-businesses-sponsored-by-securelement/.
AUGUST 17, 2015 - James Ettelson authored and will present the Legal Descriptions section of the National Business Institute's Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions seminar. The seminar will take place on August 19, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport in Allentown, PA.
JULY 10, 2015 - Pamela Zimlin's latest article, "The Smart Guide to Setting Up a Startup (Part 2)," is published by DailyWorth. In the second article in this two-part series, Pamela, a corporate lawyer, focuses on the legal perspective of common financial issues including equity, raising capital, and separating your new business from your personal finances. For the full article, visit: http://bit.ly/1I3gVIS.
MAY 18, 2015 - Pamela Zimlin's article, "The Smart Guide to Setting Up a Startup (Part 1)" is published by DailyWorth. The article provides insight from Pamela on how to start a business to attain early success and avoid challenges. For the full article, visit: http:/bit.ly/1c0vrze.
APRIL 27, 2015 – Barry Cohen will be speaking at the 9th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute Conference on April 28-29, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Barry, a course co-planner, will be speaking about “Mock Preliminary Injunction Argument (Trademark Infringement).” The program is being presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
MARCH 25, 2015 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a proud sponsor of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s 2015 Women’s Initiative Gala. The event will take place at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA on March 25, 2015 with a 5:30 p.m. networking reception followed by a 6:30 p.m. dinner. The organization’s mission is to mobilize the power of women to give, advocate and volunteer in support of women and girls throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The 2015 Women’s Initiative Honoree is Lorina Marshall Blake, Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation.
MARCH 18, 2015 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) 2015 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award Dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. The event will take place from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Ballroom at the Ben. The dinner will honor the collaborative research partnership on pediatric care among Drexel University, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. John Fry, President of Drexel University, and Philip R. Johnson, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President, Translational Medicine and Science Director, CHOP Research Institute, and Edmond F. Notebaert Chair in Pediatric Research, will accept the award on behalf of their respective institutions. The tri-partnership is designed to focus on pediatric translational research and to develop an innovative, collaborative platform for advancing pediatric medicine from the lab to the bedside.
FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - Pamela Zimlin's article "Should I Go Into Business With My Best Friend?" is published by DailyWorth. The article can be found by visiting https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/3322-starting-a-business-with-a-friend-zimlin.
FEBRUARY 2, 2015 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC Welcomes Melissa B. Paszamant.
JANUARY 13, 2015 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC opens its second Philadelphia-area office.
NOVEMBER 12, 2014 - Neil Cooper and Dustin Covello are presenting “Basics of Entity Selection, Tax and IP for Small Businesses” Thursday, November 13, 2014 at The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.
OCTOBER 20, 2014 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is proud to be a sponsor of the Philly Friendship Walk 2014. The event is on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA. The Friendship Circle's mission is to provide organized physical and social structures to support inclusive friendships, connections, respite, and fulfillment for youth with special needs, young adult volunteers, their respective families and the Jewish community at large. Through fun and interactive experiences, these relationships bring a sense of joy and meaning to the Friendship Circle community and beyond.
OCTOBER 14, 2014 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is proud to be a sponsor of the Philadelphia History Museum’s First City Social honoring Mayor Michael A. Nutter and First Lady Lisa Nutter. The event is on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 with a VIP meet and greet cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 followed by cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm at the Philadelphia History Museum located at 15 South 7th Street in the Historic District of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia History Museum’s mission is to engage the citizens of Philadelphia and visitors to the City with its extraordinary collections that reflect the history and diversity of Philadelphia through its exhibitions, educational programs and technology.
APRIL 29, 2014 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is pleased to announce that Barry L. Cohen, a Partner in the firm, will be a guest speaker at INTA’s Annual Meeting in Hong Kong - The Trademark Industry’s Premier Event of the Year on May 10-14, 2014. The Annual Meeting will feature five days of international trademark and intellectual property education sessions led by the most acclaimed IP professionals in the world. Barry, along with others, will discuss "How NOT to Give a Lousy Presentation". This session will offer great tips to becoming a poised, well-rounded presenter and will help you deliver a more relaxed, focused, compelling presentation.
MARCH 24, 2014 - Barry Cohen will be speaking at the 8th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute Conference on April 8-9, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Barry will be speaking about “Essential IP Strategies for Emerging Companies” and the “Review of Recent and Pending Trademark Cases and Predicting Their Effect”. The program is being presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
MARCH 21, 2014 - Neil Cooper will be a Panel Member at the Drexel School of Law's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic presentation on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm at 3320 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The presentation will focus on choosing a legal entity for your startup, the similarities and differences between a Limited Liability Company and a Corporation, and why forming an LLC may be beneficial for young startups. Reception to follow.
MARCH 18, 2014 - Neil Cooper will be a Panel Member at the Philly Tech Week presentation on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the United Plaza Building, 30 South 17th Street, Morris Café, Philadelphia, PA 19103. There is no cost to attend, however registration is required. The presentation is oriented toward the founders of tech start-ups and other high-growth model companies. The panelists will discuss the basics of debt and equity financings for early stage companies.
OCTOBER 28, 2013 - "How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Brand and Your Business" - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is sponsoring this PACT Expert Series event on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the PeopleLinx Office located at 1835 Market Street, Suite 1105, Philadelphia, PA. Join PeopleLinx's co-founder Patrick Baynes and PACT's Social Business Specialists for an interactive, hands-on-keyboards LinkedIn training session that will have you looking your best in front of 225+ million professionals. Whether you're new to LinkedIn or a seasoned veteran, you're guaranteed to leave with a better online presence. Bring your laptops!
OCTOBER 23, 2013 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is the event sponsor for Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic - "The Future of Mobile in Retail: Adopt or Bust" taking place on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Hub Cira Centre (Mezzanine Level), 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Hear from the speakers how innovation is driving the future of retail. Presenters and panelists include Scott Snyder - Mobiquity, President and Chief Strategy Officer; Ted Mann - SnipSnap CEO; and Andrew Warren - AT&T Enterprise Mobility & Application Solutions, Director Retail CPG Mobile Marketing.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is proud to sponsor Early Stage East Club Pitch, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Historic Courtyard Marriott Downtown.
MAY 28, 2013 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a proud sponsor of the PACT Healthcare IT Event being held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in West Conshohocken, PA. Please join us to hear from some of the region’s top emerging healthcare IT company CEOs discuss real-life challenges faced in building their companies. Many topics will be discussed including the constantly changing, highly regulated state of the industry; the fragmented nature of customers and payment system; and the need to connect disparate data sets with minimal standards. The panelists include Vince Rogusky, President of RCCB client, InfoMC, Inc., Eric Heil, CEO of RightCare Solutions, and Frank Ingari, CEO of NaviNet. John Castleman, President and CEO of Alliance Global Services, will be the Moderator.
APRIL 29, 2013 - Amanda Steinberg, founder and CEO of our Firm’s client, DailyWorth.com, Inc., is featured in the Business Section of the April 29, 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer – Helping women build self-worth and net worth. The Firm’s Pamela J. Zimlin, a senior transactional attorney who has represented DailyWorth almost since its inception, was interviewed for the article. The full article can be read by copying and pasting the following address into your web browser: http://articles.philly.com/2013-04-29/business/38880372_1_women-website-estee-lauder.
APRIL 5, 2013 - Barry L. Cohen will serve as a Roundtable Moderator for the 2013 INTA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas May 4-8, 2013. The topic at Mr. Cohen's table is "Expanding Your Trademark Litigation Claims: Considering State Law, Tort, Contract, Unfair Competition and other Claims.
APRIL 4, 2013 - PACT celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Enterprise Awards - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is the sponsor of The Enterprise Awards which is the region's most prestigious business honors for technology and life sciences companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Attracting more than 1,200 prominent business leaders, the Enterprise Awards black-tie gala celebrates achievement, innovation, and success in the Greater Philadelphia region at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, Thursday, May 9, 2013.
MARCH 31, 2013 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is proud to sponsor PACT's Expert Series featuring John Royer's interview of Matt Gillin, CEO, Relay on Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Relay's offices located at 201 King of Prussia Road, Suite 161, Radnor, PA.
OCTOBER 1, 2012 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a Platinum Sponsor of IMPACT 2012 Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic on November 7-8, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. IMPACT 2012, a signature event of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) will be held on November 7-8, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. PACT's annual venture conference, IMPACT, is the most established venture conference in the Northeast. For over 20 years, IMPACT has been showcasing the best and the most promising investment opportunities in the Technology, Healthcare, and Clean Technology sectors.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a Gold Sponsor of M&A East 2012: Celebrating a Decade of Deals. M&A East is being presented by ACG Philadelphia from October 16-17, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
MAY 22, 2012 - Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) Launches.