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Nauman Smith Attorney Named Super Lawyer

Nauman Smith attorney Craig J. Staudenmaier has been selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, making it the eleventh consecutive year he has received this recognition. Super Lawyer is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Only 5% of the licensed active attorneys in the Commonwealth are selected. The process includes independent research… Read On

High School Students Participate in First Amendment Forum

Eight hundred Parkland High School seniors and members of the local Chamber of Commerce and Bar Associations near Allentown recently took part in an educational forum on the First Amendment. In light of the recent political climate and increased criticism of the media, representatives from the Parkland School District and the media collaborated on the interactive event… Read On

Nauman Smith Named Best Law Firm

Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLP has been named a Metropolitan Tier 1 law firm in Harrisburg for Municipal Law and a Metropolitan Tier 2 law firm in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers… Read On

Are Sweetened Beverage Taxes a Potential Municipal Revenue Generator?

Struggling municipalities may ask if they are permitted to enact a “soda tax” similar to that recently enacted by the City of Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Sterling Act authorizes Philadelphia to tax distributers of sweetened beverages. Philadelphia structured its levy as a one and a half cent tax per fluid ounce of sweetened beverage… Read On

Nauman Smith Partners Named Best Lawyer

Nauman Smith partners Craig J. Staudenmaier and J. Stephen Feinour have been named in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Craig is recognized for his work in Commercial Litigation and Steve for his work in the areas of Municipal Law and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law . Craig concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal litigation and Right-to-Know/media law… Read On

Nauman Smith Attorneys Involved in RTKL Panel

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute recently hosted a panel discussion on the nuances of Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know Law (RTKL). Craig Staudenmaier was a course planner for the three-hour session entitled, “PA’s Right-To-Know Law 2018.” Joshua Bonn was among the panelists that included the Honorable Robert Simpson, Commonwealth Court, and attorneys representing both sides of the law. The discussion focused on various aspects of RTKL including what makes up a record… Read On

Nauman Smith Attorney Represents Morning Call in Dash Cam Video Suit

Last week’s release of the dash cam video of a routine traffic stop by state police that turned into a frantic gun battle along Route 33 in Northampton County was the result of action by The Morning Call which sued to have the video released to the public. Prosecutors initially declined to make the video public… Read On

Want to Improve Your Bottom Line: Update Your Policy for Corporate Social Responsibility

The question is no longer whether your business has a corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) strategy, but what your business’s corporate social responsibility strategy entails. The new wave of CSR focuses on the impact the strategy has on the social goals, rather than simply the amount the company spent. Charitable giving is no longer enough to satisfy the discerning consumer or the scrutinizing potential new hire… Read On

Nauman Smith Attorneys Involved in RTKL Panel

Pennsylvania attorneys will gather on July 30 to gain a better understanding of Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL). The event features a panel discussion among RTKL experts from both the public and private sectors including Nauman Smith attorney, Joshua Bonn, and Nathanael Byerly, Deputy Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR). Hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute… Read On

Local Municipalities Explore Using Drones to Enhance Services

When it comes to local government and drone use, J. Stephen Feinour is at the forefront. Recently, he was quoted in a Central Pennsylvania Business Journal article discussing why local governments are becoming increasingly interested in drones as a means to save time and money. The article entitled, “Eye in the Sky,” stemmed from a Cumberland County event focused on potential municipal uses for drones including building inspections… Read On


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