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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

RTKL – A View from All Sides

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Right-to-Know Law: A View from All Sides,” during its May 4 Solicitors’ Conference. The panel included two Nauman Smith attorneys; Stephen Feinour, who serves as solicitor to various townships and boroughs, and Craig Staudenmaier, who provides legal counsel to both requesters and third parties. They were joined by a representative from the Office of Open Records and Chad Schnee of the Solicitor’s Office of Berks County… Read On

Nauman Smith Attorney Chosen for Practicum

Craig Staudenmaier was selected to present oral argument during the Commonwealth Court Historical Society Practicum on Appellate Advocacy held on April 9. The biennial program is presented by the Administrative Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Commonwealth Court Historical Society. The event offers attorneys an opportunity to hone their written and oral advocacy skills from distinguished jurists and key court staff… Read On

Nauman Smith Announces New Staff

Nauman Smith is pleased to announce that Thea Paolini has joined the firm as an associate and Linda Plantz as a legal assistant. Thea is a member of the firm’s Tax Trusts & Estates, Business & Employment and Litigation practice groups. She has a special interest in business and business operations, in particular. Thea graduated magna cum laude from Gettysburg College… Read On

Nauman Smith & Simon Lever Present Succession Planning Seminar

Planning for the succession of a business is never an easy topic, especially for family or other closely held businesses.  It can be a stressful and emotionally draining experience.  Accountants, attorneys, and business advisors are often involved in the succession planning efforts, and frequently find they are helping clients manage the emotional aspects as well as the business… Read On

Nauman Smith Partners Named Best Lawyer

Nauman Smith partners Craig J. Staudenmaier and J. Stephen Feinour have been named in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Commercial Litigation and Municipal Law, respectively. This is Craig’s fifth consecutive and Steve’s second consecutive year for receiving this recognition. Craig concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal litigation and Right-to-Know/media law… Read On


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