Discover the Greater Philadelphia region’s top legal talent:
John G. Manfreda, Esq.
John G. Manfreda, Esq., concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration; business and commercial law, and real estate law.
Mr. Manfreda has extensive experience drafting complex wills and trusts and other instruments designed to minimize the impact of federal estate and gift taxes. He also has experience with general and limited durable powers of attorney and living wills, and elder law issues such as Medicaid and long-term care planning in conjunction with asset protection planning. In addition, he drafts special needs trusts for families with special needs and incapacitated members, and has significant experience with the probate of wills and administration of estates and trusts.
Mr. Manfreda also has significant experience drafting business contracts, including agreements for the purchase and sale of businesses, as well as business formation and dissolution.
After graduating with honors from Boston College, Mr. Manfreda received his J.D. from The College of Law at Syracuse University. He is admitted to the NJ State Bar and the Massachusetts State Bar, and has been practicing for 38 years. He is currently a senior partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
In the community, Mr. Manfreda lectures extensively on estate and business planning matters. He is a member of the NJ and Hunterdon County Bar Associations, and has served for many years as President and Trustee for the Greater Middlesex/Somerset County Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Whitehouse, where he has served as Rotary Foundation Chair, Director, and President. He is the recipient of a Paul Harris Award, the highest award given to a Rotarian.
William J. Rudnik, Esq.
William J. Rudnik, Esq., is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. He is also trained in mediation and collaborative divorce. He has successfully represented clients in Family Court in matters involving divorce, property division, prenuptial agreements, and support and custody of children (including parental relocation disputes and contributions toward college education), domestic violence issues involving temporary and final restraining orders, and palimony claims and disputes between unmarried couples.
Mr. Rudnik has mediated numerous cases, both through private mediation and as a mediator appointed by Family Law judges. He has also successfully handled many collaborative divorce cases, and has served as a parenting coordinator. While his goal is to settle every case, Mr. Rudnik has extensive trial experience, as well.
In addition, Mr. Rudnik has experience with civil litigation, personal injury cases, and Workers’ Compensation claims. He has handled civil cases for both the plaintiff and defense, and Worker’s Comp matters for both the petitioner and respondent.
Mr. Rudnik received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He is admitted to both the NJ State Bar and the PA State Bar, and has been practicing law since 1993. He is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Mr. Rudnik is a member of the NJ State Bar Association Family Law Section, serves on the Family Law Section Executive Committee, and is co-chair of the Children’s Rights Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Hunterdon County Bar Association, is co-chair of the Family Practice Committee, and is involved in the Mock Trial program.
Mr. Rudnik has written and lectured on attorney ethics, domestic violence, children’s rights, and other family law topics.
Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.
Leslie A. Parikh, Esq., concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, civil rights litigation, and municipal law. She represents both public and private clients in State and Federal Court, and handles claims brought before the NJ Division of Civil Rights and the EEOC.
Ms. Parikh handles all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and retaliation claims brought pursuant to the NJ Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), NJ Whistleblower Law, Title VII, and the ADA. She also handles unemployment matters, employment contracts, severance pay, employee manuals and harassment training. She has successfully handled cases involving claims of hostile work environment, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, whistleblower liability, and retaliation, and has obtained favorable decisions and dismissals in a variety of civil rights cases brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983.
In addition, Ms. Parikh has successfully defended municipalities, school boards, police departments and other public bodies in numerous Title 59 cases. She has prevailed on numerous pre-trial motions for summary judgment, as well as on appeal on behalf of school boards and other public entities.
Ms. Parikh graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, and received her B.A. from Rutgers University. She is admitted to the NJ State Bar, has been practicing law since 2000, and is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Ms. Parikh is a member of the NJ Bar Association (NJSBA) and serves on the NJSBA Insurance Defense and Government, Public Sector and Public Interest Lawyers Committees. She is also a delegate for the Institute of Local Government Attorneys and serves on the Vicinage XIII Ethics Committee. In addition, she is a former adjunct professor at Raritan Valley Community College and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Hunterdon.
Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
Diana N. Fredericks, Esq., is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She devotes her practice to all facets of family law, including, but not limited to divorce litigation, mediation, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and prenuptial agreements. She is also trained in collaborative divorce.
Ms. Fredericks earned a B.A. from Lehigh University and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law Camden. She is admitted to the NJ State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of NJ, and the NY State Bar. Prior to joining Gebhardt & Kiefer in 2008, Ms. Fredericks served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of NJ in Newark. She is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer.
Ms. Fredericks serves on the Board of Trustees for NJ State Bar Association (NJSBA), and is a graduate of the NJSBA Leadership Academy. She is President of the Hunterdon County Bar Association, and a member of the Somerset County Bar Association and Family Law Committee. Ms. Fredericks is an Early Settlement Panelist (ESP) in Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties, and she has also served as a parent coordinator. In addition, Ms. Fredericks serves on the District XIII Ethics Committee and the NJ Supreme Court’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Locally, Ms. Fredericks is a member of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a 2013 graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Hunterdon program. She serves as an Executive Board Member of the Hunterdon County United Way and is Vice President of the Community Resource Investment & Strategic Planning Committee.
Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.
Daniel S. Makoski, Esq., concentrates his law practice in the areas of tax planning, tax controversy, transactional business matters, wills, trusts, and estate planning.
He has extensive experience advising clients on personal income tax matters, including tax-efficient methods of acquiring and distributing assets; negotiating with tax authorities to minimize or eliminate tax deficiencies; appearing in the U.S. Tax Court; and handling IRS appeals. He has also drafted many estate plans, living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney. In addition, Mr. Makoski has significant expertise counseling business clients on business formation, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, governance, and dissolution.
Mr. Makoski is admitted to Bar in NJ (State and District) NY (State, Southern, Eastern Districts), FL, and the U.S. Tax Court. He has been practicing since 2008 and is currently an Associate with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Mr. Makoski is a graduate of Widener University Law School, and holds a Masters of Laws (L.L.M.) in Taxation from New York Law School. He received a dual Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science and Literature from Ramapo College.
Mr. Makoski serves on the Board of Directors for Contextual Family Services. He has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017).
Tara St. Angelo, Esq.
Tara St. Angelo, Esq., concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, representation of public entities, and land use law. She represents numerous municipalities as either special counsel or municipal counsel, and also handles tax appeal cases for various municipalities. In addition, she has successfully defended municipalities in numerous prerogative writ cases. She also has been a frequent lecturer to municipal officials with respect to various municipal issues, including social media policies and OPRA.
Ms. St. Angelo graduated summa cum laude from Drew University with a B.A. degree, and earned her Juris Doctorate from William and Mary Law School.
After receiving her law degree, Ms. St. Angelo served as law clerk to the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Assignment Judge for Morris and Sussex Counties. She is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and has been practicing law since 2008. She is currently as Associate with Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C.
Ms. St. Angelo is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Somerset County Bar Foundation. In addition, Ms. St. Angelo serves on the Somerville Environmental Commission.
Jeffrey A. Liebmann
Liebmann Family Law
4 Terry Drive – Suite 4
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Mr. Liebmann is the Owner/Shareholder at Liebmann Family Law. For more than 25 years, Mr. Liebmann has concentrated his practice on Divorce, Custody, Grandparent’s Rights, Child/Spousal Support, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Property Division and other Family Law related matters. Mr. Liebmann has extensive Courtroom experience litigating, when necessary, complex property division issues, custody disputes, relocation cases, support and alimony issues. Mr. Liebmann represents a broad cross section of the community from small business owners to CEOs of large corporations in all aspects of their Family Law issues either inside the Courtroom or working to negotiate settlements outside the Courtroom.
Mr. Liebmann was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in the Bucks County area since 1979. Mr. Liebmann is a 1982 graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and a 1990 graduate of Widener University School of Law. Mr. Liebmann is active in the community and involved in several charitable endeavors. Mr. Liebmann and his firm devotes a large amount of time in pro bono representation of victims of abuse in Bucks County. Mr. Liebmann is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Bucks County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Mr. Liebmann is also one of the founding members and Director of Friends for Heroes; a charitable foundation that raises money for local veteran’s charities through a golf outing every August.
Mindy J. Snyder
Liebmann Family Law
Ms. Snyder is a lifelong resident of Bucks County. She graduated Neshaminy Maple Point in 1982 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in History from Penn State University in 1986. She graduated from Benjamin Cardoza School of Law in New York City in 1989. Since then, she has continuously practiced law primarily in Bucks and the surrounding counties. She is licensed and has an active practice in New Jersey. Since she started practicing law in 1989 she has found that her representation of clients developed to the point where she almost exclusively handles Family Law matters. She also has experience in various civil and criminal matters.
Practicing in Family Law includes all issues related to divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, grandparent’s rights, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Children and Youth matters. Ms. Snyder works with you in helping to develop a strategy that best benefits you and your family whether it is through negotiations or litigation.
David J. Sowerbutts
Liebmann Family Law
4 Terry Drive – Suite 4
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Mr. Sowerbutts has been a practicing attorney since 1982. 2017 is his 35th year providing legal services to the community. He focuses his practice on legal issues that concern people and businesses. He has extensive experience in Wills and Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate law, Business Law, and litigation to support his areas of practice. His extensive background and experience enables him to bring related areas of the law together in a unique and effective way to help his clients.
In addition to preparing wills, Mr. Sowerbutts also prepares powers of attorney for legal, financial, and health decisions. He gives advice regarding estate and inheritance taxes, beneficiary designations for insurance and financial accounts, and naming agents to serve as surrogates in the event a client becomes incapacitated due to injury or illness.
Mr. Sowerbutts grew up in Bucks County where he continues to reside today. He was previously named “Best of Bucks” by the Bucks County Courier Times three years in a row. Mr. Sowerbutts has been actively involved in civic and community organizations. He is currently a volunteer instructor for VITA, a non-profit organization whose services include teaching literacy skills to adults.
The Fegley Law Firm
The Fegley Law Firm is a boutique personal injury and employment law practice with offices in Yardley, PA and Hamilton Square, NJ. Among the significant cases the Fegley Law Firm has handled are wrongful death lawsuits arising from automobile accidents, defective product cases including vehicle airbag non-deployment, and hostile work environment cases for employees subjected to sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment.
The Fegley Law Firm distinguishes itself from other firms in the unique, personalized attention it gives to each client and its relentless pursuit of the client’s objectives.
Scott I. Fegley, Esq., the firm’s founder, has been representing clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over thirty years. In 1984, he graduated cum laude from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law in 1987. Mr. Fegley is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society.
In 2013, and again in 2014, Philadelphia Magazine selected Mr. Fegley for its list of “Top Attorneys” in the category of employment law. In early 2017, The Fegley Law Firm was recognized by the Newtown Business Association as its 2016 “Business of the Year.” In May 2017, Mr. Fegley was also the winner in the attorney category for the Bucks Happening List’s “Best Of” contest. The Bucks Happening List is the most popular people’s choice competition in Bucks County.
For more information regarding the Fegley Law Firm, including video testimonials from our clients, please visit our website at www.fegleylaw.com. At the Fegley Law Firm, We Give You Peace Of Mind.
DeTorres & DeGeorge
146 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
55 Madison Ave- Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
At DeTorres & DeGeorge, we dedicate all of our efforts exclusively to family law. Therefore, when you hire us, you will have the guidance and counsel of attorneys intimately familiar with all matters related to interpersonal relationships and the law. DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law prides itself on delivering personal service with large firm experience to help New Jersey residents achieve the best possible result in their divorce. Divorces can be complex and overwhelming. Family law issues are often sensitive and required the expertise of a dedicated and caring legal professional. Our experienced family law attorneys are compassionate listeners who remain relentlessly determined to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. Our successful track record, both in and out of the courtroom, has earned us a reputation as one of the premier family law firms in New Jersey. With our extensive experience, no case is too complex. Whether your case involves child custody, legal separation, divorce mediation, alimony, equitable distribution of assets including businesses, we understand the difficulty you are experiencing while going through the divorce process and are masters of the complex New Jersey divorce laws. Rosanne DeTorres, one of our founding partners, is certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. This honor is only bestowed on a very low percentage of New Jersey Divorce Attorneys. She is well-respected in the central New Jersey court systems and surrounding communities. Erin DeGeorge has extensive experience in Family Law and has earned an enviable peer reputation for legal tenaciousness and surprising outcomes for her clients. DeTorres & DeGeorge is also home to other exceptional attorneys whose sole focus is achieving results for our clients. They are Luther Griffin Jones, IV, Emily R. Carstensen and Caitlin DeGuilo Toker.
Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C.
Michael Kuldiner, Esq.
T (215) 942-2100
F (215) 942-9664
922 Bustleton Pike, 1st Fl., Feasterville, PA 19053 (mailing)
44 E. Court St, 2nd Fl., Doylestown, PA 18901 (Bucks)
516 DeKalb St, Norristown, PA 19401 (Montco)
1500 JFK Blvd, 2 Penn Cr, Ste 620B, Phila, PA 19102
The Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. is a full service premier divorce and family law firm based in Bucks County, PA. The firm provides individuals and families with a wide range of complex legal counsel and representation in divorce, custody, estate planning, real estate law, business law and civil litigation. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success.
Legal services include real estate law, business law, family law, personal injury, estate planning, and civil litigation. The four attorneys at the firm, Michael Kuldiner, Michael Petro, Shauna Quigley, and Dara Burns, were recently named among the “Top Attorneys” for 2017 by Suburban Life Magazine in the practice area of Divorce and Family Law. All are highly-qualified and experienced attorneys who have ably represented numerous clients in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Michael Kuldiner, upon receiving his Juris Doctor, established his own law practice to serve residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Greater Philadelphia Area. Michael possesses a wealth of in-depth knowledge in real estate law, as well as family law matters such as divorce, support and custody. He has most recently completed his certification in collaborative divorce and has been recognized by his colleagues as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers for the past 5 years as well as a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list.
Michael Petro has over 20 years of experience in divorce, family law and civil litigation in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
Shauna Quigley joined the firm in 2015 with a focus on family law, estate administration and civil litigation after completing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and receiving her Juris Doctor from Widener.
Dara Burns is a member of NOVA’s Public Affairs Committee, and speaks at various forums on legal issues facing crime victims. She regularly volunteers with Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, providing legal assistance to parties in Protection From Abuse matters, and joins the firm with over a decade of additional experience in civil litigation and aspects of family law including divorce, custody, adoption and protection from abuse.
Shelly Law Offices LLC
70 West Oakland Avenue – Suite 208
Doylestown, PA 18901
Toll Free: 866-214-3323
Carol Shelly opened her own practice, Shelly Law Offices, LLC in April, 2012. Her practice concentrates in plaintiff personal injury litigation, having tried numerous professional negligence cases to verdict. She has secured verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars for her clients during her 30 plus years in practice.
Carol received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College, majoring in Political Science and her law degree from Widener University School of law in 1986.
Carol began her legal career in the Bucks County Public Defender’s Office, where she tried numerous criminal cases to verdict, ranging from shoplifting charges to first degree murder. While a public defender, Shelly defended a first degree murder case in which DNA evidence was used for the first time in Pennsylvania. In addition, Shelly successfully defended a woman charged with first degree murder, a case in which the Battered Women’s Syndrome was first used as a defense in Pennsylvania. Thereafter, Shelly entered private practice and joined Mellon, Webster & Mellon in 1990. She became a shareholder in the firm of Mellon Webster & Shelly in 2002.
Carol has been named a Super Lawyer, carries an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and is BBB accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
Carol has briefed and argued cases in the appellate courts of Pennsylvania, including the Commonwealth Court, the Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Carol lectures for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Carol is former Chair of the Bucks County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Justice, and the American Association of Justice. Carol serves as a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the former Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers.
Carol is a past President of the Bucks County Bar Association, and former President of the Charitable Foundation of the Bucks County Bar Association.
Please visit her law firm website at www.shelly-law.com.
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Janene B. Reilly assists clients in estate planning and estate and trust administration. Her experience settling complex estate and trust administrations has made her an organized and thorough attorney.
She has experience drafting wills, durable powers of attorney, advanced health directives, living wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs and supplemental benefits trusts. Ms. Reilly also implements estate and gift plans in order to minimize or eliminate federal estate tax for high net worth individuals.
Ms. Reilly administers federal estate taxable and non-taxable estates from the initial client interview and probate of will through formal account filing and audit, if necessary. She has administered multi-million dollar trust estates and has counseled trustees regarding discretionary principal disbursements and formal account filing.
She is an active member of her local and legal communities, sitting on the board of the Borough of Conshohocken and participating as an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also a frequent author for Obermayer’s blog, “The Fiduciary Advisor.”
Elizabeth C. Early, Esquire of High Swartz LLP
40 East Airy Street, P.O. Box 671
Norristown, PA 19404-0671
Elizabeth C. Early is an attorney at High Swartz, LLP. Her practice is 100% family law based and includes divorce, equitable distribution, support, custody, pre- and post- nuptial agreements and abuse matters. Ms. Early also serves as a court appointed child advocate. Ms. Early has been named as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on family law issues. Ms. Early is a former court-appointed mediator in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Ms. Early received a B.S. in BioBehavioral Health with a Minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University at University Park and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. After graduating from Temple, Elizabeth served as a law clerk for the Honorable William C. Todd, III, Presiding Judge Chancery Division in the New Jersey Superior Court. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is currently accepting cases in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.
Paula Robinson, Esq.
The Robinson Building
4451 W. Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Quakertown Satellite Office
415 West Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
*By Appointment Only *
Paula Robinson, Esq. has been practicing workers’ compensation law for 30 years in a wide variety of jurisdictions within Pennsylvania. Paula has worked for employers and insurance companies, and applies that knowledge of the system to serve her current clients–disabled and injured workers. Ms. Robinson has vast experience with the inter-workings of the PA workers’ compensation system. Paula Robinson is an aggressive, yet compassionate lawyer who fights for her clients’ rights and is well aware of the strategies of the defense lawyers working for the employers and their big insurance companies. With experience as a defense lawyer in workers’ compensation cases, Paula has first hand knowledge and experience with the insurance companies. This experience provides Paula a distinct competitive advantage to maximize the recoveries for her current clients–injured and disabled workers. Ms. Robinson enjoys antiquing, interior decorating, gardening and caring for her dogs,horses and chickens.
Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Salvatore A. Paparone Jr.
Law Offices of Paparone & Associates, PC
Founder and Managing Attorney, Sal Paparone, has been practicing since 1982, and has been admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Tax Court.
In addition, Sal is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a non-practicing Pennsylvania CPA.
Sal founded the Law Offices of Paparone & Associates, P.C. after 15 years of corporate experience where he held various executive positions for International and Fortune 50 companies.
Since founding the Firm, his practice has focused on Personal Injury, Wills/Trusts and Estates, Real Estate and Business/Commercial transactional activity.
Selected Past & Present Affiliations include American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County, Family Service Association of Bucks County, and Nazareth Hospital Foundation.
The firm is designed to support and advise clients, offering free consultations and reasonable rates for our services.
The Law Offices of Paparone & Associates, P.C. understands that the legal system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone – they are here to help find the answers and create the solutions you need. Don’t let yourself get buried in details. Contact them instead.