Business Attorney Position:
We are seeking a part-time, as-need Business Attorney. Essential skills would include research, strong writing and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail. Included in duties will be the preparation of motions, briefs and other legal pleadings.
- Member of the Pennsylvania Bar
- 0-3 years of study and experience in Business Law,
and knowledge in preparation of standard legal
- Demonstrated proficiency at research and legal writing.
- Ability to learn and follow existing and new processes
- Accustomed to diary management
Please submit your resume, with expected compensation requirements to:
Writing samples of previously prepared legal documentation may be required at the time of interview.
I can’t help being inspired sitting here in my new law office. Years ago, this office was occupied by El Comité de Apoyo A Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA), aka The Farmworker Support Committee, and the Kaolin Workers Union (KWU).
For those who don’t remember, or are unfamiliar, twenty years ago – April 1993, to be precise – was a tumultuous time for my then employer, Kaolin Mushroom Farms. With the aid of CATA, a fledgling KWU formed and engaged in a month-long labor strike against Kaolin Mushroom Farms. This was followed by years of legal wrangling before the company ultimately was required to recognize the KWU.
The very presence of CATA and the KWU here in Kennett Square, and more importantly, their role with Kaolin Mushroom Farms over the ensuing years, motivated me to enroll in law school in 1998. And graduate. Meet and marry Dan. (Yes, that happened; just wasn’t motivated by the KWU!) And pass the bar. All while working full-time. Then, ultimately, start a law firm. Whew! There was a lot of motivation there! And now, here I am. In their former office. If only the walls could talk.
A few years back, CATA and the KWU moved out of 102 East State Street, Kennett Square. For a time, they were even without a physical office. CATA and the KWU ultimately settled in, over on Birch Street. And twenty years after learning of CATA, I moved in to 102 East State Street. Could you have predicted this outcome?
I am really enjoying being a part of the Kennett Square community. I love the great shops and restaurants in the Borough, and the history surrounding us here. I could, however, never have predicted this irony between my new office and its former occupants. Some call it “poetic justice.” I happily call it “meant to be.”
NOVEMBER 2012 is a
good great month to give thanks and plan ahead! Most people and businesses in our area narrowly avoided the physical devastation of Hurricane Sandy suffered by our neighboring communities and states. Did you plan ahead of Sandy’s imminent arrival to protect yourself, your families, employees and property? Sure you did. Why? Because doing so made sense. And you knew what could happen if you didn’t do something, if our area took a direct hit. As it turned out, most in our area were, most fortunately, missed.
Most of us are fortunate in our day-to-day business lives, as well. The upheaval of a Department of Labor audit, an OSHA inspection, an Immigration, Customs and Enforcement audit. or an employee lawsuit for any myriad of actions we may (or may not!) have taken are often not in the forefront of our day-to-day concerns. Until “it” arrives. And unlike Sandy, “it” typically won’t give you a weeks-worth of advance notice.
Your business preparedness arsenal should be as inclusive as possible. Don’t wait for the storm, or the proverbial boogeyman, to show up at your door. Plan ahead. Make sure your employment practices, and the related paperwork, can pass muster. As Ben Franklin said, “An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.” Go to PaLawFarm.com/contact-me/ to set up your no-cost, no-obligation consultation in your office. Or, give us a call at 484-734-0378.