Workers’ Compensation Attorney Speaks at New Jersey State Bar Association Meeting

Capehart Scatchard shareholder Nancy J. Johnson, Esq. recently spoke at the New Jersey State Bar Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In her presentation, Ms. Johnson spoke, along with the Honorable Carmine Taglialatella, on the trial and Appellate Division decisions in the Catrambone v. Bally’s Park Place case. This case is currently pending before the Supreme Court for a final decision.

Ms. Johnson, a New Jersey resident, concentrates her practice in the defense of workers’ compensation representing major self-insured corporations, insurance companies and clients of third-party administrators.  She is a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation and Medicare issues.  She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney, Ms. Johnson is an officer of the New Jersey State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation section and a member of the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and Justice James Coleman Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court.

Capehart Scatchard Cooks for a Cause

2016 SJ Food Bank3

Employees of Capehart Scatchard recently participated in the Fourth Annual Food Bank of South Jersey’s “Hunger Games” food competition.  The fundraiser was held at the Food Bank headquarters in Pennsauken, NJ on April 28, 2016 and raised over $28,000.

The Food Bank Hunger Games is an entertaining, team building challenge with proceeds going to benefit the Food Bank’s hunger relief programs for children. Corporate teams get one box of mystery ingredients and 45 minutes to whip up a dish for three food savvy judges in a live cooking competition.  Each participating team consists of four members, and a culinary advisor mentor, who work together to create a meal from a box of food items that the Food Bank typically distributes through its pantry network.

Capehart Scatchard Attorney Addresses NJSIG – NJEIF Subfund

Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, John H. Geaney, Esq., recently spoke at a meeting of the NJSIG – NJEIF Subfund.

Mr. Geaney addressed issues school boards face in workers’ compensation cases, including pension issues as decided in the case of James v. Board of Trustees and the issue of why workers’ compensation payments are not taxable.  He also spoke about how boards of education can reduce their workers’ compensation costs.

A seasoned workers’ compensation practitioner for over 30 years, Mr. Geaney, a Moorestown resident, is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual and A Guide to Employment Issues Under the ADA & FMLA distributed by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Mr. Geaney concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Capehart Scatchard Attorney Addresses New Jersey Self Insurers’ Association

Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, John H. Geaney, Esq., recently spoke at the New Jersey Self Insurers’ Association Spring Conference held at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Mr. Geaney’s presentation was titled, “Workers’ Compensation College Bowl.”   His presentation covered the more complex issues facing workers’ compensation practitioners and involved audience participation.

A seasoned workers’ compensation practitioner for over 30 years, Mr. Geaney, a Moorestown resident, is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual and A Guide to Employment Issues Under the ADA & FMLA distributed by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Mr. Geaney concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Capehart Scatchard’s Philadelphia Office Moves to New Location

Capehart Scatchard announced today that it has moved its Philadelphia, PA office to a new space directly across from City Hall.  “The larger, ultra-modern and convenient location allows us to maximize the quality of service we offer to our clients,” said Mary Ellen Rose, Managing Shareholder.

The address of the new Capehart Scatchard office is 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA19102.  The main office phone number is (215) 825-2512.

Associate Attorney Joins Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Department

Dana M. Gayeski, Esq.

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Dana M. Gayeski, Esq. recently joined the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department in its Mt. Laurel office.

Ms. Gayeski, a Paulsboro resident, represents insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation.

Ms. Gayeski received her law degree from Temple University, Beasley School of Law and her B.S. degree in Finance and International Business from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  Upon law school graduation, Ms. Gayeski worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert P. Becker, Jr. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Gloucester County.  She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Capehart Scatchard’s Healthcare Law Group Continues to Grow

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that noted health law attorneys Sheila M. Mints, Esq. and Denise L. Sanders, Esq. have joined the firm’s Healthcare Law Department as Shareholders in its Mt. Laurel office.

Ms. Mints, a resident of Riverton, Co-chairs the Healthcare Law Group. She specializes in healthcare transactional matters, including shareholder and employment agreements, purchases and sales of medical practices, including ACO transactions, and practice mergers. Ms. Mints acts as general counsel to many large practices and ambulatory care facilities, assisting with transactional, tax, human resources mattes and negotiation with payors and vendors. An experienced tax lawyer, Ms. Mints represents her clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the federal Tax Court and state taxation departments in a variety of tax matters.

Ms. Sanders, a resident of Marlton, focuses her practice in the areas of healthcare regulatory compliance and privacy and security. Her extensive experience representing physicians and healthcare providers includes advising on self-referral laws, anti-kickback, licensure, scope of practice, collaborative arrangements, and HIPAA privacy, security and data breach issues. Her representative healthcare clients include individual and group practices, ambulatory surgery providers, ambulatory care facilities, urgent care, home care, and ancillary services providers. She also counsels public entities and businesses of all types regarding compliance with federal and state legal requirements related to data breach, identity theft, cybersecurity, and ecommerce.

John Geaney’s Blog Named to Best Blog List

WorkersCompensation.com has named the New Jersey Workers’ Comp Blog, http://www.njworkerscompblog.com/, published by John Geaney, Esq. as one of its “Best Blogs” for 2016 in the category of Regional/State Specific blogs.

The winnings blogs were all nominated by citizens of the workers’ compensation community. They were judged on several criteria. In addition to objective categories such as age of blog, frequency of posting and website traffic, they were also assessed by an independent judging panel for content quality, value and timeliness.  The winning blogs were culled from the more than 50 nominated in more than 200 individual entries.

Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Receive New Leaders of the Bar Award

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Laurel B. Peltzman, Esq. and Samantha J. Vander Wielen, Esq. are recipients of the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2016 New Leaders of the Bar award.

The New Jersey Law Journal presents the prestigious New Leaders of the Bar award on an annual basis to a select group of New Jersey attorneys under the age of 40. Criteria for the selection of these rising stars include demonstrated leadership qualities, expertise in litigation, charitable volunteer work and other factors that exemplify the ways that these attorneys stand out among their peers. A seven-judge panel reviews all nominations from the State and narrows their list down to reflect only those attorneys that exhibited the qualities and experience that make each of them a 2016 New Leader.

Ms. Peltzman, a Cherry Hill resident, focuses her practice in the representation of public and private sector employers in the areas of labor and employment matters. She regularly represents public and private sector clients in labor and employment litigation and provides employers with advice regarding various employment-related matters. She also provides training seminars for employers and their employees on many different topics, including appropriate behavior in the workplace. Ms. Peltzman is a member of the New Jersey, Camden County and Burlington County Bar Associations.  Additionally, she is a member of Philadelphia’s Regional Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management.

Ms. Vander Wielen, a Burlington County resident, focuses her practice in general litigation throughout the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a concentration on insurance defense and business matters. She has successfully represented clients in all aspects of litigation in cases involving construction, products and premises liability, business and contract disputes, restrictive covenants, property subrogation and personal injury.  She has extensive experience representing both national and international businesses and corporations in commercial litigation matters involving contract, employment, proprietary information and business disputes.  Ms. Vander Wielen also counsels and advises businesses on these issues in order to avoid litigation.  Ms. Vander Wielen is currently the 2015-2017 Young Lawyer Trustee of the Burlington County Bar Association.