COVID-19 Health Emergency – Business Continuity Update from Our Managing Shareholder to our Valued Clients

I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update on how Capehart Scatchard is addressing the challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as new developments continue to occur. We have offices throughout the Region, and our hearts go out to the many communities that have already been impacted.  

Our clients and our employees are our #1 priorities. We want to assure our clients that we are continuing to work for you. Our offices are open but we have in place telecommuting technology to allow our attorneys, paralegals, and many of our support staff to have remote access to our network, telephones and document management systems.

We are taking the following steps in conjunction with CDC and state guidelines to ensure continuity of services as well as provide a safe environment for both our clients and our staff: 

  • Unless instructed otherwise, we will maintain normal business hours, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, from our offices, or remotely.
  • We have educated our staff on daily measures they are taking to stay safe, including frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, and social distancing.
  • All meeting spaces are routinely sanitized, including frequently touched surfaces, door handles, copy equipment, countertops and restrooms.
  • In addition to our normal cleaning services, we have conducted additional disinfecting of our premises.
  • Hand sanitizers are prevalent throughout the Firm and employees are encouraged to follow guidelines put forth by the CDC.
  • We have encouraged our lawyers and staff to cancel non-essential in-person meetings in favor of our temporary preference for telephone and video-conferenced meetings when possible as social distancing is now the norm.

As new guidelines are issued, we will adjust these steps accordingly.

Thank you again for your continued partnership. Capehart Scatchard is committed to taking the necessary steps to help support our clients and employees during this unpredictable time. We hope that you and your families stay safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or your contact at Capehart Scatchard.


Mary Ellen Rose, Esq.
Managing Shareholder


Sheila Mints Presents at New Jersey Cannabis Industry Event

On March 10, 2020, Sheila M. Mints, Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice, spoke at the NJ Cannabis Insider Live: The Road to Legalization conference.  The conference, co-sponsored by Capehart Scatchard, was held at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison.

Ms. Mints participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Medical Cannabis – The Next Frontier.” The panel discussed the state of medical marijuana in the State of New Jersey as well as cannabis research and the forces shaping it.

Ms. Mints, a resident of Riverton, counsels businesses, public entities, and entrepreneurs interested in entering the multifaceted cannabis market.  Additionally, Ms. Mints Chairs the Healthcare Law Practice where she specializes in healthcare transactional matters, including shareholder and employment agreements, purchases and sales of medical practices, including ACO transactions, and practice mergers.


Decompress and Re-energize with a Yoga Class to Benefit Kids’ Chance of New Jersey

We hope you are able to join us in our Mt. Laurel office every Tuesday for a 60 minute yoga session sponsored by Maya Augelli Yoga [https://maya-augelli.com/yoga] to benefit Kids’ Chance of New Jersey [https://www.kidschancenj.org/].

Kids’ Chance of New Jersey is a non-profit organization created to provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers who were fatally or catastrophically injured on the job.  John Geaney and Lora Northen, shareholders in the firm, serve as members of the Kids’ Chance Board of Directors, and Director of Marketing, Carol Wright, serves as an Advisory Board member.

Our instructor, Maya Augelli, completed her 200 hour vinyasa training with Maiga Milbourne and Christie DiStefano at Yogawood in Collingswood, NJ and is certified as an RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance. Her classes balance energy and fun with stillness and opportunity for focusing on the internal journey.

Costs are $12 for one class / $40 for a four class package. All monies received are donated directly to Kids’ Chance.

Please click here to view the flyer for more information. Registration is highly recommend, but walk-ins are welcome.

If you don’t have a mat, don’t worry. We have extras which you can borrow or purchase!


Capehart Scatchard Receives Chamber of Commerce Award

L to R: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq., Executive Committee Member and Anne Caruso, BCRCC Director.

The Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce (“BCRCC”) recently presented the law firm of Capehart & Scatchard with its Membership Milestone Award. The award is given to a business that has been a member of the BCRCC for twenty- five years.

Betsy Ramos, Esq., a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the BCRCC’s monthly membership luncheon, which was held at the Hotel ML on February 12, 2020.


Mary Ellen Rose Named “Executive Of The Year”By South Jersey Biz

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Managing Shareholder, Mary Ellen Rose, Esq., has been named to South Jersey Biz magazine’s prestigious “Executive of the Year” list for 2019.  Ms. Rose is featured on the November 2019 cover of the magazine, along with several other executives selected for the honor.

Each year, South Jersey Biz honors 20 executives who are seasoned professionals and self-starters who have taken their companies to new heights and have seen tremendous success.

Ms. Rose, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business law, and franchise law.  She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from West Virginia University and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden.  She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Renee C. Vidal Joins Capehart Scatchard

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Renee C. Vidal, Esq. has recently joined its Business & Tax and Wills, Estates & Trusts Groups as a Shareholder in its Mount Laurel, NJ office.

Ms. Vidal concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate administration, business and corporate services and elder law. Her specialty incorporates matters such as business succession planning, tax advice, contract drafting, estate plan drafting, preparation of estate and gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns; corporate business and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, preparation of shareholder agreements and operating agreements and negotiation and preparation of employment agreements/noncompetition agreements.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Ms. Vidal earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, and received a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University.


Capehart Scatchard Law Firm Names Two New Executive Committee Members

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Education Law Shareholder Joseph F. Betley, Esq. and Workers’ Compensation Shareholder Lora V. Northen, Esq. have been named to the firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Betley concentrates his practice on labor and employment law, civil rights, school law, including special education, and construction law. He is a member of the National School Boards Association, the New Jersey School Boards Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also an associate counsel for the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.

Ms. Northen focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers.  Certified as a trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Workers’ Compensation Law, Ms. Northen is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations.  Ms. Northen is also a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for the American Bar Association.  She is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues before a myriad of trade organizations.



Capehart Scatchard Adopts A Local Family In Need

Photo: L to R: Howard Vogel, Chief Financial Officer and Firm Administrator; Mary Ellen Rose, Managing Shareholder; and John Geaney, Executive Committee Member.

Capehart Scatchard is proud to announce that the firm is making the holidays brighter for a well-deserving Burlington County family with four young children.  Over the past month, attorneys and staff have been donating money and bringing in toys, shoes and clothing items from the children’s wish lists as well as presents for the parents.  In addition, the family will be receiving food for a holiday dinner.

Capehart Scatchard is committed to giving back in impactful ways to the charities and causes supported by the firm.


Capehart Scatchard Participates In Holiday Food Drive

Photo: L to R: Thomas Clark, Florence Schiavo, Sergio Scuteri, Marilyn Forbes, Virginia Foy, Allison Johnson, Gabrielle Bantivoglio, Arlene Mulvihill, Sherry Williams, Andrew Bradley, Carolyn Levis, Kelly Ann Dugan, Voris Tejada, Vincent Cieslik, and Betsy Ramos.

Attorneys and staff at Capehart Scatchard have helped make the season brighter for the youth and families in need served by Legacy Treatment Services.  During the month of November, food and monetary donations were collected at the law firm to benefit the nonprofit organization’s Annual Holiday Food Drive.

Legacy Treatment Services is a human service agency dedicated to improving the lives of children, adults and families struggling with behavioral health and developmental challenges.

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