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  • Oct 18, 2019Michelle Forsell Accredited through Veterans’ Administration

    Michelle M. Forsell, Of Counsel to law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been accredited through the Veterans’ Administration to assist in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for benefits before the Administration.

    “This is definitely new and exciting territory for me, and I’m grateful that I will have the honor to give back to our country’s veterans in the best way I can,” said Forsell.

    About Michelle Forsell

    A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration, as well as elder law. She represents clients in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives, and careful analysis to minimize the tax liabilities resulting from such planning. Forsell also practices municipal law.

    Former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, Forsell is a past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Master for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator. She also teaches law courses at Cedar Crest College. In her community, Forsell serves on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; the Upper Perkiomen YMCA; and the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    Forsell earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, her M.A. from Temple University in 2006, and her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin’s experienced elder care and special needs law attorneys go beyond traditional planning to address the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our services blend estate planning with long-term care planning. The firm’s estate planning & administration attorneys have vast experience in all aspects of state, federal, and international tax law, with a particular emphasis on the planning and administration of trusts and estates.

    The firm and its attorneys have historically been committed to the communities where clients live and do business – to make them better places to live, work, and play. Norris McLaughlin attorneys have held prominent leadership positions in various organizations throughout the areas the firm serves, and many of them have been honored for the work they do in the community.

    Norris McLaughlin is a full-service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with offices located in Bridgewater, Montclair, and Short Hills, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, Pennsburg, and Easton, PA. For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit norrismclaughlin.com.

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  • Jun 12, 2019Norris McLaughlin Members Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Members of the firm, Robert E. Donatelli and Rebecca J. Price, were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 10, at the 2019 Bar Association of Lehigh County (BALC) Bench Bar Conference & Supreme Court of the United States Admissions Ceremony in Washington, D.C

    Michelle M. Forsell, Of Counsel to the firm, moved for admission to the Court for 21 members of The Bar Association of Lehigh County, including Donatelli and Price.  “It was an honor to move members of my local bar association for admission to the Supreme Court,” said Forsell. “And to have Bob and Rebecca included in those members made it even more meaningful for me.”

    The Annual Bench Bar Conference is a 3-day event for BALC judges, attorneys, and others. The weekend included a cocktail reception, CLE seminars, group activities, and a formal Sunday brunch. For more information, please click here.

    Donatelli has over 40 years of experience in estate administration, wills and trusts, and real estate law. He helps clients with all aspects of estate planning – will preparation, tax issues, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills, living trusts, and special needs trusts; and estate administration – the process of probate, valuing and managing the estate, and executing decisions on guardianships and conservatorship. In real estate law, he advises clients on residential and commercial sales transactions, real estate contracts, mortgages, re-finances, foreclosures, eminent domain, title insurance, and title disputes. Donatelli is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is a former solicitor of the Register of Wills of Lehigh County; currently serves as Chair of the City of Allentown, Board of Ethics; is active in the Bar Association of Lehigh County, where he served as President in 1985; and is a member of the Barristers Inn of Court, where he served as President. Donatelli received his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law in 1963 and his A.B. from Muhlenberg College in 1960.

    As a commercial litigator, Price represents clients in the eastern counties of Pennsylvania, the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey. She is involved in complex commercial business litigation, landlord/tenant matters, and contract disputes. In her general litigation practice, Price represents numerous insurance companies’ insureds in a wide spectrum of civil matters, and has also represented clients in personal injury matters. She represents local and out-of-state banks in bankruptcy, complex foreclosures, receiverships, and asset recovery matters, including negotiating deed in lieu transfers and confession of judgment for ejectment and money proceedings. She has also defended clients in actions to open or strike judgments entered by confession. She received her J.D. from William and Mary School of Law in 2007 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Ohio State University in 2004.

    Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration, and municipal law. She represents clients in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives, with careful analysis to minimize the tax liabilities resulting from such planning. Former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is experienced in drafting and implementing resolutions and ordinances, complying with the Right to Know law, and dealing with zoning and land use issues and tax appeals. Forsell serves as a Montgomery County Arbitrator, and teaches law courses at Cedar Crest College. She is a board member of the Gulack Foundation, the Upper Perkiomen YMCA, the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. She is secretary of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee of Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. Forsell received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, her M.A. from Temple University in 2006, and her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999.

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  • Dec 27, 2018Michelle Forsell to Fill New Roles at Frederick Living

    Michelle M. Forsell, Of Counsel of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected secretary of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee of Frederick Living for 2019.

    Forsell’s new roles were announced at the November 12th board meeting of Frederick Living, a close-knit not-for-profit continuing care retirement community nestled in the countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania.

    A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. The former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Master for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator. In her community, she serves on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; and the Upper Perkiomen YMCA. Forsell earned her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999, her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, and her M.A. from Temple University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Dec 19, 2018Michelle Forsell Elected to Board of UPVCC for 2019

    Michelle M. Forsell, Of Counsel of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to the board of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2019.

    “We’re delighted to have Michelle join us on the UPV Chamber Board. In addition to being a very engaged and supportive member, she brings a new skill set and unrepresented profession to the table,” said Luanne Stauffer, President of the UPVCC.

    UPVCC strives to be the most trusted strategic partner for the Upper Perkiomen Valley by providing leadership and vision to foster economic vitality and enrich the quality of life.

    A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. The former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Master for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator. In her community, she serves on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; and the Upper Perkiomen YMCA. Forsell earned her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999, her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, and her M.A. from Temple University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • May 17, 2018Michelle Forsell Received 2018 Adjunct Teaching Award

    Michelle M. Forsell, a member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.., P.A., was presented with the 2018 Adjunct Teaching Award from Cedar Crest College at the May 11 Faculty Meeting. Forsell’s students and colleagues submitted nominations attesting to the high quality of her teaching and positive influence with her students. A colleague stated that Forsell is “actively involved with our students outside the classroom and makes a point to connect with students on an individual basis to review their work and address any questions they have. She is fully committed to our students and their skills development.

    Forsell teaches in Cedar Crest College’s Department of History and Language and Literature, which includes Political Science and Pre-Law. Her courses include Women’s Rights, Legal Research and Writing, and Law and Justice. “I absolutely love teaching at Cedar Crest College. It is fulfilling and rewarding to help shape future generations of women leaders, and I am fortunate to work with a fantastic group of colleagues,” she said.

    A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. The former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Program Chair for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator. In her community, she serves on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; and the Upper Perkiomen YMCA. Forsell earned her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999, her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, and her M.A. from Temple University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Jan 11, 2018Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes Michelle M. Forsell, Esq.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michelle M. Forsell, formerly of Tomlinson Forsell, as Of Counsel in the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Group.

    “As the chapter of Tomlinson Forsell comes to a close with the retirements of Allen and Barry Tomlinson, I am pleased to be joining Norris McLaughlin, P.A., where I can offer a deeper and wider bench here in East Greenville.  Our clients can expect the same faces and receive the same services to which they have grown accustomed,” said Forsell.

    A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration.  The former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Program Chair for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator.  She is active in her community, serving on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; and the Upper Perkiomen YMCA.  Forsell also teaches law courses at Cedar Crest College in Allentown.  She will continue her practice in her current office location in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, formerly the offices of Tomlinson Forsell.

    “Michelle’s practice will complement and expand the Estate Planning & Administration practice we have in our office in Allentown and has the community focus that we value at NMM,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Chairman of Norris McLaughlin, P.A..

    Forsell earned her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999, her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, and her M.A. from Temple University in 2006.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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