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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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  • Apr 04, 2019Robert Donatelli Reappointed to the City of Allentown Board of Ethics

    Robert E. Donatelli, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been reappointed to the City of Allentown Board of Ethics, which is responsible to administer the City’s Code of Ethics. He was reappointed by Allentown Mayor, Ray O’Connell, with the advice and consent of Council. His second 3-year term will run through December 15, 2021.

    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 to estate administration – the process of probate, valuing, and managing the estate, executing decisions on guardianships and conservatorship.

    In real estate law, he advises clients on matters of residential and commercial sales transactions, real estate contracts, mortgages, re-finances, foreclosures, eminent domain, title insurance, and title disputes. He handles land use, zoning, and permit matters.

    Donatelli is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is a former solicitor of the Register of Wills of Lehigh County; 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 also served as President. Donatelli received his A.B. from Muhlenberg College in 1960, and his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law in 1963.

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  • Dec 07, 2017Robert Donatelli Elected to Board of Directors for Allentown Symphony Association

    Robert E. Donatelli, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Allentown Symphony Association. The Association’s mission is to provide a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall, quality performing arts, and cultural education in partnership with the community.

    “The Allentown Symphony Association contributes to the cultural richness of the Lehigh Valley.  I am happy to serve by being a member of its Board of Directors,” said Donatelli.

    Donatelli, a resident of Wescosville, has over forty years of experience in estate administration, wills and trusts, and real estate law.  Donatelli helps clients with all aspects of estate planning and administration, including will preparation, tax issues, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills, living trusts, special needs trusts, the process of probate, valuing, managing the estate, and executing decisions on guardianship and conservatorship. In the area of real estate law, Donatelli advises clients on matters of residential and commercial sales transactions, real estate contracts, mortgages, re-finances, foreclosures, eminent domain, title insurance, and title disputes.  He also handles land use, zoning, and permit matters.

    Donatelli is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.  He is a member of the Ethics Board of the City of Allentown and a former solicitor of the Register of Wills of Lehigh County.  He is a Board Member of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, serving as President in 1985, and is a member of the Barristers Inn of Court, where he also served as President. He is the President of the Friends of the Allentown Parks.

    A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, Donatelli is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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  • Jan 13, 2017Robert E. Donatelli Re-Elected to Board of Directors of Bar Association of Lehigh County

    Robert E. Donatelli, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to another term on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Lehigh County.

    Donatelli, a resident of Wescosville, has over forty years of experience in estate administration, wills and trusts, and real estate law.

    Donatelli helps clients with all aspects of estate planning and administration, including will preparation, tax issues, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills, living trusts, special needs trusts, the process of probate, valuing, managing the estate, and executing decisions on guardianship and conservatorship.

    In the area of real estate law, Donatelli advises clients on matters of residential and commercial sales transactions, real estate contracts, mortgages, re-finances, foreclosures, eminent domain, title insurance, and title disputes.  He also handles land use, zoning, and permit matters.

    Donatelli is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.  He is a member of the Ethics Board of the City of Allentown and a former solicitor of the Register of Wills of Lehigh County.  He is active in the Bar Association of Lehigh County, serving as President in 1985, and is a member of the Barristers Inn of Court, where he also served as President.

    A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, Donatelli is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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  • May 05, 2015Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Trusts & Estates Member

    The Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., welcomes new Member Robert E. Donatelli to its Estate Planning and Administration Group. He joins the Norris McLaughlin, P.A.after almost 50 years with his successful trusts and estates and real estate firm, the Law Office of Robert E. Donatelli.

    “We are very excited to have Bob join the firm.  After 50 years of representing trusts and estates clients, and many of those years right down the street from our new offices in Allentown, it is a natural fit for Bob to come aboard and join our existing estate planning and administration group,” said Matthew Sorrentino, Chairman of the firm.

    “It is essential for lawyers to adapt to ensure they meet changing client needs and expectations. Norris McLaughlin, P.A.really understands this and has the depth and breadth of services to address virtually any need of my existing client base,” Donatelli said.

    Donatelli, a resident of Wescosville, focuses his practice on estate planning, wills and trusts, estate administration, and real estate matters.  He represents individuals in all aspects of general and sophisticated estate planning, including drafting wills, special needs trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills and trusts, and estate administration.  He handles residential and commercial real estate matters from sales transactions, refinancing and title disputes to land use, zoning and permitting.

    A 1963 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, Donatelli is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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