Attorneys

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Theodore L. Brubaker, Esq.

Partner

tedb@bcgl-law.com

Education

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1993
University of Hartford, M.S., Accounting, 1994
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1998

Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA

Membership and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2005-2009, 2010

Community Involvement

Southeast Lancaster Heath Services, Board of Directors
Lancaster Country Club, Past President
Project Forward Leap, Past Board Member
Executive Committee 2015 U.S. Women’s Open

About

Ted is a founder and partner at BCGL and Chair of the Business Services Department. He engages and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit of his clients in all aspects of his legal representation. He serves businesses of all sizes and their owners in such areas as entity formation and governance, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financing, business counseling, tax, and succession planning. His experience with multi-generational businesses and his understanding of family businesses in Lancaster County enables him to provide thorough, insightful, and compassionate legal advice. Ted prides himself on the trust his clients place in him as an essential advisor in the business decisions his client’s encounter.
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Rory O. Connaughton, Esq.

Partner

roryc@bcgl-law.com

Education

Washington and Jefferson, B.A., 1992
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1996

Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District PA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District PA
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Membership and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association

Community Involvement

North Museum, Board of Directors
Executive Committee 2015 U.S. Women’s Open

About

Rory Connaughton is a founding member of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC (BCGL) and a member of the Litigation and Employment Law Groups. Mr. Connaughton’s clients have included closely owned and publicly traded companies, family businesses, shareholders, construction companies, banks and other financial institutions, physician practices and healthcare providers, computer and technology companies and individuals.

Mr. Connaughton’s commercial litigation practice includes special emphasis on contract disputes, partnership and corporate governance disputes, injunction proceedings, land use and construction disputes and crisis management. He also represents clients in employment disputes including the enforcement of restrictive covenants and protection of trade secrets, employee theft, the defense of discrimination claims and wage and hour cases.

Mr. Connaughton also counsels clients on corporate governance matters and he has worked with banks and similar institutions in the litigation of mortgage fraud claims, mortgage insurance disputes, inter-bank disputes, lender liability and in connection with governance and regulatory compliance issues. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Connaughton was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in recognition of his achievements in corporate and business disputes.
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Jeffrey C. Goss, Esq.

Partner

jeffg@bcgl-law.com

Education

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, B.A., 1993, magna cum laude
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1996

Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1996
Massachusetts, 1996
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA

Membership and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member of the National and Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member of the Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations
Member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Member of the Susquehanna Valley Planning Giving Council
Member of the Lancaster Estate Planning Council
Member of the Christian Legal Society

Community Involvement

Garden Spot Village, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
The Long Community at Highland/Presbyterian Senior Living, Board of Directors
Lancaster Science Factory, Board of Directors
Volunteer for the Wills for Heroes Program
Penn Legacy Soccer Coach

About

Jeff counsels his clients in estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, guardianship, Orphan’s Court proceedings and elder law. Jeff focuses on providing advice to clients who are entering retirement communities, who have questions about asset protection and medical assistance (Medicaid), and who are faced with adult guardianship matters. Jeff also counsels family members who have special needs on the set up of carefully drafted Supplemental and Special Needs Trusts to preserve entitlement to public benefits such as Medicaid and SSI. Jeff lives in Lancaster with his wife Lori and their two children.
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Brett D. Jackson, Esq.

Partner

brettj@bcgl-law.com

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1998
University of Pittsburgh Law School, J.D., 2001

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA

Clerkships

Honorable Michael Georgelis, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas

Membership and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2010-2015, Banking

Community Involvement

Hempfield Youth Association, Travel Baseball Coach, Board Member, Past President
Lancaster County Youth Baseball League, President
East Hempfield Township Zoning Hearing Board Member
2004 Graduate of Leadership Lancaster

About

Brett is a founder and partner at BCGL and a member of our Financial Services and Business Practice Groups. Brett has substantial experience in real estate finance, corporate finance and business transactions regularly handling all types and sizes of commercial real estate financing, asset-based financing, mezzanine financing, swaps and other derivative transactions, letters of credit, acquisition financing, floor plan financing, SBA financings, tax-exempt and syndicated financings.
Brett’s experience in financial and business transactions allows him to provide significant insight to his clients in structuring credit facilities, financing strategies, loan workout strategies, and the enforcement of remedies available to secured creditors.
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Mark E. Lovett, Esq.

Partner

markl@bcgl-law.com

Education

Yale University, B.A., 1981, Honors in History
Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, J.D., 1984

Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Membership and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association

Community Involvement

Leadership Lancaster, Chair
First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Elder and former Clerk of Session
Yale Alumni Schools Committee, member
PIAA Official and Basketball Coach

About

Mark is a founding member of BCGL and the senior member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His trial practice focuses on the representation of businesses in litigation matters ranging from premises liability defense to real estate, construction, contracts, business and fiduciary disputes. Mark has tried hundreds of cases to successful verdicts before judges and juries in state and federal court, and before arbitration panels in both the court system and private resolution venues. The breadth of his trial experience covers matters as diverse as premises liability, medical malpractice, banking/securities, motor vehicle, products liability, wrongful death/survival, labor, contracts, shareholder’s derivative and orphan’s court/fiduciary matters.
Many legal disputes can and should be resolved without litigation. Recognizing this, Mark has negotiated the resolution of many contentious matters before and after litigation has ensued, both informally and through alternative dispute resolution forums. When legal action or trial is not the best path, Mark’s objective is always to resolve disputes in the most appropriate and economic forum that will provide his clients with the best result.
Outside of his practice, Mark has always been involved in his community through various boards, most recently as the Chair of Leadership Lancaster and as an elder and clerk of session at his church. Always active in the athletic community, he has coached numerous basketball teams and is a PIAA referee. Mark lives in Lancaster with his wife and three children.
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Andrew F. Lucarelli, Esq.

Of Counsel

andyl@bcgl-law.com

Education

Franklin & Marshall, B.A.
Boston University Law School, J.D.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
Massachusetts (inactive status)

Membership and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association
Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, PA
Stonewall Golf Links, Elverson, PA
Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island, SC

Community Involvement

Lancaster Country Day School, Life Trustee
Sertoma Club of Lancaster, former President and Board Chairman
Hamilton Club of Lancaster, former Board Member, Secretary, House Chair
St. John’s Episcopal Church, former Vestryman
National District Attorney’s Association, former member
United States Marine Corps Reserve, retired
Lancaster Triangular Invitational Golf Tournament, Founder and Co-Tournament Director

About

Andy is a member of the Business Services and Financial Services Practice Groups at BCGL. He provides counsel and legal services to individuals, businesses, and financial institutions, primarily in matters relating to purchase and sale transactions, entity formation, documentation and maintenance, commercial and real estate financing (including swap, tax credit, mezzanine finance, and subordinated lending transactions), work-out and creditors’ rights, healthcare, and with a background in litigation, he continues to work proactively with clients and other BCGL attorneys in litigation and other matters personal to clients.
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John A. Mateyak, Esq.

Partner

johnm@bcgl-law.com

Education

Harvard University, B.A., 1992, cum laude
Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, J.D., 1995

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Membership and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association

Community Involvement

Lancaster-Lebanon Education Foundation, Member
Woodridge Swim Club, Board of Directors
Musser Park Civic Foundation, former Officer and Member
Hands on House, former Board Member

About

John is part of the Real Estate Department.
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Theresa A. Mongiovi, Esq.

Partner

theresam@bcgl-law.com

Education

The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1997 (Comment Writer, Articles Editor of the Dickinson Law Review)
Dickinson College, B.A., 1994, cum laude (Omicron Delta Kappa)

Admissions

Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the United States of America
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

Law Clerk to the Honorable Louis J. Farina, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas (1997-1998)
Law Clerk to former President Judge Harold Sheely, Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas (1995-1997)

Membership and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association (Employment and Labor Law Section; Diversity Committee - Member and Past Chair)
Lancaster Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2008, Employment and Labor Law

Community Involvement

Graduate of Leadership Lancaster Core Class 2009
Hands-on House Children’s Museum (Board of Directors, Executive Committee)
S. June Smith Center (Personnel Committee)

About

Theresa is a partner at BCGL and the Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Department. She concentrates her practice in representing businesses, municipalities, non-profits, and executives in all aspects of the employment relationship. She also represents clients in business and commercial litigation. She helps clients with business counseling and disputes, executive compensation and contracts, employee manuals, discipline and termination, workplace investigations, enforcement of restrictive covenants, employee misconduct and theft, policy development and review, and discrimination defense. Her knowledge of state and federal laws, including FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and wage and hour, coupled with experience in defending claims enables her to fully support her client’s needs. Theresa conducts training for businesses and for professional and community organizations in many different areas.

Whether in the courtroom, before a state or federal agency, or in the boardroom, Theresa fiercely and creatively advocates for her clients. Theresa has a unique perspective in not only litigating claims, but also helping businesses to develop policies and practices to avoid them. She prides herself on providing legal counseling with professionalism, patience, and levity. What Theresa enjoys most about her career is not only educating her clients about the legal requirements applicable to their business, but also using creative approaches to solve complex legal issues.
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Stacey Morgan Brubaker, Esq.

Partner

staceym@bcgl-law.com

Education

Mount Holyoke College, 1985-1987
Denison University, B.A., 1990
Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District PA

Membership and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association

Community Involvement

Lancaster Museum of Art, Board of Directors
Milagro House, Inc., Board of Directors
Junior League of Lancaster, former member
Named a Rising Star by Pa Super Lawyer Magazine

About

Stacey is part of the Real Estate Department.
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Dana C. Panagopoulos, Esq.

Partner

danap@bcgl-law.com

Education

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1999
Villanova University, J.D., 2002, Special Projects Editor Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District PA
U.S. District Court, Middle District PA

Clerkships

Honorable Michael Georgelis, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
Honorable James Cullen, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas

Membership and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association
Lancaster Law Review, Editor

Community Involvement

Manheim Township Educational Foundation, Board Member
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Stewardship Committee

About

Dana is part of the Estate and Trust Planning and Administration and Elder Law Department.
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Robert W. Pontz, Esq.

Partner

bobp@bcgl-law.com

Education

College of William and Mary, 1986
Washington & Lee, J.D., 1989, cum laude

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District PA
U.S. District Court, Middle District PA

Membership and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association

Community Involvement

Strasburg Swimming and Recreation Association, Board of Directors
Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Member of Capital Campaign and Youth Ministry Team

About

Bob is a founder and partner of the firm and a member of the Financial Services group. Bob primarily serves banks and other types of businesses dealing with customers in financial distress. Bob counsels clients on all aspects of workout and forbearance agreements and has prosecuted and defended actions in the state and federal courts involving contracts, collections, residential and commercial foreclosures, replevins, confessions of judgment, real estate and personal property executions, garnishments and all aspects of loan enforcement.
Bob has more than 25 years of experience in the field of bankruptcy. Bob has represented both creditor and debtor clients in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases throughout Pennsylvania and regionally. Bob zealously pursues creditor interests in matters relating to claim litigation, relief from stay, exemptions, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, executory contracts, involuntary filings, dischargeability of debts and plan confirmation challenges. On the debtor side, Bob has taken satisfaction in helping businesses and individuals in financial trouble to obtain a fresh start and prosper. Bob has particular expertise in Chapter 11 reorganizations, a topic on which he has lectured frequently.
Bob resides in Strasburg, PA with his wife and two children. Bob is active in his community, serving on the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner Committee for the Pennsylvania Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Board of Directors for the Strasburg Swimming and Recreation Association. Bob is an active member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, where he serves as a ruling elder and member of the Youth Ministry Team. A lifelong musician, Bob sings with the Lancaster Symphony Chorus and supports a wide range of artistic endeavors.
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Angela H. Sanders, Esq.

Associate

angelas@bcgl-law.com

Education

Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2005, cum laude
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude

Admissions

Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the United States of America
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Membership and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association (past Board member; Young Lawyer’s Section—past chair; Diversity Committee)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Lancaster Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) (Program Committee)

Community Involvement

Graduate of Leadership Lancaster Core Class 2011
Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (Fair Housing Committee)
Silver Spring Dance Conservatory (Board of Directors)

About

Angela is an Associate at BCGL. She focuses her practice in the areas of Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Landlord/Tenant Law. As part of BCGL’s Employment Law Group, Angela has been involved in defending claims before administrative agencies and in both federal and state court. Angela conducts training for businesses and for professional and industry groups. She handles a variety of litigation matters, including defense of defamation claims, internet defamation and harassment claims, land disputes and breach of contract actions. Angela’s practice also focuses on the impact of technology in litigation and she counsels clients on issues involving social media, e-discovery and pretrial computer management. She has appeared before the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, Liquor Control Board, Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, various employment administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

In her landlord and tenant practice, Angela works with landlords and property managers in drafting and reviewing residential, commercial and mobile home leases and prosecuting eviction and collection actions. She has experience with fair housing issues and HUD regulations. Angela has also handled a variety of collection matters, including collections for condominium and homeowner’s associations.
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Timothy E. Shawaryn, Esq.

Partner

tims@bcgl-law.com

Education

The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
Juniata College, B.A.

Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court

Clerkships

The Honorable Michael J. Perezous (Ret.), Court of Common Pleas for
Lancaster County, 2001
The Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Pennsylvania Superior Court, 2000

Membership and Affiliations

Lancaster Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Christian Legal Society

Community Involvement

Love Inc of Lancaster County, Board of Directors
New Hope Christian Fellowship, Elder
Scholastic Volleyball Coach

About

Tim counsels clients in estate planning, trust administration, business succession planning, and charitable gift planning. His primary focus and passion is working with individuals and family owned-businesses to facilitate the transfer of family resources in ways that reflect and promote their faith and values. He is a graduate of Hempfield High School and resides in West Hempfield. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.