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(Lancaster, Pa.) April 1, 2024

Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC (BCGL) proudly announces that O’Day Law Associates has transitioned its law practice to BCGL’s growing estate department as of April 1, 2024.


Founded by Michael P. O’Day, a Lancaster native and Temple Law School alumnus, O’Day Law Associates has specialized in estate planning and administration, real estate, and personal injury law for over four decades.


O’Day is deeply ingrained in the Lancaster community and has contributed significantly through his involvement on various hospital, music, and civic boards. Beyond his legal pursuits, he is an active participant in recreational activities such as golf, fitness, and photography, as well as being a talented musician and composer.


The transition of O’Day Law Associates to BCGL represents a union of legal excellence and client-focused service. Jeffrey C. Goss, Chair of the Estate, Trust, and Elder Law department at BCGL, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This association with Mike O’Day aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing comprehensive legal services to our clients. With his wealth of experience and dedication to client care, we are confident in our ability to continue delivering exceptional service and support to his clients.”


Mark E. Lovett, BCGL Chairman, echoed Goss’s sentiments, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Mike and his clients to BCGL. His reputation as a trusted advisor and advocate for his clients precedes him, and we are excited to continue to serve the diverse needs of his clientele and provide them with the full array of legal services that BCGL offers.”


(Lancaster, Pa.) July 21, 2023

Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC (BCGL) is pleased to announce the election of Mark E. Lovett as chairman and Robert W. Pontz as vice-chair of the firm as of July 1, 2023.

Lovett is a founding member and partner of BCGL. As the senior member of the firm’s Litigation Department, he represents businesses and individuals in real estate, construction, contracts, business, fiduciary, and personal injury matters. Lovett also heads the firm’s Employment Group, representing businesses in all aspects of labor and employee issues.

Pontz, also a founding member and partner, serves in BCGL’s Financial Services Group. His practice emphasizes commercial collection, representation of creditor interests in state court and bankruptcy proceedings, and business counseling. Pontz is a frequent speaker at local and regional programs covering advanced collection topics and commercial bankruptcy.

“BCGL is fortunate to have Mark and Bob step into leadership roles,” firm partner Rory O. Connaughton said. “We are confident that they will always place the interests of our clients first and will inspire service and collegiality throughout the entire firm.”

(Lancaster, Pa.) Jan. 20, 2023

Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC (BCGL) is pleased to announce that attorney Ryan C. Givens has been promoted to partner in the firm.

Givens, who joined BCGL in 2019, is a member of the firm’s business and financial services departments and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and governance, and contract preparation and analysis.

“During his time at BCGL, Ryan has proven that he is a great asset to our clients. He has a tremendous ability to simplify and navigate the complex issues faced by businesses in a volatile environment,” Rory O. Connaughton, managing member, said. “His ambition, diligence, and dedication to clients is unparalleled, and we are very excited to welcome Ryan as a partner.”

Happy New Year from BCGL!

As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we are especially thankful for clients and business partners like you. In honor of our continued partnership with you and our community, we have made donations on your behalf to Milagro House and Water Street Rescue Mission. It’s thanks to your support that we’re able to make a difference and help families in need.

Wishing You Health & Happiness in 2023!