(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.”
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!
BCGL is pleased to welcome 2 new attorneys to the firm.
RYAN C. GIVENS Business Services Practice Group A Lancaster Catholic graduate, Mr. Givens returns to Lancaster as an associate in the firm’s Business Services Practice Group. He comes to BCGL with experience in transactional law. Mr. Givens works closely with business owners in all industries, assisting them with entity formation and governance matters, contracts, and acquisitions. He enjoys helping his clients navigate complex issues to achieve their goals. Mr. Givens earned his J.D. at The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and his bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College. During law school, he was an intern for the Honorable Jeffrey J. Reich of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas and judicial extern for the Honorable Albert H. Masland of the Cumberland County Orphans’ Court.
MELISSA A. ZILLHARDT Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Practice Group As an associate in the Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Practice Group, Ms. Zillhardt works with individuals and families to understand their financial, charitable, and inter-generational goals as it applies to planning for long-term care, retirement, and testamentary giving. She enjoys working with clients to ensure future peace of mind. A Lebanon native, Ms. Zillhardt recently graduated from Villanova Law School and received her B.A. from Albright College. During law school, she interned for Philadelphia Legal Assistance and the Villanova Health Law Clinic assisting low-income clients in disability, medical assistance, power of attorney and guardianship matters.
Jeff Goss, Partner and Head of the Estates and Trusts Department provided an article to the Lancaster County Woman May/June 2019 publication on the importance of pre-nuptial agreements. Jeff writes, "You have become engaged and have just entered one of the happiest phases of your life. In the midst of the excitement of planning your wedding it may seem awkward to say 'honey, in case we ever up getting divorced...', but it is the reluctance to bring up financial affairs during this blissful time that can prove costly later in life." Jeff provides information on why a couple needs a pre-nuptial agreement, who needs it, and how to properly get one. You can read Jeff’s complete article by picking up the complimentary May/June issue of the Lancaster County Woman or by reading it on their website: https://lancastercountywoman.com/