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(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!

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.