(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.”
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.
Crisis Management: Be Prepared. Be Protected.
Wednesday, March 28
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Seminar begins at 4:30pm
Lancaster Country Club
1466 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA
Light appetizers and refreshments provided.
Are You Prepared to Handle an Unexpected Crisis?
Whether it's an allegation of misconduct, an on-the-job injury, a security issue or other unanticipated event, no one is immune to the risks of an unexpected crisis. Join us for a discussion on the steps you should take before, during and after a crisis to protect yourself, your business, your employees and your reputation.
BCGL partners Rory Connaughton, Litigation and Employment Law attorney, and Mark Lovett, Litigation attorney, will be joined by special guest Natonia Samchuck, public relations director from GRIT Marketing Group, to discuss effective crisis preparation and management, and will answer questions including:
- Do I need a crisis communications plan and what should it include?
- When should I get legal representation involved in a crisis?
- How do I respond to media inquires when a crisis hits?
- How should I manage media during a crisis?
Space is limited. There is no cost to attend.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 21.
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Questions? Contact Emily Forrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-945-5745.