October 17, 2012
DEAR ABBY : My 15-year-old stepson, "Justin," doesn't drink or do drugs. For the most part, he stays out of trouble. The problem is, he has been caught for the third time having unprotected sex. Justin has lied repeatedly about this. His father lets him get away with many things. But this is different. A 15-year-old boy can't take care of a baby, and having sex with multiple partners means exposing everyone involved to STDs. My husband and his ex have dealt with this by trying to ignore it. But the more I think about it, the more I see the danger of Justin's life being changed forever because his parents don't want to make him unhappy for a minute.
May 12, 2000 |
As with so many other decisions they have to make over their married lives, spouses can expect to disagree to some extent when it comes to making a home purchase. But whether they disagree on small things or major characteristics they want in a home, a happy decision can be made if both sides are willing to compromise. Here are some pointers for marital partners buying a home: Let each voice be heard. One partner will sometimes control the decision-making process.
January 6, 1988 |
Labor litigation specialist Stephen J. Cabot has left the Philadelphia law firm of Pechner, Dorfman, Wolffe, Rounick, and Cabot to team up with former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and another high-profile New York lawyer to form a new firm, Myerson & Kuhn. The new firm will be based in New York, with offices in Philadelphia and Dallas. Harvey Myerson was formerly former managing partner of New York's Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey, which used to be the nation's fourth-largest law firm and was dissolved several weeks ago. Kuhn had been affiliated with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.
March 20, 2014 |
Luke Schenn says he has been comfortable with all of his defensive partners this season, but the Flyers defenseman seems to have developed a quick chemistry with his latest blue-line mate, Andrew MacDonald. Heading into Tuesday night's win over Chicago, Schenn had been paired with MacDonald for five games since his partner was acquired from the New York Islanders before the trade deadline. Schenn is a physical, stay-at-home defenseman, while MacDonald is a smooth skater and a puck carrier.
March 28, 2013 |
City Hall blossomed with Philadelphia pride Wednesday as elementary school students and civic leaders celebrated the 118th birthday of the city's flag - a unifying symbol that Mayor Nutter acknowledged "sometimes goes unnoticed in our daily lives. " Brenda Exon, cofounder of the nonprofit advocacy group Partners for Civic Pride, gave a history lesson on the Philadelphia flag, which depicts the city seal on a gold-and-sky-blue background. She said her group was trying to establish March 27, Philadelphia Civic Flag Day, "as an important day on the Philadelphia calendar.
April 19, 2012 |
In another sign of the growing importance of overseas business to Philadelphia law firms, Dechert L.L.P. said Wednesday that it is adding a large team of lawyers in London, Dubai and the Republic of Georgia to bolster the firm's capital-markets and energy-related practices in the Middle East and Central Asia, among other places. In all, about 25 lawyers are expected to join the firm over the next several weeks, said Dechert CEO Daniel O'Donnell. The leading edge of the group is made up of four partners in London and Dubai, and one in Tbilisi, Georgia.
February 1, 2000 |
Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, a button-down corporate law firm comfortable in the somber halls of power in Harrisburg and Center City, is adding a new service to its firm: high-profile divorce. The firm is merging with Tenzer Greenblatt in New York, an 80-lawyer firm with a surprisingly glamorous cast of divorce clients. They include Woody Allen, Howard Stern, Donald Trump and Joan Lunden. Even Macaulay Culkin, the former child actor, sought the firm's services when he wanted to divorce his family.
May 1, 2014 |
For Ken Sylvester, the road to being a tire mogul started under the hood. Sylvester, president of United Tire & Service Co., began his career as an auto mechanic. A switch to tires, and a quarter-century later, Sylvester finds himself leading a David vs. Goliath effort to keep local dealers like himself on equal footing against the Pep Boys and Mr. Tires of the world. "There are a lot of large tire chains coming into the market and buying up as many of the mom-and-pop shops as they can," said Sylvester, who started in the business, with a partner, by owning stores in Ambler and Bustleton.
July 31, 1992 |
A two-year-old law firm started by John M. Elliott, one of the city's most visible lawyers, has broken up. Robert J. Bray Jr., co-chairman of Elliott & Bray, filed suit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court last month asking that the firm he set up with Elliott in 1990 be "wound up and dissolved" and that a receiver be appointed for its assets. Bray's suit does not specify any causes for the breakup. In an interview yesterday, Bray said the breakup was a private business matter that he hoped to "resolve amicably.
October 26, 2012 |
Two Center City corporate accounting offices that admired each other from across the street are moving in together. BDO USA L.L.P. , a Chicago-based corporate accounting and business consulting firm, says it is acquiring Philadelphia accountants Asher & Co. Ltd. and taking on the firm's 10 partners and more than 100 staffers. The move joins Asher, based at 1801 Market, to BDO's 60-employee branch at 1800 Market. "We want to all be under one roof," but haven't yet worked out which home will house the pair, Asher managing director Joseph Beach told me. He'll remain, under BDO; he said no one will lose a job in the deal.