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Saxton & Stump provides solutions for complex legal issues and partners with clients to create a roadmap for their success. We are committed to empowering clients by delivering five-star service and results-focused advice.

Attorneys Alice Paylor and Bijan Ghom join Saxton & Stump, adding to the firm’s growing Charleston office

We are pleased to welcome our two newest attorneys in our Charleston, S.C. office, Alice Paylor and Bijan Ghom. Alice has been a fixture in the Charleston legal community for decades and has served as president of the South Carolina Bar Association. She is a former managing partner at a prominent Charleston law firm, has been named to the “Best Lawyers in America” list since 2009 and works with clients in complex commercial litigation, labor and employment matters and investigations. Bijan, a former business owner with a master’s degree in business administration, handles commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and labor and employment matters for businesses and individuals.


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Firm News

Patent Attorney John Goldschmidt adds to Saxton & Stump’s intellectual property team in Malvern, Pa.

  MALVERN, Pa., August 8, 2022— Attorney John Goldschmidt, who brings over three decades of patent and intellectual property (IP) experience, has joined Saxton & Stump. Goldschmidt is the latest addition to the firm’s growing IP team, led by Attorney Andrew...

Nine Saxton & Stump attorneys named to “Super Lawyers” lists

  LANCASTER, Pa., July 28, 2022 — Nine Saxton & Stump attorneys have been selected to the 2022 Pennsylvania and South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...

Jennifer Galloway named chair-elect to PBA Young Lawyers Division

  LANCASTER, Pa., July 18, 2022 — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) has named Jennifer A. Galloway, senior counsel at Saxton & Stump, the chair-elect of its Young Lawyers Division. Galloway was named to the position at the association’s House of Delegates...

Attorneys Alice Paylor and Bijan Ghom join Saxton & Stump, adding to firm’s growing Charleston office

  CHARLESTON, SC, July 7, 2022 — Alice Paylor has joined Saxton & Stump as the firm’s newest equity shareholder. She will work in the firm’s Charleston office with Bijan Ghom, who has also recently joined Saxton & Stump. Paylor brings her extensive experience...

Attorney Mark Cedrone joins Saxton & Stump to form new practice group in Philadelphia

  PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2022 — Saxton & Stump is excited to announce Mark E. Cedrone and Aubrey C. Emrich have joined the firm and launched the Investigations and Criminal Defense Group. Mark and Aubrey will collaborate with the new group’s co-chair, Hon. Lawrence...

Spitz & Neville completes merger and will begin doing business as Saxton & Stump

  CHARLESTON, S.C., June 27, 2022 — Saxton & Stump has announced that its planned merger with Charleston, S.C.-based law firm Spitz & Neville is complete, and the former firm will now do business under the Saxton & Stump name. All of the firm’s five...

Jenna Schill joins Saxton & Stump as a senior risk and insurance consultant

  LANCASTER, Pa., June 17, 2022 — Saxton & Stump is proud to announce the firm has hired Jenna M. Schill, CPHRM as a senior risk and insurance consultant. Schill brings more than a decade of experience in the healthcare risk and insurance sectors to her work in...

Saxton, Morris named to prominent CPBJ industry list

  LANCASTER, Pa., June 10, 2022 — Saxton & Stump is proud to announce that two of its attorneys – James W. Saxton and Carson B. Morris – have been named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s “Power 30” list for law and lobbyists. Those on the list, chosen by CPBJ...

Independent Oversight Committee of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program Operated on Behalf of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Publishes its Final Report

  LANCASTER, Pa., June 2, 2022 — The Independent Oversight Committee overseeing the Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program (IRRP) operated on behalf of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the release of its final report today. The IRRP was launched on...

Lancaster Bar Association honors four Saxton & Stump attorneys for service to legal community

  LANCASTER, Pa., May 13, 2022 —The Lancaster Bar Association has honored four Saxton & Stump attorneys with prestigious awards for their work. At its member dinner on May 12, the bar association awarded the Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) with the 2020...


Complicated insurance litigation arising from construction projects

 Despite best efforts, accidents and casualty losses can occur during construction projects. When property damage or physical injury occurs on a project, most construction companies know to submit a claim to their insurance carrier. Depending on the specific...

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court voids PennDOT’s Major Bridge P3 Initiative

 Today, the Commonwealth Court issued a memorandum Opinion finding PennDOT’s Major Bridge P3 Initiative void ab initio, declaring the initiative had no legal effect from the very beginning because the initiative was approved in violation of Act 88. Act 88 is the...

Partnering to bid on government contracts for diverse and non-diverse business entities

In February, I wrote about the process and benefits of becoming certified as a diverse business entity (DBE). This month, I want to talk about how DBEs can partner with non-DBEs—legally. It is no secret that public projects, and increasingly some private projects,...

New DOL guidance sheds light on mental health absences

  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the agency responsible for enforcing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), recently issued guidance clarifying employer obligations with respect to mental health leaves of absence under the FMLA. It is...

In favor of higher contractor contingencies to cover uncertain risk created by economic volatility

  As economic volatility continues to affect the global economy, contractors and owners would be wise to re-evaluate their construction project pricing. To state the obvious, projects are at greater risk of increased costs due to global economic volatility. There...

OFCCP Contractor Portal and Affirmative Action Plans

Over the past decade, the US Department of Labor, through the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), has continually increased regulatory burdens. Now, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must register with a new “Contractor Portal” and...

Saxton & Stump attorneys Mike Traxler and Katy Landis submit amicus brief in bridge tolling lawsuit on behalf of PMTA

  LANCASTER, Pa., February 22, 2022 — Last week, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, Saxton & Stump attorneys Mike Traxler and Katy Landis, filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of South Fayette Township, Bridgeville Borough, and Collier...

Small diverse business certification basics for Pennsylvania government contracts

  An explicit goal of the Pennsylvania governor’s office is to increase small diverse business contractors that receive government contracts (SDBs). Gov. Tom Wolf has set a goal of increasing the percentage of SDB contracts to 26.3%, which is approximately a 400%...

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance sets commercial motor vehicle inspection dates for 2022

 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced dates for several commercial motor vehicle inspection campaigns set to take place in 2022. The CSVA inspects approximately 4 million vehicles over the course of a year in North America. Their campaigns...

U.S. Supreme Court pauses OSHA vaccine or testing mandate and upholds CMS vaccination rule for healthcare facilities receiving federal funds

On January 13, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) vaccine/testing mandate be stayed (paused) and not go into effect. The OSHA vaccine/testing mandate would require all companies with 100 or more employees to either test weekly or vaccinate all employees for COVID. Initially, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had stayed OSHA’s mandate. 

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