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AS SEEN IN THE AUGUST 16, 2017 ISSUE OF Pittsburgh City Paper
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FLAHERTY & O’HARA, PC consists of attorneys Mark Flaherty, R.J. O’Hara, Stanley Wolowski, Christine O’Hara, Thomas Henry, Mark Kozar, Gregory Szallar, Kaitlynd Kruger, Ellen Freeman & Paul Namey and numerous paralegals. Flaherty & O’Hara provides liquor licensing and citation defense counseling to restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and convenience stores, and represents the chefs and restaurateurs leading Pittsburgh’s restaurant renaissance. Flaherty & O’Hara is at the forefront of representing craft brewers and distillers and Pennsylvania limited wineries and has helped modernize Pennsylvania’s liquor laws.
Flaherty & O’Hara, PC is a founding member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants, a national alcohol industry network, and is a member of the James Beard Foundation, the National Restaurant Association and PFMA.
428 Forbes Ave, #1410, Pittsburgh
Attorneys Jacqueline Martinez and Ashley Lively at JBM LEGAL, LLC handle a broad range of immigration issues. Serving the community with 23 years of experience, the practice represents a broad-based clientele, which includes US and foreign individuals, corporations, businesses and financial & healthcare institutions. They practice before the offices of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Executive Office at Immigration Review (EOIR) and US Department of Labor (DOL) throughout the country.
Jacqueline & her bilingual immigration team handle business immigration, family-based immigration, US citizenship, deportation, litigation, criminal defense, personal injury and asylum.Jacqueline & Ashley are active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA).
445 Fort Pitt Blvd, #LL500, Pittsburgh
ATTORNEY MARVIN LEIBOWITZ works closely with his clients to resolve the matters entrusted to him.
Marvin concentrates in criminal/DUI, bankruptcy, civil litigation, social security, divorce & family law, wills & trusts, estates, personal injury, Workers’ Compensation and business/corporate. He has 40 years of experience and is dedicated to solving problems and closing deals. He has chosen to practice in a small firm setting because he is committed to delivering quality legal services in a responsive & cost- effective manner.
185 Dakota Ave, Pittsburgh
Established 1973, GENESIS OF PITTSBURGH, INC. is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian agency which serves individuals and couples. Providing support, Genesis can assist in the many details involving unplanned pregnancy. Services include: counseling about options, pre/post placement counseling for all involved parties, resolution/acceptance, coordination of medical & hospital care, childbirth education, financial assistance for pregnancy related medical expenses, support throughout the placement process, housing in Genesis’ residential program, follow-up services, shortterm foster care availability and direct placement/no foster care.
Executive Director Carole McMahon recognizes the high costs involved with adoptions and is committed to keeping fees low. Genesis offers clients a range of adoptions from completely closed to identified. Locations in Pittsburgh include: The Learning Center, 139 N Freemont Ave: (412)761-1845, Genesis of Pittsburgh, 185 Dakota Ave: (412)766-2693, and 141 N Fremont Ave: (412)766-4934. In Washington, PA: 87 E Maiden St, (724)225-6494.
707 Grant St, #3300, Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh
Attorneys Frederick N. Frank, Christine Gale, Thomas C. Murcko, Gregory M. Pocrass, Dennis D. Hayes, John G. Harshman, Zachary N. Gordon, Mary L. McKinney, Megan Musial & Christopher Parker at FRANK, GALE, BAILS, MURCKO & POCRASS state that they often must meet with a future client a number of times before a decision is made to undertake a major life change.
From their experience, these major transitions involve not only divorce or separation, but custody & parenting time, support & maintenance, separation agreements, prenuptials & postnuptials, adoptions, post trial modifications, enforcements & appeals, complex equitable distribution, complex discovery issues, business valuations & pension analyses, as well as juvenile court, wills andestate planning & administration, media law & corporate matters.
603 Washington Rd, #403, Pittsburgh
ATTORNEY AVRAM Y. ROSEN’S nearly 30 years of experience in family law and related areas are indispensable to his divorce clients. He believes the first step is to protect & stabilize a family’s welfare. Whether by agreement or court order, everyone’s financial situation must be evaluated & protected within the resources available to them. His clients often find that most issues can have an amicable and workable resolution that meets the needs of the parties with the utmost concern for the best interest of the children.
Avram concentrates in contested & uncontested matters, pre & post nuptials, complex economic settlements, division of military retirement benefits, Protection From Abuse, child custody &visitation, child support & alimony, consent agreements, equitable distribution, parental rights, same-sex family law and post judgment modifications. He maintains a personal commitment to working for the best resolution for his clients.
650 Washington Rd, #200, Mt. Lebanon
It’s that time of year again. Time to consider enrolling in a Medicare plan. MEDICARE SPECIALISTS OF PITTSBURGH is a Medicare Brokerage Company that represents ALL the Medicare Advantage Carriers & Medicare Supplement Carriers. Their team provides you with the coverage you want: at the lowest price and highest level of customer service. They can furnish you with an assessment of your Medicare needs and a choice of which package fits you best.
Medicare Specialists of Pittsburgh offers Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements & Part D Rx & Medigap policies. A Medigap policy, sold by private insurance companies, can help pay some of the healthcare costs (“gaps”) that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like copayments, coinsurance & deductibles.
ATTORNEY LAVERNE LAIR SOCHATS takes the extra step, working closely with her clients to resolve the matters entrusted to her.
LaVerne concentrates her legal practice in the areas of residential & commercial real estate, domestic & family law, probate & estates, wills & trusts, business & corporate and tax preparation & counseling. With a business/accounting background, LaVerne has 27 years of legal experience, and provides confidential and informative consultations followed by effective legal representation to meet each client’s goals. At her office, your legal needs will be given the personal attention & legal experience required. She will work closely with you to understand your concerns and to achieve the best results.
Molly Mitchell, MS, SAP, CAADC, LPC is the Founder of THE PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. In addition to individual, group and family counseling, Molly has added other components to her practice in which she utilizes experiential therapy, such as: Skydiving, yoga, and much more. This creative approach has proven to be especially effective in treating drug and alcohol dependency. This has lead Molly to be awarded The 2016 Ashley Addiction Award for Innovation. This National Award recognizes a professional who has made an impact in the field of recovery through innovation, creativity, and dynamic thinking.
Molly’s counseling style is insight-oriented, empathic & non- judgmental. Integrating mind, body & spirit.
Life can get messy. Aimee Costello at GRACE 2B FREE strives to maintain a holistic framework that has no room for fear or judgment -- only a passion to get the job done, big or small, as efficiently and effectively as possible. Aimee is dedicated to helping individuals & businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives by designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills. With a nursing background, Aimee is uniquely qualified to manage high-stress, high-clutter situations. She notes one of the many parallels between organizing and healthcare is that people are unable to take significant steps toward change until they are ready.She recognizes that organization is a process, not a state achieved in one day. For homes & businesses, she helps with decluttering, space design, downsizing, moving/unpacking, storage solutions and handyman services.
PEACE, LOVE & ZEN HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER offers a variety of integrative/complementary medicines. They feature Western PA’s only Himalayan salt cave, as well as a full spectrum infrared sauna with color therapy, jade massage bed, amethyst bed, Reiki, massage therapy, spiritual path coach, psychic medium, ionic foot bath & acupuncture.
There are many special events in the salt cave, to include a women’s healing circle, meditation classes, yin yoga and sound baths. They also offer a variety of all natural healing retail items, including essential oils, nutritional supplements, chakra teas & salt lamps. Peace, Love & Zen is a 100% woman veteran owned company. Owner Susan Coe & her caring team empower individuals to initiate, expand & maintain their physical and spiritual wellness through education and guidance.
PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.
PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and e-blasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.
• F. Lee Bailey
• Harvard Law School
• Boston University
• Christian Science Church
• Cisco Systems
• Cushman & Wakefield
• Deloitte & Touche
• Dun & Bradstreet
• Embry-Little Aeronautical University
• Habitat for Humanity
• Jackson Lewis, LLP
• Make a Wish Foundation
• McGladrey, LLP
• Rhode Island Hospital
• Stetson University of Law
• University of North Carolina
• University of Pittsburgh
• Yale University
• Real Estate
• Mental Health
• Social Services
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