Craig S. Sharnetzka & Andrew M. Paxton Named Rising Stars

York, PA (May 2013) – CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Craig S. Sharnetzka and Andrew M. Paxton have been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

This is the third time attorney Craig S. Sharnetzka has been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Rising Stars.  A shareholder with CGA Law Firm, Sharnetzka focuses his legal practice in the areas of municipal law, real estate, bankruptcy and estate planning and administration.  He is a member of the Southern York County Rotary, the York County Bar Association, and a board member of the American Red Cross York / Adams Chapter.  He has received awards for his pro bono contributions from both the York County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Andrew M. Paxton, a shareholder with CGA Law Firm, is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and businesses providing counsel through all stages of operations from starting a business, to financing, protecting intellectual property, obtaining licensing, expanding the business, to successfully exiting when the time is right.  As a business advisor, he also provides businesses with innovative strategies on tax planning, financing, drafting and reviewing contracts, and real estate transactions.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority and serves as a volunteer and committee member for the York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.  The list of attorneys selected appears in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the Philadelphia magazine.  For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Bankruptcy Attorney Lawrence V. Young selected by Super Lawyers

York, PA (May 2013) – For eight consecutive years, bankruptcy attorney Lawrence V. Young has been selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2013.  Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.  An attorney and shareholder with CGA Law Firm, attorney Young limits his legal practice to bankruptcy.  He is one of only 25 consumer bankruptcy specialist throughout the Commonwealth to be certified by the American Board of Certification.  He is also one of the two Trustees appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to review all consumer bankruptcy filings for the Middle District of Pennsylvania that originate from York and Adams counties. Earlier this year, Young was recognized by the York County Bar Association with the Outstanding Member Award.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The list of attorneys selected appears in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the Philadelphia magazine.  For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Attorney Sharon E. Myers Named 2013 Woman of Influence

York, PA (May 2013) – CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Sharon E. Myers has been honored as an award recipient of the 2013 Women of Influence awards by the Central Penn Business Journal.

Sharon was selected as one of the top nominees by the judges for her leadership and achievements within CGA Law Firm, as well as her contributions to the community.  For seventeen years, Sharon led the law firm as Managing Shareholder.  Under her leadership the firm grew to 30 attorneys providing a full range of legal services to businesses, municipalities, and individuals.  Today, she is involved in governing the law firm as a member of the firm’s executive committee.  Her legal practice focuses on estate planning and administration, municipal law and real estate transactions.  Additionally, she specializes in financing with experience in municipal financing, banking and foreclosures.

Committed to serving the community in which she lives and works, Sharon serves on the York College of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of Cross Key Villages, The Brethren Home Community and is a member of the Advisory Board for Susquehanna Bank.  In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of York College of Pennsylvania recognizing her outstanding career achievement and dedicated service to the college.

The Women of Influence awards recognizes 25 women leaders in the midstate who are influential in their companies, industries and communities, and have solid reputations based on their experience, integrity, leadership, and accomplishments.

As an award winner, Sharon was recognized at an event on Monday, May 13 at the Hilton Harrisburg, as well as in a publication to be inserted in the May 17 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.

Student Art Contest – Call for Entries

York, PA (May 2013) – We are looking for the next Picasso.  Do you know a child with artistic talents?  Then we want to see their work of art.

The student art contest presented by Downtown Inc. and CGA Law Firm is open to students in grades K-12 in York County, Pennsylvania.   All entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at CGA Law Firm with a completed application.  To download the application and rules for the contest, click on the image.  Only one entry per student will be accepted.  There will be one winner from each of the four categories.  Students have a chance to win a $50 savings bond for their masterpiece.

Judging will be held by an independent group the week of June 2.  Winners will be announced on First Friday in Downtown York on June 7, 2013 at our Student Art Gala being held in the lobby of the CGA Professional Center.  All artwork will be on display for the public to view.  A “People’s Choice” award will be given to the artist with the most votes.  So make sure to encourage your friends and family to come out and cast their vote.