Pillar+Aught principal Kate Deringer Sallie will present at the CrossState Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort on May 18, 2020.  Kate will highlight compliance concerns, lender liability risk, and best practices in the areas of debt collection – including bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession. More information can be found about the event at the following link:


Kate Deringer Sallie, Lindsey Snavely and Angela McGowan will be will be discussing compliance concerns in the area of debt collection, including real estate lending Issues, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession.  The dates and locations of the Compliance Town Meetings are as follows:

  • April 2 – Aspire Federal Credit Union, Clark, NJ
  • April 14 – Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • April 16 – American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, PA
  • April 23 – South Jersey Federal Credit Union, Deptford, NJ
  • April 28 – Hampton Inn, Grove City, PA
  • April 29 – Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA

More information can be found about the event at the following link:


“WEED” Better Talk…

An up-to-date discussion on what employers need to know when it comes to Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law.

Employers continue to struggle with issues regarding cannabis, an employee’s use of marijuana or CBD, and how such use might impact existing drug-free workplace policies.  Under what circumstances is an employer permitted to terminate an employee whose use of medical marijuana is authorized by state law?  What about an employee’s recreational use of marijuana in a state (or country) where such use is permitted by law?  Are there limits on when and how an employer can require drug testing?  Does federal illegality trump state law?

Mark your calendars for Pillar+Aught’s first complimentary Breakfast Briefing Session of the year!


WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 8:00 a.m. (until approx. 9:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Pillar+Aught, 4201 E. Park Circle, Harrisburg, PA  17111

RSVP: rsvp@pillaraught.com (space is limited!)

Bring your appetite… and some questions!

Kate Deringer Sallie will be leading an all-day Troubled Loans & Bankruptcy Training for the CrossState Credit Union Association on March 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsbugh/Cranberry and on March 25 at Pillar+Aught’s training facility in Harrisburg.  More information can be found about the event at the following link:


Angela McGowan to Present PA Credit Union Association Webinar on Banking with Fiduciaries.  The Webinar with be held on January 30, 2020. The Webinar will focus on fiduciary relationships, including Powers of Attorney (POAs), Representative Payees, VA fiduciaries, Court-appointed Guardians, Executors/Administers of Estate Accounts, and Custodians of UTMA accounts.

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Todd Shill will present “Documentation and Lawful Employee Discipline” at the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association’s 2020 Mid Winter Meeting in Philadelphia on February 11, 2020.

On September 27, 2019, Ken Rollins and Kate Deringer Sallie will present Diversity & The Board Evaluation Process at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ 2019 Annual Convention, which will take place over four days at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.  Their session will review recent research regarding the performance of companies having diverse boards. Kate and Ken will provide examples of communications recently received from concerned shareholders, propose appropriate responsive communications and actions, and explore how a robust board evaluation and director succession process offers opportunities to address a lack of diversity.

Kate Deringer Sallie is serving as a panelist at The Risk Management Association’s Loan Workout Panel on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Heritage Hotel in Lancaster.  Kate is speaking with other experts in the field of loan workouts.  Further information can be found at:



John Martin, in collaboration with Brown & Brown Insurance of Pennsylvania, will present “Weed Better Talk: Understanding the Legal Impact of Medical Marijuana on Pennsylvania Employers” via webinar on August 22, 2019.  Employers in Pennsylvania understandably continue to struggle with how they are supposed to address an employee’s use of medical marijuana, which is now lawful under state law, but remains unlawful under federal law.  John has counseled clients on these issues since before the medical marijuana law went into effect here in Pennsylvania, and he will provide some much-needed insight and answers into the questions that all employers are currently asking.  For more information on this and other webinars hosted by Brown & Brown Insurance of Pennsylvania, click here: https://bbofpa.com/webinars/