John Martin and Angela McGowan chosen for 2017 “Forty Under 40” Award

Two of Pillar+Aught’s attorneys, John Martin and Angela McGowan, have been named by the Central Penn Business Journal as 2017 “Forty Under 40” award recipients.  John and Angela join a number of their Pillar+Aught colleagues who have received this award in previous years, including Ken Rollins, Kate Sallie, and Todd Shill.

John is an experienced litigator who represents a variety of businesses in all aspects of employment law.  Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from The Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2006, John quickly developed a knack (and affinity) for representing employers and defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  In addition to his litigation practice, John counsels and trains his clients on best practices to help address workplace challenges including how to: properly discipline employees; comply with EEO, ADA, and FMLA requirements; develop and implement effective policies; and enforce non-compete agreements.  He lectures frequently on a variety of topics including social media, wage and hour issues, and sexual harassment.

Angela represents Pillar+Aught business clients in the negotiation and execution of real estate transactions, with over a decade of experience in the purchasing, development and leasing of real estate. She also has significant experience in the oil and gas industry, having represented owners, operators, and landowners in the negotiation of pipeline easements, as well as leasing, acquisition, and zoning issues. A 2016 “Women of Influence” winner, Angela has been consistently recognized for her leadership within the legal profession and the community.

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