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THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT US

We are a responsive and flexible law firm.

Combined years of practice: 164 years.

Pillar+Aught is a modern, full service law firm providing commercial and personal legal counsel with an extraordinarily high level of expertise and responsiveness. Unique to most law firms, Pillar+Aught offers unfettered access to our entire team while also providing flexible pricing and added value. Traditional firms lack flexibility. We have broken that mold with innovative options for both pricing and thoughtful, creative legal solutions for the diverse needs of our clientele. Pillar+Aught has raised the bar to become a trusted advisor whose team protects your business and personal interests with efficiency and effectiveness. Our attorneys are interesting, dynamic people who happen to be outrageously good attorneys.

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LEADERSHIP

The legal profession hasn’t evolved in generations, until now. Pillar+Aught leads the way. We offer billing options and service that will eventually be the norm in our industry. We’re evolving to meet clients’ needs, using technology to increase efficiency and innovation, and working as a team to thoughtfully craft solutions to your legal matters. While we’re changing the law firm culture, one thing remains the same: our proven success based on our responsiveness, expertise and experience.

Angela McGowan

Business, Banking, and Real Estate Law

Angela McGowan

You can depend on Angela. With deep experience in the negotiation and execution of business and real estate transactions, Angela brings confidence and thoughtfulness to any deal. She regularly counsels developers, landowners, and business owners in the leasing, zoning, financing, and purchase and sale of commercial properties. She has extensive experience in representing landowners with regard to oil and gas pipeline easements,  oil and gas leasing, acquisition, land use, zoning, and other real estate issues related to oil and gas operations.
 
In addition to her areas of expertise and true to all Pillar+Aught attorneys, Angela is proficient in several practice areas, which helps provide global guidance for clients.  She represents financial institutions and businesses related to entity formation, acquisition, lending, and workout and collection matters.
 
Angela was a Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 “Forty Under 40” winner and a 2016 “Women of Influence” winner. She graduated first in her class from Widener University School of Law, and was the recipient of the President’s Award for her scholastic achievement and high potential for meaningful contribution to the law school, community, and profession.  She is active in the community serving on the Business Advising Certificate Advisory Board  at Widener Commonwealth Law School since its inception, the Jump Street Board of Directors, and Cultural Enrichment Fund Core Arts Committee. She is a member of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Dauphin County Bar Association and has acted as general counsel to the Harrisburg Young Professionals. 

Cory A. Iannacone

Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law

Cory A. Iannacone

You might as well call Cory Iannacone your in-house counsel.  In standard Pillar+Aught form, Cory takes the time to learn about each and every one of his clients and how they operate.  In doing so, Cory becomes an integral part of his clients’ organizations, putting him many steps ahead when clients call him with a legal question.   

Cory helps his public and private sector clients navigate a full range of labor and employment law issues, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations (grievance and interest arbitration under Act 111 and Act 195), defense of unfair labor practice charges, mediations, and contesting discrimination and retaliation claims.  His 12 years of litigation experience and successes on behalf of his clients in both state and federal court will give you confidence that he knows exactly how to protect your interests.

Is your company struggling with sensitive employment matters such as proper handling of employees protected by the ADA?  Are you crystal clear on the dos and don’ts of hiring and firing your employees so that you minimize your company’s exposure to risk?  How will the new Presidential Administration impact collective bargaining rights, social media policies, and, of course, the quagmire of healthcare administration? Don’t face these challenges alone or uninformed: talk to Cory.

Cory Iannacone

Dean F. Piermattei

Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Law

Dean F. Piermattei

Dean Piermattei brings a seasoned hand and sharp legal mind to all of his diverse client relationships.  In his 25 years of practice, Dean has handled some of the more complicated cases in the fields of civil litigation, personal injury and product liability.

It goes without saying that an attorney with countless litigations in federal and state courts under his belt is well-versed in employment law. Dean has defended claims involving Family Medical Leave Act, age discrimination, and sexual harassment. He’s handled injunction proceeding and successfully won trials involving non-compete clauses and confidentiality/trade secret issues.  He has handled commercial litigation associated with the 14th Amendment and Equal Protection claims, and even legal malpractice suits.

Dean is well-known for his stellar reputation for no-nonsense legal representation and proven results.  He works across industry and has built strong relationships in the private and public sectors.  Automotive businesses, commercial real estate firms, hotel construction companies, manufacturers, financial institutions, school districts and municipalities – all have turned to Dean for his trusted counsel.

The common thread through all of Dean’s efforts is his commitment to fighting for victims’ rights – whether a private citizen or corporate entity has been wronged – and he strives to maximize your recovery.  If you are an attorney seeking the best representation for your clients in a specialty area of law, or you are an individual seeking counsel for a recent injury or pending insurance claim, Dean is a trusted resource and dedicated ally.

Dean continues to work outside of the courtroom as a Trial Advocacy Instructor at Penn State University, and is an active member and participant in several Bar Associations and the Defense Research Institute. He is currently on the Board of McCoy Bros., Inc.  Dean has testified as an expert in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the topic of litigating contractual disputes involving government contracts.  Earlier in his career he clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Georgelis, President Judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.

Dean Piermattei

Jill Neary Weikert

Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Family Law

Jill Neary Weikert

Jill Neary Weikert is there for you and your family. Family matters can be overwhelming and difficult. Jill will expertly guide you through processes related to divorce, custody, support, and equitable distribution of property and assets. Jill’s expertise in personal injury litigation helps guide you through the lifecycle of your case so that you understand what, how, and why things are happening, while she also gathers important information and sensitively interacts with all parties to build a strong case.

In addition to family law and personal injury, Jill also has litigated a wide variety of contractual disputes on behalf of both private and public sector clients. She has defended manufacturers and distributors of heavy equipment against product liability and asbestos claims, and represented contractors in construction disputes and mechanics’ lien claims.

Jill received her J.D. from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law from which she graduated cum laude in 2008. Prior to law school, she graduated summa cum laude from Saint Francis University in 2005 with a B.A. in English.

She follows her passion for law and family matters outside of the courtroom as a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Jill is also a member of the Junior League of Harrisburg.

Jill Neary Weikert

John R. Martin

Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law

John R. Martin

John Martin brings a proven, hands-on approach to Pillar+Aught.  One day he’s running a federal jury trial for a national organization, the next he’s at a client site, providing actionable human resource training to managers and their teams. 

John has successfully litigated cases before the state and federal court for companies based in Pennsylvania and across the United States.  John has advised his clients on a myriad of employment law matters including gender, age, disability, and race discrimination, as well as claims alleging harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. 

Well-versed in a wide variety of employment practices, John is able to counsel and train his clients on best practices to address their workplace challenges including: how to properly discipline employees, comply with EEO and FMLA requirements, develop and implement effective workplace policies, and enforce employee non-compete agreements.  He writes and lectures frequently on a variety of topics including social media, wage and hour issues, and sexual harassment. 

John’s diverse talents and interests extend to his broader community as well, where he is an active leader on the board of a regional performing arts center and serves on the board of a local non-profit leadership organization.

John Martin

Kate Deringer Sallie

Business, Banking and Bankruptcy Law

Kate Deringer Sallie

Kate Deringer Sallie is optimism and strength.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a better, more qualified advocate for you and your best interests. Kate takes a big picture look at every situation and aligns the details accordingly. This is especially important as an expert in lending law and business reorganization.

With an extensive background in bankruptcy and corporate finance law, Kate has notable experience in Delaware representing debtors, creditors, lenders, and trustees in numerous mega-bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations. She has also represented debtors and secured creditors, including banks and other lending institutions, in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases, sales, structured liquidations, restructurings, and other alternatives to bankruptcy.  Kate has deep experience in creditors’ rights, loan workouts, and commercial lending transactions, and is well versed in all areas of corporate law and commercial transactions relevant to your business.

The Penn State University Dickinson School of Law graduate, is also a frequent speaker on lending litigation and the subject of business reorganization. She continues her involvement at her alma mater by serving as a practitioner instructor. Kate also serves on the board of the Cultural Enrichment Fund. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the Turnaround Management Association, as well as the Bar Associations of Dauphin CountyPennsylvania and Delaware.

Kate was named a 2013 Women of Influence, a 2015 Select Lawyer for Susquehanna Valley, and a Central Pennsylvania Business Journal “Forty under 40 award” recipient in 2016.

Kate Deringer Sallie

Kenneth J. Rollins

Business, Banking and Securities Law

Kenneth J. Rollins

There’s a rumor that Ken Rollins never sleeps.  How else to explain the long list of bank mergers, more than $100 million in new capital raised in underwritten public offerings, an impressive $80 million equipment line of credit for his clients?  The truth is, Ken thrives on success – his and yours. 

Though he has spent much of his career advising financial institutions on legal matters involving regulatory compliance, acquisitions and divestitures, capital raising, strategic planning and compliance with federal and state securities laws, Ken’s knowledge and experience runs the gamut of corporate matters. 

He is a frequent lecturer, speaking at conferences and providing training on legal matters as pertains to the financial community. Further, Ken is well-versed on all aspects of corporate governance (including formation and general corporate advice), and he has counseled clients through bankruptcy proceedings, loan workouts, commercial and consumer lending transactions, and even creditors’ rights and collection matters.

As Central Penn Business Journal’s 2015 “Forty Under 40 award recipient, Ken’s commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service is well established.  Ken is a graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Community Leadership Series and serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Mountain Community Services and as an active member of the Turnaround Management Association.   In what remains of his spare time, Ken coaches in the Linglestown Baseball Association. 

Ken Rollins

Kevin M. Gold

Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property Law

Kevin M. Gold

Everyone enjoys working with Kevin. Whether counseling professional athletes through contract negotiations or advising companies on internet and cybersecurity matters, Kevin Gold has built his reputation on experience, approachability and discretion.  Kevin takes pride in the relationships he builds with his clients, serving as a trusted advisor in all aspects of employment and labor law, entertainment and sports, and intellectual property and technology, including critical issues regarding privacy and security risk.

Kevin represents public and private employers, clients in the entertainment and sports industries, including a specialty representing National Football League long snappers, as well as start-up and emerging businesses concerning intellectual property matters.

Kevin brings 25+ years of legal experience to his cross-industry clientele, and his deep knowledge of legal and business practices extends beyond private sector to government, having also worked as an attorney in the Office of United States Congressman George W. Gekas. 

Kevin contributes frequently to law and business journals and was even the subject of his own chapter of a best-selling sports book pertaining to his sports representation practice.  He enjoys speaking to client, networking, and peer groups about subjects ranging from social media liability issues to the business of sports. His passions extend to the community the Chair of the Ben Franklin TechCelerator Advisory Board and other professional associations and volunteering endeavors.

Kevin Gold

Lindsey E. Snavely

Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law

Lindsey E. Snavely

Lindsey Snavely pays close attention to detail. If it happens in the workplace, she knows the ins-and-outs of the issue. Having previously worked as Counsel, Global Labor & Employment for The Hershey Company, she supported the Human Resources organization and provided advice and training on various workplace issues. Lindsey provides practical, actionable business guidance in representing and advising employers.

With comprehensive knowledge of labor and employment law, Lindsey has defended employers in state and federal courts, as well as before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  She also regularly provides counseling to employers on various workplace issues, including disciplinary matters, leaves of absences, and wage and hour questions.  In addition, she routinely speaks at seminars and other workshops about labor and employment issues such as the Affordable Care Act, navigating employees’ leaves from the workplace, and compensation and benefits.

A graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, Lindsey is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia. She is also admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as the Unites States District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, Northern District of West Virginia, and Southern District of West Virginia. Lindsey also is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Lindsey Snavely

Stephen Moniak

Commercial Litigation

Stephen Moniak

Stephen Moniak examines every angle. He’s a tireless advocate for clients in any proceeding. Steve has decades of experience litigating complex cases for individuals, small businesses, large corporations, and government. Steve’s peers consistently rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards, earning him an AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating in the areas of general civil and business litigation.

Steve has handled a diverse portfolio of cases related to business litigation, employment and labor, intellectual property and technology, appellate, and insurance law. He has also served as local counsel and special counsel. His litigation expertise has been instrumental in resolving cases big and small — ranging from simple breach of contract cases to complex multi-million dollar corporate disputes to claims brought by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Steve serves on the Derry Township Zoning Hearing Board and previously served as an Arbitrator in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and was a law review member and Dean’s List honoree from Widener University School of Law.

Todd J. Shill

Business, Employment and Entertainment Law

Todd J. Shill

Todd Shill loves a challenge. He is a skilled entertainment lawyer and business and employment advisor who has earned the respect of both his clients and opposing counsel for thinking through all angles of a legal matter to arrive at creative, practical solutions. Todd enjoys finding nuances in cases and the pursuit of effective dispute resolution. His goal is to resolve employment and business issues as quickly and soundly as possible. To that end, Todd offers training to employers and other key personnel so that they can better understand and identify employment law concerns before issues manifest.

Todd has decades of experience representing companies and individuals in the entertainment and sports fields. For almost two decades, he has represented many of our country’s most well known film and TV production companies, actors, musicians, authors, and AHL/NHL sports figures. He regularly represents clients in conjunction with production companies, publishers, entertainment groups, and major networks including Simon & Schuster, NBC/Universal, Bravo, TLC, Lifetime, LMW, MTV, VH1, BET, A&E, Animal Planet, and WETV.  Click here for Todd’s IMDb Page.

Todd also has extensive experience representing employers in all aspects of employment law, including cases related to discrimination, wrongful discharge, the Family and Medical Leave Act, non-compete and breach of fiduciary duty injunctive relief cases, wage and unemployment compensation. In doing so, he has also acted as lead litigation counsel for large national corporations such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Securitas, in addition to small and medium sized businesses.

Todd Shill