Employees of the West Chester-based law firm participated in the Annual Legal Lemonade Day and casual Fridays in June to support and raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Lamb McErlane has been a long-time supporter of ALSF, a charitable nonprofit dedicated to fighting and finding a cure for pediatric cancer. It emerged from the front-yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004).
Joel L. Frank, Lamb McErlane’s Chairman and Managing Partner, is Chairman of the Board of Directors for ALSF.
Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
Tamela Luce has been named the foundation’s new president and CEO, effective Aug. 5. The foundation’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life for people in the Greater Phoenixville region by increasing access to quality healthcare services and promoting healthy communities through grant-making and collaboration with health, civic, business, and community partners.
Luce has more than two decades of philanthropic experience. She spent more than seven years as the Senior Program Officer for HealthSpark Foundation, a private foundation that works with health and human services organizations in Montgomery County to build a more resilient safety net. Prior to that role, Luce was the Director of Grantmaking for Women’s Way, one of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s funding organizations, for several years.
“The Board is excited to bring such a well-respected and seasoned philanthropic leader to Phoenixville,” said John Colarusso, Chairperson of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Tamela has an innovative spirit and a deep knowledge of how to strengthen our network of grantees and partner organizations. She knows how to bring people together from the nonprofit sector, government, and the business community to create better healthcare access and health outcomes for all residents, including the most vulnerable members of our region. Tamela will be responsible for the implementation of our new strategic plan and ensuring that our grants and programs reflect the changing needs of the Greater Phoenixville region.”
The firm’s Exton office has welcomed Ronald P. Kalyan Jr. as a partner in the Real Estate Department. Kalyan was previously an attorney with Fox Rothschild from 2005 to 2012.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ron back to our Chester County office,” said Todd A. Rodriguez, managing partner of Fox’s Exton office. “He is a skilled practitioner with experience representing both private and public entities in large-scale, complex development projects, and he has a particular fluency with commercial leasing and communication tower transactions.”
Kalyan advises clients in the full life cycle of commercial and residential real estate transactions. He represents clients in purchases, sales, leases, and workouts, and leverages his background as a former land use planner and zoning officer to provide insightful representation for zoning relief and subdivision and land development approvals. He also represents commercial lenders in loan transactions, including construction, permanent, and line-of-credit financing and loan restructuring workout matters.