Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Attorneys to be Honored by the Allegheny County Bar Association

The Allegheny County Bar Association will honor its 50 and 60-year practitioners at a reception on November 25, 2013, at the Duquesne Club.  Meyer, Unkovic & Scott is proud to have two of their attorneys honored.

Rick Francis
Frederick (Rick) J. Francis a partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP where he has practiced law since 1966.

The focus of his practice is in business litigation, wherein he has represented a wide range of corporate and individual clients, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in commercial, insurance coverage, class action, trade secret, ERISA, and unfair competition litigation. Mr. Francis is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations and has been elected a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. He maintains an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he received his LL.B. degree.  Following graduation from law school, Mr. Francis served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a Captain.

Larry Niemann
Lawrence (Larry) B. Niemann is senior counsel to Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP.

In his practice, Mr. Niemann has assisted many business owners in personal, corporate and tax planning, including helping families pass businesses from one generation to another and transferring businesses to outside parties, as well as retirement planning and transferring family wealth to family members through the use of trusts, corporate reorganizations and other means designed to reduce income and death taxes.  He maintains an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Niemann is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.  He has served as Chairman of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Corporate and Banking Law Section.  Mr. Niemann previously served as a member of the Title 15 Task Force, charged with the duty of revising the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law and has written several articles on the subject.  He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh and is a past board member and Secretary of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Mr. Niemann formerly served as Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and as a board member of Shady Side Academy and Longue Vue Club.  Mr. Niemann also is a past President of the Fox Chapel District Association. Mr. Niemann currently serves as a Board member and Vice President of the Fox Hall Condominium Association; is a class agent for Shady Side Academy and is a Board member and Secretary of the Institute for German American Relations.

Mr. Niemann graduated from Princeton University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  He earned his LLB in 1962 from Harvard Law School.

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