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Attorney Lorna Scharlacken Joins Cohen & Grigsby's Florida Practice as Partner

-- Experienced Practitioner Enhances Firm's Estates and Trusts Group --

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Naples, FL, is pleased to announce that Lorna Scharlacken has joined the firm's Naples office as a partner.  Scharlacken counsels individuals and families in estate planning matters, with a special emphasis on high net worth families, business succession planning, the preservation and transfer of wealth and federal estate tax matters.  She also advises personal representatives/executors and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts.  Scharlacken works with families to develop strategies to promote positive family dynamics, to reduce tax liabilities, to preserve wealth and to meet charitable goals.

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Scharlacken joined Cohen & Grigsby, having come from another Naples-area law firm where she was a partner specializing in complex estate planning matters, ranging from revocable living trusts, to private family foundations and family limited partnerships.  Scharlacken is also an experienced business lawyer and assists families with the transition of family owned businesses and the transfer of wealth through generations. 

Scharlacken received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, a J.D., cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and a LL.M. in Corporate Law from the New York University School of Law.  She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, The Collier County Women's Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Naples, and the Professional Advisors Council of the Community Foundation of Collier County.  

For more information about Cohen & Grigsby, please visit www.cohenlaw.com.

ABOUT COHEN & GRIGSBY
Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace.  Comprised of more than 130 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, FL.  The firm's practice areas include Business Services, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Employee Benefits and ERISA, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs.  Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries.  Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership.  For more information, visit www.cohenlaw.com.   

Contact:      Jennifer O'Rourke  
                   For Cohen & Grigsby
                   412.642.7700 
                   jennifer.orourke@elias-savion.com 

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