Fox Rothschild Attorneys Elected to Partner

June 4, 2010 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP recently elected the following attorneys to partner: Kevin Granahan in the firm’s Exton office; Seth Kaplan in the firm’s New York office; Peter Kelly in the firm’s Princeton office; and Christina Stoneburner in the firm’s Roseland office.

Granahan focuses his practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, commercializing intellectual property, securities law and general corporate matters. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in asset and stock purchase transactions, venture capital and private equity funds, and start-up and emerging companies in a variety of industries, including technology, life sciences, health care and retail.

Granahan regularly speaks to business owners, attorneys, accountants and other professional service providers regarding choice of entity issues, protection of personal assets, raising capital and incentive compensation. He is an active member of the MAC Alliance and The G3 Network, which combines business development with promoting awareness and fundraising for various charitable causes. He earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2001, his M.B.A. from the Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management in 2001, and his B.A. from Haverford College in 1997.

Kaplan focuses his practice on representing clients in complex employment litigation matters, including claims regarding wage and hour violations, unlawful discrimination/harassment and breach of contract. He regularly counsels clients on their compliance with applicable federal, state, and local labor and employment laws and provides employee training on various employment-related issues. Kaplan’s practice also includes handling negotiations concerning employment agreements and separation agreements.

Kaplan has written numerous articles regarding wage and hour issues and the misclassification of employees and independent contractors that have appeared in HRSpotlight and Fast Casual. He graduated with distinction from Hofstra University School of Law in 1997 and was an editor of The Hofstra University of Law, Law Review. He also received his B.A. from The American University in 1994, graduating cum laude.

Kelly practices primarily in the areas of business planning, mergers and acquisitions, sales and purchases of businesses, health care transactional law, other matters relating to professional service practices and closely held businesses and general corporate representation.

Following law school, Kelly served as a judicial law clerk to Justice Virginia Long of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Kelly currently serves as a trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association and was selected to participate in the Greater Mercer County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Business Leader’s Council, created to provide a forum in which young business leaders have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, network with colleagues and participate in projects that have an impact on them professionally, while at the same time impacting the Chamber of Commerce and community. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, Camden in 2002, Kelly also earned his B.S. from Rutgers University-Cook College with high honors in 1997.

Stoneburner counsels clients on complying with applicable federal and state laws and developing strategies to avoid liability. Stoneburner also defends employers in litigation arising under federal and state anti-discrimination laws, family and medical leave laws, whistleblower laws, wage and hour laws and breaches of restrictive covenants. She also provides training to clients on a variety of topics, including sexual and other types of harassment, FMLA leave and disciplining/evaluating employees. Her representations have included numerous retail, manufacturing and service companies; and hospitals and medical service providers, and she has conducted training for managers and employees in both unionized and non-unionized settings.

A frequent speaker for the National Business Institute addressing various litigation topics, Stoneburner has also been invited to speak before the Council on Education in Management and the National Employment Law Institute addressing employment issues facing public employers. She also serves on the board of directors for the YWCA of Eastern Union County. Stoneburner earned her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1994 and her B.B.A. from Ohio University Honors Tutorial College in 1991.

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