Elaine A. Stanko of Fox Rothschild Selected for 2010 Take The Lead Award from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

January 14, 2010 – Press Releases

Elaine A. Stanko, a partner in the Chester County office of Fox Rothschild LLP, was recently selected for the 2010 Take The Lead award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Stanko earned the award based on her accomplishments that demonstrated she was a role model for the mission of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania of building girls who lead with courage, confidence and character. Take The Lead is a major corporate fundraiser for the Berks County regions, and proceeds directly aid 41,000 local girls. Stanko will receive the award at the 14th annual Take The Lead event held March 9 at the Reading Crowne Plaza Hotel.

With a strong focus on organizations and initiatives that advance the lives of children, Stanko participates in a wide variety of volunteer activities. She was instrumental in the founding of The Janus School, which serves learning disabled children from Berks County and its surrounding communities, is a member of the board of The Janus School since 1991 and served twice as its board president from 1994-1998, and again from 2002 to 2006. She is a member of the Women’s Council of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an allocation volunteer for the United Way of Berks County. Additionally, Stanko serves on the development committee of Opportunity House in Reading, Pa.

In 2004, Stanko received the Pro Bono Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for her pro bono representation of a seven-year-old boy in Reading suffering from leukemia. Active at Sacred Heart Church and Sacred Heart School in West Reading, Pa, Stanko is an advisor to the student St. Vincent DePaul Society and has been a leader of the Junior Girl Scout troop.

In addition, Stanko was one of 11 people featured in “FIGHT-The Movie,” detailing the stories of people who have overcome challenges to become successful.

Stanko is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and represents lenders, ranging from large national and international lenders to small community banks, as well as borrowers, including individuals, corporations, partnerships and other entities, in a variety of commercial financing transactions. Elaine has helped her clients achieve their financial goals through the negotiation of loan terms and loan commitments through document negotiation and preparation, and settlement and collateralization of such loans.

Stanko has experience representing and advising corporations, partnership and other entities and their principals on transactional and general business matters, such as lending, real estate and mergers and acquisitions.

Stanko earned her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1985 and her B.A. from Shippensburg State College in 1981.

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