For Immediate Release
September 9, 2016 Contact: Georgiana Loy
Pittsburgh – Attorney Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr., a member of the Pittsburgh-based family law firm Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., recently spoke at three legal forums on various topics related to family law and domestic litigation.
These forums included:
- PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting
Ethical Issues in the High-Profile and Celebrity Divorce
July 14-15, 2016
- Pennsylvania Bar Institute/Elder Law Institute
Marriage v. Cohabitation: Weighing the Financial and Benefits Perspective
July 21-22, 2016
- Pennsylvania State Conference of Trial Judges Summer Conference
To Seal or Not to Seal the Record
Hershey Hotel, Hershey, Pennsylvania
July 28-29, 2016
These presentations addressed several recent trends in occurring in both society and the law. As news of celebrity divorces gain wider and larger international audiences, it has become increasingly important for the litigants to keep the intimate matters of the marriage out of the courtroom, and consequently out of the news. Horoho’s presentations on this topic weigh the constitutional right to privacy with the public’s right to know and offer guidelines for the courts to consider in high-profile divorces cases.
Horoho also addresses the growing trend of cohabitation in America, particularly among older adults. In this presentation, he cautions older non-marrying singles living together to create a “cohabitation agreement” to protect their individual interests, and couples remarrying after a divorce or loss of a spouse should enter into a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.
About Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr.
Ken Horoho served as the 112th President of the 29,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2006 and later served as a member of the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, a special panel created by Governor Edward Rendell and the Pennsylvania state legislature to investigate the causes of one of the most extraordinary cases of judicial corruption in state history.
Mr. Horoho, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Francis University and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law, has a long history as a leader in state, local and national bar association organizations. He served for six years on the Executive Council of the PBA Family Law Section, was Vice-Chair of the PBA’s Children’s Rights Committee, has been a member of its House of Delegates since 1990 and served as PBA zone 12 (Allegheny County) Governor on the PBA Board of Governors. He also served for 12 years on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Board of Governors and was Chairperson of its Family Law and Young Lawyer Sections.
Mr. Horoho was named an adjunct professor on the facility of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches a course on Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the PBA and the ACBA on topics of divorce, support, equitable distribution and custody.
Horoho is a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Francis University, serves on the Duquesne University School of Law Dean’s Advisory Board and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown YMCA since 1982, serving as it President from 1987-1989. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and in 2008 and 2009 was selected as an honoree of the Irish American Legal 100.
About Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.
Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., (GHA) is recognized as one of the premiere family law firms in the country. The firm serves clients from every walk of life – from high profile business leaders and sports figures to small-business owners, professionals and homemakers and was instrumental in the original framing of the divorce code for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
GHA’s lawyers are currently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and have also been designated as “Super Lawyers.” The firm also holds the highest ranking of a law firm by Martindale-Hubbell.
The firm includes shareholders and associate attorneys with tax, accounting, estate, trust and business experience in order to accommodate the escalating complexity of financial issues in family law matters. Firm members are past and present officers in the family law sections of the local Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and frequently write and lecture on matrimonial law issues.
For more information, go to www.gha-lawfirm.com.
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