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Stephen V. Siana is the Firm's Executive Partner. Mr. Siana is a native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington & Lee University in 1980, entitling him to a Certificate for Special Attainments in Commerce. Mr. Siana graduated from the Villanova University School of Law where he served as a Case & Comment Editor for the Villanova Law Review. He is admitted to practice before the Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. His practice focuses on commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and partnership matters, real estate, land use and zoning, commercial lending and employment practices. Mr. Siana also has significant experience in the areas of municipal law, insurance defense and estate planning. Mr. Siana has been instrumental in the development of group self-insurance and risk-sharing pools in Pennsylvania in both the general liability and workers' compensation areas.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, New Jersey

E-mail:    ssiana@sianalaw.com




Andrew J. Bellwoar is a native of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University in 1984. He graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 1988, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a participant in the National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Bellwoar is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County's Trial Division. Since 1992, Mr. Bellwoar has represented municipal entities in all aspects of litigation, including police professional and public official liability, with an emphasis on civil rights issues and land use issues. He currently serves as Solicitor to various municipalities and local agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Bellwoar also represents individuals and businesses in commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, real estate, zoning and land use. He frequently lectures on current issues involving land use and civil rights.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania

E-mail:    ajbellwoar@sianalaw.com



Thomas X. McAndrew, Jr. is a native of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Mr. McAndrew earned his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977. He graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1981. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. McAndrew concentrates his practice in insurance defense litigation, with an emphasis in municipal law, including police professional, public official, motor vehicle and premises liability. He also has considerable litigation experience representing clients in medical, legal and other professional malpractice claims, personal injury claims, and family law matters. Mr. McAndrew has also lectured on the topics of municipal and professional liability.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, New Jersey

E-mail:    txmcandrew@sianalaw.com




Allan B. Greenwood received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Greenwood is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Greenwood has practiced in Chester County for over 35 years. For the past 18 years, he has held the position of Chair of the Chester County Bar Association By-Laws Committee. Formerly, Mr. Greenwood served in various executive roles for the Chester County Bar Association, culminating in his election to the position of President. Mr. Greenwood's experience includes serving as solicitor for several municipalities and zoning hearing boards. Mr. Greenwood concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law and estate administration. Mr. Greenwood has been a Partner at Siana, Bellwoar & McAndrew, LLP since October of 2004.


Bar Admission: Pennsylvania

E-mail:    abgreenwood@sianalaw.com





Christopher P. Gerber is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1991. Mr. Gerber graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1995, where he was a member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and the Moot Court Honor Society. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gerber concentrates his practice in labor and employment law, civil rights, and municipal law. Mr. Gerber frequently lectures on issues that affect public and private employers located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, New Jersey

E-mail:    cpgerber@sianalaw.com




John J. Mahoney received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Mahoney has extensive experience in municipal land use law, especially zoning, subdivision and land development applications and approvals, and related litigation.  In the course of his career of over 28 years, he has represented or appeared before over 150 different municipal bodies.  John was a Township Supervisor for 10 years in  Chester County and served as Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Chester County Bar Association. Mr. Mahoney joined Siana, Bellwoar & McAndrew, LLP as a Partner in January 2009.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania

E-mail:    jmahoney@sianalaw.com




 








Sheryl L. Brown received her law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1990 where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Ms. Brown is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Ms. Brown has extensive trial experience in representing public entities, having focused her practice in areas of federal Civil Rights claims, employment law and tort claims. Most recently, Sheryl worked for a Philadelphia law firm concentrating in the defense of public entities including federal civil rights claims, employment law, Tort Claims, premises liability, professional liability, products liability and construction litigation. Ms. Brown is a past president of the Guy G. DeFuria Inn of Court and a past president and member of the Delaware County Women’s Commission.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Email:    slbrown@sianalaw.com

Michael G. Crotty is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Crotty received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2000. Mr. Crotty obtained his Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law in 2003. During law school, Mr. Crotty served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, and authored an article that was selected for publication. Mr. Crotty also received the Student Advocacy Award from the International Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the Board Achievement Award and Staff Achievement Award from the Environmental Law Journal. Prior to joining Siana, Bellwoar and McAndrew, LLP, Mr. Crotty served as a law clerk to the Honorable President Judge Emeritus Stephen J. McEwen, Jr., of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Mr. Crotty concentrates his practice in municipal law with an emphasis on zoning, land use, and federal civil rights issues pertaining to the same.  Mr. Crotty joined the Firm in July of 2004 as an Associate and was named a Partner in January, 2010.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania

For more information:  MGC Bio.pdf

E-mail:    mgcrotty@sianalaw.com




    Eric M. Brown practices in the areas of municipal law, labor and employment law, civil rights, public official and police liability, land use and zoning, election law and school law. 

Mr. Brown serves as labor counsel for a number of municipalities throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In this role, Mr. Brown provides advice and representation on collective bargaining, including Act 111 interest arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and grievance arbitrations. Mr. Brown also advises municipalities on personnel management issues, including appropriate employee policies, employee investigations and discipline, claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. As a member of the Firm's litigation team, Mr. Brown defends municipalities in numerous federal lawsuits, including constitutional rights claims brought pursuant to Section 1983, claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations board, as well as lawsuits brought in state court, including claims involving the Municipalities Planning Code and the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act. 

Mr. Brown is a native of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown taught history at a local public high school. Mr. Brown has a long history of political and community service, and has held elected office on a local school board. 

Mr. Brown is a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor/Employment and Litigation sections, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Municipal Law and Education Law sections, the Allegheny County Bar Association and its Municipal and School Law section, and the Chester County Bar Association and its Municipal and Land Use Law section. 

Mr. Brown is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. 


Bar Admission: Pennsylvania

For more information:   EMB Attorney Profile.pdf     EMB Testimonials.pdf

E-mail:    embrown@sianalaw.com




Christopher P. Allen is a 1998 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1995.  Chris was formerly associated with a Montgomery County law firm focusing on the defense of design professionals and construction litigation.  Prior to that, he was an Associate with a Montgomery County law firm focusing on premises liability, motor vehicle liability, products liability, construction litigation and complex insurance litigation.


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania

Email:  cpallen@sianalaw.com



Ryan M. Jennings is a 2010 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science and Journalism from Seton Hall University in 2007.  Ryan’s legal experience includes several internships, including serving as a law clerk in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas (West Chester, PA), the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (Newark, NJ) and a general practice law firm (Chester County, PA).


Bar Admissions:  Pennsylvania and New Jersey

E-mail:  rmjennings@sianalaw.com



Michael J. Kincade, Jr. is a 2009 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College.  Mickey previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Richard J. Hodgson in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.  Prior to his clerkship, he was a legal intern for the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office in the Insurance Fraud Section.


Bar Admissions:  Pennsylvania

E-mail:  mjkincade@sianalaw.com



Kristen R. Matthews is a 2008 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where she also obtained a Masters of Law in Taxation.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in History from the University of Pittsburgh.  Kristen was formerly associated with a Chester County law firm focusing on Estate and Elder Law.  Prior to that, she was a Legal Intern in the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's Office of Chief Counsel, and the Villanova University School of Law Federal Tax Clinic.  Kristen's practice areas include Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, Corporate, Real Estate and Succession Planning.


Bar Admissions:  Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Email:  krmatthews@sianalaw.com



Michael J. Salek is a 2008 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Middlebury College in 2005.  Michael was formerly associated with a Berks County law firm focusing on civil litigation matters, product liability, personal injury, workers compensation matters and bankruptcy.  


Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania

Email: mjsalek@sianalaw.com



Michael E. Truncellito is a 2010 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2007.  Michael’s legal experience includes several internships, including one with the Department of Justice and one with the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic.  He was also very active in Villanova’s Law Review and the University of Maryland’s Student Judiciary Association.


Bar Admissions:  Pennsylvania and New Jersey

E-mail:  metruncellito@sianalaw.com





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