Peacock Keller Managing Attorney Jonathan G. Higie Presents at Pennsylvania Small Business Seminar

Washington County, Pa. Lawyer Addresses the “Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” at Free Educational Program

Washington, PA, April 27, 2012 --( Jonathan G. Higie, managing partner of Washington County, Pa. law firm Peacock Keller, was a presenter at the “Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” seminar offered by the Peters Township Public Library, the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce and the University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center. Held in March at the Peters Township Public Library, the free educational program covered small business financing and structuring, the forms required to establish a business and helpful resources for entrepreneurs.

“Given today’s lagging economy, starting a small business is a particularly challenging undertaking for would-be entrepreneurs,” said Mr. Higie. “I was pleased to be a panel member at the small business seminar, and hope that area professionals will feel more confident in bolstering the local economy by launching their own businesses.”

Mr. Higie concentrates his legal practice in real property, commercial and residential lending, corporate, business, mineral law, oil and gas, environmental law and selected municipal and zoning law matters. A past president of Group Home, Inc. of Washington, Pa., Mr. Higie is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Washington County, and Allegheny County Bar Associations. He has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates since 2002. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Industrial Development Corporation, is a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and is a previous board member of the Allegheny County Special Olympics.

Mr. Higie is a 1989 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law. As a law student, he participated on the 1988 Irving R. Kaufman National Securities Moot Court Team and was a law clerk for a U.S. Claims Court judge in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Peacock Keller in 1991, Mr. Higie practiced with a Pittsburgh law firm. He resides in Cecil Township, Pa., with his wife and their two children.

About Peacock Keller – Peacock Keller, located in Washington County, is among the largest and longest established full-service law firms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The firm provides corporate and individual clients with experienced and knowledgeable legal services at affordable rates, helping to solve legal problems while avoiding future legal issues. Peacock Keller attorneys provide mediation services and sound legal counsel in the areas of business, corporate and nonprofit law; civil, insurance and medical malpractice litigation; coal, oil, gas, shale gas, mineral and energy law; construction law; elder law; employment law; estate administration and planning; guardianship; hospital law; personal injury; real estate law; school law and workers' compensation law. To learn about the firm, visit
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