Stevens & Lee Names Two New Shareholders

BALA CYNWYD and VALLEY FORGE, PA, January 5, 2020 – Stevens & Lee today announced that Amanda D. Dempsey and Sean-Tamba Matthew have been named shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2021.

Amanda Dempsey concentrates primarily on franchise and distribution representation, with a focus on state and federal regulatory compliance, protection of intellectual property and brand development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Dempsey also works with Stevens & Lee affiliate Kent Franchise Law Group, where she assists both franchisors and franchisees with all aspects of owning and operating franchise businesses, including the preparation and enforcement of franchise agreements, preparation and registration of franchise disclosure documents, employment law issues, franchisor/franchisee dispute resolution and litigation, and trademark registration and maintenance.

Ms. Dempsey served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert P. Becker, Jr., Justice of the Superior Court of New Jersey, in both Gloucester and Cumberland counties.

As published in Philadelphia magazine, Ms. Dempsey was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2019 and 2020. She has a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Sean-Tamba Matthew advises companies, business owners, boards of directors and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) trustees on transactional, corporate governance and formation matters related to the design and implementation of ESOPs. Mr. Matthew’s work includes drafting and negotiating agreements and other documents for stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, mergers, reorganizations and corporate governance and formation matters.

Mr. Matthew also works with Stevens & Lee affiliate SES ESOP Strategies, a national ESOP firm that combines the expertise of ESOP consulting, financial and legal professionals to assist companies in creating and maintaining successful, sustainable employee ownership results throughout the entire ESOP lifecycle.

He has a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.