Peacock Keller, a full-service law firm headquartered in Washington, Pa., proudly announces the selection of two new partners, Rachel K. Lozosky and Donald B. Formoso. During their time as associate attorneys, Ms. Lozosky and Mr. Formoso have carved out significant niches with respect to their particular areas of practice and we look forward to their continued contribution to the Firm’s success.
Ms. Lozosky joined Peacock Keller in the fall of 2008 and concentrates her practice in education and employment law. She serves as solicitor for numerous public school districts, providing counsel on a wide variety of issues and represents public school districts throughout the greater Pittsburgh region through the Firm’s position as an approved defense firm with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Insurance Trust. Ms. Lozosky also represents private companies and non-profit entities in employment law matters, including employee discipline, hiring and termination, and counsels these clients regarding compliance with myriad employment laws including the Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA and federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
Ms. Lozosky graduated cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College in 2001 with a B.A in Political Science and Psychology with a minor in Spanish and was elected to several honor societies. Ms. Lozosky went on to earn her law degree from the University Of Pittsburgh in 2004. She is very active in professional organizations, presenting numerous CLE courses and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Washington and the Washington and Jefferson College Alumni Executive Council.
Mr. Formoso joined Peacock Keller in the fall of 2010 and concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, estate planning, estate administration, and real estate. Mr. Formoso provides counsel to business owners with respect to start-up, sales and purchases of existing businesses, commercial transactions, corporate governance and shareholder agreements. In addition, Mr. Formoso prepares Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney documents, and Living Wills, and advises clients with respect to estate administration, Estate and Gift Tax planning, Special Needs planning, and business succession planning. Mr. Formoso is a frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education programs on business, estate planning and tax issues.
Mr. Formoso earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Honors College of Politics and Philosophy program. While studying at the University of Pittsburgh, he was selected as a Brackenridge Research fellow, served as an undergraduate teaching assistant, and was elected to several honor societies.
Mr. Formoso volunteers his time on many non-profit boards, such as the Olivia Scott Foundation, and is active with the Knights of Columbus. Most recently Mr. Formoso joined the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.