Law firm Archer & Greiner, which has a large presence in New Jersey, on Monday announced the addition of Noel Fleming and Kayci Petenko as partners in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Prior to joining Archer, Fleming and Petenko were founding partners of Fleming Petenko Law, which provided legal counsel to nonprofit, charitable and tax-exempt organizations. With diverse backgrounds and robust experience representing clients in a variety of matters, they bring a wealth of knowledge that will not only enhance the firm’s existing nonprofit practice, but have important crossover into the firm’s business counseling and tax practice areas.
“Noel and Kayci joining Archer presents an exciting opportunity for our firm and further strengthens our services already being provided to our nonprofit clients,” Chris Gibson, Archer president, said. “We are always looking for our strategic services and capabilities to match our clients’ needs. With their broad background across different practice areas and invaluable perspectives, they will significantly bolster our exceptional team of attorneys supporting, advocating for and partnering with our nonprofit clients.”
With his varied background, Fleming has developed a reputation in the nonprofit industry providing a full array of legal services to his clients, including in the areas of corporate law and governance, charitable trusts, federal, state and local tax matters, fiduciary duties, charitable fundraising and related matters. He regularly acts as outside counsel to a variety of nonprofit organizations, advising on a broad manner of issues impacting their operations.
Active in the nonprofit community, Fleming is the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Charitable Organizations Committee. He has been a longtime course planner and presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Annual Nonprofit Institute and is an adjunct professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Fleming received his law degree, MBA and LL.M. in taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Petenko’s practice focuses on advising a variety of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations, public charities and donor-advised funds. She has significant experience representing clients in corporate, financial and litigation matters. Petenko also brings to her practice a deep knowledge of and experience advising clients on the nuances of tax law as it applies to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
An active member of the nonprofit community, Petenko serves on the Tax Council for the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Charitable Organizations Committee Council for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is an adjunct professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Petenko received her law degree and MBA from Rutgers University and her LL.M. in taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law.