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REBECCA A. BOWMAN is the principal of a certified woman-owned business that has been registered to provide engineering, real estate, legal, and training services with the commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, Allegheny County, PennDOT, New Jersey Transit, and Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County. She is experienced in employment law, boundary law issues, estate planning and administration, guardianship and conservatorship, engineering design and forensic analysis, construction/project management, dispute resolution, real estate, small business start-up, and nonprofit support. Ms. Bowman is a registered professional engineer. She is also a certified arbitrator and mediator. Ms. Bowman has been an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, where she taught small business start-ups, and at Penn State, where she has taught CPA education seminars. Ms. Bowman is also a lecturer at California University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Bowman is a frequent CPE lecturer (law and engineering) for a variety of providers. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law. Ms. Bowman is involved with the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Arbitration Association, Institute for Christian Conciliation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the American Bar Association, and is a long-time columnist on risk management for the PE Reporter.
NEAL A. JACOBS is the managing attorney and firm founder of the Jacobs Law Group PC. Mr. Jacobs' practice is focused on complex corporate, business and litigation matters. He devotes particular attention to privately held companies and their shareholder and member relations. Mr. Jacobs focuses on complex corporate matters involving the interplay of the rights and obligations of management and the various classes of equity holders and lenders and others. These include claims of shareholder oppression, squeeze outs, and freeze outs of various types. Mr. Jacobs is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is a member of the Philadelphia, New Jersey State and Pennsylvania bar associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Jacobs earned his B.S. degree in economics from Cook College, Rutgers University. He earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.
MAYA SIMMONS ROGERS is the managing partner of Simmons Rogers, LLC. In this role, she serves as outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, including technology companies, fashion designers and influencers, retail stores, franchisees, and nonprofits. As outside general counsel, she handles transactional, intellectual property, and litigation matters on behalf of her clients. Prior to founding Simmons Rogers, LLC, Ms. Simmons Rogers was able to gain extensive experience handling litigation and transactional matters for businesses in varying stages from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As a strong believer in ADR, she has represented her clients in numerous arbitrations and mediations in addition to resolving disputes as an arbitrator and mediator. Ms. Simmons Rogers served on the Executive Board of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Board of Directors for the Refugee Women's Network, serving as treasurer for four years. In 2017, her firm began hosting free legal clinics in South Georgia featuring lawyers from across the state. As a result of her experience and service, she was recognized as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Ms. Simmons Rogers earned her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees, both summa cum laude, from Florida A&M University and her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.