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Virtual Notarization

Virtual Notarization

May 15, 2019

Virtual Notarization, or Remote Notarization, is the process by which a commissioned notary public provides remote Electronic Notarization, or e-Notarization, services through the use of a webcam based software similar to Skype or Facetime. In order to fully understand Virtual Notarization, it is necessary to understand the development of e-Notarization and the proposed changes to […]

Protecting Your Home

Protecting Your Home

January 22, 2019
Posted in Real Estate Law

You are probably familiar with the idea of identity theft and know you should check your credit report periodically to see if anyone is wrongfully obtaining credit in your name.  But did you know that people can take advantage of the equity in your home? If you own your home or other real estate, there […]

Accidents On The Job – Who Really Is The Employer And Why Does It Matter?

Accidents On The Job – Who Really Is The Employer And Why Does It Matter?

January 16, 2019
Posted in Personal Injury

Whether a truck driver, construction worker, or in the office, getting hurt on the job raises a number of questions about everything from paying for medical treatment to making sure that weekly paycheck continues to come.  Most businesses have workers’ compensation coverage – insurance that will pay for the medical bills and wages of an […]

In A Limited Liability Company, Majority Rule Doesn’t Necessarily Rule

In A Limited Liability Company, Majority Rule Doesn’t Necessarily Rule

January 15, 2019

Recently, in Saltzer v. Rolka and Loube, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania considered the not so uncommon scenario – the buyout of a terminated member of a limited liability company where the operating agreement provided no formula for the buyout upon termination. In 2007, David Rolka, Robert Loube and Matthew Saltzer formed a limited liability […]

Pennsylvania Schools Could Be Held Responsible For Bullying

Pennsylvania Schools Could Be Held Responsible For Bullying

January 2, 2019
Posted in General News

A Philadelphia judge recently awarded a student $500,000 in damages for bullying she suffered in schools in the Philadelphia School District.  The claim was brought under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and claimed that the severe bullying the student faced essentially denied her the “accommodations or privileges” of the school based on her sex.  The […]

Using A Drone? Things To Consider Update

Using A Drone? Things To Consider Update

December 19, 2018
Posted in General News

Drones have received a great deal of publicity lately.  People are thinking of ways they can incorporate drones into their business operations or may be thinking of using them for pleasure.  They certainly have many positive applications.  On the other hand, they have potential hazards, liabilities and governmental regulations that go along with their use. […]

Investments In Qualified Opportunity Zones Can Provide Significant Tax Benefits

Investments In Qualified Opportunity Zones Can Provide Significant Tax Benefits

November 29, 2018

The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which became effective on January 1, 2018, created Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) as a tool for promoting long-term investments in low-income communities. Through this program, investors are provided significant tax benefits for investing in businesses and in real estate located in QOZs.  These tax benefits can […]

Philadelphia Archdiocese Establishes Victim Compensation Fund

Philadelphia Archdiocese Establishes Victim Compensation Fund

November 27, 2018
Posted in General News

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has established an Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to compensate victims of clergy sex-abuse. The Program will be overseen by an Independent Oversight Committee, which includes George Mitchell (former U.S. Senate Majority Leader), Lawrence Stengel (former Federal Judge in Pennsylvania), and Kelly Hodge (former Interim Philadelphia District Attorney). These individuals will help […]

It Is Medicare Open Enrollment – What You Can Do; What Should You Know

It Is Medicare Open Enrollment – What You Can Do; What Should You Know

November 13, 2018
Posted in General News

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (sometimes referred to as “annual enrollment” or “fall enrollment”) is October 15 – December 7 each year.  While reviewing your Medicare coverage each year may not be something you want to do or thinking you need to do, but if you review your current needs, do your research, compare available healthcare […]

What You Should And Should Not Do With Social Media After You Are In An Accident

What You Should And Should Not Do With Social Media After You Are In An Accident

November 12, 2018
Posted in Litigation

“Social media has changed how we communicate, share, stay informed, and keep in touch.” It is taking over our lives. We diligently check our profiles to see if our most recent post got enough likes. In today’s world, we tend to find ourselves connected at the hip to our phones. Constantly updating our own social […]

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