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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 […]

Hey Alexa – Resolve My Personal Injury Case!!!

Hey Alexa – Resolve My Personal Injury Case!!!

November 8, 2018
Posted in Litigation

Recent news stories and articles have started to focus on an emerging trend – the role artificial intelligence (AI) is going to play in our society moving forward.  We already see it in our homes with devices like Amazon’s Alexa.  State legislatures are crafting regulations to prepare for self-driving vehicles.  Every day, more and more […]

Pennsylvania Police Officers On Notice That They Can Be Liable For Dangerous Police Chases

Pennsylvania Police Officers On Notice That They Can Be Liable For Dangerous Police Chases

November 2, 2018
Posted in Litigation

In Sauers v. Borough of Nesquehoning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit opened the door for Pennsylvania citizens to sue police officers who cause injuries during dangerous, high speed chases.  Generally, police officers cannot be sued unless they have notice that they can be liable for their specific actions, due to […]

A Doctor Can Still Be Negligent Even If You Are Told Everything About A Procedure

A Doctor Can Still Be Negligent Even If You Are Told Everything About A Procedure

October 31, 2018
Posted in Litigation

On October 23, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard argument in Mitchell v. Shikora.  While, on the surface, Mitchell looks like a run-of-the-mill medical malpractice case, it actually  presents a unique question for the Court’s consideration: whether malpractice defendants are able to introduce evidence of a medical procedure’s risks and complications at trial. In Mitchell, […]

Judge v. Jury – Who Makes the Call in our Judicial System?

Judge v. Jury – Who Makes the Call in our Judicial System?

October 30, 2018
Posted in Litigation

Simply put on any legal television drama and you will inevitably see the courtroom scene where the judge presides over the case and the jury renders a verdict.  However, the role each plays in dispensing justice in reality is unique, and was recently clarified by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in a case handled by […]

Automobile Subscription Services – Understanding The Concept And The Risks Involved

Automobile Subscription Services – Understanding The Concept And The Risks Involved

September 4, 2018
Posted in General News

Recently, luxury car companies like BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are promoting a “subscription” service as opposed to a purchase or lease. The basic concept is that you subscribe to the car brand and have access to select what vehicle you want, and for how long.  For example, you have a sedan for everyday use, but […]

Using A Drone? Things To Consider

Using A Drone? Things To Consider

August 28, 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. […]

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