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Post-Mortem Estate Planning

Posted September 23, 2019

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri, Esquire- While many people may think that one plans his or her estate during life, there are numerous circumstances where estate planning continues after someone has passed away. This is why it is so important to pick the proper person to be an executor of an estate.  There are numerous elections […]

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Litigation Hold Letters: What are they, and what do I do when I receive one?

Posted September 9, 2019

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire- Evidence is everything, and in today’s digital world, it takes multiple forms.  Without it, parties to a dispute would have little to no way to support their claims, and, most importantly, it would be extremely difficult to discover the truth at the heart of a controversy, especially if the parties […]

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Taxation of Foreign Investment in Delaware Entities

Posted September 4, 2019

  By Andrew R. Silverman, Esquire- Foreign investors and entrepreneurs who would like to do business in the United States are confronted with a number of legal decisions to make and, if not familiar with the local law, these decisions can be quite daunting. One question that invariably comes up for foreign investors who desire […]

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The Pennsylvania Tax Benefit Rule Compared to the Federal Rule

Posted August 27, 2019

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri, Esquire- One of the questions I am often asked by clients is why does Pennsylvania impose tax on income in one year when I have had losses in the same investment for years which Pennsylvania has not allowed me to take.  The federal government does not do that.  Doesn’t the Pennsylvania […]

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What is Mediation?

Posted August 22, 2019

By Timothy F. Rayne, Esquire- Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution, which means another way of resolving a legal controversy, like a Personal Injury Case, without negotiating a direct settlement with the other side or having a Jury Trial in Court. In Mediation, the parties agree to use a neutral person, usually a […]

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How to Form a Delaware Corporation

Posted August 15, 2019

By Andrew R. Silverman, Esquire- Delaware is a proper jurisdiction for business incorporation because its well-developed corporate law and capable judiciary make the resolution of legal issues predictable and efficient. In addition, Delaware is generally regarded as business-friendly, making it a great place for your start-up. Fortunately, forming and organizing a Delaware corporation is an intuitive […]

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Third Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Finds Amazon Liable For Faulty Products

Posted August 9, 2019

By Ryan M. Messina, Law Clerk and Timothy F. Rayne, Esquire- On January 12, 2015, Heather Oberdorf returned home from work, put a retractable leash on her dog, and took the dog for a walk.[1] Unexpectedly, the dog lunged, causing the D-ring on the collar to break and the leash to recoil back and hit […]

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Subject Matter Jurisdiction: What is it and Why is it Relevant in a Divorce Case?

Posted August 5, 2019

By Patrick J. Boyer, Esquire- Subject matter jurisdiction refers to a Court’s authority to hear a particular case. It can be raised as a defense by any party at any time. In divorce cases, a party must typically be a bona fide resident of the state for six months or more preceding the filing of […]

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Stockholder Agreements in Delaware Corporations

Posted July 26, 2019

By Andrew R. Silverman, Esquire- A Delaware corporation is governed, first, by its Certificate of Incorporation and, second, by its bylaws. These agreements cover important but basic and default rules concerning governance of the corporation. A stockholders agreement (sometimes called shareholders agreement or, in the LLC context, a members agreement) contains more complex and, often, […]

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Protecting Our Elderly Friends and Family from Scams and Money Loss

Posted July 19, 2019

By Donald P. Bristol, Paralegal and Louis N. Teti, Esquire- As many of us are aware, the prevalence of scam artists targeting and taking advantage of elderly individuals is increasing at an alarming pace. These scam artists consistently fine-tune and perfect their skills and the statistics are distressing – according to the Treasury Department’s inspector […]

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