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IRS Issues Final Regulations Addressing Estate and Gift Tax Basic Exclusion “Clawback”

Posted January 20, 2020

By Tara A. Stark, Esq. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) gave us the highest estate and gift tax basic exclusion amount in history – $10 million.  The exclusion amount, adjusted for inflation, was $11.4 million in 2019 and will rise to $11.58 million in 2020.  Married couples can double that amount […]

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Child Support in High-Income Cases

Posted January 15, 2020

By Adesewa K. Egunsola, Esq. For high-income child support cases, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that courts are permitted to perform additional scrutiny of the reasonable needs of the actual children involved in the case. High-income child support cases are classified as cases where the parties have a combined monthly net income (CMNI) above […]

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Taxation of Foreign Investment in Delaware Entities

Posted January 9, 2020

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 to […]

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The SECURE Act: How It Will Affect You and the Beneficiaries of Your Retirement Accounts

Posted January 8, 2020

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri, Esq. On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act). The SECURE Act, which is effective January 1, 2020. The Act is the most impactful legislation affecting retirement accounts in decades. The SECURE Act has several positive changes: It increases the required […]

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Discovery of Social Media in Pennsylvania: Be Careful What You Post Online

Posted November 13, 2019

By Jeffrey Burke, Esquire As social media has become an integral part of our personal and professional lives, it should come as no surprise that social media is playing an increasingly important role in litigation.  A growing body of Pennsylvania court decisions is providing guidance regarding when and how litigants can obtain social media posts […]

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What in the World is a Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose and Why Did the Supreme Court Decide It’s Unconstitutional?

Posted November 8, 2019

By Timothy Rayne, Esquire Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Yanakos v. UPMC, which explains the Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose and holds that it is unconstitutional because it unfairly limits victims’ constitutional rights to compensation for injury without accomplishing an important government interest. What is the Statute of Repose? Statutes of Repose […]

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Department of Labor Announces New Standards Affecting Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

Posted October 30, 2019

By Jeffrey P. Burke, Esquire The Department of Labor recently announced new overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that the Department estimates will make over 1.3 million salaried U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay. The FLSA generally requires employers to pay employees who work more than 40 hours in a week overtime […]

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Who’s Your Daddy? In Pennsylvania It Might Not Matter

Posted October 25, 2019

By Lance J. Nelson, Esquire One of the most joyous times in a person’s life is often when their child is born. But, within a marriage, what happens if the husband is not actually the biological father of the child? In Pennsylvania, the law of presumptive paternity is applied. Under the law of presumptive paternity […]

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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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