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Vision and Persistence: How Two Families Cleared the Way to Bring a New Boutique Hotel to Downtown West Chester

Posted June 9, 2021

It all started about 12 years ago… when MacElree Harvey Attorney Mary Ann Rossi took on a complex zoning matter brought to her by long-time client Stan Zukin. Stalled by various concerns from residents and Borough officials that a hotel would cause more problems than it would bring benefits, Stan’s dream to develop his family-owned […]

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14 MacElree Attorneys Named to Prestigious Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars List in 2021

Posted June 8, 2021

We are pleased to announce that 14 of our attorneys were recognized on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list in 2021. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service and publication, selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas through a rigorous, multi‐phase process that includes: a statewide […]

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A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (“SLAT”) “Having Your Cake And Eating It Too”

Posted June 7, 2021

The Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (“SLAT”) has become a popular estate planning strategy employed by married couples. Currently the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) increased the federal gift and estate tax exemption to a current $11,700,000 per spouse. Therefore, a married couple could exempt a total amount of $23,400,000. However, this exemption […]

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Employment Law Update May 2021

Posted June 3, 2021

May 2021 brought a welcome change in the weather and two interesting Supreme Court rulings that could impact Pennsylvania businesses.  U.S. Supreme Court ruling permits Philadelphia-based Uber drivers to take Uber to trial over allegations of improper worker classification.  The drivers, who work under Uber’s higher-end “UberBlack” service, allege that Uber misclassified them as independent […]

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Trespassing Trees? How to Remove Natural Encroachments (Without Going Out on a Limb)

Posted May 24, 2021

By Matthew M. McKeon With a roar of their trimmers’ two-stroke engines, a husband and wife advance across their yard toward the mass of hemlock branches spilling over from their neighbors’ property. They trim the branches hanging over their yard all the way back to – but not over – the property line. Weeks later, […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Who Decides If My Child Should Be Vaccinated?

Posted May 24, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for children approaching fast, many parents may be concerned about whether their children should or should not get vaccinated. These questions get even more complicated for parents who are co-parenting with a former spouse or partner. Getting a vaccine, like all medical decisions, is a legal custody decision. Generally, co-parents will […]

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Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!

Posted May 12, 2021

By John F. McKenna In my practice I come across many situations where some decisions are made and not communicated to people who it may affect.  This article will briefly discuss three scenarios that I have come across in my practice which could have been made less difficult if communications were made. Wills Often I […]

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I Received My Divorce Decree, Now What? Part II

Posted May 11, 2021

By: Adesewa K. Egunsola In part I, we discussed that one of the first steps you should take after getting your divorce decree in hand is changing the beneficiary designations for any of your relevant accounts. It is a five minute process that would save your loved ones immeasurable confusion and contention later on. As […]

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Medicaid Recipients Have a Little More Time to Spend Down Their Stimulus Money

Posted May 10, 2021

The one-year deadline for nursing home residents on Medicaid to spend down their first round of stimulus checks is here, but they may have a little extra time. In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized $1,200 stimulus checks to most Americans, including Medicaid recipients. Another round of $600 checks […]

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Employment Law Update April 2021

Posted April 27, 2021

April, 2021, has brought a number of legal developments in the employment law arena.  Here are a few of notable developments to keep you updated: Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office launches largest criminal wage theft case in U.S. history. Pennsylvania construction company Glen O. Hawbaker Inc., has allegedly failed to pay full prevailing wages on several […]

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