Will Contests in Pennsylvania

Posted May 22, 2017

By Robert A. Burke, Esquire A Will contest is one of the more traumatic areas of litigation. In addition to dealing with the loss of a loved one, clients find themselves absorbed in what can often be contentious litigation regarding the assets of an estate. This difficult situation is only exacerbated by the fact that […]

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CCBA Member Profile: Attorney Robert A. Burke

Posted May 22, 2017

May 2017 Robert A. Burke is an active trial attorney who has tried cases to verdict in six different jurisdictions. His practice is focused on complex commercial and estate and trust litigation. This includes trial and appellate work in federal, state and international courts. Bob regularly presents matters before alternative dispute resolution panels and frequently lectures on trial tactics, practice […]

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Thirteen MacElree Harvey Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Posted May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 MacElree Harvey – a full-service law firm with offices in West Chester, Kennett Square, Doylestown, and Centreville, Del. – has announced that eight of its attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and five have been named Pennsylvania Rising Stars. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers, […]

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Differences in Delaware And Pennsylvania Family Laws

Posted May 10, 2017

By Patrick J. Boyer Laws governing divorce, custody, and child support issues differ significantly from state to state. Therefore, in family law cases that involve multiple states, the laws of one state may work to the advantage of one party, and to the disadvantage of the other. This can certainly be true regarding domestic relations laws […]

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Secured Lending: Ways To Enhance Loan Enforcement Options

Posted May 9, 2017

By Leo M. Gibbons The ability to confess judgment is a powerful tool for a creditor. Lenders regularly employ provisions permitting confessions of judgment as a standard remedy where a borrower is in default. The language permitting the lender to confess judgment is contained in a warrant of attorney. While the mere inclusion of the warrant […]

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Peter E. Kratsa Receives PACDL 2017 President’s and Directors’ Commendation Award

Posted May 1, 2017

(Harrisburg, PA, April 28, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) has selected MacElree Harvey partner Peter E. Kratsa as the 2017 President’s and Directors’ Commendation Award Recipient. Mr. Kratsa was honored in Harrisburg at the 2017 Joint Annual Conference of PACDL, the Public Defenders Association of Pennsylvania and the Juvenile Defenders […]

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To Trust The Jury Is To Trust The Process

Posted April 17, 2017

By Caroline G. Donato It was around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017. Pete Kratsa and I were sitting in his office waiting for the phone to ring. It was the culmination of a five day jury trial, weeks of contentious pre-trial litigation, and nearly two years of attempting to persuade the Commonwealth to […]

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MacElree Harvey Ltd Appointed to the Board of the Centreville Civic Association

Posted April 7, 2017

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been elected to the Board of the Centreville Civic Association in Delaware. MacElree Harvey will serve as the Chair of the Merchant Committee. The Centreville Civic Association, Inc. was established in 1970 “to promote and encourage civic improvements, protect property rights and values, disseminate information […]

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Attorney Hillary J. Moonay to Moderate PBI Family Law CLE on April 19, 2017

Posted April 5, 2017

On April 19,  2017 MacElree Harvey family law attorney Hillary J. Moonay will moderate the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) family law CLE on the topic “Grandparents & Third Parties Rights and Responsibilities” designed for family law attorneys representing clients in custody and support matters that arise as a result of changing families. The program will discuss […]

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MacElree Harvey Wins Supreme Court Appeal of Delaware Marital Property Case

Posted March 19, 2017

“It is not the date of separation, but the date of divorce that controls if property is marital or individual.” In a decision that could significantly affect divorce law in Delaware, the Delaware Supreme Court held on March 15, 2017 that a spouse’s bonus income earned after separation but before divorce is marital property. Delaware […]

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