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Do you have a criminal history? You may be unpleasantly surprised.

Posted January 21, 2019

By Donna Mita, Paralegal, Peter E. Kratsa, Esquire, and Caroline G. Donato, Esquire– I have been a paralegal assisting criminal defense attorneys for over 20 years. During this time, I have worked on many expungements. Many people believe that if they were charged with a summary (such as disorderly conduct) or a misdemeanor or felony offense […]

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Does the elimination of the alimony deduction affect my Pennsylvania support payments?

Posted January 15, 2019

By Lance J. Nelson, Esquire- The short answer to your question is Yes. The Pennsylvania support guidelines that were issued in the 1980s assumed that all spousal support payments were deductible by the Payor and includable as income by the Recipient.  To address the Tax Reform Act that was passed by Congress in December of […]

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Handling a Tax Dispute

Posted January 8, 2019

By Frank Marano, Jr., Esquire- The Internal Revenue Service examines and audits returns and selects taxpayers for audit based on several factors, many of which are not disclosed by the Service. However, federal tax disputes often arise because tax authorities don’t agree with your tax position and because the taxation system depends on voluntary compliance. […]

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What do you mean my Alimony is not deductible?

Posted December 31, 2018

By Lance J. Nelson, Esquire-  The deduction that allows Payors of Alimony (and Spousal Support in Pennsylvania) to deduct those payments on their Federal Tax returns has been around for generations.  Crafty Family Law attorneys used this deduction to help resolve divorce and support cases for decades.  Basically, if the Payor was in the 38% […]

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Harry DiDonato to Present at Greater West Chester Chamber Seminar

Posted December 19, 2018

Harry DiDonato, an experienced transactional attorney, and business advisor will be a panelist at the Greater West Chester Chamber’s seminar “The Art of Negotiating” on Wednesday, January 16. When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:45 AM thru 01:00 PM Where: West Chester University Foundation, 202 Carter Drive, West Chester What you will learn: What is Negotiating? Factors and […]

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Are You Recording This?! A Primer on Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act

Posted December 14, 2018

By Peter E. Kratsa, Esquire-Technology, namely the ubiquitous cell phone, has made the ability to (stealthily) record otherwise private conversations much easier. In Pennsylvania, doing so will expose you to a potential felony violation of our Wiretap Act. Whether it’s the tech-savvy teen or the disgruntled spouse, many a client is alleged to have violated […]

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The Proper Use of Legal Business Entities: How to Protect Your Personal Assets

Posted December 10, 2018

By Robert A. Burke, Esquire- The main purpose of forming a separate legal entity to operate a business is the protection of personal assets.  This multi-part series of articles will discuss in detail the proper use of the corporate form.  These articles will hopefully help you avoid common mistakes that could expose your personal and […]

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John McKenna to Present CLE for the Chester County Bar Association

Posted December 6, 2018

On Monday, December 10, Attorney John F. McKenna will be a featured panelist for the Chester County Bar Association CLE: “Mediate This: Experienced Mediators Role Play a Real Life Dispute”. This program will address multiple issues that arise in mediation through the mechanism of a skit which will take attendees through a mock mediation. When: Monday, […]

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What is Mediation?

Posted December 4, 2018

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire- Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution whereby the parties to a lawsuit engage a third-party neutral to act as the mediator and facilitate settlement discussions amongst the parties.  Mediations are common tools used to resolve any type of civil litigation case, but they are commonly used in Delaware […]

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Proposed Regulations Offer More Guidance for New Tax Breaks

Posted November 26, 2018

By Frank Marano, Jr., Esquire- The 2017 Tax Act eased obligations on C-corporations by reducing the top corporate tax rate to 21% and placed passthrough business owners (sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liabilities companies, and S corporations) at somewhat of a disadvantage as they continue to be taxed at the individual tax rates of the owners […]

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