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Fracking Decision by Pennsylvania Superior Court

Fracking Decision by Pennsylvania Superior Court

May 23, 2018
Posted in Real Estate Law

A recent landmark decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court involving hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, could impact litigation strategy in the dynamic area of oil and gas products in the Commonwealth.  By way of background, Pennsylvania has adopted the “rule of capture,” which holds that there is no liability for the drainage of oil […]

Binding Terms in Letters of Intent for Business Sales

Binding Terms in Letters of Intent for Business Sales

May 14, 2018

When selling a business, a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) is often regarded as non-binding.  One may be inclined to sign the LOI without first obtaining a legal review, thinking that the document can always be broken later without consequence. However, the LOI may contain certain important terms that are binding, and that survive the LOI’s […]

Distributed Antenna Systems and Your Neighborhood

Distributed Antenna Systems and Your Neighborhood

April 20, 2018
Posted in Real Estate Law

Across the country, wireless telecommunication providers have been on the move and are deploying the next generation of infrastructure to keep up with the ever growing demand for fast and consistent wireless service. Everywhere we go today, the growing demand is evident and it will continue to tax the current infrastructure. As more and more […]

Non-Compete Covenants In Pennsylvania

Non-Compete Covenants In Pennsylvania

April 18, 2018

Pursuant to Pennsylvania law, restrictive non-compete covenants are enforceable only if they are: (1) ancillary to an employment relationship between an employee and an employer; (2) supported by adequate consideration; (3) the restrictions are reasonably limited in duration and geographic extent; and (4) the restrictions are designed to protect the legitimate interests of the employer. […]

PA Department of Health Announces Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

PA Department of Health Announces Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

March 26, 2018

On Thursday March 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced the expansion of the still nascent medical marijuana industry here in the Commonwealth.  Less than a year has transpired since the DOH announced the recipients of the first 12 permits to grow and process medical marijuana along with the first 27 permits to dispense […]

Residential Real Estate – Buyer Beware

Residential Real Estate – Buyer Beware

March 26, 2018
Posted in Real Estate Law

You worked hard to save up for a down payment, you received your pre-approval from the lender, and you are ready to put in your offer, but regardless of whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, if you don’t do your due diligence, that dream home can became […]

Estate Planning and the Blended Family

Estate Planning and the Blended Family

March 19, 2018

Estate planning in the 21st century has seen a shift from the traditional family to blended families. Estate planning for blended families requires more than simple “sweetheart wills” distributing assets upon one’s passing “to my spouse and then to our kids equally”. With the diverse make-up of today’s family, one of the top issues clients […]

A, B, C’s (and D) of Medicare Health Insurance

A, B, C’s (and D) of Medicare Health Insurance

March 12, 2018

Navigating Medicare Health Insurance can sometimes be a bit confusing.  What do the letters mean and who is entitled to Medicare health insurance? The Medicare Parts A, B, C and D stand for different kinds of healthcare insurance coverage.  A person desiring Medicare health insurance coverage has the option of enrolling in the original Medicare […]

Victims of Sexual Assault Fight Back with Lawsuits

Victims of Sexual Assault Fight Back with Lawsuits

February 23, 2018
Posted in General News

Civil actions brought by victims of sexual assault have recently been increasing at an exponential pace. Victims pursue claims against attackers as well as additional defendants known as “third parties.”  In fact, civil claims can even be brought against attackers regardless of whether there was a successful or unsuccessful criminal case – or even if […]

Top Five Reasons Why a Parent Should Have An Estate Plan

Top Five Reasons Why a Parent Should Have An Estate Plan

February 5, 2018

As a parent, you may often find yourself worrying about unexpected and unfortunate events.  You think about horrible questions like “What will happen to my children if I suddenly die?” Some of these worries include  how your children will be properly provided for or who will take care of your children if you suddenly become […]

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