Client Alerts

IRS Proposed Regulations Should Encourage Family Businesses to Complete Their Succession Plans in 2016
September 19, 2016

by Andrew P. Grau, Esq. The time to act is now for implementing family business succession plans that involve transfers of business ownership interests that are valued using discounts. Valuation discounts have helped family businesses “hit home runs” with regard to the tax aspects of their succession plans.  Such discounts are generally based on the […]

Medical Marijuana’s Big Week – What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been
August 18, 2016

by William G. Roark, Esq. August 18, 2016 When Governor Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act on April 17, 2016, the news coverage was justifiably extensive. However, in the years to come, when we look back at the infancy of this industry, perhaps an oppressively hot week in August 2016 will be remembered as one […]

So You Want to Open a Medical Marijuana Facility… Now What? Real Estate and Zoning Considerations for Medical Marijuana Facilities
August 9, 2016

by Paul G. Mullin, Esq. When Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act nearly every industry in the state was impacted.  One of the industries that has been largely ignored to date may also be one of the most significant in obtaining a medical marijuana permit: real estate.  Under the Act, one of the considerations in […]

Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act
July 12, 2016

by William G. Roark, Esq. Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“DOH”) made available a Safe Harbor Letter, which enables parents and guardians of sick children to treat with medical marijuana. Applicants will have to complete a background check and obtain a letter from a physician providing information about the child’s medical condition. Only […]

Dept. of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule Re Overtime Regulations
June 30, 2016

by Ethan R. O’Shea, Esq. After nearly a year since the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), on May 18th, 2016, the DOL at long last announced the final rule.  To understand the impact of the new rule, a quick review of the […]

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