Client Alerts

The Danger of Independent Contractor Misclassification Grows
July 31, 2015

We have consistently warned our clients of the dangers of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Employers who improperly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees face the risk of penalties imposed by the IRS or the State for the failure to withhold payroll taxes, fines for failure to provide worker’s compensation insurance premiums, retroactive […]

Land Use Alert: Shaffer v. Zoning Hearing Board of Chanceford Township
July 15, 2015

For many years, an important tool for the redevelopment and refinance of shopping centers, industrial parks, office parks and other similar developments was the site condominium. The site condominium allowed developers and lenders to create legally-transferable condominium units containing land and buildings which were marketable and could be subject to the security interest of a […]

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ALERT: Pennsylvania’s Prompt Pay Act, Rather than the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, Applies to Government Owned Projects
July 9, 2015

As the saying goes, “ownership is 99% of the law.” In Clipper Pipe & Service, Inc. v. The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co., the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered the question whether Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) applies to a construction project where the owner is a governmental entity. Ordinarily, Pennsylvania’s Procurement Code (Pennsylvania’s “Prompt […]

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Formation of Business Advisory Group
January 22, 2015

The firm is pleased to announce the formation of its specialized Business Advisory Group. Comprised of some of the firm’s top business, tax, estates and employment lawyers, the Business Advisory Group was formed to help local and national businesses grow, avoid costly pitfalls and save money. According to firm Managing Partner Steven Lupin, “We know firsthand […]

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Client Alert: Recent Bills Signed by Governor Corbett Affecting Oil & Gas Leases
October 31, 2014

Governor Corbett has recently signed House Bill 402, which requires oil and gas well operators to be more accountable to surface landowners and lessors of oil and gas wells concerning the termination or expiration of their leases. The law now requires oil and gas producers to deliver a recordable document to the owner or lessor […]

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