Client Alerts

Estate Planning Alert: DOMA and How it Affects Pennsylvania Residents
October 30, 2013

The Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is a federal law, enacted in 1996, that has defined “marriage” as a legal union between opposite sex couples and has defined a “spouse” as a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. Prior to 2013, marriages among individuals of the same sex have not […]

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LITIGATION ALERT: Potential Personal Liability for Unsigned Change Orders
October 19, 2013

The case of Scungio Borst & Associates v. Shurs Lane Developers, LLC presents a lesson for why you can’t play fast and loose with change orders. While this case presents some extenuating facts, the mere threat of personal exposure is enough for you to stand up and take notice. The plaintiff contractor alleged that it […]

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LITIGATION ALERT: Digging In – The Basis of a Mechanic’s Lien Claim for Site Work
October 16, 2013

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently considered whether a site contractor stated a valid mechanic’s lien claim under Pennsylvania’s Mechanic’s Lien Law for ground and site work, even though construction of the industrial buildings planned for the property never occurred. Specifically, in B.N. Excavating, Inc. v. PBC Hollow-A, L.P., 71 A.3d 274 (Pa. Super. 2013), […]

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ALERT: PA Dept of State Posts Important Consumer Alert
May 29, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of State has posted an “Important Consumer Alert” on its website regarding what it calls a scam being run by Pennsylvania Corporate Compliance Company and by Corporate Records Service. In its Important Consumer Alert, the Department of State notes it is “alerting all Pennsylvania business entities to this deceptive solicitation to prevent […]

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ALERT: Avoid the Pitfalls of Letters of Intent
May 9, 2013

Clients sometimes come to me with a new transaction and often say let’s get a letter of intent put together to tie up the deal. Sometimes the parties can sketch out broad, general terms of the transaction and then work together to complete a more detailed Purchase and Sale Agreement and conclude a successful transaction. […]

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