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Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
Phone: (215) 665-3000
Fax: (215) 665-3165
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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  • Bankruptcy
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  • Delaware
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The Party's Over: Changes to the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax Obligations

An ordinance amending the Philadelphia realty transfer tax (RTT) chapter of the Philadelphia Code was enacted on December 8, 2016, and will come into effect on July 1, 2017.  The ordinance makes two primary changes to the city…more

Fair Market Value, Local Ordinance, Transfer Taxes

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Judicial Foreclosure Sales are Immune to Preference Challenges

The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has recently held that a pre-petition foreclosure of a debtor’s real property, conducted in accordance with state law, is not subject to attack as a preference under…more

Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Judicial Foreclosure Process, Mortgage Lenders

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Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees,…more

Employer Mandates, FMLA, Paid Family Leave Law, Payroll Deductions

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Overtime Update: DOL Signals Changes to the FLSA and White Collar Exemptions may be Coming Soon

For the past few years, HR legalist has been following the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would have roughly doubled the salary threshold under which employees are guaranteed overtime pay, and made millions…more

DOL, Final Rules, FLSA, Minimum Salary, OMB

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Hague Convention Only Considers One Habitual Residence of a Child

When a child is removed from or retained in a country that is not a child's habitual ­residence a parent can seek to have the child ­returned to their habitual residence country under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of…more

Appeals, Child Abduction, Child Custody, First Impression, Hague Convention

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Registration of Out of State Custody Orders

Most states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This Act requires one state court to recognize the custody order of another state court…more

Child Custody, Jurisdiction, Physical Custody, Registration, UCCJEA

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Beware Hugging at Work

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal published on April 17, 2017, “Embraceable You: When the CEO Is a Hugger,” describes a trend in which some executives greet employees and business associates with hugs in lieu of the…more

Employer Liability Issues, Harassment, Hostile Environment, Sexual Harassment

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Coming Soon to Your State? Laws Banning Inquiries into Applicant Salary History Gaining Steam

As reported by HRLegalist earlier this year, Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved a pay equity bill making Philadelphia the first city in the nation to adopt comprehensive “wage-gap” legislation. Under the Wage…more

Employer Mandates, Hiring & Firing, Local Ordinance, Pay Equity Laws, Pay Gap

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Custody: Relocation and School Changes-plan Ahead

School placement for children during and after a divorce can be a very contentious topic between spouses. Addressing educational opportunities and placements for the children is a vital step in resolving custody and parenting…more

Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Custody Modification, Divorce

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Enforcing Court Orders in Family Law

What happens when your former spouse or ex-partner refuses to comply with a court order? After going through a difficult court proceeding and draining your bank account to pay legal fees, it is very frustrating when the adverse…more

Divorce, Trial Court Orders

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New Jersey Supreme Court questions enforceability of contractual time limits on employees’ rights to sue

On December 1, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held argument in Sergio Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co. Inc. The primary issue in this appeal is whether a contractual provision contained in an employment application that…more

Contract Terms, Discrimination, Employment Contract, Enforceability, Statute of Limitations

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Circuit Court is asked to Overturn NLRB’s Decision Allowing Surreptitious Workplace Recordings

Can employees record conversations at the workplace without the consent of the speakers? Or, can an employer enforce a policy that prohibits employees from recording conversations at work unless they have the consent of all the…more

Appeals, Audio Recording, Consent, Employer Liability Issues, NLRB

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Observer Estate Planning - Spring 2016

Pennsylvania’s Revised Power of Attorney Act: Major Changes May Not Necessitate Revising Your Power of Attorney - You may have read about the overhaul of the Pennsylvania laws governing Powers of Attorney used for…more

Banks, Estate Planning, Financial Institutions, New Legislation, Notary Certificates

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Update: The Consequences of Modifying Pennsylvania's Powers of Attorney Statute Potential Impacts on Commercial Loans & Leases

On April 14, 2015, pending legislation was passed by the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee to resolve the current state of flux of confession of judgment provisions and the bill was sent to the Pennsylvania House of…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Loans, Lenders, Pending Legislation, Power of Attorney

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One Strike and You’re Out—Third Circuit Holds a Single Severe Incident Sufficient to Establish a Harassment Claim

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held on July 14, 2017 that a single severe incident of harassment may give rise to a claim of workplace harassment in Castleberry v. STI Group, No. 16-3131 (3d Cir. 2017)…more

Appeals, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Policies, Harassment

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Wage and Hour Update: DOL Proposes Changes to FLSA Tip-Pooling Rule

On July 20, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that in August it plans to propose rescinding current restrictions on tip-pooling by employers who pay tipped employees the full minimum wage directly. Under the…more

Appeals, DOL, Employer Mandates, FLSA, Minimum Wage

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Transgender Restroom Dispute Continues, Despite North Carolina “Deal” To Overturn Controversial “Bathroom Bill”

On Thursday March 30, 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 142, which repealed North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. As previously reported by HR Legalist, House Bill 2 was signed into law on March 23, 2016, and…more

Deutsche Bank, Equal Access, Governor Cooper, New Regulations, Repeal

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Sharing The Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, clients often wonder how the first Christmas that the parties are separated will be handled, especially what will happen with the children. Will Santa Claus really visit both Mom and Dad’s…more

Child Visitation, Divorce, Holidays

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Net Neutrality: Will The Internet Still Be Open for Business As Usual?

New changes supposedly designed to foster a more “Open Internet” have resulted in something of a national backlash. Although not unexpected, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) announced approval, on a partisan…more

Broadband, FCC, Internet, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Net Neutrality

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Where is my Loved One’s Will?

A simple gift you can give to your family is letting them know where to find your original will. While it is possible to probate a copy, it is much more difficult and time-consuming…more

Estate Planning, Wills

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Antidotes for America’s Addiction Crisis

Opioid addiction and abuse has exploded into a national epidemic. Every three weeks, America faces a death toll equivalent to the September 11th attacks due to drug overdoses, 75 percent of which are from opioid use…more

CDC, DOJ, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Medicare, OIG

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New Mandate: If you like your water heater you can keep it; but replacing it will be expensive.

Effective April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”). The new requirements call for higher…more

Commercial Property Owners, Construction Industry, Contractors, Energy Efficiency, General Contractors

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News from the Health Law Gurus™

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories. HIPAA in the Time…more

Affordable Care Act, Ebola, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare.gov

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Net Neutrality: Will The Internet Still Be Open for Business As Usual?

New changes supposedly designed to foster a more “Open Internet” have resulted in something of a national backlash. Although not unexpected, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) announced approval, on a partisan…more

Broadband, FCC, Internet, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Net Neutrality

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Bankers Beware: A Term Sheet Might Be a Contract

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court has lenders concerned that the common practice of exchanging term sheets with potential borrowers could saddle them with unintended contractual obligations. In County…more

Lenders, Purchase Agreement, Term Sheets

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Firm Leadership: Learn to Love Marketing Your Legal Practice

Successful professionals take time out of their busy schedules to develop some form of personal marketing plans. Then they do an amazing thing ... they actually implement them…more

Business Development, Firm Leadership, Legal Perspectives, Professional Networking

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Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees,…more

Employer Mandates, FMLA, Paid Family Leave Law, Payroll Deductions

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2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program

Pennsylvania’s 2017 tax amnesty program (“Amnesty Program”) is currently underway. Through June 19, 2017, qualifying taxpayers who satisfy their delinquent tax liabilities will receive abatement of all penalties and one-half of…more

Business Taxes, Department of Revenue, Income Taxes, Sales & Use Tax, State Taxes

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Talented child, higher child support obligation?

The rise of social media such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and Tumblr has undoubtedly put a spotlight on talent. Today, more children than ever are getting their “big break” within minutes of parents posting a video of…more

Child Support, Social Media

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New Jersey’s “New” Termination of Child Support Statute

On February 1, 2017, New Jersey’s “new” Termination of Child Support Statute went into effect. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67, which was signed into law on January 19, 2016 by Governor Christie, has potential to…more

Child Support, Governor Christie, New Regulations, Rebuttable Presumptions

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Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce. Maybe you think you could have gotten more…more

Divorce, Evidence, Misrepresentation, Settlement Agreements

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Real Estate Tax Liens Attach to Persons, Not Just Property

In 2013, the Pennsylvania legislature passed an amendment to the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law (Act No. 93 of 2013, the “Amendment”), designed to give municipalities and school districts improved means of collecting tax…more

Property Tax, State Taxes, Tax Liens

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[Event] How Diversity Drives Business Success - June 8th, Philadelphia, PA

A diverse workforce is essential to success in today’s marketplace. We are pleased to announce an important and timely panel discussion and networking event: How Diversity Drives Business Success. We have an impressive panel of…more

Diversity, Events, Strategic Planning

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Observer Estate Planning - Spring 2016

Pennsylvania’s Revised Power of Attorney Act: Major Changes May Not Necessitate Revising Your Power of Attorney - You may have read about the overhaul of the Pennsylvania laws governing Powers of Attorney used for…more

Banks, Estate Planning, Financial Institutions, New Legislation, Notary Certificates

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Antidotes for America’s Addiction Crisis

Opioid addiction and abuse has exploded into a national epidemic. Every three weeks, America faces a death toll equivalent to the September 11th attacks due to drug overdoses, 75 percent of which are from opioid use…more

CDC, DOJ, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Medicare, OIG

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How Can I Get A Quickie Divorce?

This is a question that I am often asked—and for good reason. The divorce process can be emotionally and economically draining. Simply put, no one wants to litigate for longer than he/she needs to. Many people that I talk to…more

Divorce

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Antidotes for America’s Addiction Crisis

Opioid addiction and abuse has exploded into a national epidemic. Every three weeks, America faces a death toll equivalent to the September 11th attacks due to drug overdoses, 75 percent of which are from opioid use…more

CDC, DOJ, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Medicare, OIG

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How Computer Forensics Can Affect Your Divorce Case

As people spend more and more time on digital and electronic devices (smartphones, laptops, ipads, and computers), digital information becomes more relevant in divorce cases. Social media, computers and cell phones become very…more

Divorce, Electronic Communications, Evidence, Mobile Devices, Social Networks

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How Computer Forensics Can Affect Your Divorce Case

As people spend more and more time on digital and electronic devices (smartphones, laptops, ipads, and computers), digital information becomes more relevant in divorce cases. Social media, computers and cell phones become very…more

Divorce, Electronic Communications, Evidence, Mobile Devices, Social Networks

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If You Have Plans to Travel with Your Children This Summer Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

Does your custody agreement or order provide for exchange of information – most custody orders require parents to exchange information regarding travel with the children. Generally you will need to provide, in writing, the…more

Custody Agreements, International Travel, Minor Children, Passports

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Antidotes for America’s Addiction Crisis

Opioid addiction and abuse has exploded into a national epidemic. Every three weeks, America faces a death toll equivalent to the September 11th attacks due to drug overdoses, 75 percent of which are from opioid use…more

CDC, DOJ, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Medicare, OIG

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