Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

  • (412) 594-5583
  • (412) 594-5619

How the America Invents Act Has Changed the “One-Year Grace Period” for Filing Patent Applications

The United States patent system underwent a major overhaul last March with the implementation of key provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”). The AIA is considered the most substantial change in patent law since 1952 and…more

America Invents Act, Corporate Counsel, Patent Applications, Patent Reform, Patents

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Creditors Beware! Give the Trustee Time To Breathe Or Risk Violating The Automatic Stay

The Bankruptcy Code’s (the “Code”) automatic stay applies to all companies and individuals; it protects the debtor’s property, and the bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction, by barring any act to gain possession of property in the…more

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Code, Enforcement Actions, SEC, Trustees

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OIG Rejects Specialty Pharmacy Request to Pay “Per-Fill” Payents to Retail Pharmacies

In OIG Advisory Opinion 14-06, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that payment by a specialty pharmacy to a retail pharmacy on a “per-fill” basis for services provided by the retail pharmacy could violate the Anti…more

Advisory Opinions, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG, Patient Referrals, Pharmacies

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Holds Structured Settlement Annuity Is Transfer for Less Than Fair Market Value Under the Deficit Reduction Act

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the matter of Sams v. Department of Public Welfare may significantly affect the structured settlement industry, and the settlement of lawsuits on behalf of certain…more

Annuities, Deficit Reduction, Fair Market Value, Long-Term Care, Medicare

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No, You Can’t Impose An Unknown Regulation On A Hospice Provider And Attempt To Retroactively Deny Payment

In December, 2013, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that a hospice facility’s due process rights were violated when the Department of Public Welfare (“DPW”) imposed an additional requirement without giving notice to…more

Cancer, Healthcare, Healthcare Professionals, Hospice, Notice Requirements

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Severance Payments Can Be Taxed

It’s a common scenario for many employers. An employee who is terminated by the employer is offered a severance package. The employee would prefer that the severance payments are made under a 1099 (and therefore not subject to…more

FICA Taxes, Quality Stores, SCOTUS, Severance Pay

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Are You A Financial Institution Offering Services Through Social Media? Read This

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) issued final Guidance on December 11, 2013 concerning the risks faced by banks, savings associations, and credit unions when offering their services through…more

Banks, Credit Unions, Federal Savings Associations, FFIEC, Risk Management

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Schools And Municipalities–Don’t Make These Construction Contract Mistakes

School districts and municipalities often accept form agreements provided by their design professional or consultants, or use a standardized set of construction contract documents (such as the American Institute of Architects…more

American Institute of Architects, Construction Contracts, Municipalities, Public Schools

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Choosing Between Litigation And Arbitration – What’s At Stake?

The costs of litigation have risen dramatically in the past 10 to 20 years. Many factors contribute to that rise, including expanded discovery processes, the proliferation of electronic data storage, and the costs associated…more

Arbitration, Legal Costs

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Pennsylvania Federal Court Rules on Important Grane Healthcare ADA Case

In a recent decision that has been making headlines across the country, a Pennsylvania federal court held that a local Cambria County company conducted over 300 unlawful pre-offer medical exams in violation of the ADA. Cambria…more

ADA, Disability, Healthcare

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Do I Really Have To Keep All These Employment Records?

We are frequently asked how long an employer should retain employment records. Employers need to keep them as long as they are required, but obviously don’t want to retain and store any records longer than they have to…more

Discrimination, Employer Liability Issues, Fair Pay Act, Gender-Based Pay Discrimination, Hiring & Firing

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How Salable Is Your Business?

For most entrepreneurs, their retirement plan is to sell the business and use the proceeds to fund their retirement life style. They don’t want to hear that their business isn’t salable. …more

Entrepreneurs, Retirement Plan, Sales

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Time To Think About The Employer Mandate Again: Do You Need To Act Now?

In July, the government announced a one year postponement of the requirement for large employers to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or risk paying a penalty. However, some of the transition rules that…more

Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare

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PennDOT Is Looking For Proposals Benefiting the Department And Is Seeking Private Partners On Transportation Projects

Between October 1, 2013 and October 31, 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will accept unsolicited proposals for improvements to Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and facilities. PennDOT is…more

Department of Transportation, P3s, Public-Private Partnerships

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State Legislatures Finally Recognizing New Drilling Technology

In the old days, operators had to find flat ground in order to drill vertically in the hopes of finding a pocket of trapped oil or natural gas, as well as constructing infrastructure in the form of a well on that location, and…more

Fracking, Liquid Natural Gas, Oil & Gas, Technology

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L-1 Visas… No Longer The Go-To Visa for Multi-National Companies?

In August, the Office of Inspector General issued a report on L-1 visas that will undoubtedly affect the future availability and adjudication process of such visas in the future. The L-1 visa category is used by multi-national…more

Foreign Nationals, L-1, Multinationals, OIG, Visas

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Here Is What Is Happening In Pennsylvania’s Legislature Regarding Trusts And Estates

Bill Ries has prepared a status report for the Pennsylvania Legislature’s current Trust & Estate matters. These tables summarize a number of bills that affect decedents’ estates laws and were introduced in the 2013-14…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Inheritance, Inheritance Tax, Trusts

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For 2014 Business Property Owners In Allegheny County Have Another Shot At Assessment

Remember the real estate tax reassessment that occurred in Allegheny County over the past year or so? Allegheny County retained an outside expert to value all Allegheny County real estate parcels; the new assessments were…more

Business Ownership, Property Owners, Property Tax

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Alert! U.S. Federal Government Shutdown Ends…. E-Verify has Resumed

During the federal government shutdown all employers were required to continue to complete and retain Form I-9 for every employee hired, however, E-Verify employers were unable to access the federal government online based…more

DHS, E-Verify, Federal Contractors, Government Shutdown, I-9

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Watch Out for Trademark and Copyright Registration Scams!

The requirements for registering trademarks, copyrights and business names can sometimes be puzzling. A variety of new scams are targeting people unfamiliar with the process by demanding payment for registering or renewing…more

Copyright, Infringement, Scams, Trademarks

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Want To Know How To Protect Yourself If You Get A Bankruptcy Filing In The Mail?

It all starts with the notice of bankruptcy filing you received in the mail. The notice provides information regarding a person or entity you’ve done business and who still owes you money. Most people see the notice of…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights, Proof of Claims

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Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision Brings Certainty To Title Companies And Mortgage Lenders

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court’s decision, coupled with the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Act, is welcome news to the title industry and mortgage lenders throughout Pennsylvania. On September 25, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme…more

Land Titles, Mortgage Loan Originators, Mortgages

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Can covered entities run Windows XP and remain HIPAA compliant?

Microsoft recently announced that, after April 8, 2014, it will not longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Microsoft’s statement that “businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as…more

Compliance, Covered Entities, Data Protection, HIPAA

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EPA Endorses Upgraded All Appropriate Inquiry Standard

Buyers of real estate and their lenders are familiar with the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. Originally developed in the 1980s in response to the CERCLA statute, the Phase I protocol has been refined over the years. …more

ASTM, CERCLA, Due Diligence, Environmental Policies, EPA

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For 2014 Business Property Owners In Allegheny County Have Another Shot At Assessment

Remember the real estate tax reassessment that occurred in Allegheny County over the past year or so? Allegheny County retained an outside expert to value all Allegheny County real estate parcels; the new assessments were…more

Business Ownership, Property Owners, Property Tax

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Hospital Network Reports Large HIPAA Breach

Community Health Systems announced yesterday, August 18th, that hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients…more

Data Breach, Data Protection, EHR, Hackers, HIPAA

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It’s A Small World After All

Our increasingly mobile society has forced estate planning to go international, too. You might have international estate issues: ? You have dual citizenship (US and another country) ? You are a non-U.S…more

Citizenship, Dual Citizenship, Estate Planning

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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Pennsylvania
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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