Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

  • (412) 594-5583
  • (412) 594-5619

Supreme Court Holds That Whether or Not Trademarks May Be Tacked in Determining Priority is a Question for the Jury

In a recent case, Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank et al., the Supreme Court of the United States was presented with the question of whether a judge or a jury should determine if tacking was available in a particular trademark…more

Hana Financial v Hana Bank, Jury Questions, Likelihood of Confusion, SCOTUS, Tacking

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Recent Changes to the Mechanics’ Law

Mechanics’ Lien - • An In Rem lien (against real property). • For the payment of all debts due by an owner to a contractor (or by a contractor to his subcontractors) for Labor or Materials furnished…more

Construction Contracts, Construction Industry, Contractors, General Contractors, Material Suppliers

See All Updates »

Ohio Proposes New Telehealth Prescribing Regulations

The Ohio State Medical Board has proposed new telehealth prescribing regulations, which are predicated upon whether the drug is a controlled or not a controlled substance…more

Controlled Substances, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, New Regulations, Prescription Drugs

See All Updates »

Achieving a Better Life Experience: An Overview of the ABLE Act

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 into law. The ABLE Act amended Section 529 of the IRC to enable the creation of state-specific tax free…more

ABLE Act, Barack Obama, New Legislation

See All Updates »

Pennsylvania Nursing Home That Failed To Sign Arbitration Agreement Cannot Seek to Enforce the Agreement

On January 15, 2015, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Bair v. Manor Care of Elizabethtown, PA, LLC 2015 Pa. Super. 9 (2015) ruled that a nursing home arbitration agreement was not enforceable when the facility did not sign the…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Nursing Homes, Signatures, Wrongful Death

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Tucker Arensberg Vindicates Rights of Government Landlords In Bankruptcy Appeal

Attorneys Michael Shiner and Irving Firman obtained a successful decision on appeal confirming the right of a governmental landlord to evict tenants following rejection of leases in bankruptcy. The Housing Authority sought a…more

Appeals, Consumer Bankruptcy, Declaratory Judgments, Public Housing Authorities, Section 365

See All Updates »

May an Innkeeper Legally Limit the Age for Accepting Children as Guests?

The Pennsylvania Innkeepers’ Rights Act (“Act”), effective December 30, 1996, allows Innkeepers to deny, without liability, accommodations, facilities or privileges to persons who do not demonstrate the financial ability to pay…more

Hospitality Industry, Hotels, Minors

See All Updates »

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) has released Comptrollers Handbook A-DRCC, “Deposit Related Consumer Credit” (“DRCC”), as of February 2015

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) has released Comptrollers Handbook A-DRCC, “Deposit Related Consumer Credit” (“DRCC”), as of February 2015. This Handbook discusses various types of small-dollar…more

Banking Sector, Banks, Comptroller, Deposit-Related Consumer Credit, Financial Institutions

See All Updates »

Don’t Let Your Lawyer Get in the Way in Small Acquisitions

As a private business owner, you should follow these simple rules to make sure that your lawyer, in his or her zealousness to represent you, doesn’t torpedo or unduly delay a small acquisition that you want to consummate quickly…more

See All Updates »

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Arbitration vs. Court Litigation

Many business owners and construction industry entities prefer, as a matter of course, that construction disputes be submitted to binding arbitration. Others maintain that, because arbitration lacks facets of the procedural and…more

Arbitration, Construction Disputes, Construction Industry, Contractors

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Mass Transit Maximum Limits Increased Retroactively for 2014

At the beginning of 2014, the pre-tax mass transit benefit was cut from $245 per month to $130 per month, while the pre-tax parking benefit was increased from $245 per month to $250 per month. However, on December 19, President…more

Tax Extenders, Travel Expenses

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Make Surveillance Worth the Money

A largely sedentary/stationary workforce is a luxury in the world of Workers’ Compensation law because the idea of a disabling work injury, or a nagging, high cost medical recovery period, seems to be a remote possibility. If…more

Employer Liability Issues, Photographs, Surveillance, Video Recordings, Workers' Compensation Defense

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Tucker Arensberg Vindicates Rights of Government Landlords In Bankruptcy Appeal

Attorneys Michael Shiner and Irving Firman obtained a successful decision on appeal confirming the right of a governmental landlord to evict tenants following rejection of leases in bankruptcy. The Housing Authority sought a…more

Appeals, Consumer Bankruptcy, Declaratory Judgments, Public Housing Authorities, Section 365

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

Act 6/91 Update

The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that sets forth a new interpretation of Act 6. It may adversely impact some pending consumer foreclosure actions, and it changes the notice requirements on subsequent consumer…more

Foreclosure, Mortgages, Notice Requirements, Secured Creditors, Wells Fargo

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

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

See All Updates »

New State Act Increases Background Check Requirements for School Employees and Volunteers

In the flurry of activity before the end of the legislative session in October, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed and Governor Thomas Corbett signed into law Act 153 of 2014, that amended the state Child Protective Services…more

Background Checks, Hiring & Firing, New Legislation, Public Schools, Volunteers

See All Updates »

Provider of Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy Services Agrees to $38,000,000 False Claims Act Settlement

As announced in an recent press release, Extended Care Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”), an operator of skilled nursing facilities, and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“Pro Step”), a provider of physical,…more

False Billing, False Claims Act, Healthcare, Healthcare Fraud, Medicare

See All Updates »

Recent Changes to the use of Power of Attorney (POA)

Using a Power of Attorney (“POA”) could soon be a lot more complicated. New legislation was passed in Pennsylvania in an effort to minimize the opportunities for abuse perpetrated using a POA and to provide clearer guidance to…more

Estate Planning, Power of Attorney

See All Updates »

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
See more
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Pennsylvania
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.