Evan Pappas – Shumaker Williams, P.C.


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Area, PA, United States

  • 717-763-1121

Piercing the Corporate Veil - Best Practices for Avoiding Individual Liability for your Company's Debts

Many business owners form a corporation or limited liability company to shield themselves from personal liability for their business debts. In fact, most business owners probably agree this was the single-most important reason…more
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Your Band is Your Business

Often overlooked with the emerging entrepreneurial spirit amongst musicians, are the mundane (but necessary) legal matters associated with managing their own career. Remember, your band is your business. Treating it like your…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

What’s Really in your Beer Name: Trademark Protection for Craft Brewing Companies and Their Beers

Besides the unique taste of your beer, what more than anything else helps your consumers remember the source of that fantastic beer? Obviously, your company name and probably also the name of your beer. With hundreds of craft…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Real Estate Sellers: Keep Those Skeletons in Your Closet!

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that sellers of residential real estate are under no duty, pursuant to the Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law, 68 Pa.C.S. §7101 et seq. (“RSDL”), to disclose prior to a sale that a…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Former ESPN Zone Employees May Seek Payment of Back Pay as a Result of Disney’s Violation of WARN Act

The Disney Company violated the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act when closing the ESPN Zone restaurant and amusement facility in Baltimore by failing to provide terminated workers with full wages and…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Labor & Employment Law

Think About Copyright Registration for That New Website Before You Even Hire the Web Developer

Many businesses fail to recognize that their original website content is valuable intellectual property and fail to take steps to adequately protect that content from being stolen or misused by a competitor. With little cost…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

President Signs H.R. 4367 Eliminating the Requirement of Exterior Fee Disclosure Signage on ATM’s

On December 20, 2012, President Obama signed H.R. Bill 4367, which became effective upon his signing of the bill, and which eliminates the mandatory requirement that signage be placed on the exterior of Automated Teller Machines…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Will the JOBS Act Reduce the Cost to Raise Capital For Banks and Bank Holding Companies?

The JOBS Act contains a provision that community banks have long desired – an increase in the number of shareholders that a bank or a bank holding company can have before it is required to register its shares with the Securities…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

What To Do If Your Business Gets Sued: A Litigation Primer for the Litigation Wary

Whether you are a small business or a large financial institution, the threat of a civil lawsuit being filed is always a possibility and becoming another regular cost of doing business. Although lawsuits are filed for any…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Has the Pennsylvania Superior Court Created Chaos and Uncertainty for Existing and Already Completed Foreclosures?

The recently reported three (3) panel decision in Vukman v. Beneficial Consumer Discount Company brings into play the validity of using the Uniform Act 91 Notice that was adopted on June 5, 1999 by the Pennsylvania Housing…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Patent Reform Law Contains Key Provision Which Benefits Banking Community

The major provision of the Act that has significant impact for financial institutions is Section 18, which creates a post-grant review procedure within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for certain business…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Does the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Consider You to be a Person of Ill Repute?

As part of the biennial liquor license renewal process, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“PLCB”) implements its “Nuisance Bar Program” to eliminate liquor licensed establishments that are deemed problematic. Following a…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Unilateral Arbitration Provisions in Consumer Mortgage Loans Upheld

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in Salley v. Option One Mortgage Corp., recently upheld a mortgage company’s right to enforce a “one-sided” arbitration provision in a loan agreement with a consumer. The agreement in question…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: Not Exactly Ten Pages of Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

In considering a purchase or sale of real estate, whether represented by a real estate professional or braving the process on your own, one of the most important first steps in the process is drafting and signing the Agreement…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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