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  • Recent Pennsylvania Holding on Restrictive Covenants

    By:  Stuart R. Lundy, Esquire In a recent Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, case the court heard a case filed by the buyer of the assets of an accounting firm.  The parties had a written  Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) that contained a restrictive covenant precluding the seller from using its trade secrets after closing.  In the lawsuit, […]

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  • Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling on Removal of a Trustee

    By:  Stuart R. Lundy, Esquire One of the key issues in preparing a trust is to insert language to allow for the removal and replacement of a trustee without judicial approval.  Why?  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that the Pennsylvania Uniform Trust Act (the “Act”) does not allow the removal of a trustee, […]

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  • Pennsylvania Superior Court Awards Residential Tenant Treble Damages in UTPCPL Action

    By:  Stuart R. Lundy, Esquire Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court awarded trouble damages to a tenant in an action against his landlord in an action for violation of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”).  In Nexus Real Estate, LLC v. Erickson, 2017 WL 2536524 (Pa. Super Ct. June 12, 2017), the Court […]

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  • IRS Extends Time for Federal Estate Tax Portability Election

    By:  Stuart R. Lundy, Esquire On June 9, 2017, the IRS issued a revenue ruling that provides a more liberal time frame for certain estates to make the federal estate tax portability election.  The portability election allows a surviving spouse to claim their deceased spouse’s unused portion of the federal estate tax exemption and add […]

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  • The Pennsylvania Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

    By:  Stuart R. Lundy, Esquire Employers in the construction industry should be mindful of the Pennsylvania Construction Workplace Misclassification Act. This Act provides criteria to determine whether a construction worker is an independent contractor or an employee entitled to workers’ compensation insurance coverage and requires those working on construction sites to be classified as employees […]

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  • Lundy, Beldecos & Milby Welcomes Brenda Glaser Abrams as its Newest Shareholder

    In January, Lundy, Beldecos & Milby celebrated the addition of its newest partner, Brenda Glaser Abrams.  

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  • Subletting and Assignments in Commercial Leases

    SUBLETTING, ASSIGNMENTS and COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LAW

    A commercial tenant must understand that its business may change after it has executed a lease and taken possession of commercial space.  That change may cause them to want to either sublet a portion or all of the leased premises to a third party sublessee, or abandon the leased premises completely and, if possible, assign […]

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  • Pennsylvania Enacts Sweeping Changes to Liquor License Laws

    The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the first major overhaul of liquor laws in 80 years. Pennsylvanians can now purchase wine at grocery stores, receive it in the mail, and purchase beverages 24/7 while in a casino. Signed into law on August 8th, 2016, Act 39 is one of the most significant changes to Pennsylvania’s liquor […]

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  • Employers and Employees Should Understand the Difference between Independent Contractors and Employees

    There are two general categories of workers, independent contractors and employees, and how the state and federal government classifies your workers will significantly affect your cost of doing business. A business pays independent contractors for the work they do and does not provide benefits, such as paid time off, health insurance, workers compensation insurance, or […]

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  • Six Aspects Of Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Liens Explained

    What is a Mechanics’ Lien? A mechanics’ lien is a legal tool that contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers can use to create a notice that there is a claim against a property related to construction of the improvements to the property. Mechanics’ liens help to secure payment of an outstanding debt. The lien acts as a […]

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