Update: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (United States Supreme Court case)

The United States Supreme Court held oral argument on this important special education case on January 11, 2017. The case involves a child, Drew, who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder...

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When the rules for special needs trusts were established in 1993, only a parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or a court could establish special needs trusts for disabled individuals. On December 7,...

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Do I Really Need Insurance For My LLC?

As a business attorney, I frequently have the pleasure of assisting clients with setting up a new business entity. This may take the form of an LLC or corporation and may be intended for a start-up...

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Does Your Business Have a Plan?

For many partners and small business owners, there is no governing document which dictates what happens when one of the partners wants to sell his interest, becomes ill, starts losing their mental...

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The election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency surprised voters and pundits alike and continues to reverberate in the public square. When considering what comes next in Washington, President-Elect...

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IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments for 2017

The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2016-55, which detailed annual adjustments to many key figures for tax computations for tax year 2017. Below is a partial list, including items of interest...

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Court Upholds $6.9M Verdict for Violation of Non-Solicitation Agreement

Recently the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a lower court opinion that found a Philadelphia corporation liable for tort claims and violations of non-solicitation agreements. Of the total $6.9M...

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Proposed Treasury Regulations Seek to Limit Valuation Discounts

After years of speculation, the Treasury Department has issued proposed regulations aimed at restricting valuation discounts commonly used in estate and family business planning.

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Pennsylvania Department of Revenue: Tax Amnesty Program

Under Act 84 of 2016, signed into law July 13, 2016, Pennsylvania authorized a tax amnesty period from April 21, 2017 through June 19, 2017. During this limited 60-day period, the...

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Divorce: The Rules Have Changed

Under current Pennsylvania divorce law, if only one spouse wants a divorce, there is a two-year separation waiting period before a divorce can be finalized. This is a longer period than many other...

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