Marie K. McConnell
Apr. 24, 2017

2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program Begins

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is offering a 60-day amnesty program from April 21, 2017 to June 19, 2017. The Department will waive all penalties and half of the interest for eligible individuals and entities that participate in the tax amnesty program. Eligible periods for tax amnesty are those where a delinquency exists as of […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Apr. 12, 2017

No Retreat, Baby, When You Surrender

Under Section 521 of the Bankruptcy code, an individual debtor is obligated to choose how to treat the collateral of a secured creditor. Under the Code, the choices are: reaffirm the debt, redeem the collateral, surrender it, or claim the property as exempt. The debtor must file a Statement of Intention which explicitly lists the […]

John A. Weiss, Jr.
Apr. 7, 2017

Log In and Get Served

Recently, in what is believed to be the first instance in which social media was used to achieve service in New Jersey, a trial judge permitted service of legal process by posting on Facebook. The facts of this case highlight the potential danger of social media.  In November 2015, the defendant, a total stranger, “friend […]

Douglas Panzer
Mar. 20, 2017

How Potential Justice Gorsuch Sees Patent Law

Judge Neil Gorsuch meets the U.S. Senate today in confirmation hearings for his nomination as the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  In considering a prospective – and likely – Justice Gorsuch, I am looking to his positions in relation to patent law, and how they may shape the Supreme Court’s […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Jan. 18, 2017

Bankruptcy Court Approves Client’s Reorganization

On January 11, 2017, the United Stated Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania entered an order confirming the Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of the Firm’s client, ColdEdge Technologies, Inc., after a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding.   ColdEdge was formed in 2008 and provides cryogenic equipment for use in the research laboratory setting. Shortly […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Dec. 13, 2016

On-Boarding With The New I-9 Form

Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]

Kenneth Charette
Dec. 2, 2016

Does Your Company Need to Comply with Securities Laws?

Is your company in the process of raising capital?  Do you have someone who wants to invest in your business?  Are considering selling stocks or issuing debt instruments? One of the things that entrepreneurs often find surprising is the restrictions that both the federal and state governments impose on their ability to raise capital. However, […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Nov. 23, 2016

Employment Law Alert: Court Halts New Overtime Regulations

Yesterday, in a surprising and unusual decision, a federal court in Texas issued an order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations it issued on May 18, 2016.  Those Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have […]

Kenneth Charette
Nov. 2, 2016

Updates to the Cuban Embargo

As a result of recent changes, there may be more opportunities for US citizens to do business in Cuba (or with Cuban businesses).

Steven T. Boell
Oct. 28, 2016

Medical Marijuana Updates for Growers, Processors and Dispensaries

Medical Marijuana is one step closer to reality with recent temporary and draft regulations published by the state of Pennsylvania.