Zerbe & Young Selected to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

CGA Law Firm is pleased to share that Attorneys Anne E. Zerbe and Lawrence V. Young have been selected to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. This is Zerbe’s second consecutive year and Young’s 13th consecutive year of being included on the list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state were chosen.

Anne E. Zerbe is a shareholder at CGA Law Firm and chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department where she concentrates her practice on employment law. She provides practical and common sense advice and risk management for employers. Anne has successfully defended clients at all levels of proceedings, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Eastern District Court and Middle District Court, the EEOC, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Department of Labor. She represents business clients and health care clients in local, state and federal employment matters. Anne works closely with her clients to train and counsel them on effective practices for mitigating employment law claims. She is a certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute and holds an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.® Anne has been included on the prestigious “Women of Influence” and “Forty Under 40” lists by the Central Penn Business Journal. She was also named as one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. Anne is committed to serving the community in which she lives and works and serves as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, Children’s Home of York and the York County Bar Association.

 Lawrence V. Young is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring Department. He focuses his practice on consumer bankruptcy matters, Chapter 11 and corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and workouts. Larry is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is one of only 25 others who have this designation throughout the Commonwealth. He is also the solicitor for Manchester Township. Larry has held an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell® since 1994. He is a past president of the York County Bar Association, the York County Bar Foundation, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and Central Pennsylvania Legal Services. Larry has been an active member of the Pro Bono Committee of the York County Bar Association since 1993, serving as Committee Chair for much of that time. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Member Award from the York County Bar Association. In 2016, Larry was recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association with the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award. This award celebrates the pro bono accomplishments of Pennsylvania attorneys who have provided significant legal services to those in need and is given annually to only one attorney in the Commonwealth.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The list of selected attorneys appears in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine each May.

Attorney Leanne M. Miller Elected a CGA Shareholder

CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Leanne M. Miller has been elected a member of the firm.

Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II, CGA’s president shares, “With Leanne’s diverse background and hard work ethic, she has developed into an extraordinary attorney, offering her clients insightful and assertive representation.” He adds, “We look forward to Leanne’s continued leadership and involvement at CGA, as she becomes an owner of the firm and expands her role with us.”

Attorney Miller counsels individuals and families through challenging life-changing events that require legal representation. She concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, estate planning and administration, and bankruptcy.

In her family law practice, she advises individuals and couples in a wide range of family matters including custody, divorce, dependency, adoptions, guardianships and support.

Attorney Miller assists individuals in the many aspects of estate planning – from drawing up a simple will – to setting up a trust. She prepares plans to care for and protect her clients’ families while minimizing taxes, probate and other administrative expenses.

In her bankruptcy practice, Attorney Miller advises her clients on their options and determines if restructuring their debt or filing for bankruptcy would be the best choice.

Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Miller was a chemistry professor at Penn State University’s York Campus. She received her B.S. in chemistry at Shippensburg University and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. Attorney Miller completed her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2008.

She is a member of the York County Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC). Attorney Miller also serves a York County Juvenile Master handling delinquency matters. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and has handled cases in York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Cumberland and Snyder Counties. Attorney Miller has also appeared before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

To reach Attorney Miller call (717) 848-4900 ext. 125 or email her at lmiller@cgalaw.com.

2017 Tax Amnesty Program: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

The PenAttorney Brent C. Diefenderfernsylvania Department of Revenue (PADOR) has announced the features of its 2017 Tax Amnesty Program. The Amnesty Program begins on April 21, 2017 and ends on June 19, 2017. All taxes owed to the Commonwealth and administered by PADOR are eligible for the Amnesty Program. To participate in the program, taxpayers must file an Amnesty Return, file all delinquent taxes and returns and make the required payment within the amnesty period. The principal feature of the tax amnesty program is that all penalties, collection and lien fees and one-half of the interest due will be waived in exchange for payment of the tax and one-half of the interest owed. Most taxes are eligible for participation in this program. This includes personal income tax, corporate net income tax, inheritance and estate tax, and sales and use tax.

If a taxpayer owes delinquent taxes, the written notice will be sent from PADOR where there is a valid address on the Department’s records. A participating taxpayer must file an Amnesty Return, make payment of all taxes and one-half the interest due to the Commonwealth, file complete tax returns, including those for years which are not eligible for the amnesty program. Along with payment for all taxes reported on the Amnesty Return and one-half of the interest on those taxes, all missing tax returns or reports must be filed electronically or on paper no later than June 19, 2017. There is no extension for the filing of missing tax returns or reports eligible for the Amnesty Program.

Taxpayers who have entered into duly approved and executed deferred payment plans with PADOR are eligible to participate in the amnesty program. However, they are limited to the relief from penalty and one-half of the interest that remains on their payment plan balance as of the date of the final tax payment and they must complete payment of the entire delinquency by the close of the Amnesty period. The relief will not be based on the original balances of tax, penalty and interest at commencement of the payment.

For more information about the 2017 Tax Amnesty Program, please contact Attorney Brent C. Diefenderfer of CGA Law Firm’s Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring Department by email or at (717) 848-4900 ext. 127.

 

Attorneys Young and Paxton Selected for Inclusion to the 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

For the 11th consecutive year, Attorney Lawrence V. Young has been selected for inclusion to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state were selected. In addition, Attorney Andrew M. Paxton has been selected to the list of 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Stars for the fourth year in a row. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state were selected. Attorneys who are selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Star list are 40 or under or have been in practice for 10 years or less. Both attorneys are shareholders at CGA Law Firm in York, PA.

Lawrence V. YoLawrence V. Youngung is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy Department. He limits his practice to consumer bankruptcy matters, Chapter 11 and corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and workouts. Larry is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is one of only 25 others who have this designation throughout the Commonwealth. He is a past president of the York County Bar Association, the York County Bar Foundation, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and Central Pennsylvania Legal Services. Larry has been an active member of the Pro Bono Committee of the York County Bar Association since 1993, serving as Committee Chair for much of that time. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Member Award from the York County Bar Association. Earlier this year, he was recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the York County Bar Association with the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award for his pro bono work.

AndrewAndrew-M-Paxton M. Paxton, a shareholder with CGA Law Firm, leads the Corporate and Business Law Department. He concentrates his legal practice in business law, real estate and taxation with a particular focus on technology, telecommunications, emerging businesses and intellectual property matters. He provides counsel through all stages of an organization; from starting a new venture, financing, protecting intellectual property, obtaining licensing, expansion and growth, to successfully exiting when the time is right. As an advisor, he also provides businesses with innovative strategies on tax planning, financing, drafting and reviewing contracts and real estate transactions. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors for the Redevelopment Authority for the City of York, as well as the York County Food Bank.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The list of selected attorneys appears in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine each May. Click here to learn more: www.superlawyers.com.

With a team of nearly 70 attorneys and professionals, CGA Law Firm offers depth of experience, passion and skill to businesses, individuals, municipalities and school districts. Practice areas include:

  • Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Domestic & Family Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Health Law
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Municipal Law
  • School Law

CGA Law Firm prides itself on its commitment to community. The firm supports a wide variety of charitable, cultural, educational and civic organizations throughout South Central PA with charitable donations, volunteer involvement and pro bono services.

CGA Attorney Lawrence V. Young Honored for Significant Pro Bono Work

Congratulations to Attorney Lawrence V. Young, a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and chair of the Bankruptcy Practice Group, who was recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and the York County Bar Association (YCBA) with the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award in January. The award celebrates the pro bono accomplishments of Harrisburg attorney Jeffrey A. Ernico and his long-standing commitment to equal justice and serving those who had nowhere else to turn.

The award is given from the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services to the Public Committee. This honor is only shared on occasion with those who have provided significant legal services to those in need. Larry has spent a lifetime doing just that. The plaque reads, “A Champion of Access to Justice, Larry Young has provided pro bono service and leadership in York County and beyond. His example and his leadership in the field are greatly appreciated.”

York County Bar Association and Bar Foundation CEO, Victoria Connor notes, “Leading by example, Larry Young has dedicated a lifetime of service, as well as financial support, to the Bar’s efforts to improve the legal profession, promote public understanding of the law, and increase access to justice for our community’s most vulnerable – particularly the elderly, and those struggling with poverty and domestic abuse.”

She adds, “As a result of his professionalism and integrity, Larry is highly respected by his peers and the community. He has been a member of the York County Bar for 41 years and has served as president of both the Bar Association and Bar Foundation. Today, Larry remains one of our most active and engaged members, chairing the Pro Bono Committee for more than 20 years and participating on the Foundation Board, Philanthropy and Grants committees. Larry’s involvement has been an integral part of the York County Bar’s success in developing programs to help close the justice gap in York County.”

Pennsylvania Bar Association President William H. Pugh V (right) and Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis (left) present the award to Attorney Lawrence V. Young.
Pennsylvania Bar Association President William H. Pugh V (right) and Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis (left) present the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award to Attorney Lawrence V. Young.