Archive for the ‘Estate Planning and Administration’ Category

The Central Penn Business Journal has Selected Devon Myers Kolomick, Attorney at CGA Law Firm as a Forty Under Forty Recipient

access_time Posted on: September 12th, 2022

Forty Under Forty recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in the Central Pennsylvania area. Honorees, chosen by the editors and publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal, were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. A listing of honorees can be found on the CPBJ website. “The 2022 Forty Under 40 honorees represent the future of Central Pennsylvania. They have achieved professional success and are making significant contributions to our community and inspire change,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal. “We at the… read more »

Attorney Frank Henisse Countess Named to The Power 30

access_time Posted on: June 15th, 2022

The Central Penn Business Journal’s Power 30 for Law & Lobbyists [is] compiled by the editorial staff and management, [and] honors those who shape our communities and influence our quality of life through the legal and political foundations our society depends on.Ernest Long, Managing Editor for the Central Penn Business Journal Read more on Frank’s contributions to our communities on the CPBJ’s Power 30 List profile on Frank HERE. Shareholder | AttorneyFrank Henisse Countess is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, business law, commercial transactions, and estate planning and administration…. read more »

Former CGA Attorney Rees Griffiths and his wife, Sue, initiate the Griffiths Salvation Army Scholarship

access_time Posted on: May 27th, 2022

The Griffiths Salvation Army Scholarship launched this year with a $10,000 scholarship presented to a York High senior at the York High Awards Ceremony last evening. The recipient plans to attend Morgan State University to study nursing. Major Babbitt presented the scholarship. Rees and Sue’s estate plans provide that 80 percent of their estate goes to awarding similar scholarships to high achieving students with clear financial need. They established the program early to ensure they could celebrate the scholarships with the recipients and make certain the process worked smoothly while they are still around. The Griffiths describe the decision to… read more »

Farm and Natural Lands Trust Seeks Properties for Preservation

access_time Posted on: February 1st, 2022

For more than thirty years, the Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County (FNLT) has been working to preserve our County’s finest farm ground, woodland, soils, streams, and wetlands. FNLT is now accepting applications from interested landowners for preservation in its 2022 season. Owners of properties containing farms, open spaces, and other natural resources are welcome to apply. Landowners who preserve their property with FNLT can receive financial payment and tax deductions while assuring that their property will be shielded from unwanted future development. FNLT protects properties with a conservation easement, a flexible tool that provides future protection while… read more »

CGA Law Firm Elects Evan M. Gabel, Esq. to Shareholder

access_time Posted on: January 7th, 2022

CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce the election of Evan M. Gabel, Esq. to shareholder. Evan provides legal services in the areas of municipal law, business and corporate law, real estate law, and estate planning and administration. “He is a hard-working and affable attorney.” CGA Law Firm Executive Committee member, Craig Sharnetzka, stated. “Evan has substantial knowledge in his specific areas of law and keeps the legal team apprised of trends and changes in legislation.” Evan assists clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, and with their estate planning and administration needs. He also has considerable experience representing… read more »

Why Do You Need an Estate Planning Trust?

access_time Posted on: August 3rd, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need an Estate Planning Trust. An Estate Planning Trust will help guide loved ones with the management of inherited money and other assets after you are gone. A thoughtfully prepared Estate Plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. You owe it to yourself and those you love to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »

FEMA Funeral Assistance Program

access_time Posted on: June 1st, 2021

Among the programs available to assist those who are bereaved by the Covid-19 epidemic is a new program that assists with reimbursement of funeral costs. FEMA has introduced the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Policy, which reimburses applicants for funeral costs associated with COVID-19 related fatalities.  An applicant who paid funeral costs of a Covid-19 decedent is eligible to receive up to $9,000 in reimbursement assistance per funeral.  To be eligible, the applicant must be a US citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.  There is, however, no requirement that the decedent be a US citizen or national. To qualify for reimbursement, the… read more »

What is an Estate Planning Trust?

access_time Posted on: March 9th, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need an Estate Planning Trust. An Estate Planning Trust will help guide loved ones with the management of inherited money and other assets after you are gone. A thoughtfully prepared Estate Plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. You owe it to yourself and those you love to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »

What is a Last Will and Testament?

access_time Posted on: March 1st, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need a Last Will and Testament.A thoughtfully prepared Estate Plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An Estate Plan with a Last Will and Testament will ensure that the money and other assets you have worked hard to accumulate are preserved and passed on to those you love and to the charitable organizations you care about.You owe it to yourself and those you love to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim… read more »

What is a Healthcare Directive or Living Will?

access_time Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need a Healthcare Directive or Living Will.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An estate plan that includes a Healthcare Directive or Living Will lays out your choices for end-of-life medical treatment. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »