Archive for the ‘Real Estate Law’ Category

Commercial Leasing Overview Webinar: Exploring Overlooked Business Risks

access_time Posted on: February 23rd, 2021

Virtual Leadership Luncheon: Commercial Leasing Overview: Exploring Overlooked Business Risks March 25, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT Click Here to Register! When you sign a commercial lease, do you really know what you’re signing? In this session, Attorneys Rebecca Shanaman and Liliana Garcia review the various structures of commercial leases, common lease terms, risks to avoid and points of negotiation. No matter what the stage of the leasing journey you’re in, it is important to understand the major elements of a lease agreement. Join us virtually for this Leadership Luncheon presented by CGA Law Firm and it’s experienced team of Real… read more »

COVID-19 News: CDC Order Update

access_time Posted on: February 11th, 2021

The CDC has issued a new Order which extends the protections relating to residential evictions set forth in the September 4, 2020 order.  The protections have been extended through March 31, 2021.  The Order does NOT forgive rent, late fees, penalties, or interest.  It does NOT apply to tenants who engage in criminal activity on the premises, threaten the safety of others, damage the property, violate codes and regulations, or breach the lease in a nonmonetary way. In order to obtain protection under the Order, Tenants still must provide a declaration to the landlord or property owner, under penalty of… read more »

Engaging an Attorney for a Home Purchase

access_time Posted on: October 6th, 2020

Buying a home is an exciting but often intimidating experience for people, especially for first-time buyers. People have a lot of questions about the process. One question is, “do I need an attorney?”. While the roles of the realtor and bank in a residential real estate transaction are obvious, the role of an attorney may be less so. But in real estate closings, as in all cases, the role of the attorney is to be an advocate for his or her client.  One very important reason to hire an attorney when buying a home has to do with the title… read more »

Leadership York Named Attorney Frank Countess “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year 2020.”

access_time Posted on: September 17th, 2020

Each year, Leadership York recognizes one outstanding alumnus for their contributions to the greater good in our community. This year’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is Frank H. Countess. The Outstanding Alumnus of the Year selection committee is comprised of past recipients of Leadership York’s Alumnus of the Year award and Leadership York staff. Frank is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Training Program (LTP) and since graduating has served on numerous committees and boards in the community. His committee service would be too lengthy to list, but we think you will enjoy seeing where he has served since he… read more »

COVID-19 Update: CDC Issued an Order Preventing Evictions in Certain Cases

access_time Posted on: September 8th, 2020

The CDC has issued an Order preventing evictions in certain cases which went into effect on September 4, 2020.  In order to obtain protection under the Order, Tenants must provide a declaration to the landlord or property owner, under penalty of perjury.   Tenants must swear that they have tried to obtain government assistance, must fall within income restrictions set forth in the Order, and must be unable to pay rent due to loss of job or income or due to medical bills.  Tenants must also be making timely payments as close to regular rent as possible and show that eviction… read more »

YCEA y CGA Manual Legal para la Comunidad Latina

access_time Posted on: July 21st, 2020

CASA, 225 East Princess Street, York, Pennsylvania 17403 REGÍSTRATE AHORA La abogada, Liliana García Fisher de CGA Law Firm, ofrecerá una cartilla legal atractiva e interactiva sobre temas enviados anónimamente por parte de miembros de la comunidad Latina. Los temas de conversación incluyen la contratación de un abogado, el manejo de citaciones penales/de tráfico, problemas de bienes y racices, los pasos correctos a seguir cuando surge una demanda, la preparación de un testamento, la respuesta a preguntas sobre contratistas, la comprensión de los asuntos del propietario e inquilino y mucho más. Únase a la abogada, Liliana García Fisher de CGA… read more »

YCEA and CGA Legal Primer for the Latino Community

access_time Posted on: June 23rd, 2020

Location: 225 East Princess Street, York, Pennsylvania 17403 REGISTER NOW The York County Economic Alliance and CGA Attorney Liliana Garcia Fisher will provide an engaging and interactive legal primer on topics submitted anonymously from members of the Latino community.  Conversation topics include hiring an attorney, handling criminal law/traffic citations, managing real estate issues, taking the correct steps when you’re sued, preparing a will, addressing contractor questions, understanding landlord/tenant matters, and much more.  Join CGA Attorney Liliana Fisher for an enjoyable and informative working-lunch during which she will provide insight, answer questions, and share valuable tips. We look forward to seeing you there!… read more »

COVID-19 Update: 60-day Extension of Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions

access_time Posted on: May 8th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely impact the economy, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order extending the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions in Pennsylvania. As a result, banks cannot process foreclosures and landlords cannot process evictions in Pennsylvania for another two months. This means that no Pennsylvania resident will be removed from their home due to an eviction or foreclosure until July 10, 2020. It is important to note that unless a homeowner has made an agreement with their mortgage lender or a renter has made an agreement with their landlord to the contrary, mortgage payments and rental… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Relaxing In-Person Notary Requirement for Real Estate

access_time Posted on: March 27th, 2020

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for PA Notaries Governor Wolf approved a temporary lift in the personal appearance requirement of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for PA notaries with specified safeguards. (Follow this link to view the notice on the Pennsylvania Department of State website: NOTICE.) All notaries who are using audio-visual technology as an alternative to personal appearance must: 1) become an approved Pennsylvania electronic notary (free application).2) use an e-notary solution already approved by the Department that offer remote notarization technology.3) indicate in the notary certificate that the notarial act was performed by… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Landlord Tenant Issues

access_time Posted on: March 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Landlord Tenant Issues The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recognized that this can be a difficult time for both tenants and landlords.  Many people have heard that the court put a hold on evictions during this crisis but there is additional information for landlords and tenants to know.  As of March 16, 2020, all MDJ hearings involving active landlord tenant cases were postponed for at least 30 days.  Any newly filed matters involving landlord tenant issues will be scheduled for a time at least 75 days away.  These times are constantly subject to change and they could be extended by the courts. … read more »