Archive for the ‘Real Estate Law’ 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 »

Residential Landlords: How Old Is Your Lease?

access_time Posted on: January 26th, 2022

When was the last time you updated your lease?  You may be missing important protections or unknowingly violating the Landlord Tenant Act, Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act, or even the Plain Language Consumer Contract Law. Violating those laws can result in lawsuits brought by tenants, the Pennsylvania Attorney General, or could even invalidate a lease completely. Evictions and other litigation can be irritating, time consuming, and expensive.  An updated lease can help to make the process faster, cheaper, and easier.  It can also provide some important protections to you as the landlord. Contact Attorney Hunter Schenck at hschenck@cgalaw.com… 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 »

Eviction Update: SCOTUS Strikes Down CDC Moratorium

access_time Posted on: August 27th, 2021

On August 26, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam decision stating that the statute on which the Center for Disease Control relied to issue a moratorium on residential evictions does not grant the CDC the authority that it claims. The court went on to state that it would be a different matter “if Congress had specifically authorized the action that the CDC has taken.”  Instead, the Court stated, the CDC imposed a nationwide eviction moratorium while claiming authority under an old statute which allowed the CDC to implement pest extermination and fumigation. After a… read more »

Going Solar — The Future of Solar Power in PA

access_time Posted on: August 4th, 2021

Municipal Planning for the Coming Solar ExpansionWhile PA’s solar power industry is rapidly growing, government regulation of solar power remains in its infancy. Pennsylvania currently has no state laws or regulations for solar arrays. This leaves local municipalities as the first line of regulation for solar collection systems. The following are just a few of the important issues for municipalities to keep in mind as they attempt to provide appropriate regulation of solar facilities.Use a good definition. Municipalities should be forward-looking in defining solar use to control ancillary uses and construction such as storage and distribution of energy. An increasing amount of solar array… read more »

Going Solar — The Impact of Solar Power on You and Your Community

access_time Posted on: July 28th, 2021

Negotiating the Right Lease York and Adams Counties are among Pennsylvania’s leaders in proposed solar production; between them, over 5,000 acres are currently targeted for solar project development, with more on the way. Landowners should be wary when preparing to enter into a long-term solar lease for their valuable land and resources. When dealing with solar energy companies, it is critical to seek sound legal advice to assure success and avoid poor decision-making. The following are just a few issues in solar leasing which require careful consideration and experienced legal assistance: Get the right terms. Solar leases generally cover twenty to fifty years. In such a long… read more »

Going Solar — The Future of Solar Power in PA

access_time Posted on: July 19th, 2021

Solar energy generation is here in Pennsylvania, and it is growing. Currently, developers in PA have over 370 solar projects in process, requiring 60,000 to 80,000 acres of land for solar generation. The Commonwealth’s PULSE program, recently announced as part of Governor Wolf’s GreenGov initiative to advance renewable power, is the largest solar commitment by any government in the U.S. to date and proposes to generate fifty percent of the State Government’s electricity needs. The PULSE ProgramThe PULSE program will be powered by seven solar arrays constructed in six central PA counties including York and Adams Counties. York and Adams Counties… read more »

Introducción a Temas Legales para la Comunidad Hispana / Hispanic Legal Workshop

access_time Posted on: May 11th, 2021

Introducción a Temas Legales para la Comunidad Hispana / Hispanic Legal Workshop Jueves 27 de mayo12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  La abogada de la firma de abogados de CGA, Liliana G. Fisher, proporcionará una introducción legal atractiva e interactiva y responderá a preguntas relevantes para la comunidad Hispana. Los temas de conversación incluyen cómo contratar a un abogado, derechoes penal / citaciones de tráfico, cuestiones de bienes raíces, qué hacer cuando lo demandan, testamentos, ley de contratista, asuntos del propietario / inquilino y mucho más. Liliana es una abogada bilingüe que enfoca su práctica en litigios y derecho laboral y dererchos de bienes raíces.El… read more »

Commercial Leasing Overview Webinar: Exploring Overlooked Business Risks

access_time Posted on: March 24th, 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 Fisher 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 »