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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 »

COVID-19 Update: Program Offers $18 Million to Rural Small Businesses

access_time Posted on: October 2nd, 2020

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is encouraging small business owners in rural locations across America to apply for their Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. The grant opened on on Monday, September 28 and will close on October 5 just before midnight, so if you are eligible you will need to apply this weekend. Only small businesses with business addresses in rural communities are eligible for this grant. To be considered rural, a community must have a population of less than 50,000 people. All potential applicants should review the LISC’s FAQ and grant information before applying. The program is intended to support small businesses affected… 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 »

Pennsylvania Bar Institute Half-Day Webinar on Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

access_time Posted on: July 20th, 2020

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets On Monday morning, July 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute will hold a half-day webinar on Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets, which will feature Attorney Christine Nentwig, Co-Chair of CGA’s Labor and Employment Department, and Attorney Jeff Worley from Gibbel, Kraybill and Hess, presenting a session titled, No-Hire/No-Poach Agreements: The Latest Developments. The rapidly evolving law surrounding no-hire/no-poach agreements has the potential to affect businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries, and the session will provide important, practical updates on current Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission guidance regarding such agreements, the… 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 »

Pooled and Payback Trusts: Great Options for Persons with Special Needs

access_time Posted on: June 6th, 2020

A special needs trust is a wonderful tool that can empower a person with disability (“PWD”) and their family, by preserving access to benefits while at the same time protecting family assets.  Family members can create a trust and name a trustee for their loved one so that assets will be held for their benefit and will not interfere with the means-based qualifications for Medicaid or SSI benefits, which are so important in today’s world. But what if the PWD is already in possession of the assets in question, or receives an unexpected inheritance or personal injury settlement?   Owning or receiving such… read more »

Voted “BEST LAW FIRM” in York County 2020!

access_time Posted on: May 29th, 2020

CGA Law Firm voted Best Law Firm in York County 2020 All of us at CGA Law Firm sincerely appreciate the residents of York County voting us “Best Law Firm” for 2020. The confidence you demonstrate each year with your overwhelming votes continues to warm our hearts and inspire us to do our very best. Our team of approximately 70 professionals offers depth of experience, passion and skill. Although CGA is based in York, the Firm serves clients throughout South Central PA, often as a more convenient and cost effectivealternative to “big city” firms. When you hire a CGA attorney, you… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Available and Committed to Serving You

access_time Posted on: March 19th, 2020

Governor Wolf has ordered all non-life sustaining businesses to close their doors due to the increasing threat of COVID-19.  The CGA Law Firm locations may be physically closed, but our legal team of attorneys and paralegals are working remotely and will continue to answer your phone calls and emails. You have our assurance that we will continue to be responsive to your legal needs and assist you in navigating these difficult circumstances. We remain committed to providing excellent legal services and are using advanced technologies creatively to serve our clients and community. Click here for a list of CGA attorneys… read more »

Awards and Recognition

access_time Posted on: December 28th, 2019

Best Lawyers Names Attorney Larry Young a Top Lawyer in America. Best Lawyers® announced the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© on August 20, 2020. Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 9.4 million votes were submitted. Voted “Best Law Firm in York” for 2020 by readers of the York Sunday News/YDR.Voted Best 2020 Family Law Firm in Central Pennsylvania by readers of Central Penn Business Journal. This year the Central Penn Business Journal (CPBJ) Reader Ranking Awards received… read more »

CGA Law Firm is excited to announce the addition of two exceptional litigation attorneys

access_time Posted on: October 22nd, 2019

Liliana Garcia is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State and received her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University. Liliana is the only native Spanish speaking attorney in the York County Bar Association. She has managed numerous cases dealing with many diverse aspects of the law including DUIs, white-collar crime, drug-related charges, cases involving domestic violence, and other forms of misdemeanor and felonies. At CGA, she will be handling litigation, real estate, and employment law. Renée Franchi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School and earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Boston… read more »