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Pete Solymos Retires

access_time Posted on: August 30th, 2021

Congratulations Pete! Pete Solymos is an experienced litigator who has tried more than 70 jury trials. His trial work included civil, criminal, eminent domain, and municipal matters in the courts of the Middle District: York, Adams, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin Counties, among others. Pete also represented clients before all Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, where he represented many municipal clients. For years he also had an active Domestic Relations practice. He was appointed by the court to be a Custody Master and served for over 15 years. He noted that this experience was one of the most memorable and gratifying of his… read more »

CGA Law Firm Welcomes Marketing Specialist Sydney Kessler-Appell

access_time Posted on: August 2nd, 2021

Sydney is enthusiastic to join the CGA Marketing Department and assist with special events, seminars, website maintenance, newsletters, email blasts, ad graphics, videotaping, social media, articles, bios, and much, much more! She brings intelligence, attention to detail, and a sunny, West Coast personality to the position. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Sydney began coming to York soon after welcoming her step-dad into her life and meeting extended family here. She vacationed with family over summer and winter breaks and interned with Royal Square Development & Construction for two summers which sparked love with the city and its surrounding… read more »

Recognizing CGA Founding Partner Gary M. Gilbert

access_time Posted on: July 13th, 2021

Gary M. Gilbert is a founding partner of CGA Law Firm and has been practicing law for 59 years. Based on his education and personal experiences, Gary is skilled in dealing with business matters. Through his participation on numerous boards, he developed a keen understanding of how business owners think and how to meet their needs. Gary is particularly experienced in business sales and transfers and succession planning. He believes his success hinges on his ability to be a trusted advisor. Gary’s ClientsMany of Gary’s clients are family-owned and closely-held businesses. He works with them to ensure optimum terms for the transfer… read more »

CGA Founding Member Retires

access_time Posted on: March 30th, 2021

After 54 years of law practice and dedication to his clients, CGA Law Firm founding member Peter Andrews has announced his retirement. Pete provided legal counsel to individuals, families, and all types of businesses and municipal entities. He represented clients in commercial, banking and public finance transactions. Public finance matters and loan negotiationBond issues, stock sales and transfersBusiness counseling, entity formation and corporate governanceCommercial real estate transactionsMergers, acquisitions and divestitures Pete assisted in all aspects of municipal finance. He served as underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and bond insurer’s counsel in virtually every area of both tax exempt and… read more »

Register Now for the CGA May 7th American Red Cross Blood Drive!

access_time Posted on: January 27th, 2021

Register now for CGA’s first blood drive since 2019! CGA is pleased to announce that on Friday, May 7 from 10 am to 3:30 pm, we will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Elks Lodge (BPOE 213). The Elks Club is able to comply with the American Red Cross’ requirements for distancing and safety, and have very kindly agreed to provide their space. Elks Lodge BPOE 213 is located at 223 N George Street and those who register can park in the CGA Parking Lot. Please contact CGA’s Firm Administrator, Kerri Cassel, at [email protected] to register.

CGA Law Firm Welcomes Four Attorneys

access_time Posted on: January 26th, 2021

CGA Law Firm is excited to welcome four attorneys: Jasmine Butler, Beth Kern, Daniel Fennick, and Ronald Perry. Jasmine and Beth are new attorneys with work ethic and drive; Dan and Ron bring over 80 years of combined legal experience from practices in their own firms. “The four new attorneys each demonstrate a sincere commitment to integrity and excellence.” Jeff Rehmeyer, President of CGA Law Firm, explains. “Creating a firm based on core values and choosing principle-focused people is the key to our warm, collaborative CGA culture.”  Jasmine N. Butler is currently focusing her practice in Real Estate, Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution, … Read more

CGA Attorneys Recognized at YCBA Annual Dinner

access_time Posted on: January 17th, 2021

The York County (PA) Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation held its Annual Dinner this past week. Judge John Uhler was installed as President of the Bar Foundation. Attorney Liliana Fisher received one of the Annual Pro Bono Awards given for exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2020, and Attorney Larry Young presented her with the award. Attorneys John Flinchbaugh and Pete Solymos were recognized as 50 year YCBA members. Attorneys Rees Griffiths and Dan Fennick were recognized as having retired. Attorney Hunter Schenck received recognition as the outgoing Young Lawyer Section Chair. Congratulations to all who received awards or were recognized! … Read more

COVID-19 Update: Overview of SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Platform for Lenders

access_time Posted on: August 27th, 2020

Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders have the opportunity to review the basics of PPP loan forgiveness and the SBA’s PPP Loan forgiveness platform on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. On that day, the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will host an interagency webinar for all SBA lenders who participated in the SBA PPP lending program.  During the webinar, interagency officials will give an overview of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Platform. Provide … Read more

Leadership Luncheon Virtual Event: What to Know About Bankruptcy for Businesses

access_time Posted on: July 28th, 2020

Join CGA and YCEA for a Virtual Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, August 6 at 1 p.m. CGA Law Firm’s experienced bankruptcy attorneys, Haley Rohrbaugh, Brent Diefenderfer, and Larry Young, will provide an overview on bankruptcy law and procedures for a business considering a filing.  You can register to receive an email with a link to join the webinar by clicking HERE, but registration is not required. For privacy, attendees can join this presentation and ask questions anonymously. Join the webinar on August 6th at 1 pm. Brent C. Diefenderfer is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm.  Brent is a board certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American … Read more

Awards and Recognition

access_time Posted on: December 28th, 2019

Attorney Larry Young honored with the U.S. News Lawyer of the Year Award in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Harrisburg area Attorney Craig Sharnetzka was named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s Power 100 List. Craig Sharnetzka was named to Central Penn Business Journal‘s 2023 Power List for Law. The Power List for Law recognizes “those who shape our communities and influence our quality of life through the legal foundations on which our society was built and depends upon.” Best Lawyers® names CGA Law Firm to their “Best Law Firms” list (2023 Edition), in Metropolitan … Read more