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Christine Bland Celebrates 20 Years with CGA

access_time Posted on: April 8th, 2024

CGA Law Firm recognizes Paralegal Christine Bland for her remarkable 20 years of service. She embarked on her journey at CGA as a municipal paralegal, a role tailored to support the firm’s expanding municipal practice group. “Chris has been a true asset to CGA and our municipal law department.  She is smart, hard-working, and always willing to go above and beyond.  I truly value her expertise, dedication, and commitment to excellence,” stated Municipal Practice Group Chair Devon Myers. Chris’ contributions extend to serving over 35 municipalities and collaborating with 12 municipal attorneys, all while providing support to attorneys in various… read more »

POA – The Centerpiece of the Estate Plan

access_time Posted on: April 2nd, 2024

From Attorney Tim Bupp, chair of the CGA Law Firm Estate Law practice group. In this biweekly column, Attorney Tim Bupp shares with you lessons and perspectives from his twenty-five years as an estate planner with CGA Law Firm. Everyone has heard of a Last Will and Testament and knows that a Will is an important piece of an estate plan. But is it the most important piece? Let’s discuss the power of attorney – an underappreciated but vital part of an estate plan. 1.        What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document where you… read more »

Green Acres: Pennsylvania’s ACRE Law and How It Helps Farmers

access_time Posted on: March 26th, 2024

The agriculture industry represents a critical component to a thriving Pennsylvania economy. Currently, Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture estimates that farmlands occupy 7.3 million acres of land across the state. This means that farm lands constitutes twenty-five percent of Pennsylvania’s  total land mass!! Agriculture contributes $132.5 billion to the economy each year, and one out of every ten jobs in Pennsylvania belongs within the agriculture industry. The significance of agriculture in Pennsylvania truly cannot be overstated. The significance of agriculture also renders it worthy of protection. The agriculture industry receives protection from all three branches of the Pennsylvania government. The General… read more »

CGA Law Firm is Proud to Announce the Election of Hunter B. Schenck to Shareholder

access_time Posted on: January 17th, 2024

CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Hunter B. Schenck has been unanimously elected as a Shareholder. With ten years of experience in litigation and real estate, Hunter has become an invaluable asset to CGA’s clients. For the past few years, she has been a member of CGA’s Technology Committee which works on exploring new ways to help attorneys and staff to better serve our clients. “Hunter has worked very hard in building her practice and continues to do so. This is certainly a well-deserved honor,” CGA President Craig S. Sharnetzka said. Schenck provides legal services to individuals… read more »

Attorney Derek. T. Maninfior Joins CGA Law Firm as Litigation Associate

access_time Posted on: January 12th, 2024

CGA Law Firm is pleased to welcome litigator Derek T. Maninfior to our Litigation Practice Group as an associate of the Firm. Maninfior has experience representing clients in civil and criminal cases throughout central Pennsylvania. His expertise includes trial and appellate advocacy, making him a valuable addition to our team. “I am thrilled to join such a talented team of legal professionals,” said Maninfior. “The breadth of knowledge and experience at CGA is inspiring, and I’m excited to hone my skills as an advocate to provide exemplary legal representation to the York and surrounding communities.” Maninfior has a diverse background,… read more »

Important Changes to Pennsylvania Corporate Law: Annual Reporting Obligations

access_time Posted on: December 19th, 2023

Business owners in Pennsylvania should take note of a significant new change to corporate law that will be effective starting in 2024. Act 122 has replaced Pennsylvania’s traditional decennial corporate filing requirements with new annual reporting obligations. Failing to comply with the new regulations may result in administrative repercussions for entities. Below are some frequently asked questions to help you navigate these changes: Pennsylvania’s Act 122 requires annual reports from all organizations including but not limited to: Corporations Limited liability Companies (LLC) Most Partnerships Non-profit corporations Registered foreign entities (out of state companies registered to do business in Pennsylvania). Starting… read more »

Christy LaMotte Celebrates 30 Years with CGA

access_time Posted on: November 29th, 2023

CGA Law Firm recognizes Paralegal Christy LaMotte for her incredible 30 years of service. She began her career at CGA working with founding partner Gary Gilbert and then shortly moved to working alongside Family Law chair Thomas O’Shea for 29 of her 30 years at the firm. “She is an excellent paralegal, and I would be lost without her,” stated O’Shea. Christy assists with all divorce, custody, and support cases. She is often the first point of contact with court personnel. Her favorite part of working in family law is handling adoption cases. “Over the last 30 years, Christy’s dedication,… read more »

Attorney Tom O’Shea Awarded the MidPenn Legal Services Donald F. Smith, Jr., Pro Bono Award

access_time Posted on: October 10th, 2023

CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Thomas O’Shea received the MidPenn Donald F. Smith, Jr., Pro Bono Award during the MidPenn Legal Services Access to Justice Reception. “Tom was chosen for this award, given his many years of support for MidPenn by serving on the Board in various positions and accepting cases as a pro bono volunteer, primarily in the Family law area, which are often some of the most difficult cases to place with volunteer attorneys,” Rhodia D. Thomas, executive director of MidPenn Legal Services, said.  O’Shea has written and directed Bar Stools, a local comedic production with… read more »

Attorney Christine E. Nentwig Certified as a Federal Court Mediator for the United States District Court

access_time Posted on: August 31st, 2023

Attorney Christine Nentwig has recently been certified by Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann as a federal court mediator in Labor and Employment Law for the United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania. Christine holds a Professional Mediation Certificate from Cornell University’s ILR School and specializes in mediating complex employment cases, helping parties avoid costly and contentious litigation. Christine serves as Chair of CGA Law Firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and has nearly 30 years of combined experience as an HR professional and an attorney. Her practice spans the full range of labor and employment matters – including counseling, litigation,… read more »

CGA Law Firm is Pleased to Announce that Haley Rohrbaugh has been Named to the Affordable Housing Advocates Board of Directors

access_time Posted on: August 22nd, 2023

Affordable Housing Advocates is one of the first non-profit housing development corporations in York County. The organization was created to provide much-needed affordable and quality housing for York’s low-income residents and has proudly served York County for over 50 years. “In my Bankruptcy practice, a lot of what I do is help people stay in their homes, saving them from foreclosure, and working with them and the mortgage company to resolve my clients’ mortgage payment delinquency,” says Rohrbaugh. “One of the reasons I am so passionate about doing that is because rent is often much higher than a typical mortgage… read more »