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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 »

What is a Healthcare Directive or Living Will?

access_time Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need a Healthcare Directive or Living Will.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An estate plan that includes a Healthcare Directive or Living Will lays out your choices for end-of-life medical treatment. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

access_time Posted on: February 16th, 2021

A durable Power of Attorney is probably the most useful tool that we use in estate planning. There are no substitutes for it. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why a Power of Attorney is an essential document to have in place.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan that includes a Power of Attorney is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, 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 »

COVID and Child Custody

access_time Posted on: February 11th, 2021

            COVID-19 is not considered a reason to ignore the terms of the Pennsylvania child custody order.  As a general rule, the Pennsylvania courts are requiring parents with a child custody order to follow the schedule set forth in the order despite concerns that a parent might have to the child traveling back and forth between two households.  This is true even when the governor enters a stay-at-home order for non-essential activities.  Governor Wolf’s first stay at home order went into effect on April 1, 2020.  At that time, all Pennsylvanians were only allowed to leave their residences for essential activities.  In addition to buying food… read more »

2021 is a Required Decennial Filing Year

access_time Posted on: February 9th, 2021

Every ten years business entities of every kind who are registered to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are required by law to make a decennial filing with the Pennsylvania Department of State confirming the continued existence of the business in order to maintain exclusive use of its registered name.  The Department of State has sent out postcard notices to businesses that are required to make a decennial filing this year. Your business may have already received this notice or you may be receiving a notice soon. However, just because a business has not received a notice does not relieve it… read more »

What are the most basic Estate Planning documents to have in place?

access_time Posted on: February 4th, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about which documents are essential to have in place.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An estate plan will ensure that the money and other assets you have worked hard to accumulate are preserved and passed on to those you love and to the charitable organizations you care about. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyAttorney Tim BuppTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section…. read more »

Employment Law Alert: 2021 Year to Date

access_time Posted on: January 28th, 2021

After the employment-related challenges of 2020, many hoped this year would be a bit less exciting for employers. 2021, it seems, has other plans. After just one month, employers already appear to be on track to meet or exceed the number of challenges they faced in 2020.  With a continuing COVID pandemic, a new administration in the White House, and a shift in the balance of power Congress – we are certain to see many more changes in the months ahead.   Key developments include: The EEOC issued guidance in late December for employers who may be considering requiring employee vaccinations. Essentially the… read more »

Webinar for Landlords on February 2nd

access_time Posted on: January 27th, 2021

Join us virtually for this Leadership Luncheon presented by CGA Law Firm and Attorney Hunter B. Schenck.  This virtual webinar will focus on landlords in litigation including common pitfalls and best practices as well as tips for avoiding litigation and making it easier if it becomes necessary. The information will apply to landlords as both plaintiffs and defendants in civil suits, especially in the Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Schenck will also address any new eviction updates or legislation.  AttorneyHunter B. Schenck provides legal services to individuals and businesses in the area of litigation. She completed her Juris Doctorate from the Penn… read more »

Register Now for the CGA May 7th 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 kcassel@cgalaw.com to register.