CGA Law News & Blog

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 »

Attorney Larry Young Receives 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” Award from Best Lawyers®

access_time Posted on: August 18th, 2023

Attorney Larry Young, Shareholder, and Chair of CGA Law Firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group, has been honored by Best Lawyers® with the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” award for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Harrisburg area. Larry will be featured in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for this prestigious achievement. As one of the country’s oldest and most respected peer-review attorney guides, The Best Lawyers in America® complies its list by conducting peer-review interviews. Lawyers must earn inclusion each year. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with the annual… read more »

A Summer Associate’s Reflection: The Summer of 2023

access_time Posted on: August 16th, 2023

Spending the summer at CGA provided a unique learning experience that can’t be replicated in a classroom. This summer, I learned how to interact with clients, work as a team, and experience different areas of law under the guidance of experienced attorneys. Working through different practice areas allowed me to have hands-on experience and learn about areas of law that I never imagined myself doing, let alone liking. I never thought I would enjoy doing estate work or real estate, but after sitting through and observing estate document signings and real estate settlements, I saw how happy it made the… read more »

The Importance of Estate Planning Before Walking Down the Aisle

access_time Posted on: August 7th, 2023

Your wedding is a time of bliss and endless possibilities for a bright future together. While planning for your perfect day, don’t forget to protect those you love, as you start your new life together. Marriage is the right time to ensure your estate documents are in order. As you prepare for your future, take the time to meet with your estate attorney. Putting into place your vital documents like Wills, powers-of-attorneys, and health care directives will help provide you with the peace of mind that you will need for your perfect day. A Will is an essential document that… read more »

What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

access_time Posted on: August 3rd, 2023

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a federal law, which requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship. This new statute is very similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which excludes pregnancy alone (absent medical complications) from the definition of disability. Like the ADA, reasonable accommodations may include modifications to the work environment or job processes. Under both acts, such modifications are not required where they cause significant difficulty or expense. Reasonable accommodations for… read more »

Attorney John Wilson Joins MidPenn Legal Services Board of Directors

access_time Posted on: August 2nd, 2023

CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that MidPenn Legal Services has named John R. Wilson to its Board of Directors. John will be the most recent addition to CGA’s representation on the MidPenn Legal Services Board of Directors after decades of faithful and effective leadership by both Attorneys Lawrence V. Young and Thomas D. O’Shea. MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit law firm that provides civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their efforts are made possible through donors, whose generosity and commitment have helped provide high-quality free civil legal services to… read more »

CGA Law Firm Welcomes Paralegal Angela Carbaugh

access_time Posted on: July 28th, 2023

We are thrilled to welcome a talented new paralegal to our team, Angela Carbaugh! She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is ready to make a significant impact to the estate planning and administration practice group. Angela will be working primarily with our Estate Planning and Administration Chair Attorney, Timothy Bupp.

Important Documents for Your College-Aged Child

access_time Posted on: July 25th, 2023

Accidents are the leading cause of death for young adults, and a quarter of a million Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are hospitalized with non-lethal injuries each year. Can you imagine being unable to help or to make decisions for your child? It could happen if you fail to plan. When your child turns 18, your child transforms into an adult in the eyes of the law. Overnight, you no longer have direct access to personal information or the right to make decisions for your child, who may still depend on you. The laws that once protected your child… read more »

Buying or Selling Real Estate in Bankruptcy

access_time Posted on: July 17th, 2023

Much about bankruptcy law is counterintuitive and often misinterpreted. For example, the benefits of a bankruptcy filing, such as the improvement of credit scores, protection of assets, tax-free debt forgiveness, and the broad ability to qualify for Bankruptcy are often surprising to our clients. When a property is purchased through a Bankruptcy proceeding, it comes with a Federal Court Order declaring the property is free and clear of any liens, encumbrances, or other interests. It provides an added layer of title protection. The order ensures that no potential debts or interests existing before settlement could ever be enforced against the… read more »

CGA Law Firm Welcomes Summer Clerk Luke Speelman

access_time Posted on: July 14th, 2023

Please join us in welcoming Luke Speelman, CGA Law Firm’s 2023 Summer Clerk! Luke will be rotating through CGA’s practice groups and working with our receptionists to gain valuable insight into the legal field.