You are a Pennsylvania property owner and you have just received a notice that your property was sold at an upset tax sale… now what? You are now faced with the reality that you will be stripped of your interest in perhaps the most valuable asset you own – your real property – which was sold to the highest bidder at upset tax sale, likely for a price beneath its fair market value. While these circumstances are no doubt upsetting (upset tax sales are aptly-named) and hard to understand, Attorney John R. Wilson of CGA Law Firm has substantial experience… read more »
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 »
Generally speaking, Pennsylvania (and York County specifically) is renowned for its rich agricultural history and diligent land preservation. In the last half-century, perhaps the most substantial contributor to this heritage is the “Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1 974,” also known as the “Clean and Green” Program. This legislation was passed in response to the economic realities and difficulties confronting Pennsylvania farmers during the 1970s. Difficulties confronting Pennsylvania farmers at this time included low prices for farm output, low yields, high labor costs, and burdensome taxes. The enactment of the Clean and Green Program was designed to… read more »
Attorney John R. Wilson Presented “The Mayor, the Chief, and the Law: Best Practices for Avoiding Civil Lawsuits”at the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association on Tuesday, November 22nd. His partners for this presentation included Attorney Jim Nowalk and Mayor Ron Harris. The webinar provided information to borough and city mayors regarding the respective roles of the two in the context of a municipal policing. Specifically, the mayor’s role as the elected and accountable “head of the police department” and the police chief’s role as the boots-on-the-ground law enforcement professional with years of police experience. John’s portion of the webinar summarized the… read more »
A Musical on the Main Stage At The Belmont Theatre. Theme: Back to the Future! April 7-9th, 2022 Thursday through Saturday showtimes at 7:30pm CGA cast members include attorneys John Wilson, Jack Hartman, Ron Perry, Evan Gabel, Hunter Schenck, Brent Diefenderfer, Dan Fennick, Zach Nahass, and, of course, Tom O’Shea. The Bar Stools are always hilarious and 100% of the the proceeds are donated (50% to the York County Bar Foundation and 50% to the Belmont Theatre). Tickets may be purchased HERE.
On January 10th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Gallardo v. Marstiller case. The Court’s decision in this case will impact whether a state Medicaid program can seek reimbursement for past medical expenses from the portion of a tort recovery designated for the beneficiary’s future medical expenses. In 2008, Petitioner Gallardo—a thirteen-year-old student who lived in Florida—was struck by a truck after her school bus dropped her off after school. As a consequence, Petitioner Gallardo suffered debilitating physical injuries and brain damage. To this day, Petitioner Gallardo remains in a vegetative state. In response, Petitioner Gallardo’s parents brought… read more »
Small Business Owners and COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every one of us—but perhaps none more so than small businesses owners. A May 2020 study, conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, reported that 42% of small business owners had to close their business as a result of the pandemic and that 62% of small businesses experienced a decrease in revenue. In November 2020, Vice President Harris acknowledged these bleak circumstances by confirming that one in four small businesses in the US have closed due to COVID-19. Over the last year and a half, the federal government has… read more »