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 »
She will be working with Attorneys Rebecca Shanaman, Taylor Baublitz and Sharon Myers. We are thrilled to have Kelly on board with us and we know that she’ll be a valuable asset to our team!
Calling all real estate professionals! CGA Law Firm is hosting our Real Estate Open House/Happy Hour on May 4th, 2023 from 4-6pm and we want to show YOU our new Real Estate Services Center! Bring your business cards and be prepared to mingle with CGA Law Firm’s Real Estate Attorneys to learn more about this dynamic new space situated in Downtown York. This is a closed event; open only to CGA Staff and Attorneys, real estate professionals, and those with invitations.
Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for PA Notaries Governor Wolf approved a temporary lift in the personal appearance requirement of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for PA notaries with specified safeguards. (Follow this link to view the notice on the Pennsylvania Department of State website: NOTICE.) All notaries who are using audio-visual technology as an alternative to personal appearance must: 1) become an approved Pennsylvania electronic notary (free application).2) use an e-notary solution already approved by the Department that offer remote notarization technology.3) indicate in the notary certificate that the notarial act was performed by… read more »
COVID-19 Update: Effect on Real Estate March 23, 2020 COVID-19 presents a constantly evolving situation with many factors at play, this article provides a general guide to its impact, while not addressing specific situations. SHUT DOWN ORDER On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that all non-life sustaining businesses would be required to close their physical locations. The physical offices of real estate agents and brokers were not deemed life-sustaining and, therefore, close their physical offices; although work being completed via telecommuting may continue. Failure to comply with the Governor’s order will come at a steep cost, including the potential forfeiture… read more »
Article by: Rebecca Shanaman, Esquire Buying a home can be an intimidating experience for people, especially for first-time buyers. People have a lot of questions about the process. One question is, “do I need an attorney?”. While the role of the realtor and bank in a residential real estate transaction are obvious, the role of an attorney may be less so. But in real estate closings, as in all cases, the role of the attorney is to be an advocate for his or her client. One very important reason to hire an attorney when buying a home has to do… read more »