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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.

CGA LAW FIRM WELCOMES FOUR ATTORNEYS

access_time Posted on: January 26th, 2021

CGA Law Firm is excited to welcome four attorneys: Jasmine Butler, Beth Kern, Daniel Fennick, and Ronald Perry. Jasmine and Beth are new attorneys with work ethic and drive; Dan and Ron bring over 80 years of combined legal experience from practices in their own firms. “The four new attorneys each demonstrate a sincere commitment to integrity and excellence.” Jeff Rehmeyer, President of CGA Law Firm, explains. “Creating a firm based on core values and choosing principle-focused people is the key to our warm, collaborative CGA culture.”  Jasmine N. Butler is currently focusing her practice in Real Estate, Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution,… read more »

CGA Attorneys Recognized at YCBA Annual Dinner

access_time Posted on: January 17th, 2021

The York County (PA) Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation held its Annual Dinner this past week. Judge John Uhler was installed as President of the Bar Foundation. Attorney Liliana Fisher received one of the Annual Pro Bono Awards given for exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2020, and Attorney Larry Young presented her with the award. Attorneys John Flinchbaugh and Pete Solymos were recognized as 50 year YCBA members. Attorneys Rees Griffiths and Dan Fennick were recognized as having retired. Attorney Hunter Schenck received recognition as the outgoing Young Lawyer Section Chair. Congratulations to all who received awards or were recognized!… read more »