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Congratulations Vicky Ann Trimmer!

CONGRATULATIONS to Attorney Vicky Ann Trimmer on her first year Anniversary as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Vicky was elected to this distinguished organization by her peers in recognition of her outstanding contributions to [...Read More]

PA Act 13’s Impact on Income, Inheritance and Realty Transfer Tax

    This is just a summary and does not include an analysis of every provision of PA Act 13. Personal Income Tax: (Effective for tax years beginning 1/1/2020 unless noted otherwise) Qualified Opportunity Zone net gains/losses and dividends – [...Read More]

Life Estates: How Does It Work?

Regular readers of my blog may be surprised that I am actually writing this month’s blog on a legal topic.  Interestingly, throughout my legal career, I have had very little occasion to use Life Estates in estate planning. However, lately [...Read More]


For this month’s blog, I have decided to talk about stormwater fees.  As Solicitor for a number of other municipal clients, I have experienced the need of local governments to raise revenue to enable them to upgrade their stormwater infrastructure. [...Read More]

Child Custody and Extracurricular Activities

With spring upon us and summer quickly approaching, now is a time where a lot of kids shake off the dust of winter and enjoy the warmer weather by getting involved in various extracurricular activities.  Whether its soccer, baseball, softball, [...Read More]

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

During the month of February, we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (February 6).  Having been a high school and college athlete, recognizing women in sports, both as players and coaches is something I value. Recently, I decided [...Read More]

Too Cold to Go Outside? Use the Cold to Your Advantage!

During the dreary winter months when you are not interested in going outside because it is freezing cold, sleeting and snowing, make use of the time to review your personal financial matters. Every winter is a great time to review [...Read More]

Dividing Marital Assets – Do I Need A Financial Advisor?

When dividing assets as part of a divorce, it is important to remember that even though financial accounts may appear to be fairly equal in dollar value, the nature of the investments may be very different and the financial consequences [...Read More]

Free Seminar: Trump’s Tax Reform Bill and Its Impact on You

Tax Planning: Trump’s Tax Reform Bill and Its Impact on You Individual Tax Rates Standard vs. Itemized Deductions Charitable Donation Deduction Increase Other Impacts of Trump’s Tax Reform When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 5:30 pm Where: 645 N. 12th [...Read More]

Free Seminar: Planning for College – A Parent’s Guide

Community Outreach Seminar Series presents, free to the public, Planning for College – A Parent’s Guide. Discover resources for paying for college. Are Parent Plus loans a good idea? Who is responsible for payment? College Students are financially dependent on [...Read More]