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Monthly Archives: July 2009

2009 First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Posted in Real Estate
Although we still have a long way to go until we see our way through the recession, Reuters recently reported that home sales have risen for the past three straight months. As a result, it might be the right time for first-time homebuyers to dip their foot in the pool. And don’t let a house like this … Continue Reading

Lancaster County Offers Residents Free Prescription Discount Cards – Lancaster County Rx

Posted in Outside the Law
July 29, 2009 Lancaster County residents are now given an opportunity to save money on prescription medications at participating Caremark pharmacies. These discount cards are being sponsored by NACo (National Association of Counties) and offer an average savings of 22%. The program offers discounts on prescriptions that are not covered by other health insurance plans. The … Continue Reading

Domestic Issues for Business Owners, Part 2: Separation, Divorce and Equitable Distribution

Posted in Divorce
In Part One of Domestic Issues for Business Owners, I discussed the definition and value of marital property. In this post I will be highlighting how separation, divorce and equitable distribution can affect your business. Separation Separation is an important aspect in valuation of marital property, including business interests, because the date of separation identifies the … Continue Reading

Melissa-Ann Smith named Treasurer of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association

Posted in Outside the Law
July 22, 2009 Melissa-Ann Smith was recently named Treasurer of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA). Melissa has been a member of LAPA since 1997. Melissa commented on her recent appointment, "In the past, LAPA has worked without budget because it didn’t really need one. But, as LAPA grows a budget is the only practical way to make … Continue Reading

Lancaster Law Blog on Twitter

Posted in Outside the Law
July 20, 2009 The Lancaster Law Blog has officially joined the micro-blogosphere on Twitter. You can find our "tweets" at www.twitter.com/LancLawBlog. We would love for our readers to follow us on Twitter. If you are already  on Twitter it’s a convenient alternative to subscribing via email . New posts featured on our blog are posted … Continue Reading

Legal and Financial Aspects of Tax-Exempt Organizations

Posted in Outside the Law
June 20, 2009 Matthew Grosh will be on the faculty for the National Business Institute, Legal and Financial Aspects of Tax-Exempt Organizations on August 10, 2009. This seminar is an opportunity for Nonprofit business professionals such as Attorneys, Accountants, CPAs, CFOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, Vice Presidents, Officers and Trustees, Enrolled Agents, and In-House Counsel to continue their … Continue Reading

PA Mini-COBRA Law Effective July 10, 2009

Posted in Business Law, Employee Benefits, Employment Law
If you thought that no one in Harrisburg was doing anything but wringing their hands about the Pennsylvania state budget for the last 3 months, think again! The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives got together and signed Act 2 of 2009 on June 10, mandating continuing health insurance for employees of employers with fewer than … Continue Reading

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act is Effective July 1

Posted in Business Law, Real Estate
 July is probably my favorite month of the year for many reasons – lots of warm weather ahead, my birthday, my daughter’s birthday and three whole weeks of the Tour de France. However, many home improvement contractors haven’t been looking forward to the onset of July this year because the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act … Continue Reading
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