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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Clarifying the Adoption Tax Credit and Special Needs Children

Posted in Adoption, Taxation
Since publishing my recent post regarding The Adoption Tax Credit and Special Needs Children we have received numerous comments and emails asking for clarification. More specifically, most inquiries are related to what evidence is required to prove that a determination of special needs has been made by the state when taxpayers are claiming the adoption tax … Continue Reading

National Labor Relations Board Says Employee Facebook Posts About Employer Protected

Posted in Business Law, Employee Relations & Management Issues, Employment Law
I recently read an article on MSNBC.com, Feds settle case of woman fired over Facebook comments, which discussed a settlement in Connecticut which will have a significant long-lasting impact on employers’ policies regarding their employees’ conduct on the internet. The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") reached a private settlement with American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc. for … Continue Reading

Third Circuit Sends Innocent Spouse Relief Case Back to Tax Court: Mannella v. IRS

Posted in Legal Tidbits, Taxation
A few months ago I wrote about a case I argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The case concerned whether an IRS regulation requiring taxpayers requesting equitable innocent spouse relief to request the relief within two years was valid. The effect of the regulation is that any request made after two years … Continue Reading

Matthew Grosh elected to the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Lancaster

Posted in Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
 Matthew Grosh has joined the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, whose mission is to, “improve the nutrition by providing meal service to the ill, disabled and senior residents within the greater Lancaster area.” Matthew is looking forward to use his experience as legal counsel for nonprofit organizations to help Meals on Wheels of … Continue Reading

Matthew Grosh elected to the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Lancaster

Posted in Outside the Law
February 8, 2011 Matthew Grosh has joined the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, whose mission is to, “improve the nutrition by providing meal service to the ill, disabled and senior residents within the greater Lancaster area.” Matthew is looking forward to use his experience as legal counsel for nonprofit organizations to help Meals … Continue Reading

Changes to Pennsylvania Custody Law

Posted in Custody, Family Law
Some significant changes and additions to the custody statute in Pennsylvania went into effect recently. The majority of the changes or additions to the custody statute are an attempt to take the factors, standards and practices which have been carved out over the years through Court cases and appellate decisions and consolidate them within the statute. While … Continue Reading
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