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Our Doylestown Law Office Welcomes Paralegal Jennifer Gisondi

The firm is pleased to welcome paralegal Jennifer Gisondi to our Doylestown law office. She will be working in our Family law practice group. Jen joins us after spending 20 years with the County of Bucks in the Domestic Relations Section. She started as a customer service rep and quickly became a Domestic Relations Officer. […]

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Philadelphia Transfer Tax Update for 2022

If you're dealing with commercial, residential, or real estate development, you need to be aware of Philadelphia transfer tax. Post Updated: 10.24.22 In Pennsylvania, the state and the county impose a real estate transfer tax based on the property's location. So, it's essential to familiarize yourself with Philadelphia's transfer tax if you're looking to transfer […]

Do I Need a Commercial Lease Attorney?

The straightforward answer is no. You don't need a commercial lease attorney to review the lease before signing. But should you? Signing a lease agreement is a critical consideration for your business.  Unfortunately, many business operators fail to give their commercial lease the proper attention, choosing to direct their attention elsewhere. But their first mistake […]

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Non-Compete 101

Throughout your professional career, you may have signed a non-compete. But, if you haven't yet, now is an excellent time to learn about these common and important documents. Typically, you'll receive a non-compete agreement when you start a new job. Your temptation may be to skim the pages without paying attention to the details or […]

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High Swartz Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Edition

The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 edition includes 16 High Swartz Attorneys as well as inclusions in the Lawyer of the Year and Ones to Watch editions. High Swartz is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America© Edition includes 16 attorneys in 2023. Among the new additions are Chelsey A. Christiansen and Jennifer […]

How to Write a Valid Will

How to Write a Valid Will

Do you need a lawyer to create a valid will? Short answer: no. If you have a basic, straightforward estate, you can use an online service to create one. Even so, there are some essentials to ensuring your will is valid. Each state has laws defining what constitutes a valid will. Consequently, making sure you […]

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Co-Parenting Tips for Vacation Season

Follow These Co-Parenting Tips for Single Parents Seeking a Stress-Free Summer. I developed this post to help parents and their family lawyers plan for the slew of legal co-parenting complications the summer might bring. Without the structure of school, even the tightest co-parenting plans face challenges. Whether an uncoupling was friendly or not, it takes […]

Joel D. Rosen Recognized by Hepatitis B Foundation of Doylestown

The Hepatitis B Foundation recently recognized our Managing Partner, Joel D. Rosen, Esq. for his decades of services as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Joel has been a board member since 2003, and chair of the Board from 2009 until he stepped down last month. A conference room was named after him on their […]

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How to Collect a Judgment in Pennsylvania

You and your attorney filed a lawsuit. The county court judge awarded you the verdict. Everything’s great. Right? Well, brace yourself. Because now the tricky part comes – how to collect a judgment. It happens all the time, especially in a small claims judgment. Maybe you’re a landlord trying to evict a delinquent tenant behind […]

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The 5 Most Important Estate Planning Documents

What are the 5 Most Important Estate Planning Documents? Noted author and financial planner Suze Orman says, "Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family." And she's right. But if you create one, you need to do it right. So first, talk with an estate attorney. Second, make sure your […]