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May 15, 2017

Preventing and Mitigating the Nasty Corporate Divorce

Closely-held corporations are like marriages. When personalities mesh and goals are aligned, the family can prosper. When they don’t, you may end up in a nasty divorce.  When beginning a new venture, however, too many clients overlook the possibility of such a divorce.  Therefore, they forgo spending the time necessary to mitigate the possibility of future disputes.  » Read More

May 15, 2017

Partnership Disputes Can Continue Long After the Buyout

Binge watching HGTV is my guilty pleasure.  Those of you who suffer from the same vice, may have seen HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”  Well, the stars of the show are now defendants in a million-dollar lawsuit.  So what happened?  Allegedly, the star of the show, Chip Gaines, persuaded his two previous partners to sell their 1/3 interest in Magnolia Realty for $2,500 apiece. » Read More

Aug 05, 2015

Early Returns on Efficacy Of Electronic Health Records

Through recent state and federal statutes, there has been a well-publicized push for healthcare providers to embrace electronic health records (EHR).  The presumption is that patients would be safer and patient care would be improved through the use of EHR, but has that presumption been validated?  Although we can only look at “early returns,” it does appear that EHRs are having a positive impact on patient care.» Read More

Feb 11, 2015

Relief Granted to Consumers Duped in Furniture Fraud Case

Consumers who couched their concerns with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General have found relief after being victimized by fraudulent furniture sales.  In the matter of Commonwealth v. Kolodesh and Tsan, the Attorney General brought claims against officers of two companies that marketed, advertised, and sold furniture online. » Read More

Jan 15, 2015

In Good Spirits: A Bethlehem CRIZ Update at the Social Still Micro-Distillery

We are a proud sponsor of the upcoming Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council event, ” In Good Spirits: A Bethlehem CRIZ Update at the Social Still Micro-Distillery,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10  This event, the YPC’s fourth installment in their popular Downtown Revitalization Series, showcases South Side Bethlehem’s first completed CRIZ project, The Social Still Micro-Distillery & Kitchen located at 530 East 3rd  Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.» Read More

Dec 16, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Post-Shift Security Screenings to be Non-Compensable

The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that time spent by workers waiting to undergo, and then actually undergoing, post-shift security screenings was non-compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk provides guidance to employers regarding what activities are “integral and indispensable” to employees’ principal activities and therefore compensable.» Read More

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