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  • estate planning
    Three Signs You Need to Update Your Client...
    October 11, 2018
    Estate Planning
    Estate plans are only useful when they accurately reflect the current state and federal tax law, as well a...
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  • Why You Should Have an Estate Plan
    Estate Planning Isn’t Spooky! But Not Plan...
    October 5, 2018
    Estate Planning
    The idea of implementing an estate plan might be one of the scariest things you have to confront as an adu...
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  • Planning your business
    Retirement Planning for Business Owners
    September 20, 2018
    Estate Planning
    For many employees, saving for retirement is usually a matter of merely participating in their employer’s ...
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  • Helping Entrepreneurs Protect What They’ve...
    July 26, 2018
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Successful entrepreneurs are great at turning their visions into vibrant, thriving businesses. They’re goo...
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  • Before Your Kids Go Off To College
    July 18, 2018
    Articles, Estate Planning
    This is graduation time. This is a time of celebrating your children going to college. Here are things you...
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  • Leaving a Home to Heirs While You are Stil...
    July 11, 2018
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Estate planning is growing as the baby boomers head towards retirement. The most frequent question is how ...
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  • Interested in Selling Property to a Family...
    July 11, 2018
    Articles, Real Estate
    Have you ever thought about selling a property to a family member? Here are questions you should consider ...
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  • Purchasing Property Without Your Spouse: T...
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    Purchasing property with only one name on the property deed is not always a bad idea. Here are a few reaso...
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  • Estate Administration Overview
    July 11, 2018
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Estate Administration can be complex, but it does not have to be. Here is a general overview of the estate...
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  • How to Plan for Inherited IRAs
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    Mistakes made with an inherited IRA can quickly become very expensive. During life and after death, IRAs a...
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  • How to Protect Your Child’s Inheritance fr...
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    There are many ways to structure your child’s inheritance to help ensure it will remain in the family for ...
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  • Provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect...
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides some welcome certainty for many tax-exempt organizations relative to ta...
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  • How to Keep Proper Corporate Records
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    Keeping good corporate records helps you maintain the “corporate veil protection” you need against lawsuit...
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  • How Pour-Over Wills Ensure Safe Transfer o...
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    Pour-over wills are useful if assets are wide and varied, and by transferring those properties into a trus...
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  • 10 Types of Trusts: A Quick Look
    July 11, 2018
    Articles
    There's a myriad of trusts available, so creating an estate plan can seem daunting. Here’s a look at ten c...
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  • Real Estate Swaps and Tax Mitigation
    March 29, 2018
    Articles
    Real estate investors are often looking to begin their exit planning, but inevitably the subject of income...
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  • Estate Administration Planning
    Why You Should Use a Professional for Esta...
    March 21, 2018
    Articles
    Estate administration can be a complex process requiring familiarity with the process, statutes, and tax f...
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  • Tips on being an Executor
    Executor Tips and the Probate Process Expl...
    March 14, 2018
    Articles
    An executor is the personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is responsible for protecting the as...
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  • Tenants in common
    What is Tenants in Common and Should I Pur...
    March 7, 2018
    Articles
    Tenants in common is an arrangement that comes into play when multiple people decide to purchase property ...
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  • Digital Assets
    How to Incorporate Digital Assets into you...
    February 28, 2018
    Articles
    In the age of digital assets, our online profile has real-world value, beyond the personal value that are ...
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  • What to Do with an Inherited House
    February 21, 2018
    Articles
    Generally, there are three options to choose with an inherited house: live in it, rent it, or sell it, and...
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  • What if Nobody Wants your Stuff?
    February 19, 2018
    Articles
    The number of "family treasures" a person can collect over several decades can be overwhelming.
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  • Tax Season Estate Planning
    Why You Should Begin Estate Planning Durin...
    February 14, 2018
    Articles
    Getting your financial and legal house in order is likely the last thing on your mind during tax season.
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  • Estate Plan
    New Baby? Time to Create Your Estate Plan
    February 7, 2018
    Articles
    Creating an estate plan is often pushed back on nearly everyone’s to-do list. The reasons you might be del...
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  • Documents
    How Long Should You Keep Important Documen...
    January 31, 2018
    Articles
    In a society dominated by paperwork, the question of how long to hold on to important documents has been b...
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  • How to Proactively Include Rental Property...
    January 24, 2018
    Articles
    A comprehensive estate plan should address all of your assets, including rental property.
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  • Opportunities for Small Business Under New...
    January 21, 2018
    Articles
    The newly enacted section 199A of the internal revenue code create great tax saving for small business own...
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  • Frequent Flyer Miles
    Can You Bequeath Your Frequent Flyer Miles...
    January 17, 2018
    Articles
    If you’re a frequent airline traveler, one of your estate planning concerns may be what will happen to you...
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  • Save money
    The Benefits of Creating a Trust to Manage...
    January 10, 2018
    Articles
    A trust offers several financial benefits and protections. Learn the fundamentals of setting one up, manag...
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  • New Opportunities Under Tax Cuts and Jobs ...
    January 9, 2018
    Articles
    Congress has just passed, and President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017.
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  • The Benefits of a Legal Assessment for a C...
    November 11, 2016
    Video Tips
    Legal assessments are beneficial for corporations and small businesses to plan for the upcoming year, to r...
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  • WBE Certification: What you need to know
    October 28, 2016
    Video Tips
    Have questions about WBE (Women's Business Enterprise) Certification? If you are a female majority owner (...
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  • Special Needs Resident Registries
    October 19, 2016
    Articles
    We are seeing more and more municipalities and/or police departments setting up new programs usually calle...
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  • 8 Signs Your Estate Plan May be Out of Dat...
    October 19, 2016
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Estate Plans, like computer programs, can become outdated. Learn what the eight signs are that can reveal ...
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  • College Student Emergency Planning
    October 19, 2016
    Articles
    Here's an issue many families overlook when children leave for college: That child, in the eyes of the law...
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  • Guardianship in Pennsylvania
    October 14, 2016
    Video Tips
    In Pennsylvania, all individuals over the age of 18 are considered adults under the law. This poses a prob...
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  • IRS Update: The Disallowing of Valuation D...
    September 30, 2016
    Video Tips
    Starting January 1 of 2017, the IRS has announced the disallowing of valuation discounts.
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  • What Non-Profits Need to Know About Tax Ex...
    September 19, 2016
    Video Tips
    As this presidential campaign continues, it's important that non-profits and churches understand and avoid...
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  • 2016 Mergers and Acquisition Activity in C...
    September 16, 2016
    Video Tips
    In this video, Michael Cherewka with Cherewka Law discusses Mergers and Acquisition Activity in Central Pe...
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  • 5 Tips to Avoid the Probate Process
    July 19, 2016
    Video Tips
    Sometimes it's possible to avoid the probate process. Nick Montagnese of Cherewka Law provides suggestions...
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  • Starting a Business: What Type of Entity S...
    July 19, 2016
    Video Tips
    Selecting an entity is one of the most important aspects of starting a business. There are many options, w...
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  • Buying a Business: What You Need to Know
    July 5, 2016
    Video Tips
    If you have considered, or are considering, buying a business, it's not always as straightforward as it ma...
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  • What Non-Profits Need to Know About Change...
    June 21, 2016
    Video Tips
    The Real Estate Tax Exemption has changed; this is especially relevant to Non-Profits. Learn how these cha...
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  • Tax Update for Early 2016
    June 7, 2016
    Video Tips
    It may feel as though tax season has just ended, and it has. But, now's the right time to begin preparing ...
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  • Brief Overview of the Probate Process in P...
    May 24, 2016
    Video Tips
    The probate process varies from one state to another. Nick Montagnese, of Cherewka Law in Harrisburg, Penn...
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  • What You Need to Know About Pre-Need Insur...
    May 17, 2016
    Video Tips
    Are you familiar with Pre-Need insurance? Is it something you should carry? Learn more as Nick Montagnese ...
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  • Value of Prince's Estate Grows as Probate ...
    May 4, 2016
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Just like David Bowie's death taught us earlier this year, the unexpected demise of Prince provides a stro...
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  • How to take Title to property when purchas...
    April 21, 2016
    Video Tips
    An important aspect of purchasing a home is taking Title to property. To learn more, watch this video wher...
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  • How to protect yourself when buying a home
    April 7, 2016
    Video Tips
    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases many individuals and/or families will make in their lifetime...
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  • Tips for engaged couples who are going to ...
    March 24, 2016
    Video Tips
    There are legal considerations for engaged couples who are going to be married in the near future. Nick Mo...
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  • The IRS Took Half of Tony Soprano’s Estate...
    March 17, 2016
    Articles
    Actor and producer, James Gandolfini was famously known as the likeable mafia man Tony Soprano on the long...
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  • 4 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs
    March 4, 2016
    Articles, Estate Planning
    The bad news: probated estates are subject to a variety of costs from attorneys, executors, appraisers, ac...
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  • Exit Planning: Should you sell your busine...
    February 25, 2016
    Video Tips
    Exit planning is important for all business owners. A popular question is whether you should sell your bus...
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  • Special Needs Trusts: What you need to kno...
    February 12, 2016
    Video Tips
    Special Needs Trusts are important for any guardians of individuals with special needs. To learn more abou...
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  • Is There an Income Tax Time Bomb Lurking i...
    February 5, 2016
    Articles, Estate Planning
    As the federal estate tax exemption has ballooned from $1.5 million ten years ago to $5.43 million today, ...
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  • Estate Planning: How to deal with personal...
    January 28, 2016
    Video Tips
    Understanding personal property and how it relates to estate planning is important. In this video, Attorne...
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  • USING A PENNSYLVANIA POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR...
    September 15, 2015
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Recent changes to the law in Pennsylvania regarding Powers of Attorney allow agents under the power of att...
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  • 10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS
    September 10, 2015
    Articles
    Before diving into which neighborhood, or how many bedrooms you are looking for, determine what price rang...
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  • Joint Executors for Pennsylvania Estates
    September 3, 2015
    Articles
    One of the decisions that must be made when drafting your Will, is who to name as Executor of your Estate....
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  • Estate Planning: The Importance of Asset P...
    August 14, 2015
    Video Tips
    As it relates to estate planning, the importance of asset protection cannot be understated. It's important...
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  • Incapacity is Part of Estate Planning
    August 12, 2015
    Articles, Estate Planning
    When many people think about putting in place an estate plan, they often only think about wills, trusts, p...
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  • Estate Planning: Have You Considered a Bus...
    July 31, 2015
    Video Tips
    Your business exit strategy is just as important as the initial steps you take to start your business. In ...
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  • Estate Planning: How to Preserve Your Fami...
    July 17, 2015
    Video Tips
    Preserving your family legacy is important, even after you exit the business. In this video, Attorney Mich...
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  • Estate Planning: What Happens If You Becom...
    July 3, 2015
    Video Tips
    Sometimes the unexpected happens. When it does, being prepared is your best option. In this video, Attorne...
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  • Digital Assets and Estate Planning
    June 11, 2015
    Articles, Estate Planning
    As a follow-up to our email discussion of including digital assets in your estate planning, there are seve...
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  • How to Choose an Executor
    January 2, 2015
    Articles
    One of the important decisions you’ll need to make in writing a will in Pennsylvania will be to name an ex...
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  • Children and Estate Planning
    December 18, 2014
    Articles, Estate Planning
    Wanting to protect your children when you aren’t there to do so is one excellent reason to develop an esta...
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  • For Heirs Requiring Continuing Care, Consi...
    December 4, 2014
    Articles
    If the beneficiaries of your estate include anyone with significant physical or mental limitations making ...
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  • Why Now is a Good Time to Start Thinking A...
    November 26, 2014
    Video Tips
    Have you considered your business exit strategy? Do you have a plan in place?
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  • When You Might Consider Creating a Living ...
    November 20, 2014
    Articles, Estate Planning
    It’s crucial to note a living trust does not take effect until specific assets have been transferred into ...
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  • The Importance of Establishing a Care Plan...
    November 13, 2014
    Video Tips
    Have you established a care planning agreement? If not, the time is now. Attorney Michael Cherewka discuss...
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  • Delaware Enacts New Model Law to Aid Acces...
    November 6, 2014
    Articles
    Gov. Jack Markell’s August 12 signing of the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act” made Delaware the fi...
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  • End of Year Tax Planning Considerations Yo...
    October 30, 2014
    Video Tips
    The end of the year is rapidly approaching. Are you prepared? Attorney Michael Cherewka discusses end of y...
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  • Legal Considerations for You and Your Coll...
    October 13, 2014
    Video Tips
    Sometimes being a parent means taking the time to understand various legal considerations for your child. ...
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  • An Overview about Estate Planning
    June 12, 2014
    Articles, Estate Planning, Featured
    Check out my interview, An Overview of Estate Planning on Pennsylvania Homes, one of the top sites for Pen...
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  • Important Estate Planning Questions
    June 2, 2014
    Articles, Estate Planning, Featured
    Estate planning can be a difficult topic to think about – this does not take away from its importance. It’...
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  • Do You Have a Captive Insurance Company? W...
    April 25, 2014
    Articles, Featured
    IRS examinations of captive insurance arrangements are on the rise. You may now wish to revisit your capti...
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  • Recent Developments of PA Legislature on C...
    April 17, 2014
    Featured, Video Tips
    As a business owner, it's critical to pay attention to changes in legislation that could affect you. Watch...
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  • Buy-Sell Agreements 2014: What You Need to...
    April 10, 2014
    Featured, Video Tips
    It's a new year. With that comes new information that could affect your business. In this video, Attorney ...
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  • Estate Planning Law: Changes in Federal Es...
    April 3, 2014
    Featured, Video Tips
    Estate planning is a necessary action for ensuring your wishes are carried out. Are you prepared? Do chang...
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  • PA Employment Law: How it is Going to Affe...
    March 25, 2014
    Featured, Video Tips
    Many small business owners have heard about PA's Employment Law and may be wondering how it will affect th...
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  • Proposed Regulations Address the 3.8% Net ...
    October 21, 2013
    Articles
     When we first told you about the 3.8% Net Investment Income (NII) tax back in 2010, we noted areas of unc...
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  • 2013 Tax Law Changes-What You Need To Know
    October 14, 2013
    Articles
    On January 2, 2013, the President signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In addition, t...
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  • What You Should Know About Successor Trust...
    September 30, 2013
    Estate Planning
    If you or a loved one is experiencing a significant period of disability, chances are you have heard the t...
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  • Developing a Planned Giving Strategy
    September 16, 2013
    Estate Planning
    Planned giving strategies are critical in order to ensure the money and gifts you’d like to be given in th...
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  • Video: Tax Planning for Farmers
    July 22, 2013
    Video Tips
    In 2012, Pennsylvania made many tax changes for those involved in the agricultural industry. Attorney Mich...
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  • Exit Planning: Know Your Goals
    July 15, 2013
    Articles
    Before any conversations occur with an exit planning attorney, before you can make any big decisions, it’s...
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  • Family Farms Relief
    May 25, 2013
    Articles
    On July 2, 2012 Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 85 into law, which contained two major items of good news ...
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  • New Video: Phantom Stock Plans
    April 3, 2013
    Video Tips
    Have you heard of Phantom Stock plans? Have you been offered one? There is information you should be aware...
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  • New Video: Exit Strategies
    March 20, 2013
    Video Tips
    Running a solid business means having a solid exit strategy. Attorney Michael Cherewka discusses ways to p...
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  • New Video: Estate Tax Updates
    March 14, 2013
    Video Tips
    Frustrated with Estate Tax changes following the Fiscal Cliff?
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  • What is Phantom Stock?
    March 7, 2013
    Articles
    The basic concept of a phantom stock plan involves a company’s agreement or promise to pay an employee or ...
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  • Healthcare and the Family Business Seminar
    January 14, 2013
    Articles, Keystone Business Topics
    You know that Healthcare is changing but how do you keep up with these ‘shifting sands’ of rules and regul...
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  • Five Common Succession Planning Problems
    August 22, 2012
    Articles
    Learn about the five common succession planning problems that include inadequate communication, an over-pr...
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  • Five Common Estate Planning Mistakes
    August 15, 2012
    Articles
    Estate Planning is a process whereby you provide for you and your loved ones if you become disabled, and u...
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  • Have You Had Your Special Needs Trust Revi...
    August 10, 2012
    Articles
    Whether you are a trustee or a parent, it is a good idea to have the SNT reviewed periodically (ideally, a...
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  • A Six Month Window…2012 Gifting Opportunit...
    July 26, 2012
    Articles
    The 2010 Tax Relief Act gives you a chance to transfer substantial wealth free of tax, but you must act qu...
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  • Why Clear Estate Planning is Essential
    July 18, 2012
    Articles
    The team at Cherewka Law firmly believes that proper estate planning is an important way to prepare for th...
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  • Top 10 Mistakes in Buy/Sell Agreements
    October 3, 2011
    Articles, Featured
    The buy-sell agreement arguably is the most important legal agreement for closely-held entities. The items...
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  • The Executors Guide
    June 24, 2011
    Articles
    The administration and distribution of estate assets following the death of an individual will vary time a...
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  • The Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    June 24, 2011
    Articles
    Inheritance Tax is imposed on the value of a decedent's estate transferred to beneficiaries by will or int...
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  • Safe Deposit Boxes
    June 24, 2011
    Articles
    Learn the ins and outs of Safety Deposit Boxes.
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  • The Top Ten Mistakes in Life Insurance and...
    June 24, 2011
    Articles
    Learn about the top ten mistakes in life insurance and trusts.
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  • Buying a Home
    October 11, 2010
    Articles
    Buying a home is one of the biggest – if not THE biggest – expenditure you will make.  This outline summar...
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