New legislation allows investors with capital gains tax liabilities to receive favorable tax treatment if those capital gains are invested in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds. The goal is to tap into the significant amount of unrealized capital gains held by investors throughout the country for use in improving low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.
The selection of agent, executor, or trustee is an important decision when preparing your estate plan. Let us explain the difference.
The Internal Revenue Service and the State Department have quietly taken steps to implement another less-covered travel ban.
You’re sitting in a busy waiting room of what is generally known as Domestic Relations waiting or your name to be called. You expect to see a judge…but you will not…
Once again, MFDD entered two relay teams of attorneys and staff in the 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network VIA Marathon held on September 7, 2014. MFDD sponsored a water station in the marathon and the weather was perfect with a much-needed break in the heat wave! We are especially proud of Attorneys Tim Duckworth and […]
What is relatively new to Pennsylvania child custody law is the concept that grandparents who have not assumed a parenting role or performed parental duties are now permitted to petition for physical and legal custody of their grandchild under certain situations.
Tim Duckworth, Jr. was recently named to the Board of Directors of Bethlehem Catholic High School. The Board was instituted to help navigate the school’s success, as implemented by an initiative of the Diocese of Allentown in partnership with the Healey Education Foundation through its signature initiative, the Catholic School Development Program, a non profit […]
You should be aware of a recent scam being sent to businesses registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State (“Department of State”) and with the departments of other jurisdictions. In this scam, companies identified as Pennsylvania Corporate Compliance Company and Corporate Records Service are sending solicitations under the headings Annual Meeting Disclosure Statement and 2014 – Annual […]
CLAIMS AGAINST ENTIRETIES PROPERTY A recent case of first impression in Pennsylvania was recently addressed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of Rajaratnam v. Rajaratnam, 2013 WL 6164324 (Pa.Super. Nov. 25, 2013). Husband signed a guarantee in favor of a bank for a business debt in 2005. Husband and wife both signed a […]
Harold J. Funt, Esquire has recently become a member of the Bethlehem Rotary Club. He looks forward to participating in community service projects and events.
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- LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL WANTEDApril 28, 2023
Full time legal assistant/paralegal wanted for our busy office. Experience in estate and trust administration, with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Lackner helpful. Knowledge of real estate, estate planning preferred but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
- LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL WANTEDNovember 3, 2020
Full time legal assistant/paralegal wanted for our busy office. Experience in real estate and title insurance, business, tax and estate planning preferred, with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Softpro real estate software helpful. The position involves assisting two attorneys directly, as well as providing assistance with real estate transactions to all (6) attorneys. Salary negotiable […]
- PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYERS CAN BE LIABLE FOR THEFT OF EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATIONJanuary 7, 2019
PA Supreme Court ruling exposes an employer to significant potential liability in the event its computer system is hacked…
- Is My Will Still Legal?September 6, 2018
Will your new state recognize your existing Will? Why an estate planning attorney can help you…