How to Save Tax on Capital Gains

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.

MFDD Supports Lehigh Valley Health Network VIA Marathon

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 […]

The Expanding Rights of Grandparents

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. Serves on Board of Directors of Bethlehem Catholic High School

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 […]

Corporate Compliance Company, Corporate Records Service Scam

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 […]

Recent Cases in Debtor-Creditor Law

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 joins Bethlehem Rotary

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.