Home Sweet Home

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Buying or selling a home is generally one of the most important financial decisions an individual will make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is highly recommended that you have an attorney involved and that you do not sign anything related to the anticipated purchase or sale […]

Pure or Impure: Real Estate Tax Exemption in Pennsylvania for Purely Public Charities

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less than his proportionate share of the cost of government.” Our Supreme Court has explained that taxes are not penalties but are contributions which all are expected to make to fund […]

Public Education: It’s A Constitutional Right!

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Our partner Robert M. DiOrio, Esquire has successfully defeated an improper attempt by a Chester County school district to exclude a student for alleged non-residency.   This victory for the student and his family highlights that public education is not only a valuable but a constitutionally-protected right as well. The school district had […]

Social Media: All is Fair in Love, War and Litigation

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Social media has transformed our everyday lives, enabling us to connect effortlessly with others and share information at the press of a button or a swipe of a touchscreen. These virtual interactions, however, have also transformed litigation. Social media posters publish vast amounts of personal information which may give […]

Did You Get The Point(s)? What you Need to Know About Points on your Driver’s License

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, more commonly known as “PennDOT”, maintains a record for every licensed driver in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in which it tracks, maintains and manages an ongoing record of points for each driver.  The assessment of points by PennDOT is essentially a system which determines […]

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse: How to Recognize and Stop It

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com All people deserve to live their lives with dignity and respect. But people with mental or physical disabilities -especially our elderly-are particularly vulnerable because they are often unable or unwilling to communicate neglect or abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Recently, a jury in Berks County awarded a […]

What You Need to Know About Homeowners’ Insurance and Claims

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire         mfry@dioriosereni.com The Basics Homeowners insurance is required for any home that has a mortgage, so the vast majority of homeowners have homeowners insurance. If your house is damaged, whether by fire, weather, or a leaky pipe, or if personal property is stolen, chances are that some or all of […]

Background Checks: Employers Beware! And Employees, Know Your Rights!

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Conducting background checks on prospective and current employees can help an employer maintain a productive workforce. Except for certain restrictions relating to medical and genetic information, it is not illegal for an employer to ask questions of an employee or applicant regarding his or her work history, education, criminal […]

Who’s your Daddy? Paternity Determination under PA Law

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Under the applicable laws in Pennsylvania, when a child is born to an unmarried mother, there is generally no legal relationship between the biological, or presumed, father and the child unless:  (i) both parents have signed a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form; (ii) the presumed biological father signs […]

Medical Marijuana – The End of the Drug-Free Workplace?

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com   On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana.  The law requires that all qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Upon registration, the patient will be issued a medical marijuana identification card that can be used to purchase […]

The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP, is located in Media, PA and serves clients in and around Media, Glen Riddle Lima, Brookhaven, Wallingford, Newtown Square, Lenni, Springfield, Swarthmore, Chester, Aston, Bryn Mawr, Morton, Woodlyn, Broomall, Gradyville, Folsom, Chester Heights, Crum Lynne, Glen Mills, Marcus Hook, Ridley Park, Drexel Hill, Marple, Bethel, Garnet Valley, Chadds Ford Concord, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County.


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