Slicing Up the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision: A SCOTUS Update

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire One of the most closely watched cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this term was Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The facts of the case were relatively simple—Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker, refused to make a custom cake for a same-sex couple because he believed that doing […]

To Tax or Not to Tax: The Benefit of Real Estate Tax Exemption Is Provided Only to Purely Public Charities for Properties Actually and Regularly Used by the Charity for Charitable Purposes

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a recent article, a Montgomery County newspaper reported on a new but previously unrecognized cost to a local YMCA chapter that closed or soon will be closing two of its local facilities: real estate taxes. In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no […]

Til Death Do Us Part? What Happens When One Party To A Divorce Action Dies While It’s Still Pending?

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Under Pennsylvania law, the direction that a pending divorce action will take if one of the parties dies before the case has been concluded depends upon whether grounds for divorce have been established.  So if a party to a divorce dies while the case is still pending, the surviving spouse […]

Project Runway – Courtroom Edition

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  By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire Like any other “date”, a court date often leads to the question, “What should I wear?” Judges expect a conservative style of dress that indicates that you respect the court system and the business you are conducting there.  Dress like you are going on a job interview at a […]

Protecting Taxpayers’ Rights: The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Successfully Ensures PILOT Agreements will be Enforced

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a petition to enforce an order adopting a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement, the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP successfully preserved a $400,000 plus verdict for a local school district on appeal before the Commonwealth Court. In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?!? Dog Safety Laws

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire It’s Spring again – or so the calendar says.  Eventually, when the rainy and chilly weather finally ends, you and your family will be outside and enjoying the sunny, warm weather.  Chances are there will then be many dogs out for a walk or playing in the park.  Inevitably, there […]

Debt Collection Update—If I Can’t Remember Incurring a Debt, Do I Have to Pay It?

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Creditors have better memories than debtors.”  But how long can a creditor wait to collect a debt?  And what means can a creditor use to collect old debt? In a victory for consumers, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a debt collection […]

Making A Clean Break? Early Termination Of A Residential Lease Agreement

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire A Residential Lease Agreement is essentially a contract between a landlord and a tenant, in which each is bound absent a legally recognizable breach or some mutual agreement between the parties.  As a general rule, a tenant is bound to the length of the lease unless the landlord violates the […]

Breaking News!

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Congratulations to our founding partners Robert M. DiOrio, Esq. and Mark A. Sereni, Esq. for being named to the 2018 Delaware County Daily Times “Best Lawyers” list!

Easter Is A Time To Rejoice And Be Thankful

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Therefore, we at the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP wish everyone who celebrates Easter a joyous holiday, and we thank each and every one of our clients for the confidence you continue to place in us to help you with all of your legal needs. The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP […]

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