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

05.25.18 PAL

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 […]

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 […]

Beware the Ides of March!

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire   The Ides of March, or March 15, originated from the early Romans.  The Romans did not number days of a month sequentially from the first through the last day. Instead, they counted back from three fixed points of the month: the Nones (5th or 7th, depending on the length […]

Love Thy Neighbor: What To Do When a Tree Falls on a Neighbor’s Property

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire If you are like me, you have one or more trees on your property, some of which may be rather large and intimidating.  While providing shade and complementing the surrounding landscape, these trees can also cause major disputes if they should fall onto and cause damage to a neighbor’s home […]

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