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

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

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?

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

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 […]

Easter Is A Time To Rejoice And Be Thankful

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!

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

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 […]


  By:      Pamela A. Lee, Esquire The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that, pursuant to the plain language of the Sovereign Immunity Act (“Act”), the General Assembly waived PennDOT’s immunity as a bar to damages caused by dangerous guardrails affixed to the Commonwealth’s real estate on the side of a highway. The case is […]

Happy President’s Day Weekend!

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire What does President’s Day celebrate?  This holiday is most commonly called President’s Day, but the federal holiday is officially called Washington’s Birthday. The day honors not only George Washington but all of the previous presidents of the United States. Below are some interesting facts about past presidents: George Washington was […]

In Celebration of Black History Month, We Honor George Boyer Vashon, Esquire – Legal Pioneer and Educator

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire Upon admission to the Bar, each lawyer in Pennsylvania is assigned a unique identification number.  The holder of Pennsylvania Attorney Identification No. 1 is George Boyer Vashon—who received this honor upon his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar on May 4, 2010—more than 160 years after his application for admission to […]

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