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Family Law Monthly Breakfast Series: DIVORCE & TAXES: FILING TAX RETURNS DURING AND AFTER DIVORCE

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THE HANGING CHAD: THE ROLE OF ATTORNEYS IN ELECTIONS AND ELECTION LAW PRIMER

Title:   “THE HANGING CHAD: THE ROLE OF ATTORNEYS IN ELECTIONS AND ELECTION LAW PRIMER” Date:   Thursday, September 17, 2015 Time:   12pm to 1pm Faculty:   Lawrence J. Tabas, Esq. Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & ...

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Wanna Bet? Third Circuit Puts the Kibosh on Sports Gambling Just Before Start of NFL Season

For the second time in three years, the Third Circuit has rejected New Jersey’s attempt to circumvent the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). PASPA, which Congress enacted in 1992 and prohibits state sanctioned sports gambling outside Nevada. Ironically, PASPA specifically granted permission to New Jersey to legalize spo...

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International Custody in Relation to the Kelly Rutherford Custody Trial

International custody has come to the forefront recently with the custody battle raging between United States actress Kelly Rutherford and her ex-husband, German businessman, Daniel Girsch, over the physical custody of their two minor children. When the parties separated in 2009, and subsequently divorced in 2010, they agreed to a 50/50 physical cu...

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Obermayer Partners Present at Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

  From left: RBC Capital Markets Director, U.S. Municipal Finance Daniel C. O’Brien, Obermayer partner Stephanie J. Sprenkle, Rudolph Clarke partner Michael P. Clarke, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. Senior Project Manager Joseph Platt and Obermayer partner David A. Nasatir. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partners David A. Nasati...

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USCIS Memorandum on Specialized Knowledge Workers to Go into Effect August 31st

  In my HRLegalist blog post on April 2, 2015 I shared with our readers the news of the USCIS draft Policy Memorandum (“L-1B Memo” or “Memo”) offering clarification on the definition of “specialized knowledge.” The Memo clarifies for USCIS officers how L-1B visa petitioners may demonstrate that an emplo...

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How Does Ashley Madison Membership Affect PA Divorces?

Ashley-Madison is a controversial online dating/social networking service, based in Canada, which markets to married individuals or those in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site, which was launched in 2001, has more than 124 million visitors each month. On July 15, 2015, the site was hacked...

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  Regardless of what type of legal or physical custody a parent exercises, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), all parents are provided with certain rights surrounding their ability to access their child’s educational records. For example, under FERPA, a school district must provide both parent...

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Third Circuit Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling in Discrimination and Retaliation Case

On August 12, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a precedential opinion in Jones v. SEPTA, a discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a former employee of the Philadelphia-area transit agency. The Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the employee’s claims, and addressed two key legal issues: (1) whether suspensions ...

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The Phase I: Important Considerations In Urban Development

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