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The Obermayer Advisor Estate Planning – Fall 2011
THE DANGERS OF WILL SUBSTITUTES: WHY AVOIDING PROBATE MAY NOT BE THE SOLUTION

Pennsylvania and New Jersey lawyers are always perplexed by the desire to avoid probate. The horror stories about probate originate in states where probate and the estate administration procedures are quite different, complex and costly.

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Superior Court Analyzes Relocation Under New Custody Act

The recent case of E.D. v. M.P. , filed on Nov. 9, is very important for family law attorneys as it is the first reported appellate case pertaining to child custody relocation under the new Child Custody Act. The new Child Custody Act went into effect on Jan. 24. The act revamped child custody law in Pennsylvania by codifying existing case law as ...

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Michael Pepperman Quoted in Wall Street Journal article

Philadelphia--December 5, 2011--Obermayer's Labor partner Michael Pepperman is quoted in the in the Wall Street Journal article For Angry Employees, Legal Cover for Rants. The article focuses on the battle over what workers can do and say online and how dismissed employees are referencing the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (a/k/a Wagner Act) ...

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Michael Pepperman quoted in Thomson Reuter's

Philadelphia--December 8, 2011--Obermayer's Labor partner Michael Pepperman's was quoted in Thomson Reuter's News & Insight Summary Judgments for Dec. 2; "Help from the past for complaints of improper termination." The article focuses on the battle over what workers can do and say online and how dismissed employees are referencing the National...

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Michael Pepperman Writes Guest Column for McKnight's Long-Term Care

Philadelphia--December 1, 2011--Obermayer's Labor partner Michael Pepperman's guest column NLRB Offers Guidance On Social Media Policies And Practices For Nursing Homes appears in the current issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care magazine and online at McKnight'sLong-Term Care News & Assisted Living (November 22, 2011). Pepperman's column discuses...

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New Book on Pennsylvania Child Custody by Obermayer Partner Micheal E. Bertin

PENNSYLVANIA CHILD CUSTODY Law, Practice, Procedure By Michael E. Bertin, Esq. and Hon. Emanuel A. Bertin This 850-page soft cover resource is a complete revision and comprehensive update by Michel E. Bertin, Esquire and the Honorable Emanuel A. Bertin of Judge Bertin’s original 1983 book, which was the first treatise on child custody law ...

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Obermayer Attorneys Present at PBI 18th Annual Estate Law Institute

PHILADELPHIA – November 15, 2011 – Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLPattorneys David J. Steerman, Nina B. Stryker, Paul C. Heintz, and ErinE. McQuiggan will participate in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's (PBI) 18th Annual Estate Law Institute. This two day event, billed as Pennsylvania’s most anticipated event for estate ...

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Employers Who Have Contracts with the City of Philadelphia or Apply for City Subsidies Beware of New Paid Sick Day Mandate

  Businesses that have contracts with or receive subsidies from the City of Philadelphia are now required to provide workers with paid sick leave, effective July 1, 2012. The new Ordinance requires these businesses to allow each full-time, non-temporary, and/or non-seasonal employee to accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick time for every ...

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The Lawyer’s Role In The Changing International Ethical Climate

Obermayer’s Charles C. Coyne and Kevin J. Kotch presented THE LAWYER’S ROLE IN THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL ETHICAL CLIMATE at the 2009 International Business Law Summit of the Center of International Legal Studies. Click this link to see the presentation: THE LAWYER’S ROLE IN THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL ETHICAL CLIMATE

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Gary Samms Named "Top Attorney"

PHILADELPHIA – November 15, 2011– Obermayer's Gary M. Samms recently was named as one of Suburban Life Magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Top Attorneys” (November 2011) in the Malpractice Law area. Samms also received this honor in 2010. Suburban Life publishes the top vote-getters in a reader’s poll conducted th...

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