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Lawrence J. Tabas Appointed Chair of PA Continuing Legal Education Board

PHILADELPHIA–August 4, 2011–Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that on August 2, 2011, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced the appointment of senior partner Lawrence J. Tabas, to the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board. Tabas is a partner in Obermayer’s, Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy...

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Obermayer Advisor Estate Planning – Summer 2011
Identifying Tangible Personal Property: Firearms

As we all know, the traditional approach to estate planning involves the identification of the client’s tangible personal property, we must always ask our clients:  “Do you own any firearms?”  More often than not, the client responds:  “What is a firearm?”

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Gary Samms Quoted in The Legal Intelligencer article --"Preconception Duty a Significant Step, Med Mal Lawyers Say"

Gary Samms is quoted in an article entitled, "Preconception Duty a Significant Step, Med Mal Lawyers Say" in The Legal Intelligencer. The article discusses the recent findings of an en banc Superior Court panel that physicians owe a third-party duty of care to their "patients' future, unborn children." Click Here for the article that appeared in t...

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Robert I. Whitelaw Elected President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Pennsylvania Chapter

PHILADELPHIA – JULY 2011–Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Robert I. Whitelaw was recently elected President of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers – Pennsylvania Chapter for a one year term. Whitelaw is a fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He form...

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Anastasius “Tassos” Efstratiades Elected Chairman, Board of Directors, Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce

PHILADELPHIA – July 2011 –Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleasedto announce that Anastasius (Tassos) Efstratiades has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce (CCRC). The CCRC is one of the five largest chambers in the Delaware Valley. The organization servesbusi...

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Samms Gets Defense Verdict

After a five day trial, a jury unanimously absolved Dr. Marc McKenna of Chestnut Hill Hospital of any wrongdoing regarding the death of a 44 year old woman from fungal pneumonia. Dr. McKenna was defended by Gary Samms who was able to successfully persuade the jury that the doctor acted reasonably at all times and consistent with the standard of car...

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Legislative Alert - The Fair Share Act

Click on the title below to open a copy of The Obermayer Advisor- Legislative Alert newsletter. The Obermayer Advisor - Legislative Alert Summer 2011 (PDF)    

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Are Disability Payments Marital Property?

Around the nation, trial and appellate courts have had to decide whether or not disability pensions should be considered as marital property. Under what is called the "analytic" approach, the disability pension is divided into the "regular pension" component and the pure disability component (which is in lieu of future earnings), and only the regul...

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Intellectual Property Licensing And Confidentiality Agreements, An Overview

INTRODUCTION A critical component to any company’s business plan is to develop and sustain intellectual property.  Intellectual property can range from having a copyright on a company brochure to patent protection for technology that defines the company.  The ability to first create intellectual property and then add value to that ...

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Gary Samms Successfully Defends Doctor in Surgery Fire Negligence Case

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Gary M. Samms obtained a defense verdict for a doctor in a case where the jury found negligence only on the part of the nurse anesthetist, who was alleged to have caused a Coatseville woman's face to catch fire during surgery. Click here to view the article regarding the case that appeared in The ...

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