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Hurricane Harvey, HIPAA, and Access to Health Information

Hurricane Harvey has been pummeling the Gulf Coast since Monday, with nearly 52 inches of rainfall in parts of Texas. The storm has displaced thousands of people from their homes and has resulted in over 30 reported deaths. Disasters like Hurricane Harvey impose significant challenges on healthcare providers and entities. Emergency rooms are in...

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Back to School, Back to Work – Parental and Family Rights in the Workplace

The end of August marks the beginning of the yearly “back to school” ritual.  Working parents in particular are hoping for a smooth transition, as this is also the time of year when vacations end and workloads tend to pick up.  But as those of us with children know, balancing work and family responsibilities can be anything but predicta...

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Who Determines How to Celebrate Your Life and the Disposition of You When You Die?

An often-overlooked step in the estate planning process is determining how you want the world to celebrate your life and determining your final resting place.  If not addressed, conflict may occur because different loved ones have different opinions.  Continue Reading

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Obermayer Adds Bankruptcy Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Alicia M. Sandoval to the firm’s Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganization Department. She will be based in Obermayer’s Philadelphia office. Sandoval represents businesses in need of restructuring, reorganization, and liquidation.  Representations include secured creditors in Ch...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Remi Schwartz to the firm’s family law department. Schwartz provides advice and counsel to clients in all areas of matrimonial and family law including divorce litigation, custody and parenting time, spousal and child support, domestic violence, abuse and neglect and domestic partnership matters. S...

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Political Speech, Discrimination and the Law: How Employers Should Respond to Charlottesville

  The recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia and other news regarding the activities of white supremacists and similar groups, have served as a rude awakening for many that our national reality has shifted. These events, which occurred in the public square and have been widely documented through social media, are unfortunate exam...

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Child Custody, Relocation, Contempt and Modification

Two of the most talked about ­issues among family law practitioners and the bench are child relocation cases and whether custody orders may be ­modified at contempt hearings. I've written numerous times on these issues. Over the years, there have been multiple cases from the state Superior Court that address these issues. Every so often, a case c...

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Immigration Visa Update: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Cap-Exempt H-1B Visas

In a July 24, 2017 news release, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced an immediate resumption of Premium Processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B (Temporary Worker) Visa petitioners, including: institutions of higher education; nonprofits related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or nonprofit...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named 2018 Best Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that six of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the recently released 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the region. Obermayer’s selected Best Lawyers and their respective areas of practice are: Michael E....

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Obermayer Adds Business & Finance Partner

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds partner Michael E. Hooper to the firm’s business & finance department. Hooper will practice in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, where he will continue to service his existing clients, primarily working on commercial transactions and large mineral title projects in multiple states for energy provi...

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