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Gary M. Samms Named “Awesome Attorney”

PHILADELPHIA – November 24, 2010–Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Gary M. Samms has recently been named as one of AVVO’s “Awesome Attorneys 2010” and Suburban Life Magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Top Attorneys.”   Samms selection is in the &ldq...

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Pennsylvania's New Development Permit Extension Act

Recently the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted the Development Permit Extension Act.  This Act will extend the life of development approvals throughout the Commonwealth to July 2, 2013.  Types of Approvals Covered: Generally any government agency approval, agreement, permit including building or construction permit relating to construc...

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Anastasius “Tassos” Efstratiades honored by the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Anastasius (Tassos) Efstratiades was honored by the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia “Makarios III” at their annual banquet on Saturday, November 20, 2010 for his work in the Greek community.  The event was held at the Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, New ...

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Nina Stryker to Speak at 17th Annual Estate Law Institute

Obermayer’s Nina B. Stryker will present the topic, "Marital Agreements: Avoiding Post Death Surprises” at the PBI’s 17th Annual Estate Law Institute.  The Estate Law Institute is a two-day CLE event, highlighting recent trends and issues facing estate and trust lawyers, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center November 11 ...

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Revisiting Barter under the CISG


 

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Michael E. Bertin Will Serve as Course Planner and Moderator for PBI Program in October & December

Michael E. Bertin, a partner in the Litigation Department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP will serve as the Course Planner and Moderator of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program entitled: "Family Law in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, & Montgomery Counties.” The program will feature the “Who, What, When, Where, & Why&rd...

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Tax Ramifications and Costs in Equitable Distribution

The recent Superior Court case of Balicki v. Balicki has sent shock waves throughout the family law community. The question family law practitioners face is whether the Balicki decision mandates the court to apply tax ramifications and the costs of sale to all assets when equitably dividing the marital estate. In 2005, the Pennsylvania Divorce Cod...

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Gary Samms Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

 Gary M. Samms obtained a defense verdict on September 21, 2010 in a Montgomery County wrongful death suit.  Samms received the defense verdict for two heart doctors that were sued by the estate of a 54-year old.  The plaintiff was seeking $2 million in wrongful death and survivor damages.   Click Here for the article that app...

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Flat-Rate Fees Paid to Sales Associates are "Commissions" Sufficient to be Exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act's Overtime Pay Requirements

On September 7, 2010, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment to NutriSystem, Inc. (“NutriSystem”) in a lawsuit challenging the concept of “commissions” under the retail commission exemption of Section 7(i) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).1  In Parker v. NutriSystem, Inc.,2 th...

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The Obermayer Advisor Estate Planning – Summer 2010
What Is The Status Of The Federal Estate Tax?

The future of the Federal estate tax is still unknown, and the fact that Congress has allowed it to remain so is outrageous. In 2001, President Bush signed a law that gradually reduced and ultimately repealed the Federal estate tax. By 2009, the exemption was increased from $1 million to $3.5 million and the maximum tax rate was dropped from 55% to 45%. The repeal, scheduled for January 1, 2010, was to last only one year and then, in 2011, the Federal estate tax law was to revert to the 2001 status with its lower exemption ($1,000,000) and higher maximum tax rate of 55%.

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