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Gary Samms Obtains Defense Verdict in Defamation Case

Gary M. Samms obtained a defense verdict after a two week trial in a hotly contested defamation/breach of contract and tortious interference with contract action.  Plaintiff was seeking $1.6 million.

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Changes In New Pennsylvania Support Guidelines

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines, the guidelines shall be reviewed at least once every four years. After the most recent review, which began in 2007, the new Support Guidelines were adopted on Jan. 12. The effective date is May 12, 2010. The new guidelines differ from the existing guidelines in a number of ways. This article will fi...

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Robert I. Whitelaw Named “2010 Family Lawyer of the Year”

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Robert I. Whitelaw is named as the “2010 Family Lawyer of the Year” in “Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers ® - 2010 Edition.”  The Best Lawyers supplement appears in the January 29, 2010 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer (1/29/10...

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Thomas A. Leonard to receive 2010 Learned Hand Award

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Leonard will be honored by the American Jewish Committee Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey with the 2010 Judge Learned Hand Award at a dinner at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The Judge Learned Hand award was established in memory of Judge Learned Hand, Senior J...

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Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act: Contractors Beware!

Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act: Contractors beware!
January 8, 2010

This article appears on the website of the North East Pennsylvania Business Journal and will remain there throughout February. It will then appear in the print edition in March.

 

By Jeffery S. Batoff and Nick Poduslenko

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Enforcing Mortgage Payment Provision in a Postnuptial Agreement

The recent case of Miller v. Miller raises interesting issues for the family law practitioner. Generally, the Miller case pertains to a postnuptial agreement entered between the parties, which included a provision that the husband should pay for the mortgage, taxes and insurance on the marital residence until the marital residence was sold. The f...

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The Obermayer Advisor Estate Planning - Winter 2009
WHAT SHOULD I KEEP AND WHERE SHOULD I PUT IT?

WHAT SHOULD I KEEP AND WHERE SHOULD I PUT IT?

We are often reluctant to dispose of paperwork, but puzzled about what documents to retain. We may wonder what should be kept in our safe deposit box and how we should inform our family and/or fiduciaries of the whereabouts of our documents. This newsletter provides guidance. We invite you to complete the perforated page, detach it from this newsletter and retain it with your other important documents. Of course, be sure to let others know of its existence and location.

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Calculating Child Support: Private School, Stock Options, Perks and 401Ks

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Murphy v. McDermott provides the family law practitioner with reminders and clarifications as to calculating a party's income for support purposes. The Murphy case focuses on four main issues: whether a parent should be obligated to contribute toward private school tuition; whether one-time stock optio...

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Entire Amount of Attorney Fees Request Warranted in Child Support Case

On April 8, 2008, The Legal Intelligencer published my article regarding the Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Krebs v. Krebs (hereafter referred to as Krebs I). Krebs I pertained to retroactively modifying a child support order prior to the filing of a petition to modify a support order. In Krebs I , the Pennsylvania Superior Court remanded the ...

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Obermayer Listed As a Top New Jersey Law Firm

Obermayer is listed on the "South Jersey Law Firms" in the Philadelphia Business Journal (July 31-August 6, 2009).   The firm ranked #14 in terms of New Jersey attorneys.  PBJ Top New Jersey Law Firms (PDF)

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