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THE BIG PROBLEM WITH SMALL PREFERENCES: The Inconsistent Application of the Small-Dollar Venue Exception Creates Opportunities for Knowledgeable Preference Defendants

  Vendors who sell goods to troubled businesses are often shocked when they are later sued by the debtor, a creditors’ committee or a trustee for the avoidance and recovery of preferential transfers. For the benefit of the uninitiated, the Bankruptcy Code permits the filing of lawsuits against creditors to avoid and recover payments on trad...

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Obermayer's Family Law Attorney Michael Bertin is featured in Philadelphia magazine’s annual “Makers of the Main Line”

Obermayer's Family Law attorney Michael Bertin is featured in Philadelphia magazine’s annual “Makers of the Main Line.”  This is an annual feature on the influential leaders who are making their mark on the Main Line.

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Stephanie Sprenkle to Speak at PA Municipal Authorities Association's Sold Out Annual Conference

Stephanie Sprenkle will be a featured panelist at the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association’s (PMAA) upcoming, sold out 76th Annual Conference & Trade Show.  Stephanie will speak on “Financing Options in the Current Economy.”   The PMAA Conference will be held in Erie, PA, September 9 – 12, 2018. 

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Assisted Reproductive Technology: Who Gets Custody of Embryos?

Dealing with infertility and assisted reproductive technology is overwhelming.  Learning the acronyms (IUI, ART, IVF, ICSI) alone can seem daunting. Then there is the anxiety and fear that come along with the regular testing and attempted cycles.  There is the emotion that accompanies the desire for a child.  The women start to feel like t...

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Omarosa's NDA Battle -- Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace

The business world has much more to learn from the Omarosa Manigault White House battle than just fashionable workplace attire and a flair for the dramatic. The battle between the White House and Omarosa over the scope of her disclosures brings the issue of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), and their efficacy and enforceability to the forefront.  E...

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Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Amendments to Rule 15c2-12

On August 20, 2018 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to 17 CFR 240.15c2-12, commonly referred to as “Rule 15c2-12”, which deals with continuing disclosure obligations.   According to the SEC’s press release, the amendments “focus on material financial obligations that could impact an issuer’s liquidi...

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PA Supreme Court Grants Hearing to Obermayer Attorneys in Gamesa Energy v. Tenn Penn Center case

Congratulations to Jeffrey Batoff, Nicholas Poduslenko and Samantha Koopman. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear their appeal in Siemens-Gamesa v. Ten Penn Center--a commercial landlord-tenant contract dispute.  The case recently received coverage in The Legal Intelligencer.   CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE.

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Reasonable Needs Now to Be Considered in High-Income Child Support Cases

The recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Hanrahan v. Bakker, 186 A.3d 958 (Pa. 2018), a unanimous decision, and a case of first impression, changes the application of the high-income child support guidelines in Pennsylvania. Child support in Pennsylvania is governed by a statute and guidelines contained in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Proc...

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Obermayer Partner Leads State Volunteer Agency to #1 Ranking in the U.S.

Congratulations to Volunteer West Virginia, the lead agency for national and state volunteerism in West Virginia, for ranking #1 in the United States. Volunteer West Virginia administers $8M in federal, state and local funding for volunteer projects throughout the state of West Virginia each year, and is the top producer of AmeriCorps volunteers in...

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Non-Compete Agreements and H-1B Visa Workers

Some employers require employees to enter into non-competition agreements at the time of hire, preventing them from competing with their employer during employment and during a certain time period after their employment ends. Non-compete agreements are often presented to employees with access to intellectual property, trade secrets, customer li...

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