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Obermayer Attorney Gets Justice in High Income Child Support Cases in Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Michael E. Bertin! On June 19, 2018, in the case of Hanrahan v. Bakker, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a historic decision which reversed a trend that was victimizing wealthy parents who were required to pay child support.  Over the last eight years, because of a series of conflicting cases, statutes, and rules, child sup...


Former Congressman Joins Obermayer

Former U.S. Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick joined the law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. He will reside in the firm’s Philadelphia office.Mr. Fitzpatrick was elected four times to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District (109th, ...


Another Change to Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws

In April, SB 1167 was passed, which amends the new Custody Act that was passed last year. As practitioners will recall, sweeping changes were made to Pennsylvania's child custody laws when the new Custody Act became effective on Jan. 24, 2011. Like any new law, debate was sparked over numerous provisions contained in the new Custody Act. Specifica...


Philadelphia Tax Assessment Appeal Alert

A recent change by the Pennsylvania State Tax Equalization Board (STEB) in the City of Philadelphia’s Common Level Ratio (CLR) makes necessary a review of a property owner’s real estate tax assessment in order to determine the necessity for filing an appeal of that assessment to the Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes (BRT) before t...


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