Category Archives: Legal Watch

Indemnity and Insurance in Business Transactions and Litigation

Jun
24
2020

Krista Kochosky Will Instruct PBI CLE Course

Nearly every contract contains an indemnity clause – many of them poorly drafted and unenforceable. An indemnity clause can accomplish many things from shifting the burden of defense costs, to changing the scope …

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, Events

The Lynch Law Group Attorneys Earn 2020 Super Lawyers Recognition

Jun
01
2020

Lynch Law Group Attorneys Selected to 2020 Super Lawyers List11 Attorneys Selected to 2020 Pennsylvania Rankings

The Lynch Law Group is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys from the Firm have been selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Founder and Managing Partner, Dan Lynch

Posted in Legal Watch, Announcements, Awards

Grantor Retained Annuity Trust – June Never Looked So Good

May
28
2020

older couple meeting with attorney to develop estate plan with GRATAll Time Low 7520 “Hurdle” Rate For June Makes The “GRAT” A Very Attractive Estate Planning Strategy

June 2020 is shaping up to be a very attractive month for estate planning. As we maneuver through these uncertain times in light …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Estates and Trusts

3 Critical Steps to Reopening Your Business Safely

May
19
2020

office workers wearing masks and gloves to protect from coronavirus

Planning to Protect Workers and Avoid Lawsuits

One of the biggest questions facing businesses of all sizes, across all industries, as we attempt to reopen the economy is: how can I keep my employees safe and reduce the chance of …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Litigation

Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Criminal and Licensing Sanctions: Part 2

May
14
2020

Fines, Loss of Insurance Coverage Are Possible Penalties for Noncompliant Entities

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In Part I of discussing this issue (PA Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Sanctions), information was provided concerning the criminal and licensing consequences that are possible …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch

PA Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Sanctions

May
12
2020

Criminal and Licensing Sanctions Are Among the Potential Legal Challenges Of Reopening Improperly

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As Pennsylvania’s regions and counties move from the mandatory stay-at-home orders or “phase red” into aggressive mitigation of “phase yellow,” businesses have raised a multitude of …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch

Allegheny County Judicial Emergency Extended Until June

May
08
2020

Several General and Practice-Specific Considerations Apply

Allegheny county courthouse pittsburgh pennsylvaniaOn May 6, 2020, the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County extended its judicial emergency through June 1, 2020, consistent with the authority provided in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Order of April …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch

Employees Can’t Choose Unemployment Compensation Over Suitable Work

May
07
2020

Furloughed Workers May Face Fraud Charges For Collecting Unemployment After Receiving Offer to Work

workers on construction site

As businesses will soon begin to gradually reopen, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation’s website  (www.pa.us.gov) tells Employers to …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Planning, Protection and Finance During A Pandemic

May
06
2020

Webinar Topic: Planning Protection and Finance During a Pandemic

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Your attorney, insurance agent, and financial advisor always recommend that you plan, plan, plan. But it’s hard to know what to do and when to do it. The COVID-19 global …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch

IRS Weighs-in on PPP Loans

May
04
2020

PPP Borrowers Cannot Deduct Expenses Paid With Forgiven PPP Loan Proceedscalculator and financial and tax statements

On May 1, the IRS released guidance addressing the deductibility of the expenses paid by businesses receiving a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. While the CARES Act provides that …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Corporate