Legal Watch

Estate Planning After Divorce: Don’t Forget to Protect Your Assets!

Jul 21 2021

Your divorce is over. Your marital property has been divided, and you know what assets are yours. You are exhausted yet relieved that the process is finally over. It’s time to relax and recover, right?    Estate planning after divorce is often neglected. It is so easy to become wrapped up in the emotion of the process …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Family Law, Legal Watch

Healthcare Power of Attorney MUST Be on Your College Checklist

Jul 12 2021

Do you have healthcare and financial powers of attorney for your college student? If you are one of the many parents making preparations to send a child off to college in the next few weeks, you probably have a list …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

A Look into the History of Pride and (Tax) Prejudice

Jun 30 2021

While taxes might not be the first topic that comes to mind when someone mentions Pride Month, taxes were exactly the issue at hand when the Supreme Court held that federal level discrimination against same-sex spouses violated the Due Process …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch, LLG News

Today’s Cybersecurity Threats: An Introduction

Jun 23 2021

The threat of a cybersecurity breach is real and rapidly becoming more common. The Harvard Business Review reports that payouts by the victims of cyberattacks increased by more than 300% in 2020. Developing best practices to prevent this growing threat …

Posted in Corporate, Legal Watch

Today’s Cybersecurity Threats: Not If, But When

Jun 23 2021

Determining best practices to prevent a cybersecurity breach from crippling your business should be on the top of your list. Foreign hacking collectives, acting independently in some cases and under the guidance of malicious state sponsorship in others, have successfully …

Posted in Corporate, Legal Watch

What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

Jun 10 2021
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Almost everyone intends to have a will in place when they die, but many never get around to drafting one and pass with no formal estate plan. So, what happens to your assets when you die without a will?  If you die without …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

Drafting a Letter of Intent: Do I Need Counsel?

Jun 07 2021

There are real advantages to negotiating a well-crafted letter of intent with the assistance of experienced M&A lawyers. Those selling or buying businesses can best position themselves to close the deal by engaging counsel early in the process. Often, efforts …

Posted in Corporate, Legal Watch

New DOL Website Signals Change in Affirmative Action for Federal Contractors

May 27 2021

With the change in power in Washington D.C., as well as a number of recent, high-profile national events shaping discussions about diversity and inclusion, it should come as no surprise that there has been a recent emphasis on compliance with …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Legal Watch

Allegheny County “Happy Hour” Becomes “Happy Minute” in Judge’s New Opinion

May 11 2021

A recent opinion by the Honorable Philip A. Ignelzi of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas will have a profound effect on the way discovery is handled in all civil cases in Allegheny County. The case, Lau v. Allegheny …

Posted in Legal Watch, Litigation

How Much Can I Gift? A Guide to Gifting and Taxes

May 06 2021

Are you planning to give a special gift to a deserving graduate? Are you curious about the tax consequences of that gift? The Internal Revenue Service provides regulations regarding the definition of a gift, how much one person may gift, …

Posted in Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch