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September 2019 Nonprofit Spotlight – Laurel House

This month we are very proud to sponsor Laurel House as the monthly nonprofit spotlighted in Upper Providence Living Magazine.  If you do not receive the publication, I urge you to read the article here: Laurel House_UpperProvidenceLiving_Sept2019.  Laurel House has been a devoted resource in the community to victims of domestic violence since 1980.

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Nonprofit Spotlight – Upper Providence Living

The Firm is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a local nonprofit to be spotlighted in Upper Providence Living Magazine.  This month, Mom’s House of Phoenixville was chosen as the first nonprofit to be showcased.  Please click on the link below to learn more about the amazing work and services that Mom’s House provides: [..]

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Robin E. Rosenthal Joins the Firm

  The Fleischmann Law Firm, PC is pleased to welcome Robin E. Rosenthal, PP-SC as a paralegal employed by the firm.   Ms. Rosenthal received her degree from The Martin School of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She received her NALS Professional Paralegal Certification in 2010 and went on to receive specialty certifications in Civil Litigation [..]

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Changes to The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CAPSA”) Are Coming, Effective November 18, 2018

The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act 73 P.S. §501, et seq. (“CASPA”) is a means to ensure that contractors and/or subcontractors who make improvements to real property are paid in a timely manner, whether under the terms of a contract or under statute.  CASPA allows for interest, penalties, attorneys’ fees and expenses.  Originally enacted [..]

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Gambling at a Sheriff’s Sale

Are you considering purchasing real property at a sheriff’s sale? That’s a gamble that may or may not pay off. These properties are sold “as is” with no warranties, and prospective bidders generally do not even have the opportunity for an inspection. If you do purchase real property at a sheriff’s sale, is there recourse [..]

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A New Law Could Seal Your Criminal Record

The legislature recently passed a law which grants new rights to individuals with minor criminal convictions on their record. It took effect November 14, 2016. The new law can clear criminal convictions for non-violent second and third degree misdemeanors or ungraded offences which carry a maximum penalty of no more than two years from the [..]

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Mechanics’ Lien Law Update

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued an opinion concerning necessary parties to a mechanics’ lien claim in Schell v. Murphy, 2016 PA Super 302 (December 23, 2016).  A Mechanics’ Lien is a statutory remedy developed by the legislature that grants protections to contractors that were not available to them under the common law.  This holding [..]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Owners, not their Agents, are liable for payments to Contractors and Subcontractors under CASPA

Reported decisions regarding The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act 73 P.S. §501, et seq. (“CASPA”) are rare.  CASPA is a means to ensure that contractors and/or subcontractors who make improvements to real property are paid in a timely manner, whether under the terms of a contract or under statute.  CASPA allows for interest, penalties, [..]

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