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The Law Office of Williamson, Friedberg, & Jones, LLC welcomes Attorney James Deiter.  Attorney Deiter joins Williamson, Friedberg & Jones as an Associate Attorney. His primary areas of practice are Business Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law, and Personal Injury Law. Attorney Deiter graduated Magna Cum Laude with a…

After a person passes away, there are several items that need to be addressed. First is whether or not the decedent (the fancy legal word for the person that passed away) even has an estate. If you die owning anything individually, you have an estate. The keyword is “individually” – how your assets are owned….

by Attorney Ashley Securda Many times I hear the word “estate” being discussed in the wrong context. To further complicate matters, the word “estate” is used in several different ways in the legal profession. Generally, an “estate” is defined as the assets an individual owns after they pass away. The first question to be answered…

Pennsylvania announced a new program that will give out 200 million dollars to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance Program will provide grants to businesses with less than one million dollars in gross revenue. The amount of the grant varies and depends on the gross revenue…

A new Fund has been announced to help small business owners who are suffering as a result of the Pandemic. The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association announced the creation of the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund. Small businesses that qualify would be entitled to a forgivable loan of $3,000.00. To be eligible, the small business…

Is the pandemic over? Can I open my business? Can we gather in groups of more than 250 people? If I open my business, are there any restrictions? Many questions are surfacing after hearing that PA lawmakers voted to end the disaster emergency. Here’s what happened (and what didn’t happen). Late Tuesday night, PA lawmakers…

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that real estate transactions are permitted to resume, effective immediately, provided that certain precautions are taken throughout the entire Commonwealth. Despite whether a county is in the red or yellow re-opening phase of the Governor’s plan, real estate activities are permitted as long as safety protocols are followed. More specifically,…

Author: Ashley M. Securda, Esq., Partner I have received many phone calls from clients regarding a loved one who passed away in either 2018 or 2019, yet they have received an economic impact payment (“EIP”) as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The question is whether or not a…

For many people, the amount of closing costs is important when buying a house. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to obtain an exact amount in advance due to the fact that many fees and costs can vary from the date you first view the property to the date the Deed is actually signed over to…

Author: Ashley M. Securda, Esq., Partner The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (PUA) created by the CARES Act extends eligibility to those that wouldn’t traditionally qualify for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. Wondering if you’re eligible for PUA benefits? Here’s what the CARES Act defines as an eligible individual. You are not eligible for regular compensation or…

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