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Recently, Jeffrey A. Ernico of Mette, Evans & Woodside filed an appeal in Centre County, Pennsylvania on behalf of the developer of an apartment complex who had been faced with a grossly unreasonable recreation fee as a part of the conditional use approval which was obviously intended to kill the project.
Randy Hurst gave a presentation to the 22nd Annual Pretreatment Forum in Reading in April.
Jeffrey Ernico, of Mette, Evans & Woodside, will be a featured presenter at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's program, Know How Nonprofit: A Day on Nonprofit Law and Best Practices.
Jeffrey Ernico, of Mette, Evans & Woodside, recently conducted a retirement and estate planning session for employees of Harrisburg Area Community College.
Jeffrey Ernico, of Mette, Evans & Woodside, was one of the presenters at a recent tax and estate planning event hosted by the Asbury Foundation.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), became law on July 21, 2010 and will implement significant changes to the U.S. financial system.
The President and Congress agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years in the "Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010" (the "Tax Relief Act of 2010").
Businesses can use bonus depreciation to immediately write off a percentage of the cost of depreciable property.
In 2010, Congress had been expected to pass comprehensive energy legislation including new and enhanced tax incentives; however, for a number of reasons, a specific energy bill did not pass.
On August 21, 2010 the Environmental Quality Board published final regulations which effected a number of changes to the Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Stormwater Regulations, Chapter 102.
Mette, Evans & Woodside recently hosted a special presentation for CPAs and their clients who may have Marcellus Shale interests.
Kathryn Simpson will serve as the Chair of the PA Bar Association's Law Policy Forum, which will focus on Science, Technology and the Law.
Jeffrey Ernico of Mette, Evans & Woodside will be one of the featured estate planning & taxation experts for the "Building Your Legacy" presentation.
The Snyder County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge, Louise O. Knight, handed down a decision in a nonjury trial in favor of the defendant in a right to farm case.
Attorney Jeff Ernico recently presented a lecture on the Estate Tax Debacle and ramifications for a group of estate and tax attorneys, accountants and financial planners in Gettysburg, PA. The event was sponsored by the Adams County Community Foundation.
As Seen In... The Patriot News, May 11, 2010
The news of the unanticipated repeal of the federal estate tax at the end of 2009 has caused quite a stir. The action, or more correctly inaction by Congress, has the potential to create serious consequences that could negatively impact estate planning for individuals who die during 2010.
Kathryn Simpson Named Chair of PA Bar Association Committee
Kathryn Simpson was recently named the Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's (PBA) Law Policy Forum Steering Committee. The Committee's task is to work with the Pennsylvania law school deans, the PBA and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to stage the 2010 Law Policy Forum, which will be held in October 2010, focusing on the general theme of "Laws on the Frontiers of Technology."
Jeffrey A. Ernico, a Shareholder with Mette, Evans & Woodside, will be a featured presenter at the NAIOP National Tax Committee in Washington, D.C. His presentation will detail the recent Estate Tax changes for 2010 and 2011, which were recently adopted by Congress.
On March 3, 2010 a Federal jury returned verdicts of liability and assessed a total of $6.5 million in damages against four individuals employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. DEP was not a party in the case. The four employees were a former and a current air quality Program Manager, a Regional Director, and an attorney for the Department. The action was brought in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in May, 2008 as a Civil Rights Act complaint.
Statutes, regulations, permits, statements of policy, guidance documents, orders, notices of violation. As regulated entities (water, solid waste, and wastewater authorities) we are subject to a multitude of "official" documents.
Electric power costs are going to increase in the very near future. Our neighbors in Maryland faced deregulated rates that were up to 70% larger than the pre-deregulation days.
As Seen In... U.S.News & World Report, June 16, 2008
With a 40-year legacy, Mette, Evans & Woodside offers Central Pennsylvania businesses and individuals comprehensive legal representation - from estate planning and personal injury litigation to banking, finance, securities regulation and commercial litigation.
On August 21, Acts 67 and 68 of 2000 took effect arising out of the action of the Pennsylvania House and Senate and signature by Governor Ridge on June 22, 2000. These two Acts have been referred to as the "Growing Smarter" or "Land Use Reform" legislation.
Appealing Under Protest Keeps Real Estate Project Going
Under PA Law You May Be Financially Responsible For Your Family's Care