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Residential Property Claims – Seller Fails To Disclose Material Defects

As the buyer’s agent, what should you do if your buyer finds a material defect after purchasing the property. What to be aware of.

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Timely Ordering Of Real Estate Title Report Is A Requirement

The last major change to the Standard Agreement of Sale for Real Estate (ASR) added the requirement that the buyer order a title report within so many days of execution of the agreement.

Mette, Evans & Woodside

How do I begin the process of business succession planning?

Succession planning rarely implements itself automatically, the first step should be contacting an attorney with succession planning experience.

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PA Supreme Court Decision In Agricultural Case

PA Supreme Court rules that family farms do not have to comply with municipal ordinances that are stricter than state law.

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Changes To Pennsylvania Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

Substantive Changes Effective July 1, 2019
I thought the Arbitrator’s ruling was final: Why are we re-arbitrating our construction dispute? Beware Owners and Contractors: If you’re not careful, you could end up “re-arbitrating” your construction dispute after you thought it was resolved the first time.

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New Overtime Pay Regulation

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule on overtime pay for workers that will be effective January 1, 2020.

Mette, Evans & Woodside

What is the SECURE Act and How Might it Affect my Planning?

Estate planning attorney, Brian Hinkle reviews the potential impact of proposed SECURE Act legislation on estate, financial and tax planning.

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Real Estate Transaction Dual Agency and the Escalation Clause

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith reviews the challenges of dual agency representation in a real estate transaction.

Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith, gives guidance on how to get accurate disclosure information from sellers.