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UPDATED – New York Real Estate during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020

May 21, 2020 – UPDATE: In her weekly update on the Court’s response to Covid-19, Chief Judge Difiore announced that…

SBA Issues Clarification on PPP Loan Necessity Certification and Extension of “Safe Harbor” Period

May 14, 2020

As discussed in our previous alert, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) previously extended by seven days – to May 14…

SBA’s Extended “Safe Harbor” Is About to Close for PPP Borrowers Without Economic Need

May 11, 2020

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has extended by seven days – to May 14 – the “safe harbor” period during…

Maritime Bankruptcies in the US during the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Introduction for Creditors

May 11, 2020

The combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices have resulted in a surge of US bankruptcy petitions. …


Bylined Articles

Pa. Insureds’ Path To Pandemic Biz Interruption Coverage

May 19, 2020

By By Patrick C. Campbell, Charles B. Casper, and Brett M. Waldron

In the wake of government edicts and orders around the world, including Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s March 19 executive order…

Suicide: Risk Assessment and Ethical Considerations for Pennsylvania Attorneys

April 28, 2020

The Pennsylvania Lawyer
By Stephanie K. Benecchi

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While we have chosen the law as…

Ethics is Easier When You’re Older

April 24, 2020

The Philadelphia Lawyer
By John M. Myers

The Preamble to Pennsylvania’s Rules of Professional Conduct says this about ethical behavior and a certain conflict of interest: [9]…Virtually…

Dismantlecon: BIMCO’s Form Offshore Decommissioning Contract

April 13, 2020

Soundings - American Salvage Association
By Alfred J. Kuffler and David DeVilbiss

In September 2019, BIMCO, venturing for the first time into waters offshore, released its DISMANTLECON form master services agreement for…

In the News

Students suing Philadelphia universities for tuition refunds face ‘huge stumbling block’

May 15, 2020

Philadelphia Business Journal
By Michelle Caffery

Not long after colleges and universities across the country were forced to shift to virtual learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic,…

Former federal judge in Camden recalls days as a civil rights activist in Jim Crow South as ‘the right thing to do’

May 14, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Melanie Burney

When civil rights activist James Meredith set off on his second march in the Jim Crow South more than 50…

Restaurants sue the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board over wine handling fees

May 7, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Harold Brubaker

Two Pennsylvania restaurateurs are leading a proposed class action lawsuit in state Commonwealth Court that would force the Pennsylvania Liquor…

Liquor Board Must Allow for Direct Sales of Specialty Wines, Court Rules

May 1, 2020

The Legal Intelligencer
By Max Mitchell

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board must allow for direct deliveries of specialty wines, a judge has ruled following the Commonwealth Court’s first…

Press Releases

Ernest D. Holtzheimer Selected to The Legal Intelligencer’s ”Lawyers on the Fast Track” List

May 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Ernest D. Holtzheimer has been named a 2020 Professional Excellence…

Nine Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

May 28, 2020

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super…

Montgomery McCracken Launches Insurance Recovery Practice Group

April 28, 2020

Montgomery McCracken announced today the launch of its Insurance Recovery Practice Group. The group has deep experience analyzing a host…

Montgomery McCracken Attorney Ranked in Chambers USA 2020

April 27, 2020

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Vincent M. DeOrchis has been recognized in his respective area of practice by…