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Co-ops and Condos Need a Harassment Policy Right Now

January 18, 2018

Habitat Magazine

One cannot open a newspaper or listen to the news without hearing the latest reports of harassment. Although harassment can…

More unicorns might finally IPO in 2018

January 17, 2018

If the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 represent an accurate implication of what is to come throughout the…

Getting A ‘Fair Share’ Of Asbestos Liability In Pa.

January 16, 2018


Enacted on June 28, 2011, and immediately applicable to most tort causes of actions that accrued on or after that…

JOBS Act changes could coax more ‘unicorns’ to IPO in 2018

January 15, 2018

Venture Beat

In just a one month span between December 2017 and January 2018, two late-stage unicorns (privately held companies that have…

Recent Verdict on Bunker Spill Case Brings Clarity to Third-Party Fault and Limitation of Liability Defense

December 18, 2017

Ship & Bunker

The case of US v. American Commercial Lines, LLC, No. 16-31150 (5th Cir. Nov. 7, 2017), is the latest chapter…

Do it now! Tax reform actions that may be taken before Dec. 31

December 18, 2017

Philadelphia Business Journal

It’s the holiday season and everyone has plenty of items on their “to do” list. The proposed tax reforms have created…

SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Completes Final Report and Recommendations

November 29, 2017

ABA Business Law Today

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (the Committee) has recently issued its Final Report, which includes several recommended…

Love in the time of open enrollment: Should you marry for health insurance?

November 22, 2017

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Montgomery McCracken attorney Mara I. Smith discusses what couples should consider before choosing their health insurance plans. […] With the Dec….

Rauenhorst, Ferguson, and Assignment of Income to Charity

November 6, 2017

Tax Notes

I. Introduction Under the venerable doctrine of Lucas v. Earl, a taxpayer who completes a gift of appreciated property after…

Spotlight on Diversity, Advisory Role of General Counsel

November 3, 2017

Philadelphia Bar Reporter

Though the topic is often discussed, diversity in the legal profession remains a challenge. The Business Law Section’s Corporate In-House…

When Your Condo Starts Turning Into a Hotel… Raise Your Entry Standards

November 2, 2017

Habitat Magazine

Many of our condo board clients have concerns about who is living in the building on any given day. It’s…

When You Need Building-Wide Support…Pieces of Paper Can Trump Warm Bodies

November 1, 2017

Habitat Magazine

Every owner of a cooperative apartment signs a proprietary lease when he or she buys shares. It establishes rights and…

The End May Be Nigh For FACTA Claims

October 11, 2017


Until last month, the Eleventh Circuit appeared to be the last place for class action plaintiffs to pursue run-of-the-mill statutory…

Second Impact Syndrome: Diagnosis versus Myth

September 13, 2017

Concussion Litigation Reporter

On November 5, 2005, La Salle University’s Preston Plevretes took a massive blow to the head during a college football…

The Government’s Misguided Effort to Criminalize Politics As Usual Turns Out to Be a Bridge Too Far

August 22, 2017

ABA White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter

Pennsylvania’s First Senatorial District has the dubious distinction of being the only Senatorial District in Pennsylvania where, since its creation…

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Restricts Sale of Parklands

July 26, 2017

Montgomery McCracken

This article was authored by Brandon Matsnev, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. Last month, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided…

Why Exxon’s $20 million Clean Air Act penalty assessment loss is really a victory

July 17, 2017

Westlaw Journal Environmental

ExxonMobil Corp. was hit with the largest civil penalty assessment ever seen in a Clean Air Act citizen suit when…

What to make of the SEC’s rule change on confidential IPOs

July 11, 2017 Philly

Effective yesterday, July 10, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission expanded its confidential initial public offering filing option to…

Advancing Your Career with Grit, a Growth Mindset and Relationships

June 12, 2017

The Legal Intelligencer

It is no secret that success in the legal profession, at a minimum, requires ­professional excellence, dedication and hard work….

Juries Must Know About Products’ Standards Compliance

May 31, 2017


In Tincher v. Omega Flex Inc., 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed course by overruling its…