State College office news

Julia Rater participates in Speed Networking Event at Penn State Law

On January 19, 2018, Attorney Julia Cronin Rater volunteered at the Speed Networking Event hosted by the Career Services Office at Penn State Law. Attorney Rater was one of several attorneys from preeminent law firms across the state who worked with law students on their interviewing and networking skills. In meeting with the law students [...]

2018-01-24T11:57:43+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Community, State College office news|

New Article: Third Party Standing and Custody Proceedings

Attorney Steve Hurvitz published a new article, Third Party Standing and Custody Proceedings. The article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. Steve Hurvitz currently serves as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section.

New Article: Legal Custody and Best Interests: Vaccines, Science and the Law

Attorney Michael Chilcot published a new article, Legal Custody and Best Interests: Vaccines, Science and the Law, in the December 2017 issue of The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

2017-12-20T15:33:03+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Family Law, State College office news|

Julia Cronin Rater Presents Seminars on Family Law

Attorney Julia Cronin Rater recently served as author and faculty member for two seminars presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. On December 1, 2017, Attorney Rater presented on family law matters for The Year in Review for the General Practitioner. On December 15, 2017, Attorney [...]

McQuaide Blasko attorneys present at PBA Trial Mini-Camp

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section is presenting a series of “Trial Mini-Camps” across Pennsylvania to educate attorneys on trial techniques. On December 6, 2017, the PBA hosted one of the camps in Bellefonte. The Bellefonte camp featured a panel of trial attorneys including McQuaide Blasko attorney Chena Glenn-Hart, local practitioners, and Centre County [...]

2017-12-13T11:45:29+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Community, State College office news|

McQuaide Blasko Sponsors Centre County United Way Taste of the Town

McQuaide Blasko contributed to the Centre County United Way (CCUW) Taste of the Town event on December 3, 2017. Several McQuaide Blasko attorneys and their spouses attended the event, which featured food and beverages from establishments in the State College area. Tom Schrack currently serves on the CCUW Board of Directors. Pictured (left to right): [...]

2017-12-06T11:46:00+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Community, State College office news|

Phil Miles Quoted in Bloomberg BNA

Patrick Dorrian interviewed Phil Miles for a pair of Bloomberg BNA stories: Quiet, Dogs at Work: Why You May Soon Be Clocking In With Fido and Helping Workers Who Rely on Animals Without Making a Mess. The stories quote Phil Miles on the topic of service animals in the workplace, and employers’ obligations under the [...]

Tom Schrack participates in Business Law Panel at Penn State Law

On Friday, November 17, Tom Schrack participated in a Business and Corporate Law and Diversity Panel at Penn State Law.  The panel presentation was attended by Penn State Law students interested in learning more about careers in business and corporate law, with an emphasis on diversity-related issues.  In addition to Tom, the panel of attorneys [...]

2017-11-20T14:32:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Business Law, State College office news|

Attorney Bish discusses Veterans Law Clinic with WPSU

Attorney Justin Bish recently sat down with WPSU to discuss the recent successes of the Veterans Law Clinic he co-founded at Penn State Law, and the current issues facing the Veteran community. Listen and read about the story here radio.wpsu.org/post/50-years-after-vietnam-war-veterans-law-clinic-helps-agent-orange-victims.

Estate and Tax Planning Update – IRS Releases Inflation Adjustments

The IRS, in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, just released its annual list of inflation adjustments for various Internal Revenue Code sections. Of note for those of us interested in estate planning and income tax adjustments are the following items:  The unified credit against estate tax for 2018 is adjusted to allow $5,600,000 to pass without incurring [...]