Property boundary disputes are a common source of litigation in Pennsylvania and can arise in a variety of ways. These disputes can, and often do, arise innocently. For example, a neighbor may be mistaken as to where a property line is located, or language in the deeds about the boundaries may be ambiguous or conflicting. […]
When buying or selling property with known or potential environmental concerns, there are numerous factors to account for in negotiating the purchase and sale (P&S) agreement. Buyers need to make sure they can get a full picture of a property’s condition and what work may be required to prepare it for the intended use. Sellers […]
If you feel intimidated by the real estate buying process, it’s not just you. The process can definitely seem overwhelming if you’re new to it. But if you spend a bit of time learning the annoying buzz words/acronyms and getting a feel for the process, it ends up being pretty straightforward. Here’s a guide to […]
Making Sense of Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements in Pennsylvania As employees begin to navigate the new job market created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind any agreements signed with a previous employer. Often, employees sign non-compete (NCA) and non-disclosure agreements (NDA) without giving them much thought. But the consequences of […]
Introduction: Making Sense of Philadelphia’s Zoning System In Philadelphia every parcel of land is zoned for a specific type of use. Neighborhoods are zoned for residential, commercial, industrial, and other uses. Whether you are building a new structure, renovating an existing building, or seeking to change the zoned use of your land, Philadelphia law requires […]
The type of legal entity you choose to manage your investment or business can have a significant impact on tax rates, liability risk, privacy, and structure of the business. Over time, the law has developed different ways of structuring businesses and investments. The most common entities are: LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Let’s explore how […]
Normally, when a customer defaults on a loan, commercial lenders must file a complaint in court to initiate proceedings and obtain a judgment. This can take months—or even longer—all the while the lender is left with legal bills and continues without the money it is owed.
Consolidating and Subdividing Lots in Philadelphia Are you interested in consolidating or subdividing land? Consolidating land involves taking several parcels and combining them into one, while subdividing takes one plot and divides it into several. Typical reasons for changing property boundaries include consolidating parcels of land to build a family home, or subdividing plots for […]