The Test: Does the European General Data Protection Regulation Apply to Your Business Operating in the USA?

BY: William Mark Mullineaux, Esq.* Sagan Medvec* On May 25th, 2018, the European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) goes into effect and it may shift the way you collect data, manage user information, and market to prospects even if you are not intentionally marketing to people in Europe. […]

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Notice of Increased Real Estate Tax Assessments

Notices of Increased Real Estate Tax Assessments in the City of Philadelphia The Office of Property Assessment, starting in April, has sent owners of commercial and industrial properties in Philadelphia notices of reassessment of property values. This involved a thorough analysis of some of Philadelphia’s most complex and high-valued parcels, […]

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Changes affecting Commercial Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

On October 4, 2016, Governor Wolf signed into law House Bill 665 (Act 103 of 2016) which clarified certain sections of the Pennsylvania power of attorney law that went in effect on January 2, 2015 (Act 95 of 2014). The changes were aimed at correcting issues with commercial powers of […]

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Avoiding the International UCC

In 1988, the United States ratified the “United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods” (the “International UCC”) and virtually all leading trading nations have adopted that law. The International UCC preempts the Uniform Commercial Code used by all states in the United States (“U.S. UCC”) unless […]

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Pennsylvania Benefit Corporations

Recent years have seen a growing interest in the adoption of environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices by businesses.  On October 24, 2012 Governor Corbett signed into law Chapter 33 of Title 15 (the Pennsylvania Associations Code) which authorizes the organization of a new form of business corporation that offers […]

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