Attorney Bob Kidwell will be on a panel discussing the most recent Pennsylvania cases on short-term rentals and their potential impact on Pocono vacation homes and residential neighborhoods. The Short-Term Rental Summit will be held at the Chateau Resort in Tannersville on June 21, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Topics to be…

If you’re an attorney with an office outside Monroe County and trying your first or tenth case here, conforming to local procedural rules may not necessarily be intuitive. Certainly, Monroe County practice has become more user friendly than it used to be but having local counsel on the “ground” to assist, can be beneficial. I…

We support many local organizations but one of our favorites is the Pocono Youth Orchestra (PYO). The PYO is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It just performed its winter concert series at East Stroudsburg University. We are pleased to report that our students played to a full house. The PYO gives students in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey the…

I gave a report at the last Pleasant Valley School District meeting on Thursday about how the new tax law changed 529 plans and could affect Pennsylvania School Districts. How this will play out is not yet known but it is something to watch. When Congress passed the most recent tax package, it expanded the…

Handel’s Messiah: A Pocono Tradition This year marks the 39th performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Shawnee Playhouse. I started practicing law at the firm in 1986 and, shortly thereafter, began performing in the Orchestra as principal oboist. Quite candidly, I was typically the only oboist but I wear my badge as “principal oboist” proudly….

How artists came up with a solution to reverse the increase in pedestrian deaths. Eastern Pennsylvania and Monroe County have had far too many pedestrians seriously injured or killed by motor vehicles in the past few years.The question is what to do about it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study reporting…

It goes by many names, but if you own a home and fail to maintain fire and hazard coverage the mortgage lender can “force” insurance upon you. Most all mortgage documents include a clause providing that if the borrower does not maintain fire and hazard (aka homeowner’s – or homeowners’ if you prefer) insurance, the…

Supreme Court Justices love to travel and who could blame them.   Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement announcement was widely predicted but never came, will be teaching in Salzburg, Austria from July 2 through July 21, 2017, where he teaches a summer program for the McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific….

You can follow Jerry on Twitter and LinkedIn. What apps or tools are essential to your daily workflow? I find my iPhone 7 and iPad (3rd generation) indispensable in keeping up with all of the deadlines and projects that a busy litigation practice requires. I use an app called “Dictate” to dictate letters, pleadings, and…

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