Pennsylvania’s New Power of Attorney Law, Act 95 of 2014

By: Sebring Law The recent statutory changes to Powers of Attorney (“POA”) created in Pennsylvania started as a response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s holding in Vine v. Commonwealth, 9 A.3d 1150 (PA. 2010). (Where a husband forged his comatose wife’s

Posted in Uncategorized

Conveying Oil and Gas Rights to a Limited Liability Company Now May Protect Landowners and Save in Transfer Taxes Later

Investment into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry is increasing at a profound rate.  In the current decade (since January 1, 2010), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a total of 15,487 permits in connection with unconventional gas wells.(1)

Posted in Marcellus Shale, Oil and Gas

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Utility Easement for Residential Subdivision

May a municipal authority exercise its eminent domain powers to condemn an easement over privately-owned land, where the sole purpose of the easement is to supply a private developer with land to install sewer facilities needed for a proposed private

Posted in Real Estate Development


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