McAndrews Law Offices’ longtime member, Dean Beer, Esq., has been appointed Chief Public Defender of Montgomery County, PA!

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has appointed our colleague and friend, Dean Beer, Esq., as Chief Public Defender of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Dean is exceptionally well-prepared for this position, having worked for many years in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Public Defenders’ Offices, in private criminal defense practice, and handling several special education matters with our…

December 2015 – PATTAN in King of Prussia hosts Transition Planning Program

PATTAN in King of Prussia recently held a program regarding Transition Planning – from school to adulthood. The program included some excellent materials which set out the perspectives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education on this issue, as well as checklists and materials which can be very useful for for parents when examining their children’s transition…

PLAN of PA features Allyson McAndrews in their Fall 2015 Newsletter

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania (PLAN of PA), a non-profit organization based out of Wayne, PA, recently interviewed Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed. of McAndrews Law Offices regarding one of her recent articles about mental illness. This particular article, I Faked Happiness Every Day. Then a Drug Addiction Story Saved Me, was written to bring awareness to the…

September 2015 – The Zahner Decision

The Zahner Decision by Anthony Marone, Esq. McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. September 2015 – Since the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (“DRA”), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (“Department”) has attempted to limit the use of annuities in the asset protection strategy known as “half-a-loaf” gifting.  Half-a-loaf gifting is a technique used…