The Increased Federal Estate Tax Exemption Doesn’t Decrease the Need for Wills and Estate Plans

December 2018 By Dennis McAndrews A recent article in a major newspaper spoke of the effects of the increased federal estate tax exemption ($11,400,000 for individuals and $22,800,000 for couples in 2019, as well as portability, which allows spouses to utilize both exemptions without complex planning), upon estate planning practices, and noted that many larger…

The Legal Intelligencer announces the opening of McAndrews Law Offices New Philadelphia Office

2018 McAndrews Law Offices looks forward to serving their Philadelphia area clients in a new location in the heart of Philly! (From The Legal Intelligencer) Announcements McAndrews Law Offices announced the opening of a newly expanded Philadelphia office. The location will provide a more local option and access for its Philadelphia and surrounding suburban client…

Sexual Assault and Abuse Cases – Major Developments Are Occurring

November 2018 The legal landscape of cases involving sexual assault, child abuse, and other forms of sexual misconduct against vulnerable populations is taking very significant transformations. In the area of child abuse within trusted institutions, broadening investigations have now been implemented by the United States Attorney in Philadelphia as well as multiple states’ Attorneys General.…

Friday, December 14th: Hands & Voices December Virtual Coffee

How to Advocate Without Being Adversarial: Building Long Term Relationships Presented by Michael Connolly, Esq., Shareholder and Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices’ Special Education Department, in conjunction with Hands & Voices WHEN: Friday, December 14th, 2018 TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm WHERE: Virtual Coffee! Click here for all of the details! Mission of Hands & Voices:…

Tuesday, November 27th – Family Support Group: Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship

Free and Open to the Community! Hosted by Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Presented by Jessica Wilson, Esq. and Jennifer Simons, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices! Kaleidoscope Family Solutions proudly provides home and community-based services for individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. They have invited Jessica Wilson, Esq. and Jennifer Simons, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices’…

Representing Persons with Disabilities in Injury Cases – Countering Misconceptions

November 2018 The MLO Minute, By Dennis McAndrews, Esq. Over the course of my long career of representing individuals with disabilities and their families, I have resolved a great many cases for persons with disabilities who have been injured through automobile accidents, physical abuse, or the negligence of caretakers. One of the most frustrating and…

Our Elder Law Practice is More Than Just Drafting Documents

November 2018 The MLO Minute – By Dennis McAndrews: Recognizing and understanding the needs of an elderly client is imperative In some ways, the easiest part of Elder Law is preparing the documents necessary to assist our clients. But recognizing and understanding the global needs of an elderly client is essential to be certain that the documents we…

Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law will present at the Epilepsy Association’s Annual Conference

November 17th, 2018 Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices Special Education Department, will be a guest presenter at the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central Pennsylvania’s Epilepsy Mini-Conference! Topic of Michael Connolly’s presentation: An Overview of Special Education Law and the Right to Remain in School Until 21 Years of Age WHEN: Saturday,…