New Retirement Tax Rules

The so-called “tax extenders package” enacted on Dec. 18, 2015 improves on some existing retirement tax rules. Among the new rules: Qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) have been made permanent, eliminating the almost annual wait-and-see ritual that has been the case since their inception in 2006. Advisers and clients have had to wait until the final…

Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law discusses our new Southern Delaware office with “The News Journal”!

On Thursday, January 7th, 2015, Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices caught up with reporter, James Fisher, about our new office in Southern Delaware and continued focus to help children with disabilities throughout the entire state! Click here to read the article/interview in Delaware’s most read newspaper, “The News Journal”! Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. McAndrews Law…

PEOPLE Magazine Interviews McAndrews Law on the Bill Cosby Case

January 7th, 2015 – With the recent arrest of comedian Bill Cosby, People Magazine reporter, Nicole Weisensee Egan, came to us looking for an outside legal expert with extensive knowledge and understanding of Pennsylvania laws. Being that Joe McGettigan has tried some of the most difficult and high-profile cases in the state, including the prosecutions of…

OSERS “Dear Colleague” Letter: New Policy Guidance on Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

On November 16, 2015, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the United States Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague” Letter regarding its new Policy Guidance on Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).  In this letter, OSERS states that for children with disabilities who are below grade level, IEPs should include “ambitious” goals…

Tanya Alvarado, Esq. of McAndrews Law Discusses Bullying Issues on 6abc’s show “Puerto Rican PANORAMA”

McAndrews Law Offices’ Spanish-speaking attorney, Tanya Alvarado, Esq., was a panelist regarding bullying issues in schools on the 6abc show, Puerto Rican PANORAMA, produced and hosted by Diego Castellanos, Ed.D.  Other participants included Laura Silverstein, LCSW, a therapist, and Stephanie A. Gonzalez Ferrandez, Esq., a family law attorney. Ms. Silverstein talked about the emotional impact…

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…