Appellate Practice Tip Supersedeas & Injunctions

Appellate Practice Tip: Supersedeas & Injunctions

Appellate Practice Tip:  Supersedeas & Injunctions Appealing a trial court’s order will not automatically prevent the other party from enforcing that order. Unless an exception applies, a notice of appeal does not act as a supersedeas or stay of the trial court’s order (Pa.R.A.P. 1701 (3)). In order to prevent an adverse party from enforcing…

LLC Operating Agreements Webinar on September 28

LLC Operating Agreements Webinar on September 28

LLC Operating Agreements Webinar on September 28 Firm Partner Edward L. Perkins, along with associate Steven Chisholm, will present a “Drafting LLC Operating Agreements” Webinar on Thursday September 28, 2017. This program is available for CPE credit in states under NASBA jurisdiction and also CLE in various states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New Jersey,…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip  What Should You Do If You’re Sued

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: What Should You Do If You’re Sued?

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip:  What Should You Do If You’re Sued? If You’re Sued Don’t defend yourself – you could void your malpractice coverage – instead, contact your carrier. Most carriers will permit you to file preliminary objections in Pennsylvania or A Motion to Dismiss in Delaware in order to avoid paying the deductible if…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip  How Long to Keep Your Files

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip:  How Long to Keep Your Files

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip:  How Long to Keep Your Files As part of your representation, you should properly retain client files or dispose of them through appropriate means. It is a good idea to establish firm-wide guidelines for file retention. As in other areas of firm practice, more experienced attorneys should set the example. Of…

Perkins moderates Register of Wills Panel for PBI on July 28

Perkins moderates Register of Wills Panel for PBI on July 28

On Friday July 28, 2017, firm partner Edward L. Perkins will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Local Perspectives from the Register of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Court” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the historic Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. Mr. Perkins will be joined on stage by officials from Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip Case Selection

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Case Selection

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Case Selection This month’s Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip looks at the diligence required in actually choosing to represent a client…  or not! In choosing whether or not to represent a client in a potential legal malpractice claim, one of the first questions to consider asking yourself is:  Will You be Able…

Written Fee-Agreements

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Written Fee-Agreements

THE IMPORTANCE OF A WRITTEN FEE AGREEMENT: Your First Line of Defense Against Malpractice Claims Regardless of what your jurisdiction’s ethical rules say about written fee agreements, it is always a good idea to have one with each and every client, for each and every engagement – no exceptions.  In establishing the scope of your…