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Author Archives: Jeffrey R. Lalama

Author Archives: Jeffrey R. Lalama

Avoiding the Most Common Landlord-Tenant Disputes

When you own residential property, you may find yourself dealing with disputes related to your relationship with your tenants. In some cases, you may be able to resolve these disputes easily, through good communication and speaking directly with your tenant. But in other situations, you may need to take legal action to protect your interests. […]

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual, and any other form of harassment, cannot be tolerated in your workplace. As a business owner, you have devoted your life to creating an enterprise and environment that succeeds for your employees, customers and clientele. It is crucial that your business model and mission clearly state and define the type of behavior and interaction […]

Tips for Avoiding Disputes in a Family Business

It’s a fact of life that most families must deal with conflict between loved ones on a regular basis. This conflict can be relatively benign in the context of most family structures, but there can be some real consequences when family members own a business together. To that end, there are some steps family-owned businesses […]

Managing Conflict Within Business Partnerships

A business partnership is like any other close relationship in your life. There may come a time when you do not agree and even experience outright conflict, making it difficult to run the company effectively. Partnership conflicts do not have to impact your business in a negative way. The following are some tips for responding […]

Save a Tree and Have Both Spouses Sign One Document

As most people know, Pennsylvania recognizes the ownership concept of tenants by the entireties.  That is, the assets held jointly by a husband and wife ordinarily cannot be levied and executed upon by a creditor holding a judgment against only one spouse.  Assuming then that the Lender is obtaining either a Guaranty Agreement or simply […]

Incur Then Collect, Not the Other Way Around

In Kaymark v.Bank of America, N.A., Udren Law Offices, P.C. , 783 F.3d 168, (3rd Cir. 2015), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that mortgage foreclosure complaints cannot contain allegations and claims for attorney’s fees expected to be incurred through the foreclosure process, but not yet incurred as of the time the complaint is […]

Lender Beware

Much has been written about Pennsylvania’s Act 95, the new Powers of Attorney (POA) Law. The Estate Planning and Administration Bar has studied and commented at length regarding its revised Notice, Witness and other provisions.  However, the new POA Statute also has a somewhat inexplicable provision, directly affecting commercial lenders. Most commercial loan notes in […]

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