Landlord / Tenant – We recently represented a Landlord who discovered extensive damage to his rental property after an aggrieved tenant was evicted. We filed a lawsuit against the former tenant, who claimed she did not damage the property. The lawsuit proceeded to trial, and the Court awarded monetary damages to our client and against the former tenant for the damage to the property.
Breach of Contract – Nearly 60 years after concluding his employment with a local oil refinery, our client contacted us to secure unpaid retirement benefits. We were able to track down the current successor entity and assert a claim, resulting in a lump-sum payment to our client for unpaid benefits.
Quiet Title – Our client wanted to sell his property, but the buyer was unable to obtain Title Insurance because our client had purchased the property many years before at a Tax Upset Sale. We filed a Quiet Title action and secured a timely Judgment affirming our client’s ownership and precluding claims by the prior owner and various other entities.
Motor Vehicle Accident – While driving through an intersection, our client’s vehicle was struck by a drunk driver who was speeding and failed to stop at a red traffic signal. Our client sustained significant injuries, and we were able to secure a six-figure settlement for our client from multiple insurance companies without filing a lawsuit. The matter was resolved quickly, and without the need for our client to endure a long legal battle.
Employment Contract – Our client was sued by his former employer for alleged breaches of his Employment Contract. We vigorously defended the case and we prevailed at Arbitration. The employer then appealed the decision and the matter was scheduled for Trial. Despite having spent a considerable sum on attorneys’ fees and Court costs, the employer then withdrew the case on the eve of Trial, with no payment whatsoever from our client.
Real Estate – Our clients inherited a house and wanted to sell before the unpaid Mortgage resulted in a Sheriff Sale, but a squatter in the house prevented a sale. We filed an Ejectment action to secure possession of the property for our clients and defended the Foreclosure case to allow our clients time to sell. After the sale of the property, our clients’ Realtor had the following kind words, which he has allowed us to share: “Really Matt, thank you sincerely. Most attorneys would have not picked up the phone like you did. We are lucky to get them to call back after several messages. I would recommend you to anyone.”
LLC Formation – We recently assisted with LLC formation, a Commercial Lease review, drafting of a formal LLC Operating Agreement, and preparing multiple Buy-Sell Agreements for Royersford Urban Air LLC which will be opening a new indoor trampoline adventure park in the Limerick Square Shopping Center. Click HERE to check out the fun coming to Royersford.
Administrative Appeal – Our client applied for a license with the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine and received a provisional denial based on concerns about her moral character. We filed an appeal, attended a Hearing in Harrisburg, and presented testimony from several witnesses to establish the good moral character of our client. The Hearing Officer agreed that our client met her burden of proof, and Ordered that the license be granted.
Property Tax Appeal – Our client built a new house and received an Interim Assessment Notice which dramatically overvalued her home. We filed an appeal and were successful in having our client’s property taxes reduced by over $7,000 per year.
Mechanics’ Lien – We represented a local business that performed substantial work to retrofit a large office building, but was not paid by the owner for the work. By placing a Mechanics’ Lien on the office building, and filing a Breach of Contract lawsuit, we were able to motivate the owner to issue payment and resolve the matter.
Sheriff Sale Postponed – Facing foreclosure, our client tried to secure a Loan Modification, but the bank would not process her application without cooperation from our client’s ex-husband. When the divorce was finalized shortly before the Sheriff Sale, the bank said it was “too late” to apply. By Petitioning the Court and appearing at a Hearing, we were able to have the Sale postponed to allow our client time to seek a Loan Modification.
Real Estate – Our client entered into a private Agreement of Sale for an investment property, and paid a deposit towards the purchase price. The seller accepted the deposit, but then failed to complete the sale, and became unresponsive to our client. We were able to contact the seller and secure a refund for our client of his deposit as well as his other related expenses.
Mortgage Foreclosure – When the bank filed a Foreclosure case against our client in Chester County, we were hired to help him navigate the process. Our client was ultimately able to Reinstate the Mortgage and save his home approximately one year after the Foreclosure was filed, without a Judgment ever being entered against him.
Administrative Hearing – Our client was the named beneficiary of a government pension left by a family member who passed away. When another family member challenged the beneficiary designation, we argued the case at a formal Administrative Hearing with the government entity in Harrisburg. Following the Hearing, our client’s designation as the beneficiary was affirmed.
Motor Vehicle Accident – An unsecured manhole cover became dislodged and struck our client’s vehicle while she was driving during a storm. Her vehicle was damaged and she sustained injuries from the impact. As a result of our investigation, we located the corporate party responsible for the manhole cover and secured a monetary settlement for our client.
Real Estate – After purchasing a bank-owned property as an investment, our client was confronted by a squatter claiming to live in the property. We were able to obtain an Order for Possession from the Court which allowed our client to secure the property in a timely fashion.
Property Tax Assessment Appeals- We are proud to have been successful in 100% of the Property Tax Assessment Appeals filed by our office in 2016. Each of our appeals this year resulted in annual property tax savings of at least $1,000 for our clients, with some enjoying a savings of more than $3,400 per year.
Breach of Contract- Our client hired a contractor for home renovations and the contractor was paid for the job but didn't finish the work. We contacted the contractor and we were able to secure a refund for our client without filing a lawsuit.
Estate Administration - Our client was a beneficiary of an Estate and the Executor had failed for several years to Administer the Estate in a timely fashion. By advocating for our client and Petitioning the Court, we were successful in motivating the Executor to complete his duties and distribute the Estate to the beneficiaries.
Breach of Contract - After hiring our client to build a large deck, and making a few small partial payments towards the job, the homeowner stopped paying. The contractor hired us to secure payment and the contract sum was paid in full within 30 days without going to Court.
Property Tax Assessment Appeals - Our clients are collectively saving over $29,500 per year as a result of successful Property Tax Assessment Appeals we handled in 2015. Our clients paid our flat fee of $500 for this process and are saving an average of over $2,000 per year on their property taxes.
Mechanics’ Lien – After hiring a contractor and paying him more than the contract sum, our client expressed her dissatisfaction with the contractor’s work. He then abandoned the incomplete project and filed a Lien against her property. We aggressively litigated the matter, and the contractor eventually withdrew the Lien without our client paying him another cent.
Real Estate – Having rented for many years, our clients were ready to purchase their own home. They found a “For Sale By Owner” listing they liked, and hired us to help prepare the necessary paperwork. Our flat fee saved our clients thousands compared to the Commission a Real Estate Agent would have charged, and the closing took place right in our office.
Motor Vehicle Accident – While walking across the street in a crosswalk, our client was struck by an uninsured driver making a left turn. We submitted a claim to the PA Assigned Claims Plan and secured a monetary settlement for our client despite that the driver had no insurance.
Sheriff Sale Postponed – After retiring, our client obtained a Reverse Mortgage, but soon fell behind on taxes and insurance. The bank foreclosed and the Sheriff Sale date was fast approaching. By Petitioning the Court and appearing at a Hearing, we were able to secure an additional 4 months for our client to attempt to secure a repayment plan.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Our client was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. When the insurance company refused to settle, we filed suit and proceeded to Arbitration. Despite our client’s “limited-tort” status, we prevailed at Arbitration and were able to secure money for our client.
Home Warranty – Our client purchased a newly constructed home which came with a 1 year warranty from the builder. When a cracked foundation wall let water into the basement, the builder refused to repair the crack under warranty. We filed suit and the builder ultimately returned and repaired the crack, provided a 1 year warranty on his workmanship, and reimbursed our client for all of her legal fees and costs.
Property Tax Assessment Appeal – Pressed for time, we had to go the extra mile to make sure a property tax assessment appeal was filed before the deadline for our client, who then offered these kind words, which she has permitted us to share: “At the risk of sounding unprofessional, YOU ROCK! Thank you so very much for your responsiveness…. I would have missed the boat had it not been for your efforts.”
Real Estate – A neighbor of our client cleared a large section of woods and then discovered that most of the wooded area was on our client’s property. When the insurance company refused to pay a fair amount for the damage, we filed suit and secured a settlement of more than $50,000.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Our client was rear-ended on the highway and we filed suit on behalf of our client. The insurance company initially made a settlement offer, but we proceeded to Arbitration where we secured a very favorable result. The matter then settled for triple the insurance company's earlier offer.
Superior Court – We recently handled a Landlord/Tenant matter for a client and succeeded in quickly securing a Judgment on the Pleadings at the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. The other party then appealed to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and, after the submission of Briefs, the appellate Court affirmed our victory in the lower Court.
Slip & Fall Accident – Our client slipped and fell on a recently mopped floor at a local store. When the insurance company failed to make a reasonable settlement offer, we filed suit on behalf of our client and secured a favorable monetary settlement without our client ever going to Court.
Breach of Contract – After being contracted to perform work at an apartment complex, our client was unable to secure payment from the building owner for the work performed. We filed suit and proceeded to Arbitration where we secured a Judgment against the building owner for the full amount of the contract.
Landlord/Tenant – Our client owned a local commercial property which he had leased to a retail tenant. The tenant abandoned the property leaving our client with a mess to clean up and unpaid rent. We filed suit against the tenant and resolved the case prior to Arbitration on very favorable terms for our client.
Mortgage Foreclosure – After we filed an Answer to the Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint to provide our client with additional time, the bank filed a Motion for Summary Judgment against our client which, if granted, would speed up the foreclosure. We filed a formal Response to the Motion with a host of legal arguments and the Court denied the bank's Motion.
Estate Administration – Our client's mother passed away while administering an Estate, and certain family members would not consent to our client taking over the administration. We Petitioned the Register of Wills and attended a Hearing on our client's behalf, after which our client was appointed to administer the Estate her mother had previously handled.
Disclaimer: The results presented herein are real but are presented here for illustrative and informative purposes only and should not, under any circumstances, be used or interpreted as a promise or guarantee of success. Each matter is different, and the handling of each matter varies along with the respective results. Please contact our office to discuss the facts of your particular situation.