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Saxton & Stump provides solutions for complex legal issues and partners with clients to create a roadmap for their success. We are committed to empowering clients by delivering five-star service and results-focused advice.

Attorneys Spitz and Neville join Saxton & Stump establishing firm’s South Carolina presence

Recognized South Carolina attorneys Stephen A. Spitz and Irish “Ryan” Neville joined Saxton & Stump, launching the firm’s first out-of-state office in Charleston. Both attorneys are well-established in the business and legal communities – Spitz for more than 40 years and Neville for more than 15 – and they will continue to practice under the name Spitz & Neville.


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Attorney Andy Reilly, Pennsylvania business, civic and political leader, joins Saxton & Stump

  MALVERN, Pa., July 21, 2021 — Attorney Andrew J. Reilly, a leading member of Delaware County’s legal, business and political community, has joined Saxton & Stump. Reilly is an experienced litigator with a focus in municipal law, representing clients in real...

Attorney Steve Bowers joins Saxton & Stump’s growing ERISA practice

  MALVERN, Pa., July 16, 2021 —  Philadelphia attorney L. Stephen Bowers has joined Saxton and Stump’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team, bringing substantial experience advising employers on benefits law, including matters pertaining to the Employee...

Darlene King speaks to Louisiana bariatric surgeons about preventing and defending against medical malpractice

Attorney Darlene K. King was an invited speaker at the Louisiana State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (LA-ASMBS) Webinar Series on June 22, 2021. Darlene presented Medical Malpractice in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: How to...

Attorney Kathy Pape shared how water and wastewater utility regionalization helped Greater Johnstown Water Authority and City of Johnstown

Saxton & Stump attorney Kathy Pape partnered with the City of Johnstown and the Greater Johnstown Water Authority to present Compliance and Capital Solutions Through Regionalization at Pennsylvania Water Environment Association’s (PWEA’s) annual technical...

Attorneys Spitz and Neville join Saxton & Stump establishing firm’s South Carolina presence

  LANCASTER, Pa., June 29, 2021 — Recognized South Carolina attorneys Stephen A. Spitz and Irish “Ryan” Neville joined Saxton & Stump, launching the firm’s first out-of-state office in Charleston. Both attorneys are well-established in the business and legal...

Saxton & Stump attorney Erik Hume named Chair of Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2021 — Saxton & Stump attorney Erik M. Hume was recently named Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. The section is PBA’s largest and focuses on the interests of real estate and...

William Costopoulos, region’s top criminal defense lawyer, joins Saxton & Stump

  HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9, 2021 — Criminal defense attorney William C. Costopoulos has joined Saxton & Stump in Harrisburg to bolster its White Collar Defense practice and support the firm’s Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy and Attorney and Judicial Ethics...

John McBlain, prominent Delaware County real estate and development attorney, joins Saxton & Stump

  MALVERN, Pa., June 4, 2021 — Attorney John P. McBlain has joined Saxton & Stump, bringing more than two decades of real estate, municipal law and litigation experience. A native of Aldan Borough, McBlain has served in county and community leadership...

Saxton & Stump adds experienced legal marketer Amy Earnest to business development team

  HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28, 2021 — Saxton & Stump announced the addition Amy L. Earnest as a Business Development Strategist. Led by Jenna R. Wagner, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, the team now has 19 dedicated business development,...

Three attorneys join Saxton & Stump’s growing litigation team

LANCASTER, Pa., May 21, 2021 — Saxton & Stump recently welcomed three new associate attorneys expanding the firm’s litigation resources in Lancaster, Harrisburg and Malvern. Jaskirat Chhatwal represents clients in commercial disputes, white collar defense and...


Legal rights and tactics for addressing price volatility in materials and supply chains

by Jeffrey C. Bright, Esq. and Ronald H. Pollock, Esq.Over the past year, many construction projects have suffered from volatile price fluctuations for materials. For example, the National Association of Home Builders estimates that increased lumber prices alone have...

Six figure settlement highlights the perils of bonuses and regular rate calculations

A recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) led to its recovery of $165,653 in back wages for approximately 3,000 employees of The Giant Company LLC (Giant) in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. According to the DOL, Giant failed to...

Mixed-use projects and the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act

The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) generally applies to all private construction projects in the state of Pennsylvania. CASPA is a prompt payment law with teeth: If a contractor or subcontractor is the substantially prevailing party in...

Funeral Board COVID-19 waivers ending early

On August 5, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of State announced a schedule for the expiration of COVID-related waivers and suspensions of professional licensing regulations. Funeral Board waivers will now expire on August 17, 2021.

IRS revises qualified retirement plan correction procedure

 On July 16, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2021-30 which restates and revises the existing Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). EPCRS is an IRS program which permits sponsors of qualified plans (such as 401(k)...

Construction manager as advisor versus construction manager as constructor – which is right for your project?

There are a wide variety of project delivery and contract methods, each with unique wrinkles, responsibilities, and roles for the parties. A frequent topic that arises is whether a construction manager should be used and whether the construction manager should be “as...

Prior to the summer recess, PA legislature moves on bills affecting water and wastewater authorities

 The legislature was busy prior to passing the 2021/2022 budget and recessing last Friday for the summer. The bills discussed may affect operations or finances at water or wastewater authorities. The bill that crossed the finish line is HB957, known as the “Ghost...

FEMA changes COVID-19 funeral assistance policy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has changed its COVID-19 funeral assistance policy to ease the burden of proving a death was COVID-related.

Effective June 26, Pennsylvania law gives employees protected leave for organ donations

  Effective June 26, 2021, Pennsylvania’s Living Donor Protection Act (LDPA) provides job-protected leave to organ and tissue donors for purposes of donation surgery, as well as preparation and recovery. To qualify, employees must meet standard Family Medical...

OSHA issues new COVID-19 safety rules for health care sector employers

Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will soon issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that mandates health care sector employers take certain actions to protect their employees and patients.

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