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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.

Real estate attorney Carol Verish Houck joins Harrisburg office

We are pleased to welcome attorney Carol Verish Houck who brings significant real estate, corporate, banking and financial services experience. Carol adds to our real estate team of 13 attorneys and two paralegals, including four licensed title agents.


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Saxton & Stump continues to build team, adds real estate attorney Carol Verish Houck

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4, 2021 — Attorney Carol Verish Houck has joined Saxton & Stump, bringing nearly 20 years of experience supporting clients with matters involving real estate, corporate and business law, and banking and financial services. Houck expands the...

Saxton & Stump CEO James Saxton named to Central Penn Business Journal (CPBJ)’s Power 100

LANCASTER, Pa., March 25, 2021 — James W. Saxton was recently featured as one of the most influential people in central Pennsylvania by the region’s premier business publication. The inclusion recognizes the past six years of remarkable growth by Saxton & Stump as...

Saxton & Stump attorney Kiandra Steffy joins Lancaster Bar Association’s Board of Directors

LANCASTER, Pa., March 2, 2021 — Saxton & Stump attorney Kiandra D. Steffy has been appointed to the Lancaster Bar Association’s Board of Directors. She will serve in the role of Director at Large for the association where she is also Chair of the Diversity...

Former PA Deputy Attorney General Carson Morris launches white collar practice at Saxton & Stump

Lancaster, Pa., February 9, 2021 — Former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, Carson B. Morris, Esq., has joined Saxton & Stump to launch its White Collar Defense practice and support the firm’s Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy team. He previously served at the...

Saxton & Stump adds three attorneys, including Kathy Pape, to reinforce business and tax law services

HARRISURG, Pa., January 29, 2021 — Kathy L. Pape, one of the region’s prominent business leaders and governmental affairs experts has joined Saxton & Stump. She, along with recent hires Elaine A. Stanko and Richard S. Calabrese, expand the firm’s business and...

Saxton & Stump taps business and accounting innovator Brett Tennis to spearhead strategic growth initiatives

LANCASTER, Pa., January 19, 2021 —  Brett H. Tennis, CPA has joined Saxton & Stump as Vice President of Strategic Alliances to help continue the growth of the firm’s affiliate companies and partners. He will also work alongside the business development team to...

Saxton & Stump welcomes two attorneys and 10 professionals, prepares for strong start to 2021

LANCASTER, Pa., January 13, 2021 — Attorneys Kathryn Maza Courtney and Chelsea Bashi have joined Saxton & Stump along with 10 additional professionals. The additions are aligned with the firm’s strategic plan for 2021 to continue bolstering key practices while...

Saxton & Stump promotes three women to equity shareholder

LANCASTER, Pa., January 6, 2021 — Saxton & Stump announced that attorneys Kathleen Duffy Bruder, Emina Henne and Erin Redding have been named equity shareholders with the firm effective January 1, 2021, recognizing their exceptional work, client service and...

Saxton & Stump attorney Kiandra Steffy named to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

LANCASTER, Pa., December 10, 2020 — Saxton & Stump attorney Kiandra D. Steffy has been named to the National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 under 40, a recognition given by invitation only to influential African American lawyers from across the country who excel in their...

Three Saxton & Stump attorneys complete Title IX compliance training

 Saxton & Stump attorneys Carrie E. Evans, Morgan S. Hays and Kiandra D. Steffy have completed the Student Conduct Institute’s 2020-2021 Title IX Compliance Training, which is specifically designed for those conducting Title IX investigations and...


U.S. Department of Labor announces cybersecurity guidance for ERISA plans

On April 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), for the first time ever, released cybersecurity guidance for retirement plan sponsors, service providers, and participants. With approximately $9.3 trillion in retirement plan assets nationwide, it is important that retirement plan sponsors, trustees, and any other service providers with discretion or control over retirement plan assets (collectively, “fiduciaries”) review the DOL guidance and ensure that there are policies and controls in place to protect retirement plan assets from cyberattacks.

Responding to government investigations in the wake of Pennsylvania Attorney General’s escalation of criminal prosecutions in the construction industry

 The Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) and other Pennsylvania prosecutors have recently undertaken aggressive criminal enforcement actions targeting the construction industry. Last week, a large heavy highway and bridge contractor was charged with millions in...

Start date, application information and clarifications for FEMA funeral assistance program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will begin taking applications for its COVID-19 funeral assistance on April 12, 2021. All applications must be made by phone by calling 844-684-6333. The application call center will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST). Applicants will then submit supporting documentation online, by mail, or by fax.

Legislation and rulemaking to weigh in on

 Commercial billing for multiple properties served by a single meter Legislators are looking for comments from authorities on Rep. Dan Moul’s proposed HB 957 and are happy to hear real-life examples of how the proposed legislation will affect the public. This...

Does more money really cause more problems? A breakdown of “pay-when-paid” and “pay-if-paid” clauses

 Picture this: You were hired by a general contractor to serve as a subcontractor on a private construction project. You performed all of your work in a good and workmanlike manner. The project’s owner accepted your work and the materials you used. Despite these...

Why using a law firm for business formations can save time and cost less than an online legal service

 Starting a new business or formalizing an existing one is a critical process that can be difficult for owners to navigate on their own. With today’s technology, people are turning more and more to web-based legal resources such as LegalZoom.com for...

Legal Considerations When Starting a Business

  Starting a business is a complex venture. In the formation stage of starting your business, there are a number of choices you must make pertaining to entity type (i.e. sole proprietorships, LLCs, partnerships, corporations), name, licensure, insurance and...

FEMA announces details of COVID-19 funeral assistance program

On March 24, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced long-awaited details of its COVID-19 funeral assistance program. In the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress allocated funds for FEMA to provide financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses.

Pennsylvania eases mask order to match Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance

On March 22, 2021, Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam announced that she had amended the state’s mask order to align with new interim recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Proposed changes to PENNVEST funding, public notice law and Steel Products Procurement exemptions could affect public authorities

 Water and wastewater authorities may want to keep an eye on three measures working their way through the legislature and the Department of General Services this spring. All of the changes provide the opportunity to reduce expenses and improve customer service....

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