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Ten UTBF Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers® This Year

UTBF is pleased to announce that nearly half of the firm’s attorneys were included among this year’s “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” lists. This year’s “Super Lawyers” include: Brian D. Boreman William J. Burke, III John K. Fiorillo David M. Frees, III Stephen P. Lagoy Andrew D.H. Rau

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My Customer is Bankrupt and the Trustee is trying to take my money!

Most business owners have experienced a client going through bankruptcy. If a client goes into bankruptcy and still owes you money, then you usually accept the loss and move on. However, in some cases Creditors actually get sued for the return of money by the Trustee. They don’t understand how this can happen; because they …

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Theodore F. Claypoole Recognized by the Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council

Theodore F. Claypoole along with Tom Taylor and Eric McCurdy, Brite Realty Services, Chuck Swope, Swope Lees Commercial R.E., Neil Liebman, Bernardon, Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council, Scott Smith, EnviroSure, Inc., and Rich Mazei, Land Services, USA, received the 2017 Best Collaboration of Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council (CII Council) Members …

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UTBF Supports Law Day Celebration

The Chester County Bar Association held its annual Law Day Luncheon on Friday, May 4, 2018. The luncheon is held annually to celebrate Law Day, and to recognize Chester County students with awards for their poster and essay submissions. This year’s theme was “Separation of Powers – Framework for Freedom.” Several awards were given for …

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Theodore F. Claypoole Elected Treasurer of Chester County Housing Authority

Theodore F. Claypoole was recently elected as Treasurer of the Housing Authority of the County of Chester. Mr. Claypoole currently serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority, which was established in 1963 to meet the housing needs of low and very low income residents of Chester County, Pennsylvania. …

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Amanda Sundquist Serves as Moderator for 2018 CCATO Conference

Amanda Sundquist served as a moderator for the “Autonomous Vehicles:  The Future of Mobility” panel at the 2018 Chester County Association of Township Officials (“CCATO”) conference on March 13, 2018.  The panel  discussed impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles on existing transportation infrastructure and on future planning for municipalities.   Amanda serves on CCATO’s education …

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Kristen Ladd Admitted to United States Supreme Court

On Monday, March 5, 2018, firm partner Kristen Ladd was one of 40 lawyers who were sworn into the United States Supreme Court through the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Pennsylvania Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division Chair, Jon Koltash, moved for the admission.  

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Can you Protect your Claim in Bankruptcy?

Not all debts are dischargeable in bankruptcy. The key is to know which claims can be exempted from discharge and then what steps you, as a creditor, need to take to preserve your non-dischargeable claim. First — Determine if your Claim is Secured or Unsecured: It is important to know if your claim is secured …

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John Fiorillo Elected as Treasurer for Chester County Bar Association

John Fiorillo, a partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the Chester County Bar Association effective January 1, 2018. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Chester County Bar Association from 2012 through 2014 and again from 2016 to the present. John …

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