Knox Law attorneys publish articles relating to each year's Professional Advisor Symposium topics, some of which are included here.

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Changes to Employee Handbook In Light of the 2020 Pandemic

Most employers recognize the advantages of having written personnel policies, which are typically found in an employee handbook. These handbooks contain work rules and information about fringe benefits.

CARES Act Effect on Benefits Plans (2020)

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency related to COVID-19.

The ADA and the Hiring Process During the Pandemic (2020)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) restricts when and how much medical information an employer may obtain from any applicant or employee.

Trust and Beneficiaries Income Tax Planning: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Includes an understanding of federal and state income tax planning for trusts, including but not limited to the impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding trustees, beneficiaries and grantors.

Top Mistakes In Administering Clients' Estates: How to Identify and Avoid Them

As in life generally, when an estate is being administered, sometimes mistakes just happen.

Power of Attorney Litigation

Power of Attorney: a review of the legal remedies available to the principal and other family members in the event a dishonest agent abuses these powers or commits fraud.

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): Tips

Upon first glance of an NDA, a reviewing party must determine whether the agreement protects only one party or both parties of the NDA.

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Individuals who have a certification from a medical provider and an identification card issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health may lawfully access medical marijuana to aid in the treatment of serious medical conditions.

The Legality of Cannabis-Based Products

Every five years, Congress passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill.”

Irrevocable Trust Modification: Tips

IrreVOcable / iREVocable. TomATO / ToMATo. The dictionary (Google) says irrevocable means “not able to be changed, reversed or recovered; final.” Pennsylvania says otherwise.

Introduction to Franchising: Regulations, Compliance and Structures

The Federal Trade Commission began examining practices in franchising in 1970. In 1971 the FTC began a formal rule making proceeding, to possibly develop a regulation requiring disclosure and prohibiting unfair practices in offering and selling franchises.

Guardianships: What, Why and How

A guardian has a legal responsibility to act in the best interests of the incapacitated person.

The Family Private Equity Model: When The Epiphany Occurs

The idea of business succession planning for family-owned businesses has changed in recent years. In the past, it was assumed a child would one day take over the business from their parent(s). Now, however, that assumption has changed for a number of families. It is rare to see a business run by a second- or third-generation family owner.

Durable Powers of Attorney: What They Are and Why All Clients Need Them

A durable power of attorney is an essential estate planning tool, which can be utilized in many ways for the benefit of the principal.

White Collar Crime Investigations - Tips

These tips provide the first steps to take in case of white collar crime or a criminal investigation.

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