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HTMLFiscal Cliff Deal Preserves Enhanced Conservation Easement Tax Benefits
George Asimos, Harry D. Shapiro; Saul Ewing LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 2013
Conservation easements are an effective tool for tax and estate planning and there are significant tax benefits to implementing them in 2013.


HTMLNew Law Gives Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Exemptions For Family Farms
George Asimos, Ross E. Bruch, Robert H. Louis; Saul Ewing LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2012, previously published on August 2012
A recent law enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature will enable farmers to pass their family farms to future generations without having to pay Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. With proper estate and tax planning, this law will give many Pennsylvania land owners significant tax savings.


HTMLPreemptive Zoning Provisions of Act 13 Held Unconstitutional
George Asimos, Sean O'Neill; Saul Ewing LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2012, previously published on July 2012
Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an order declaring null and void sections of the new 2012 Oil and Gas Act ("Act 13"), which preempted local zoning ordinances that regulate oil and gas operations and required local governments and municipalities to amend their...


Adobe PDFButler v. Charles Powers Estate: Recent Pennsylvania Court Decision Could Upset 130 Years of Oil and Gas Conveyances
George Asimos, Joel R. Burcat; Saul Ewing LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2011, previously published on September 2011
A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court has thrown into turmoil oil and gas ownership in Pennsylvania. Butler v. Charles Powers Estate, A.3d, 2011 WestLaw 3906897 (Pa. Super., Sept. 7, 2011). Interpreting nearly 130 years of Pennsylvania law, a three-judge panel of Pennsylvania’s...


HTMLCommonwealth Court Affirms Fayette County Zoning Ordinance
George Asimos; Saul Ewing LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 31, 2010, previously published on August 18, 2010
On November 1, 2006, Fayette County adopted a Zoning Ordinance. On or about August 7, 2007, Penneco filed a complaint against Fayette County and on or about May 5, 2008, Penneco filed, by consent, an amended complaint primarily alleging that the Zoning Ordinance is preempted by the Oil & Gas...