PUC General Assessment Factor Drops to 2007-2008 Fiscal Year Level

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s General Assessment Factor for the Railroad Transportation Group dropped about 10.5% this fiscal year over last, with payments on each $1,000 of intrastate revenue dropping from $15.08 to $13.47.  At the same time, the industry assessment factor in the current fiscal year is about the same as it was in 2007-2008… Read On

New Fiscal Cliff Deal Revives Charitable IRA Rollover

Many may remember the IRA charitable rollover, first introduced in 2006, that allowed individuals age 70½ and older to transfer as much as $100,000 per year from their traditional IRAs directly to qualified charities without first paying income tax on the distributions.  As an additional bonus, the “rollover” amounts counted toward the individual’s minimum annual distribution requirements. … Read On

Craig Staudenmaier Speaks to Municipal Planners about RTK

Managing Partner, Craig Staudenmaier, recently addressed the Lehigh Valley section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planners Association (APA) on the state’s Right-to-Know (RTK) Law.  His presentation discussed public access to records dealing with planning issues including certain records of private businesses, which contract with municipalities. The APA is a diverse network of planners, commissioners, public officials… Read On

Nauman Smith Hosts CREDC Reception

Co-chairs Jim Nulton, PPL’s Regional Community Relations Director, and Sharon Ryan, President of Dasher, update guests on CREDC’s Capital Campaign On September 27, Nauman Smith hosted a reception in support of CREDC’s 2012 Capital Campaign.  The two-hour reception at the firm’s offices in the newly renovated Fulton Bank Building honored the hundreds of businesses and individuals who have contributed to the 2012 CREDC Campaign: Making a Difference that will support economic development in our region over the next four years… Read On

Nauman Smith Partner Named Best Lawyer

Nauman Smith Shissler and Hall, LLP, is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Craig J. Staudenmaier, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Craig concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal litigation and media/Right-to-Know law. He routinely represents clients in all phases of the litigation process including mediation and arbitration… Read On

Court Denies Action to Enforce Final Determination of Office of Open Records

The Commonwealth Court has affirmed the denial of a civil action brought by an open records requester to enforce a favorable final determination.  Crockett v. Southeastern Transportation Authority (SEPTA), 2295 C.D. 2011 (Pa.Cwlth. 9/11/12).  The case is noteworthy as the first appellate court decision to address the procedure to challenge an agency’s actions after the issuance of a final determination. … Read On

Nauman Smith Attorney J. Stephen Feinour is now the Inbound Chair of the Rotary District 7390 Youth Exchange Program

Partner, J. Stephen Feinour is the Inbound Chair of the Rotary District 7390 Youth Exchange Committee.  His responsibilities include the administration of the Inbound Youth Exchange Program, including the placement and oversight of inbound Rotary Exchange Students from various foreign countries with local Rotary clubs… Read On

Nauman Smith Attorney J. Stephen Feinour Elected to the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg

Partner, J. Stephen Feinour has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg for which he also serves as co-chair of the Youth Exchange Committee… Read On

Nauman Smith Joins the West Shore Chamber of Commerce

In order to better serve its clients and prospective clients in eastern Cumberland County as well as the West Shore community, the Firm has joined the West Shore Chamber of Commerce… Read On

Nauman Smith Names New Partner

Harrisburg, PA - Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall, LLP, is pleased to announce that Suzanne Friday has been named partner. Ms. Friday chairs the firm's Tax, Trusts, and Estates practice group… Read On

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