Can You Hear Me Now?: Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act

By | Art Law Blog | April 25, 2017
On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed the HEAR Act into law, establishing a uniform statute of limitations to govern claims seeking recovery of Nazi-confiscated art. Confiscation of art by the Nazis during World War II has been described as the “greatest displacement of art in human history.” Almost twenty percent of all European art was taken by the Nazis during this dark period in history and an estimated number of 300,000 artworks are still missing today. View Full Post
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Standing Up to Your Siblings: Who Can Bring a Financial Elder Abuse Claim?

By | Trust on Trial | April 24, 2017
Pick meWhile financial elder abuse is a serious problem in California, not just anyone can sue to protect an abused elder.  This is especially true if the elder does not want to bring suit in the first place.  On April 19, 2017, the California Court of Appeal reinforced an important issue related to standing to bring financial elder abuse claims in the case of Tepper v. View Full Post
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National Healthcare Decision Day: Have You Had the Conversation?

By | The Fiduciary Advisor | April 19, 2017
Business agent planning with a retired couple their future investments. April 16, 2017 marks the start of National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD) (, a week-long, nation-wide event which exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance healthcare planning.  The theme for 2017 is “it always seems too early, until it’s late.” Providing clear, concise and consistent information on healthcare decision-making both to the public and providers through the widespread dissemination of tools to help guide people through the process of advance planning is the focus of NHDD.  View Full Post
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Deadline to Comply with New Fire Inspection Requirements is Fast Approaching

The deadline to comply with the new inspection requirements mandated by the recent amendment to the Philadelphia fire code is fast approaching. In the wake of a fire escape collapse in Center City that caused one death and two very serious injuries, the City of Philadelphia reviewed whether to mandate the inspection of fire escapes. View Full Post
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