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Michael Cherewka

Michael Cherewka

Law Office of Michael Cherewka
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

With my background in accounting as well as law, I can share my unique background and experience when working with individuals, families and small and mid-size businesses in the areas of estate planning, taxation, corporations and business planning, business acquisitions and sales, succession planning, business exit strategies and real estate.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Michael Cherewka
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Owner of law firm dedicated to Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates Administration, Business Planning for small to mid-tier businesses including choice of entity, acquisitions and sales, business exit strategies and succession planning
Education
Dickinson School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: cum laude Woolsack Society
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Bucknell University
B.S. | Accounting
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Honors: cum laude Delta Mu Delta Omicron Delta Kappa College Register
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Awards
Distinguished Service Award
American Heart Association
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
Member
- Current
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Elder Care Matters Alliance
Member
- Current
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Wealth Counsel
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Strictly Business
Quantum Press
Speaking Engagements
How To Close An Estate, Mechanicsburg , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Handling Real Estate Transactions From Start to Finish, Harrisburg , Pennsylvania
National Business Institute
Certifications
VA Accredited Attorney
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cherewka Law
Legal Answers
61 Questions Answered

Q. My dad wants to give his house to my sister before he dies. Will this effect his estate after death?
A: if your dad wants to give his house to your sister he may do so by deed now. He should however meet with an estate planning attorney since the gift of the house may change his mind about sharing the rest of his estate equally among the 7 children (since your sister would then get the house + 1/7 of the remaining estate.
Q. my aunt sold her property in joint tenancy with another aunt in 7/2010; she executed a will 10/2010; who has rights?
A: you will have to look at the Deed. "Joint tenancy" can be either Joint tenants with the right of survivorship (in which case the survivor of the two joint tenants owns 100% of the property) or tenants in common (in which case your aunt can state in her Will who inherits her 1/2 of the property)
Q. What is the procedure for filing a Small Estate Affidavit in PA?
A: There is not enough specific information here to give you any specific answers. There is no requirement to open an Estate administration every time someone dies. If there are no assets to collect and no debts to pay it may be possible to avoid an administration. There are times when companies will issue refund or rebate checks to a surviving spouse or to surviving children of a decedent dependent on the amount of the check and the reason for the payment. If the companies will not issue direct checks you can also look into a Small Estates Petition as an alternative to opening an Estate administration.
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Contact & Map
624 North Front Street
Wormleysburg, PA 17043
Telephone: (717) 232-4701
Telephone: (717) 232-4701