Bernstein Law Firm Client Advisory 

In this quarterly issue of Bernstein Law Firm's client advisory, our attorneys keep you current on a number of issues vital to the health of many businesses through our blog. The articles in this advisory focus on efficiently litigating a breach of contract, why a personal guaranty may not be enough and distraint procedures in Pennsylvania. We encourage you to share these advisories with others who might benefit from the information.

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Jennifer L. Tis 
Tenancy by the Entireties:  Why A Personal Guaranty May Not Be Enough 
Jennifer TisTenancy by the entireties is a form of concurrent ownership of property in which each owner holds an indivisible interest with a right of survivorship. Although that may sound complicated, the method by which it is formed is quite simple: marriage. When a husband and wife acquire real property together (ie. the property is in both of their names) the property is automatically deemed an entireties property and both husband and wife are tenants by the entirety.
Scott M. Eckstein 
Efficiently Litigating Breach of Contract/Breach of Service Claims
Jennifer TisIn an ideal world there would never be any need to have to be concerned about receiving payments for services rendered or contracts performed. The parties to any such agreements would each do what they agreed to do and there would be no need for court involvement. Unfortunately, there is no ideal world. Coupled with an economy that is suffering greatly the need for court involvement is increasing. As a result, every business must be prepared to step into the litigation arena from time to time.
Lara E. Shipkovitz 
The Unsettled Law of Distraint Procedures in Pennsylvania
Jennifer TisThe ambiguity of the legality of remedies available to a landlord when presented with a defaulting tenant has put the landlord in a difficult situation in Pennsylvania. The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 Pa.Stat.Ann. 250.302 et seq (hereinafter "the Act") was thought to be envisioned by the legislature to afford a complete and exclusive remedy for a landlord seeking to vindicate his rights against a defaulting tenant. The Act provides for a statutory lien on tenant's goods for rents due up to one year and authorizes a distraint action, in which the landlord may lawfully take possession of, and sell for arrearages of rent, a tenant's personalty found on the leased premises.
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Meet the Members of Bernstein Law Firm 
Every advisory we will be featuring a member of our firm.  You'll be able to get to know a little bit more about who we are!
This advisory we introduce: 
We've added several new faces to our team! 
 Lara Shipkovitz, Esq.
Scott Eckstein, Esq.
Jennifer Tis, Esq.
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Robert Bernstein, Nick Krawec, Charles Bobinis have all been named 2010
Pennsylvania Superlawyers
Kirk Burkley and Jillian Nolan have been named 2010 Pennsylvania Rising Stars
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Shawn McClure was elected to the Executive Council of the Young Members Section of the Commercial Law League of America and Nick Krawec was elected chair of the Creditors' Rights Section. 
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