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Year in Review for the General Practitioner 2023

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  • Start Date:2023-12-12 19:00:00
  • End Date:2025-12-12 19:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:General Practice

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Current, engaging and dynamic, this program provides education that equips you with real skills and information that you can put to use at work the very next day. Each hour is designed to enhance your practice:

  • Estate Law Update
  • Family Law Update
  • Real Estate Law Update

Learn from three “power” hours—developments, trends, & projections delivered by leading practitioners

Unique teaching teams made up of experienced and highly respected attorneys take you through each hour, highlighting the year’s most significant developments shaping your practice.

The book is a valuable desk mate.

The “Year in Review” digital book includes summaries of leading cases in each practice area.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in December 2023.


Teresa Marino Esq.

Ms. Marino is an of counsel attorney at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, practicing primarily in the Harrisburg and Lancaster offices.  Her practice focuses exclusively on family law. Ms. Marino serves on the Dauphin County Family Law Advisory Committee, and she is a past chairwoman of the Dauphin County Bar Association’s and Lancaster Bar Association’s Family Law Sections.  In 2017, Ms. Marino expanded her practice to include collaborative law, and in 2022, she became a certified mediator for family law matters. She is active in the Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania, serving as co-president of their executive board. Prior to entering private practice in 2011, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable David R. Workman, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.

Kenneth Yarsky II, Esq.

Mr. Yarsky received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Dayton (1970) and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law (1976). He is a shareholder and director of Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. in Pittsburgh and Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Yarsky’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate, business and banking, estate planning, estate administration, creditors’ rights and civil litigation, including contract, construction and title insurance litigation. His real estate practice with developers, investors and lenders includes acquisition, development, construction, finance, leasing and zoning. Mr. Yarsky has lectured on real estate law for the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Community College of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and various other providers of continuing legal education. He is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, has held various offices in the Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and chaired that section in 1996. Mr. Yarsky is a past member of council of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He served on the Landlord-Tenant Advisory Rules Committee of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Mr. Yarsky is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Thomas Boulden Esq.

Mr. Boulden is a partner in the Fort Washington firm of Timoney Knox, LLP, where he concentrates on estate litigation he also does estate administration and estate planning. He received his B.A. with honors from West Chester University and his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Executive Honor Board and was named to the Order of Barristers. Mr. Boulden has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the years 2007 through the present. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014. Mr. Boulden served as an officer of the Montgomery County Bar Association Probate and Tax Section. He has served as a co-chairperson of the Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee.  Mr. Boulden is a frequent lecturer on estate- and orphans’ court–related topics and has served on the faculties of numerous Pennsylvania Bar Institute programs. Mr. Boulden currently is a co-author of The Law of Wills in Pennsylvania.   He has previously co-authored or assisted with Hunters Orphans’ Court Commonplace Book (second edition), and The Pennsylvania Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code Annotated. 

Carol Behers Esq.

Ms. Behers is a principal in the Pittsburgh law firm of Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, P.C., where her practice is concentrated in family law. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, where she is a former member of the Board of Governors, a past chair of the Family Law Section, former chair of the Professionalism Committee, and former co-chair of the Ad Hoc Rules Committee. Ms. Behers is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she was the Chair of the Family Law Section. Ms. Behers was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a member of the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee and served as the Chair of the committee. She has also served on a statewide task force on Pennsylvania family court reform. Ms. Behers is a co-author of Premarital Agreements in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Family Law Discovery Forms, and the Family Law Citator. She is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She has been included in the 2003–2023 editions of the Best Lawyers in America, and was named by Best Lawyers in America as Pittsburgh’s 2016 Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of family law. She has been included in all editions of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. She has also been named as one of Pittsburgh’s top 50 lawyers and one of the top 50 women lawyers in Pennsylvania for the past five (5) years. Attorney Behers served a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is a Past President of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. She received her B.A. in 1980 and her J.D. in 1983 from Duquesne University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review.

Joseph McDonald Esq.

Mr. McDonald is a sole practitioner in Jamison, Bucks County.  He was previously a partner with the Montgomery County estate law firm of Smith, Aker, Grossman & Hollinger, LLP.  He continues to devote his practice to Orphans’ Court litigation, as he has for the past 23 years, including will contests, will and trust interpretation cases, estate and trust accounting litigation, both contested and uncontested guardianships, and fiduciary disputes.  He is the former Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Probate and Tax Section, former Director of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Foundation, and former Chair of the Orphans’ Court Rules Committee.  He received his J.D. with honors from Widener Law Center and a B.S. in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.  He is an author and lecturer for P.B.I. and the Montgomery Bar Association and Bucks County Bar Association on the topic of Orphans’ Court litigation.  Earlier this year he was a co-presenter of a seminar before the Berks County Bench Bar Conference on the subject of the Dead Man’s Rule, and also co-presented the subject to the Bucks County Bar Association’s Orphans’ Court Section.  He resides in Bucks County with his wife and two children. 

L. Christian DeDiana Esq., CELA

Mr. DeDiana is a sole practitioner in Greensburg. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Cornell Law School. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation; a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a member of its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Elder Law Section. He is a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association and chairman of its Orphans’ Court Elder Law Committee. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Westmoreland Bar Association and the Southwestern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on various topics of estate administration, estate planning, and elder law. He has a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV.

R. Douglas DeNardo Esq.

Mr. DeNardo is a member of the Tax, Trusts & Estates Department at Galanter Tomosovich in Pittsburgh. He represents individuals, professionals, and owners of closely-held businesses and professional corporations and associations, working with them to develop strategies to meet their wealth transfer goals. He also counsels professionals and business owners on comprehensive asset protection planning strategies, including domestic asset protection trusts. With the recent boom in Marcellus and Utica shale gas exploration, Mr. DeNardo has been assisting landowners in estate and income tax planning for lease bonuses and royalty payments. In addition, he represents charitable organizations with regard to all facets of their development efforts. He also handles Orphans’ Court matters involving the administration of estates and trusts and minors’ estates. Mr. DeNardo is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since its inception in 2004, and is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He earned his B.S., cum laude, and his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University.

William Hoffmeyer Esq.

Mr. Hoffmeyer is CEO and founder of the law firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLC, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate and zoning law, corporate law, estate planning, estate administration and elder law. He has also been an expert witness throughout Pennsylvania in the area of real estate law including, but not limited to, attorney and title insurance agent malpractice. Mr. Hoffineyer has presented for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association, the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute, the National Business Institute, and for various bar associations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on real estate, estates and probate, and the unauthorized practice of law. He wrote The Abstractor’s Bible, Contracts of Sale for Real Estate, How to Plot a Deed, and Settlement Procedures Manual. He served as Chairman of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee from 1992-2000, and Co­ chair since 2000. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and is listed as a Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and has been selected by his peers to be in included in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Hoffmeyer was only the sixth recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Pennsylvania Bar Medal recognizing his endeavors in the fight against the unauthorized practice of law, and was listed and recognized as a “Lawyer of Distinction” in the New York Times, Sunday edition, June 30, 2018. He is also an AV* Preeminent peer-review rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Hoffmeyer earned his A.B. degree from Franklin & Marshall College and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law. 

Jennifer Brandt Esq.

Ms. Brandt is a Shareholder and Chair of the Family Law Group of Cozen O’Connor, a national law firm with over 800 attorneys. She focuses her practice on divorce, custody and support matters both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Brandt also assists parties in adoptions and in matters concerning incapacitated persons and handles family law mediations and arbitrations. She regularly appears as a legal commentator on national television outlets such as Court TV, CNN, ABC, MSNBC and the Fox News Channel and she is a regular contributor on the regional channel, Fox 29. Ms. Brandt has also appeared locally on television and radio including KYW-TV (CBS 3), WPVI (6 ABC), WCAU (NBC 10 Television) and KYW News Radio. She has contributed to numerous publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the National Law Journal, Forbes.com, the Huffington Post and Main Line Today magazine. She is the author of the blog Family Law Focus (www.familylawfocusblog.com) and is a monthly contributor to the Avvo-Martindale blog. Ms. Brandt has been named by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and one of American Lawyer Media’s Lawyers on the Fast Track as well as one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law, age 45 and under. Ms. Brandt is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Camden County Bar Associations. She is the Secretary of the ABA Family Law Section and a member of the Finance Committee. She is also the ABA FLS liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.  Ms. Brandt is also a co-chair of the Children’s Rights Committee of the PBA. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of family law and practice management for national and local organizations. Ms. Brandt received her B.A., with highest honors, from Rutgers College in 1991 and earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994, where she was a Senior Editor of the Journal of International Business law and an Arthur Littleton Fellowship Instructor in legal research and writing. 

Erik Hume Esq.

Mr. Hume is a Shareholder in the Harrisburg office of Saxton & Stump, a full-service Lancaster-based law firm. He is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group and a member of the Business and Corporate Law Group. In his practice, Mr. Hume advises clients through all aspects of real estate transactions and development. He represents landowners and developers in the sale, acquisition, leasing, financing, and development of commercial and residential real estate. His practice also includes the creation, development, and administration of commercial and residential condominiums and planned communities. In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Hume also has significant experience in oil, gas, and mineral law matters and in commercial loan origination. He is a licensed title agent. Mr. Hume has presented several times on issues related to real estate law including easements, condominiums and planned communities, stormwater management, oil and gas law, and pipelines. He received his B.A. in Government from Lehigh University and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Hume served as a law clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Georgelis of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.

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