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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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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, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Planning
    Probate Administration
    Elder Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Michael Cherewka
- Current
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
Dickinson School of Law
Honors: cum laude Woolsack Society
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Bucknell University
B.S. | Accounting
Honors: cum laude Delta Mu Delta Omicron Delta Kappa College Register
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Distinguished Service Award
American Heart Association
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
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Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
- Current
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Elder Care Matters Alliance
- Current
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Wealth Counsel
- Current
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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
Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker License
Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Cherewka Law
Legal Answers
120 Questions Answered
Q. Hi, I want to start running leadership trainings by a certain name. I found another company that does yoga trainings
A: Much of answer here is going to be dependent on how the yoga company "registered" its name (or if it even registered its name). If it is only a Fictitious Name Registration (which is more of a "notice" filing in Pennsylvania than an "ownership" filing) or the filing of an LLC or Corporation name, then it is often easy to distinguish the name by making your name "ABC Leadership Training" or something similar so that your name is different (or not confusingly similar). If there is a Servicemark or Trademark registration involved rather than just a name, then some additional research or planning may be required before you can proceed to file your own Mark so it does not infringe on the current Mark. ... Read More
Q. I have a question about my deceased fathers life insurance policy and who receives benefits if no beneficiaries
A: with life insurance policies if there are no named beneficiaries the policy proceeds will be payable to your father's Estate. If your father had a Will, then the Executor named in the Will can probate the Will, open an Estate and then collect the proceeds from the insurance company. If your father did not have a Will, then usually have to open an Estate Administration and that will depend on whether your father was married at time of death , and if not then how many children survived your father to dtermine if have to open an Estate and who can act as the Estate Adminstrator
Q. The successor of my father's deceased lawyer isn’t helping me obtain a will from his files. Is this ethical?
A: It is unfortunate that this attorney has stopped communicating with you, especially if he has already confirmed that he is the successor to the prior attorney's practice and has his files. Since you have a copy of the Will, I would recommend that you hire your own attorney (assuming that you are a beneficiary and/or executor under your father's Will) to approach this "new" attorney to demand the original Will (if you are a named Executor) or a copy of the signed Will if for some reason he cannot locate the original. If you are not named Executor your attorney can demand a copy of the signed Will if you are named a beneficiary under the Will in the copy that you have.
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624 North Front Street
Wormleysburg, PA 17043
Telephone: (717) 232-4701
Telephone: (717) 232-4701