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Michael Ian Werner

Michael Werner’s Legal Guides

14 total


  • Defending an Allegheny County Assessment Appeal

    How Do I Know If My Property Is the Subject of an Assessment Appeal? You will know that your assessment has been appealed because you will receive a Notice of Appeal from the Taxing body that filed t

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  • Landlord-Tenant Residential Security Deposits in Pennsylvania

    How to hold and manage your residential security deposits in Pennsylvania.

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  • Plan Your Exit From Your Business

    The Three Options Sooner or later, everyone wants to retire. Unfortunately, if you own a business, retirement isn’t as easy as giving two weeks notice to the boss. We have seen many family-owned bu

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  • Standby Guardianship

    The missing piece of most Estate Plans.

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  • Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update (07/06/2011)

    July 6, 2011 As you already know, for two years Allegheny County has been reassessing all real estate in the county for the 2012 tax year. The original schedule provided for preliminary assessment numbers to be released sometime this month (July 2011). However, yesterday when I ...

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  • Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update (09/19/2011)

    Yet again, the 2012 Allegheny County reassessment has taken another turn for the bizarre. I indicated in my September 7, 2011 update that the County might be heading towards a system that bifurcates the County into two separate units for assessment purposes. Well, right after hi...

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  • Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update (09/07/2011)

    Earlier today I attended another one of Judge Wetticks status conferences on the scheduled 2012 reassessment. Not much has changed since my last update, except some of the dates. If you havent received my July email on this matter, please just let me know and I will forward it to...

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  • Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update (11/04/2011)

    The official 2012 reassessment schedule forresidentialproperties in theCity of Pittsburghand theBorough of Mount Oliverhas been set. The schedule was issued by Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. earlier today.If you own residential property within either of these municipalities, this...

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  • Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update (11/07/2011)

    I know that this update is coming only 3 days after my last, but earlier today Judge Wettick issued another order.This time his order addresses the schedule forcommercialproperties in theCity of Pittsburghand theBorough of Mount Oliver. The procedures set out in this order are ...

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  • Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update (12/29/2011)

    Just in case you havent heard, the County actually mailed the Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver residential re-assessment notices on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.Since then I have received countless calls and emails from property owners who are concerned about how their new assessments ...

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