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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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Biography

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
    Probate Administration
    Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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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
Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker License
Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cherewka Law
Legal Answers
93 Questions Answered
Q. I have incurable cancer. Would it make sense to transfer all assets with my name on it to my wife?
A: First of all sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Second, you should not make any hasty decisions right now. There are many considerations involved in the transfer of your assets or designations of beneficiaries, and you should gather your information and meet with an experienced estate planning attorney to discuss your wishes. In addition you should make sure you have appropriate Powers of Attorney prepared so that your financial and health care decisions can be made in the event you are unable to communicate those decisions.
Q. In PA, if my sister and I live with my father and he passes away, can we keep living in the house?
A: There are too many unanswered questions right now to give you a specific answer in this type of forum, but you are fortunate that there are no mortgages or liens on the house. You should meet with an experienced estates attorney to assist you in opening an estate administration (since there is no Will, if you and your sister are the only heirs they you are both eligible to be appointed as Estate Administrator, and you are most likely the only beneficiaries of the Estate as well under the PA Intestacy statute. This would gain you access to all of your father's assets and give you control over payment of any debts and taxes, and then also control over whether to sell the house or just deed it to you and your sister.
Q. What is the best way to have a great aunt give us her home and car in the event she passes away in Pennsylvania?
A: If your great aunt wishes to continue owning the home and car until she dies then she would need to revise her Will to include both of these assets as specific bequests to you. Your great aunt can gift the house and car to you now if she is comfortable with transferring title to you. As long as she lives for more than one year after the date of gift such a transfer would avoid the PA Inheritance Tax. Your great aunt should review both of these ideas with her estate planning attorney to make sure they are consistent with her overall estate plan.
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624 North Front Street
Wormleysburg, PA 17043
Telephone: (717) 232-4701
Telephone: (717) 232-4701