MEDIA CENTER

ARTICLES

  • The Potential Cost of Medical Residential Placements to Public School Districts

    The decision to place a student in a residential educational program, like all other educational placement decisions, is required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to be made by an Individualized Education Program team (IEP team) comprising professionals from the student's school district of residence and the parents. Read More...

  • What You Need to Know About Changes to the Pa. Public School Code

    On June 22, 2018, Act 44 was enacted containing, among other things, new school safety provisions that have immediate requirements of schools across the state as they start the new school year. Article XIII of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949 is amended to add sections B, C, and D which address the establishment of a Safety and Security Committee, provisions around school police and School Resource Officers (SROs), and establishing the Safe2Say program, respectively. The following are highlights of each section. Read More...

  • 'Janus v. AFSCME' — Top 5 Takeaways From Supreme Court Decision

    On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court overruled more than forty years of established precedent by handing down a decision in favor of nonunion member public employees. In Janus v. AFSCME, the court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits public employers, such as public school districts, from deducting fair share fees from the wages of nonunion members without their express consent. The following are the most important takeaways from that decision. Read More...

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EVENTS, SEMINARS, CLEs

  • Konstantinos Patsiopoulos of Raffaele Puppio to Address Students at Bloomsburg University

    Delaware County special education attorney Konstantinos Patsiopoulos, of Raffaele Puppio, will join a panel of business leaders at Bloomsburg University’s Career Intensive Bootcamp to discuss graduate school options for students. The session will provide attendees with information about graduate school, the graduate school process, and information that can help them determine whether graduate school is the next best step. Read More...

  • Raffaele Puppio Special Education Attorney Speaks at Special Education Law Symposium

    Pennsylvania special education lawyer Gabrielle C. Goham, of Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio, presented at Lehigh University's 2018 Special Education Law Symposium on Tuesday, June 26. Read More...

  • Raffaele Puppio Special Education Attorney to Speak at Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium

    Pennsylvania special education lawyer Gabrielle C. Goham, of Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio, will speak at Lehigh University's 2018 Special Education Law Symposium on Tuesday, June 26. Read More...

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MEDIA COVERAGE

  • Kathleen Piperno, Esquire becomes a member of the Delaware County Press Club

    On March 26, 2019, the Press Club of Delaware County Features Tracy Davidson, Morning Anchor NBC10 News Today Read More...

  • Tracey Waldmann featured in PivotToday for Delaware County Leadership

    Tracey Waldmann, Of Counsel with Media-based Raffaele Puppio and who's practice focuses on school districts, charter schools, private schools and intermediate units in special education matters, talks with PIVOT Today about growing up in Philadelphia, and her favorite places to visit in Delaware County. Read More...

  • Laura Dugan featured in PivotToday for Delaware County Leadership

    Laura Dugan, an associate with Media-based Raffaele Puppio and who's practice focuses on various stages of criminal and personal injury litigation, talks with PIVOT Today about growing up in Springfield, attending Widener University School of Law and her favorite piece of advice. Read More...

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PRESS RELEASES

  • Kathleen Piperno of Raffaele Puppio Addresses Estate Planning Council of Delaware

    Kathleen Piperno, a partner in the Delaware County law firm Raffaele Puppio, presented on estate planning for divorce at the Estate Planning Council of Delaware’s Feb. 5 dinner at Wilmington, Delaware’s Hotel Dupont. Read More...

  • Raffaele Puppio Welcomes Special Education Law Attorney

    Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio is pleased to welcome attorney Konstantinos Patsiopoulos to the firm; he will focus his practice on special education law. Read More...

  • Raffaele Puppio Again Ranked in 2019 'Best Law Firms'

    Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Best Law Firm” for 2019 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, achieving a Tier 1 ranking in the Philadelphia metro area for family law. Read More...

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NEWSLETTERS

  • February 2019 Firm E-Newsletter

    The quarterly newsletter features: What You Should Know About the Pennsylvania Clean Slate Law, The Nation’s Special Education Law: IDEA, The ‘What,’ ‘Why’ & ‘How’ of Death Certificates, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Affected by the Opioid Epidemic, Federal Tax Reform Effect on Alimony Deductions in 2019, Selling A Delaware County Business? Here’s How, and more. Read More...

  • October 2018 Firm E-Newsletter

    The fourth quarterly newsletter this year features Three Types of Spousal Support in Pennsylvania, Protecting Your Children Before, During, and After Your Divorce, 'Janus v. AFSCME'—Top 5 Takeaways From Supreme Court Decision, and 2019 'Best Lawyers in America'. Read More...

  • August 2018 Firm E-Newsletter

    The third quarterly newsletter this year features Educational Decisions for Children After Divorce in Pennsylvania, What to Consider When Creating an Estate Plan in Pennsylvania, Delaware County Reassessment Helps Address Tax Uniformity and more. Read More...

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