Manos, Martin & Pergram Co., LPA

Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Archived Newsletters


Month Description
June 2017  Firm Sponsors "Kids Show" at The Strand Theatre; 3rd Annual Alpha Group 5K Duck Waddle and Duck Races
  Are You 5G Future Ready?
May 2017 Ohio adopts Revised Uniform Access to Digital Assets Act; Changes to "My Social Security" Online Accounts
April 2017 Ohio's "Good Samaritan Law" Decision of Ohio Supreme Court; My Communicator Article; Andy Wecker, School Board President
March 2017 Major Amendment to Ohio's "Curative Statute" for REcorded Real Property Instruments; Major Amendment to Ohio's "Good Funds Law" for Residental Real Estate Closings; Root Canals, IRS Audits, Surgeries, and Probate; Columbus CEO's 2017 Top Lawyers
February 2017 IMPORTANT REMINDER: Complaints against the valuation of real property for 2016 must be filed by Friday, March 31, 2017; Guardians to have Statutory Authority to Sell Real Estate; IRS Reaffirms that, for Federal Income Tax Purposes, Someone Cannot be Both an Employee and a Partner; Arbitration Clause-Invalidity of Optional "Loser Pays" Provision; Another Award for the Law Firm
January 2017 Dennis Pergram Serves as Judge for Mock Trial; Steve Martin Rated AV® Preeminent™ for 30 Years; Dennis Pergram for 24; 2017 IRS Optional Standard Mileage Rates; Maximum Amount for "Conventional Loans' Increases for 2017; Andy Wecker Serves as School Board President; Congratulations-Staas Brewing Company
December 2016 "Piercing the Corporate Veil" of a Limited Liability Company; Is Your Power of Attorney Durable?; Congratulations; Westlaw Headnote of the Day
November 2016 Increase in Minimum Wage; Westlaw Headnote of the Day-Giving Haunted Hayrides Wasn't Use of Land for an Agrictultural Purpose; Congratulations (Again) to 3 Pillar Homes; Andy Wecker-Seminar Speaker
October 2016 Case Illustrates the Importance of Maintaining Minutes/Records; MinuteMinder
September 2016 Freddie Mac: Mortgage Interest Rates will Hit 40 Year Low; Are You 5G Future Ready?; Delaware County 9-1-1 Levy
August 2016 Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Recreational User Statute; Residential Lease-$5 a Day Late Fee is Unconscionable and Unenforceable; Business FIrst's "Fast 50-2016"; Delaware County Foundation's "Evening of Generosity"
December 2015 Manos, Martin & Pergram Recipient of 2015 Rock of Ages Organizational Recognition Award from SourcePoint; Commendation from Ohio Secretary of State
November 2015 Central Ohio NAIOP Recognizes Andy Wecker with Two Awards; Andy Wecker to Teach Course on Farm Business Law; Holiday Office Hours; Season's Greetings and Thank You
October 2015 Manos, Martin & Pergram-Outstanding Business; Cursing on a Traffic Ticket is Constitutionally Procted Speech
September 2015 Judicial Notice and Football Season; Congratulations to 3 Pillar Homes, LLC; Movie Premiere-The Vetters:  All We Needed; Big Change on October 1, 2015 for Merchants and Other Acceptors of Credit Cards
August 2015 Congratulations; Madelyn Wecker Selected as Queen for the 2015 Delaware County Jr. Fair; See OSU vs. Virginia Tech on the Big Screen--FOR FREE!; A Major Success; Delaware County Second Happiest Place to Live in the U.S.; NLRB New "Joint Employer" Rule
July 2015 Ohio's First "Back to School" Sales Tax Holiday: August 7-9; Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Changes Premium Payments; Annual Duck Races, 5K Run and Family FUn Day-The Alpha Group; Public Hearing-Update of Delaware County Regional Sewer District Master Plan-August 20; Rock the Boad 2-August 28, 2015, 6-10 p.m., SourcePoint
June 2015 Mark your Calendar; Main Street Delaware's 12th Annual Design Awards; Congratulations to Re/Max Premier Choice; Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning Law; Housing Regulator Extends Mortgage Modification Programs through 2016
April 2015 Delaware County Career Passport Contest Awards; Main Street Delaware Design Awards; Congratulations to John Huffman
March 2015 Changes to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Cooling-Off Rule; Nominations for Delaware County Philanthropy Awards now being Accepted; Delaware County Still Fastest Growing in Ohio; Delaware County Jobless Rate Lowest in Ohio
February 2015 Complaints against Real Estate Tax Valuation Deadline is Tuesday, March 31; Delaware County among the 50 Richest Counties in the U.S.; Sponsorship: NAIOP 2015 Forecast Event; Award from Council for Older Adults; Delaware Area Chamber Welcomes Three New Board Members; Now Accepting Credit Card Payments through Website
January 2015 Calling all Snowbirds!!; Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions; 2015 Social Security Changes; IRS Mileage Rates-2015; Qualified Plan and IRA Limits; AV-Rated
December 2014 Digital Estate Planning; Death of a Spouse; Change in OSHA Reporting; Ohio Minimum Wage Increase; Season's Greetings
November 2014 Form Documents-To Use or Not to Use?; Business Succession Planning: Planning for the Expected
September 2014 Technology Update-Glasses Gone Mad!; Congratulations; Sponsorships
August 2014 Lauren and Lucy--a Discussion of Pet Trusts; The SEATquel; Glasses Gone Mad! (A Preview of Next Month's Client Bulletin)
July 2014 Responding to a Malicious Online Review; Law Firm Sponsorships; Have you Been Thinking About Having Your Estate Plan Drafted but Just Hvae Not Gotten Around to it? READ ON!
June 2014 Delaware County Still Growing; MM&P's Community Support; Tax Court Ruling Limits Traditional IRA Rollovers/Withdrawals without Income Tax Consequences; "Chick in Charge"
April 2014 Duty Owed by Residential Landlord to Guests of a Tenant; The Importance of IRA Beneficiary Designations; What Happens with a Reverse Mortgage after Death?
March 2014 "Top Lawyers"; Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Exemption Information; Changes to Health Care Power of Attorney Allow Easier Access to Information
February 2014 Should you have a "Premortem" Will?
January 2014 Decision as to when Reverse Mortgage Becomes Due; Google's New Tool to Plan for Management of Google Digital Information after Death; Congratulations
December 2013 New Ohio Laws Taking Effect in 2014; Big Walnut Schools Receive $5,000 Gift from NAIOP Central Ohio; Free Workplace Violence Seminar
November 2013 New Ohio Supreme Court Decision: Property Owners not Charging for Recreational Use of their Property Owe no Duty of Care to Keep their "Premises" Safe for Entry or Use by "Recreational Users"; Farming's Next Generation - Annual Gifting Program with Special Use Valuation
October 2013 Andrew Wecker to Co-Chair Chamber Business Development Task Force; Pipeline Rights-of-Way and Easements; Breakthrough on Ohio Municipal Tax Reform?; Ohio's Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2014; WestlawNext® Headnote of the Day
August 2013 Congratulations; WestlawNext® Headnote of the Day; Roadway Repairs on North Sandusky Street Scheduled; Delaware Growth Relative to Surrounding Counties
May 2013 Jeffrey A. Burkam, Attorney; Encouraging Employees to Think Like Owners; Stormwater Management Litigation in Washington, DC Metropolitan Area may have Implications for the Rest of the Country; Ohio Supreme Court's Foreclosure Procedures Decision and "No Second Bite at the Apple
April 2013 Ohio's "Return-to-Play" Law Goes into Effect; Top Lawyers-Columbus CEO; 2013 Nationally Top Rated Lawyers in "Land Use and Zoning"; Congratulations to 3 Pillar Homes and Zenios Michael Zenios; Court Decision Holding that Cognovit Judgment is Limited to Non-Payment
February 2013 Enforcement of Ohio's Texting While Driving Ban; Commercial Developers Resource Supplement in Business First; Federal Income Tax Reform and its Impact on Business and Real Estate
January 2013 Vacant Facilities Grant Program; Extension for Farmers Filing Estimated Payments; Municipal Income Tax Reform Bill Reintroduced as Ohio HB 5; TIFs and Annexed Township Land; Income Growth 2006-2001 - Delaware County in Top 5 in the U.S.; Having a Limited Liability Company ("LLC") Own Your Primary Residence can be Problematic in a Bankruptcy Proceeding
December 2012 New Statutes Pertaining to Residential Construction Services of $25,000 or More; Ohio Supreme Court Decides Who Can (and Who Cannot) Bring a Foreclosure Action
November 2012 Karrie C. Pratt Joins Firm; 2013 Changes to Social Security and Medicare Contributions/Taxes; Link to City of Delaware Advertising Supplement in Business First
October 2012 Solicitations by "Local Records Office"; Delaware County Unemployment Rate Now Below 5%; Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Contribution Limits Increase for 2013; Simple IRA/Simple 401(k) Limits Increase for 2013; 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and SAR-SEP and Federal Thrift Plan Limits Increase for 2013; Claims for Defective Workmanship Not Covered by Commercial General Liability Policy
September 2012 Contract Statute of Limitations Shortened; Ohio Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2013; Take a Closer Look at Employee Reimbursement Plans for Tools, Vehicle Usage and Out-of-Town Travel; Refund Possibility for FICA Taxes Paid on Employee Severances; Congratulations to the Council for Older Adults
August 2012 "Short Sales" Made Easier and Quicker; Ohio Supreme Court Holds that Political Subdivisions are Immune from Liability for Failure to Upgrade a Storm Sewer System; Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Limits; Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits for 2013; For Year-End Tax Planning, Keep the 3.8% Medicare Surtax in Mind
May 2012 Curative Provision for when the Grantor or Grantee Named in a Deed is a Trust (Rather than the Trustee); Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship Practice Area; Summary of Changes to Ohio Corporation Law; Congratulations to 3 Pillar Homes; Congratulations to Patty Coolidge, A.O. Wing Agency, Inc.
April 2012 Andrew P. Wecker; Sponsor of Professional Advisors Meeting; COA's Summer Festival Tickets for Sale; Ohio Adopts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act; Counter-Complaints to Board of Education Complaints as to Real Estate Valuation
February 2012 Real Property Valuation Complaints-Miscellaneous Information; Certain Applications for Real Property Tax Exemption can now be Decided by the County Auditor; More Crazy Lawsuits (from Westlaw Headnote of the Day™); 25 Years as AV® Preeminent™; Congratulations to Robert U. ("Bob") Miller, Re/Max Premier Choice
December 2011 Ohio Minimum Wage Increase; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Council for Older Adults Certificate of Appreciation; Congratulations
November 2011 New IRS Form 1099 Reporting Requirement by Financial Institutions that Applies to Subchapter S Corporations Effective January 1, 2012
October 2011 An Interesting "Westlaw Headnote of the Day"; Update/Revisions to Building Codes for Commercial Construction; Update on "Piercing the Corporate Veil" to Hold Shareholders Liable for Corporation Debts and Obligations; Sister Corporation Liability
September 2011 Use Tax and Business Use Tax Amnesty Program (October 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013); General Tax Amnesty Program (May 1, 2012 through June 15, 2012); New Low SBA Loan Rates; Andrews Houses' Christmas Cupboard Raffle Tickets on Sale at Manos, Martin, Pergram & Dietz; Firm Sponsoring Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Breakfast
July 2011 Dennis Pergram to Speak to the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce; Jason D. Seabury Joins Firm as "Of Counsel"; Firm is Presenting Sponsor of Committee to Save Senior Services Fundraiser
June 2011 Oral Listing Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate; Is a "Notice to Leave Premises" Necessary in Commercial Evictions?; Another Reason why Landlords in Rental Applications Should Obtain Prospective Tenants' Social Security Numbers and Birth Dates; What's Not in a Name; IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Vehicle Business Use
May 2011 Form 1099 Reporting Requirements Repealed; Sole Proprietorships-The Danger and the Alternative; Council for Older Adults Summer Festival; Dennis Pergram Speaking Engagements; Congratulations
April 2011 Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) Extended; Next of Kin Notification/Emergency Contact; Builder-Home Purchaser Contract Can Waive Implied Warranties, Including That of Good Workmanship; Congratulations
March 2011 Eleventh Highest Central Ohio 2010 Jury Award Obtained by Dennis Pergram; Stephen Martin and Dennis Pergram named "Top Lawyers"; Title Insurance and Real Estate Closing Services now Available - Olentangy Title Agency; ASC Group, Inc. a "Top Women-Owned Business"; Invoices and Client Bulletin Available by E-mail
February 2011 Deadline for Real Estate Tax Valuation Complaints is March 31, 2011; Reminder-Recording of Code of Regulations/Bylaws of HOAs; Required Changes to Cafeteria Plans (125 Plans)
December 2010 "Red Flag Rule" Clarification Act Signed by President; Enforcement to Begin January 1, 2011
November 2010 A Reminder if you Own Residential Rental Property in a Populous County
October 2010 Free Seminar
September 2010 Provision in New Home Limited Warranty for BIA Mediation/Grievance Procedure does not Bar a Lawsuit by Homeowner/Buyer
August 2010 Committee to Save Senior Services 12th Annual Fundraiser
July 2010 Ohio's new planned community law applies to subdivisions with owners associations
June 2010 Financial fraud of the elderly
May 2010 Antitrust applies to me?
April 2010 Proposed employment law legislation regarding workplace discrimination
March 2010 Changes in estate tax - state and federal
February 2010 Cautions regarding information to be given in Census