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  • Bellanca, Beattie & DeLisle Announce Name Change

    Bellanca, Beattie & DeLisle today announced that it is changing its name to Bellanca LaBarge after bringing on partner J. Russell LaBarge, Jr., last summer.

    The new name simplifies the firm’s brand and reflects its commitment to offering clients a resource for both business and personal legal matters. (more…)

    Attorney Profile: Steven J. Grobbel, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Law Specialist

    Steven J. Grobbel

    Twenty years after hiring on at Bellanca, Beattie and DeLisle, Steve Grobbel is still striving every day to make a difference for his clients.

    Whether it’s in the courtroom or out, Steve is using his experience as a trial lawyer to help his clients with their commercial litigation and criminal law issues. “I like helping solve problems for people,” Steve said, “to be part of the solution, to help an innocent person keep their freedom or to help a business owner resolve a contentious dispute, is very gratifying.” (more…)

    Labor and Employment Law: Seek Counsel To Avoid Litigation

    Jim Zeman, Bellanca, Beattie and DeLisle’s labor and employment law specialist offers business owners some tips for avoiding employment related litigation. (more…)

    Estate and Probate Law and Your Business

    Business owners: do you have an estate plan?

    Too many business owners make the mistake of not having an estate plan at all, and risk a lengthy probate process that may result in your wishes not being carried out as you would like. (more…)

    Review Your Property Tax Assessment For Cost Savings

    Most homeowners routinely think of appealing the tax assessment on their homes. Owners of commercial properties should also examine their assessments, because an appeal may yield significant tax savings.

    The tax assessment is also a very important factor to consider when purchasing or selling a property. A lower assessment can increase the attractiveness of a property, and reviewing your assessment should be part of your due diligence when preparing a property for sale. (more…)

    Business Planning Feature: “An Ounce of Prevention”

    Just as estate planning for individuals is important, planning for the future may be even more important for businesses.

    Involve your attorney in helping with business decisions that affect the company’s future. Have your attorney sit in on board meetings and provide advice on planning to avoid litigation and confrontation.

    The adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” can be dramatically proved with proper counsel. Recent federal capital gains and estate tax law extensions will be good news for the next two years, but will they be extended further? (more…)