Category: General / Opinion

Just (Stop) the Fax, Please…

There are innumerable occasions when advertising intrudes into our lives, from the commercial timed to interrupt the most suspenseful part of The X-Files to the billboard blocking our view of the countryside. On an entirely different level of intrusiveness are those ads that come over… Continue reading

Clown Hats III

What seems like half a lifetime ago, I commented on the presidential campaign; and while, at the top, the tickets are about as anticipated, there have been a few curve balls. At this point the polls are indicating a very close race. On the Republican… Continue reading

King of Prussia Inn – Bon Voyage!

After a number of false starts (this has been a very complicated process!) the King of Prussia Inn will be on its way very shortly; barring complications, the move is scheduled to occur this summer, on Sunday, August 20th. At 6:00 a.m. on that date… Continue reading

Clown Hats II

Several weeks ago we touched the subject of the presidential election, before much was clear. Now that Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona have spoken, things are really muddled (delightfully so!). John McCain has proved to be a tenacious scrapper, much to the… Continue reading


Not only is it a new year, but we also begin a new decade, a new century and a new millennium. What better opportunity to take stock of legal and financial matters and set meaningful goals going forward? Here is a list of seven recommendations… Continue reading

Supreme Court: Real or Veneer?

Apart from the daily wrangling back and forth, the battle between Al Gore and George Bush gave us a rare close-up of the United States Supreme Court in action. The Court, clothed with an aura of moral authority, conducts its business behind the scenes and… Continue reading

Cent’ Anni

Anne Butera, mother of Ken, turned 100 on December 18, 2000. She is the mother of eight, grandmother of 26 (one deceased), and great grandmother of 22. Sons Bob and John are also lawyers; Bob is the CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia,… Continue reading

Italia ’97

Late in May Karol and I flew to Rome on a direct flight (which is a great convenience) from Philadelphia and had a delightful couple of weeks roaming the countryside. Some lasting impressions: As we travel extensively up and down both the east and west… Continue reading

BBC&B Tax Update

For 1997, the IRS raised the standard mileage rate for business use of an automobile to 31.5 cents per mile, up from 31 cents per mile in 1996. Employers may use this rate to value employee personal use of a company provided vehicle in 1997.… Continue reading

Are you prepared to operate in the year 2000?

Although there has been more press recently about the so called “Year 2000 problem” (which is also called the “millennium bug” or the “Y2K” problem), there does not seem to be a clear understanding of what the problem entails.The Y2K problem results from date sensitive… Continue reading