Category: General / Opinion


Denise Ciampitti is scheduled to teach a seminar on Law for the Layman at the Haverford Township Adult Night School in February of 2004. Ken Butera just found out he is expecting his 8th grandchild in the Spring. BBC&B wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.— BBC&B

New Years Resolutions

Here are some important goals you might want to set for the coming new year: Make a Will, or review your existing Will and check it for needed revisions. Prepare a Living Will, otherwise known as an “advance medical directive.” For older clients especially, prepare… Continue reading

Litigation Update: Valley Forge Golf Course and The Barnes Foundation

The Valley Forge Golf Course in King of Prussia, PA (Upper Merion Township) and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA, have been the subjects of long-running litigation for decades, “since the mind of man runneth not to the contrary.” One has been resolved finally, it… Continue reading

BBC&B Update

We would like to welcome Elena Gray to our BBC&B family. Elena lives in Royersford. Pennsylvania. She and her husband Ken have two children. Elena joins us as secretary to Curt Ward and Kenny Butera. Kevin Palmer marked twenty years of practicing law at the… Continue reading

Personal Notes

Ken Butera is off to Tuscany and Umbria for a well deserved respite. We’ll have more to report on his trip if and when he returns.Ken Butera, Jr. and wife, Alisa, are expecting their second child any moment. Chances are good that by the time… Continue reading

A Verdant Time in the Italian Hills

A Verdant Time in the Italian HillsI can recommend heartily a trip to Italy in the early spring. The weather is neither cold enough to require heavy coats nor hot enough to deter the inevitable climbing in the glorious hillside villages. In fact on most… Continue reading

Caveat Emptor: Protection Afforded by the Contingency

The purchase of residential real estate is the largest transaction many people ever engage in. All too often, the details of the written agreement become obscured by all the decisions that confront the buyer upon the purchase of a home. The purpose of this article… Continue reading

The Barnes Foundation’s Move to the Parkway Approved

The wonderful collection of Dr. Albert Barnes, including hundreds of paintings of the Impressionist Masters, is soon to be relocated to a new site on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The highly anticipated decision was rendered by Judge Stanley Ott, and unless the students who protested… Continue reading

Is the Constitution Unconstitutional?

The results are clear; in November’s election the President won a comfortable majority of the popular vote and a much closer victory in the Electoral College. But one has to wonder what might have happened if a relatively small number of votes had been different… Continue reading

Like Old Man River, the Barnes Dispute Jes’ Keeps Rolling Along

Just when it appeared that the saga of the Barnes’ Foundation collection of art was resolved, an appeal of Judge Stanley Ott’s decision, which permits the collection to move from Lower Merion to the Parkway in Philadelphia, was filed. Jay Raymond is a former student… Continue reading