Michael G. Crotty, Esquire featured in recent PA Township News article on Personal Liability

Michael G. Crotty, Esquire recently contributed to the feature article, What You Need to Know About Personal Liability, Township Officials Can Combat Lawsuits with Knowledge, Best Practices, and Insurance, which was published in the August 2020 issue of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors‘ PA Township News. “There is such a range of claims that…

Taking a Bite Out of Blight . . . with Act 61 of 2020 By Brigitte M. Meyer, J.D., Law Clerk & Michael G. Crotty, Esquire

Townships, boroughs and cities now have another tool in the fight against blight and for economic redevelopment. Act 61 of 2020, The Tax Exemption and Mixed-Use Incentive Program Act, was enacted on July 14, 2020, lowering barriers for localized economic development initiatives. Generally, it allows local taxing authorities to designate “deteriorated areas” within their communities,…

MUNICIPAL LAW ALERT – SB 841 Emergency Measures to Help Local Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency by Michael G. Crotty and Thomas J. Grant

Gov. Tom Wolf now has legislation on his desk that contains emergency measures to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and includes a provision addressing a popular state education tax credit program. The bill was unanimously approved by both the state Senate and House, and has been presented to the Governor…

Siana Law Attorneys Attend 2019 PSATS Conference

Siana Law attorneys, Michael G. Crotty, Eric M. Brown and Sheryl L. Brown attended the April 2019 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Annual Educational Conference in Hershey, PA. They presented a variety of seminars that covered topics pertinent to municipal officials and employees, such as social media and the First Amendment. Read the…

Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty Present Webinar on Zoning Ethics as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use Series

On January 16, 2019, Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty of Siana Law, presented a webinar on Ethics and Zoning to more than 45 participants from across the Commonwealth as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use series. Participants received AICP maintenance credits for attending. The webinar series assists municipal elected…