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Airbnb Code Violations Lawyer in Philadelphia

Airbnb owners in Philadelphia are facing code violation complaints if they do not comply with the City’s new licensing requirements for the short-term rentals. Starting on January 1, 2023, people renting out their units on Airbnb, VRBO, and other short-term rental sites had to start obtaining proper licenses to operate as “limited lodging operators.” Those Read More

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How to Appeal Philadelphia Property Taxes – 2023 Values Are Increasing by 31%

Philadelphia Property Taxes Are Scheduled to Increase by an Average of 31% in 2023 The City of Philadelphia government has completed its reassessment of nearly 600,000 properties throughout Philadelphia, resulting in higher property value assessments for many affected homeowners in 2023. Kenny, Burns & McGill is appealing many of these tax assessments to make sure its Read More

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Philadelphia Sheriff’s Sale Postponed; Client’s Property Saved

Kenny, Burns & McGill are very happy to report the successful delay of a sudden sheriff’s sale, which will allow our Philadelphia client to pay off his debts and profit from his own investments. A man we’ll call Christopher Garcia struggled as many of us did during the earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Read More

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Real Estate Trial Verdict Wins

Real Estate Trial Verdict Wins. Yesterday, March 15, 2021 Kenny, Burns & McGill secured two trial verdicts in two separate matters. A commercial client was being sued for over Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) for monies allegedly owed over a commercial lease. The client vehemently denied owing the monies. Client signed a what is known Read More

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Tax Appeal Victory in Philadelphia

Anyone who has ever opened a shockingly high real estate tax bill has wondered, however briefly, whether they can file a tax appeal to dispute the assessed value of their home. The short answer: yes! The longer answer: yes… but it can take more than a year, plenty of paperwork, and loads of bureaucratic nonsense. Read More

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Commercial lease news

Commercial lease news Philadelphia Municipal Court released its notice to the bar and to clients yesterday as follows: On May 21, 2020, Governor Wolf amended his May 7, 2020 Executive Order. The court has received an inquiry relating to the filing of a landlord-tenant complaint that is based solely on the alleged breach of a Read More

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Civil Litigation Win (Real Estate)

Latest case results from the files of Kenny, Burns & McGill. Client was attempting to negotiate a business arrangement over a piece of real estate in Philly. Then the world crashed and the other side filed a lawsuit (civil litigation) against the client. The client called Thomas Kenny, of Kenny, Burns & McGill to lawyer Read More

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Commercial Real Estate

Interesting update on commercial realty by The Pressure Is Now On Office Landlords Too May 19, 2020          Dees Stribling, Bisnow National As office leasing wanes and apartment renters find it harder to pay their rents, office and apartment owners are, in turn, finding it harder to pay their mortgages. Since the beginning of April, Read More

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Bankruptcy update from Trustee

For our bankruptcy clients please see below info from the Trustee issued today: NOTICE REGARDING TELEPHONIC CHAPTER 7 § 341 MEETINGS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA (Effective April 24, 2020) On April 24, 2020, the United States Trustee for Region 3 issued a supplemental notice continuing all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section Read More

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Legal Consultations During Coronavirus Pandemic

The novel coronavirus has arrived, bringing with it a host of non-health related consequences, including the potential for massive legal and economic issues. While many courts have closed their doors to hearings and other formal proceedings, lawsuits and other emergency actions can still be filed. Criminal cases, Protection From Abuse (PFA) cases, bankruptcy proceedings, tax Read More

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  • Settlement Reached in Philadelphia Amtrak Accident

    In 2015, a speeding Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, leaving eight dead and hundreds injured. One victim hired our firm to handle her personal injury claims, and attorney Thomas Kenny was among the first to reach a settlement with Amtrak. READ MORE

  • Federal Probation Terminated–Without a Hearing

    Our client, who was sentenced to several years in federal prison and three years of probation, has been completely released from supervision after our firm filed a successful motion in federal court. The judge granted our motion without even scheduling a hearing and our client walked free.

  • Zoning Board Appeal Granted in Philadelphia

    Our firm successfully lodged an appeal with the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Philadelphia. After our firm presented the project at a local community meeting, worked with the architect to showcase the merits of the proposed structure, and publicly fought the case before the Zoning Board, our client is now permitted to begin construction. READ MORE