99 East Main Street Uniontown, PA 15401

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Proden & O'Brien, has experience in handling your Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. Whether your have already been denied Social Security or you are considering filing for Social Security Benefits, consult the attorneys at Proden & O'Brien.

We will provide you a free consultation to discuss the following

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Your Medical Treatments
  • Filing Procedures
  • Disability Appeal Process

elderlySenior citizens and their adult children face a complex set of legal issues ranging from protecting savings from Medicaid costs to petitioning a court to have a guardian appointed over an elderly and incapacitated adult. Proden & O'Brien provides a full spectrum of services for the elderly, for disabled adults, and for families. Our firm understands that families have unique concerns and require personalized solutions.

Crises can devastate an elderly person's assets and estate. Solving the problems as they arise is essential to preserving the estate. Planning to try to prevent problems and avert crises is a safer route to preserving assets than fighting fires as they come.

The firm's attorneys can help clients with a wide range of elder law issues

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  • Allocating property
  • Applying for Social Security and disability programs
  • Coordinating asset distribution
  • Applying for benefits
  • Drafting Durable Powers of Attorney and healthcare proxies
  • Allocating property
  • Applying for Social Security and disability programs
  • Coordinating asset distribution
  • Applying for benefits
  • Drafting wills, trusts, and living trusts
  • Guardianships for the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Minimizing inheritance taxes
  • Planning for and solving nursing home and long-term care issues
  • Planning for divestment and spending down assets
  • Planning for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Protecting or preserving assets

Even more important than asset protection is prevention of elder abuse. Whatever the source of abuse—a family member or the staff of a care facility—the attorneys at Proden & O'Brien fight to protect the rights and physical and mental wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable members of society.

At Proden & O'Brien we work with individuals, families, neighborhoods and developers to assist with their property interests. Our attorneys assist our clients with local zoning and land use controls in order to obtain the necessary building permits and local approvals to complete their development plans, however large or small these may be.

Assisting Clients With the Following

  • Zoning Boards
  • Planning Boards
  • Conservation Commissions
  • Boards of Health
  • Building/Plumbing and Gas/Electrical Inspectors
  • Historical Commissions

recallIf a defective product causes injury or death, you may be able to file a lawsuit to receive compensation. At Proden & O'Brien our attorneys have been helping injured people for many years. Our law firm has the resources and the experience to give injured people the support they need after an injury. If you have suffered an injury from a defective product or are grieving over the death of a loved one, contact our office to learn if you have a case.

In an ideal world, all wills would be clearly written, interpreted, and honored; all trusts would be seamlessly implemented as written; and, both beneficiaries’ rights and decedents’ wishes would be understood. Unfortunately, controversies do arise regarding wills and trusts. The attorneys at Proden & O'Brien are prepared to resolve these issues.

Review of trusts and wills. What if the law changes after a will was signed or a trust established? You can prevent potential misunderstandings by having your trusts and wills reviewed periodically by our attorneys, who have a current understanding of probate law.

Evaluation of trustee impartiality. If you wish to question the impartiality of a trustee and/or one or more of the trustee’s decisions relating to investments or distributions, talk to our attorneys. The attorneys at Proden & O'Brien are prepared to pursue a resolution to such conflicts efficiently and decisively.

Estate planning can be complicated and emotional. It is an area which demands intense creativity and innovation. Proden & O'Brien offers practical solutions to these complex challenges of wealth preservation. We develop sophisticated plans to transfer assets from generation to generation, always bringing into focus the elimination or reduction of gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Working closely with clients and their families, our approach is highly personal, educational and structured. Our skill is in designing, explaining and implementing the appropriate estate planning vehicles to meet the client's objectives.

The attorneys at Proden & O'Brien also provide a full range of trust and estate administration and settlement services to its clients including probate administration, probate and fiduciary accountings, estate tax returns, and gift and generation skipping tax returns.

Our attorneys are often called upon to counsel clients in the preservation of assets as a result of a family member’s aging or disability. As such we have significant experience in specialized planning situations for the elderly and disabled in areas such as guardianships, conservatorships, Medicaid planning, durable powers of attorney, and living wills.

construction law litigationProden & O'Brien has extensive experience in the representation of various members of the construction industry. The attorneys of Proden & O'Brien combine their unique problem-solving expertise and litigation/arbitration experience with their substantial skills at counseling clients regarding the management of transactional risks inherent in the industry.

Having represented clients in every category of construction, Proden & O'Brien has successfully resolved disputes at all levels of complexity arising from a wide range of construction projects, from moderately sized projects to mega-projects in both the public and private sectors. The firm has particular expertise in projects such as oil & gas matters, schools, government buildings, highways and other public and private projects and residential communities.

Proden & O'Brien represents major contractors, owners, design professionals, subcontractors, material suppliers, vendors, sureties and other construction industry participants with matters throughout Pennsylvania. Representations include prosecuting and defending construction claims for delay, disruption and acceleration of work, bid disputes, extra work and change order disputes, surety law matters, including payment and performance bond claims, mechanics' lien claims, OSHA claims and project safety matters, claims for defective work and related construction law matters.

corporate lawProden & O'Brien is committed to seeing businesses organize, grow and succeed. Our clients range in size and scope from closely held family businesses to multi-million dollar corporations. Our attorneys are experienced in handling the day-to-day obstacles faced by individual entrepreneurs and multi-faceted business entities.

Contact Proden & O’Brien to discuss the following:

  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporate - entity formation
  • Corporate governance counseling
  • Compensation issues
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Counsel on legal issues arising in the operations of a client's business
  • Litigation of matters involving business disputes and interpretation of the PA General Corporation Law
  • Advice on business financing, reorganization, restructuring and receivership
  • Agreements involving partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Agreements involving commercial interests, including licensing and intellectual property
  • Employment agreements
  • Contract review and negotiation

The attorneys at Proden & O'Brien handle all forms of real estate transactions and real estate litigation. We assist clients in buying and selling real estate, from their own homes to major commercial and industrial buildings. Our clients range from the first-time home buyer, to the most sophisticated of investors. For those of our clients who are simply buying or selling a home, we offer knowledge of the modern intricacies of residential sales, including state and local laws concerning Seller Disclosure, sewage facilities, home inspections, certificates of occupancy, and the limits established by local zoning.

Our attorneys also have a depth of experience in all aspects of real estate disputes. We have represented our clients in matters involving failure to disclose, breach of contract or other Agreement of Sale disputes, fraudulent misrepresentation, serious termite damage, operation of on-site septic system, violation or enforcement of Deed restrictions or restrictive covenants, easements, boundaries, and rights-of- ways.

A landlord is one who owns property and lets another person occupy his property in return for payment of rent. Rental property may be land, a single residence, a duplex, a trailer, a condo or an apartment.

While both the landlord and tenant have rights, each also has obligations. The landlord may be responsible for premises maintenance and in many cases, for meeting local housing codes, and the tenant must abide by the terms of the lease. When terms of a rental agreement or lease are violated, the landlord may issue an eviction notice, or pursue other remedies.

rental agreemment2The landlord-tenant relationship is often subject to disputes. Problems can arise for a wide variety of reasons. Often tenants fail to carefully read the lease they sign. Issues about security deposits are common. Or, one might lease a house, only to have the owner default on the mortgage.

Since our firm’s inception, landlord/tenant law has been an integral part of the legal services our attorneys provide. Proden & O'Brien has provided legal services for real estate owners and managers, from small landlords with two and three family homes to large corporate landlords. We also represent a wide variety of tenants, from individuals to business owners.

Some of the legal problems we help our clients resolve include

 

  • Lease preparation
  • Evictions
  • Failure to Maintain Premises Issues
  • Security Deposits Disputes
  • Rent Increases
  • Breach of Rental Agreement
  • Tenant Rights
  • Landlord Rights

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 99 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 437-3484
(800) 962-8829
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

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