Practice Areas

practice-area-collageAt Pepicelli, Youngs & Youngs, P.C., we deliver professional service that comes hand-in-hand with personal attention. We have the highest quality legal representation and technique in each of our practice areas and offer our clients the time and the personal touch necessary to keep them involved throughout the process. We believe that open communication and easy accessibility for our clients are the keys to a successful attorney-client relationship.

Our firm represents clients in the following areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Auto Accident Cases
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney)
  • Elder Law
  • Probate and Estate Settlement
  • Real Estate (Purchase, Sale, Mortgage)
  • Social Security Disability and SSI Appeals
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporations, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies
  • Business Acquisition/Sales

 

Workers’ Compensation
PA-workers-compMost people take for granted their ability to go to work and earn a living. When injuries occur on the job, however, a person’s entire outlook can change in an instant. There are many questions – from paycheck concerns to pension issues – that should be answered by an attorney rather than an employer. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system can be difficult to navigate, and at PY&Y, we believe that our fee shouldn’t come out of an injured worker’s pocket; instead, it should come from the settlement offer or verdict we win in your favor. We are experienced, talented, and aggressive. In the midst of an unfair situation, we will ensure that you are treated as an equal in order to receive the benefits to which you are entitled. There is no charge for the first meeting, so come and talk to us about your rights.

 

Auto Accidents
PA-auto-accidentEach year, more than six million automobile accidents leave millions of people injured and facing uncertain recovery. The cost of this recovery can be staggering, and too often, it is up to the injured party to pay for the other driver’s negligence. Our firm believes that costs such as care, convalescence, and recovery should be borne by those who deserve the blame – not just the person who was hurt. Just as is in workers’ compensation and personal injury, our fee comes only from either a settlement or a verdict in your favor, and the first conference is completely free.

 

Death and Personal Injury
PA-personal-injuryInjuries can occur at any time and in many ways, and at PY&Y, we believe that innocent parties shouldn’t have to pay for the mistakes of others. Our office has successfully pursued a wide variety of complex litigation cases, including: injuries from machines, tools and other products, slips and falls, hearing impairment, environmental illness, and many other injuries. This experience allows us to approach each individual case with necessary knowledge and skill to achieve the results our clients require. Our initial consultation is free, because legal fees should never come between you and the recovery you deserve.

FOR ALL PERSONAL INJURY CASES LISTED ABOVE,
OUR FIRM ONLY EARNS A FEE IF YOU WIN AND RECOVER MONEY.

Estate Planning

Trusts
PA-trust-signaturePreparing for your future or the future of your loved ones can be an uncertain process, but careful planning is essential. While no one can predict the future, our firm’s years of experience with advance estate planning techniques will ensure that your assets are protected to the greatest extent possible from estate taxes and creditors. No person is too rich or too poor to plan for the future, and many people are surprised to discover how much tax their heirs will have to pay. Here at PY&Y, we employ a wide variety of estate planning procedures, including marital trusts, disclaimer trusts, credit-shelter trusts, and more. All of these tools have the same goal – to reduce the amount of tax that your estate will pay and increase the amounts your beneficiaries will receive. But beware – trusts are not for everyone, and may cause harm if not properly drawn.

Wills
PA-willsEveryone needs a Will: no estate is too small, and it is never safe to be without one. If you have children or grandchildren, you need a Will to protect them when you are gone. Even if tax avoidance isn’t your main concern, our firm has drafted carefully-designed wills for decades, ensuring that our clients’ belongings reach the heirs that they select. We will sit down with you and your spouse, and take the time to fully understand your situation so that your Last Will and Testament will fully reflect your wishes. We will also discuss your need to carefully name beneficiaries of assets such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and CREF accounts, as these assets carry hidden income tax consequences. The naming of beneficiaries can change the effect of your Will and these issues must be examined as part of the entire plan.

Charitable Giving
PA-charitable-givingCharitable giving can have great estate planning consequences. Our office provides a wide array of processes for ensuring that the charities of your choice receive your full gift, and that you receive the full benefit. We can design charitable-remainder annuities, which allow you to give a gift to the charity of your choice and receive income from that gift during your lifetime. You may also receive immediate income tax deductions in addition to providing for your family members.

 

Elder Law, Medicaid-Planning for Long-Term Care
PA-long_term_careOur office spends countless hours each year engaged in continuing legal education classes regarding changes in our country’s current Medicare and Medicaid laws. Because of these efforts, we are able to offer the most up-to-date advice available regarding how you can fully benefit from our country’s elder care laws. These laws are complex and often daunting, but what separates PY&Y from other law firms is our commitment to taking the time necessary to ensure that you understand all of your options. Although gifting rules have changed, there are many planning tools available even upon admission to a nursing home. The rules are extremely complex and you may spend more on care than the law requires. Consult us early and often as you make your way through this tangled area.

Probate and Estate Settlement
PA-probate-estateA family member’s passing can be a very difficult time, and if you are named executor of that family member’s estate, the burden can seem insurmountable. Our firm has helped settle hundreds of estates and we know that no two are alike; however, our extensive experience in this field allows us to help you by making recommendations that will let the process proceed as smoothly as possible. At PY&Y, we will ensure that deadlines are met, filings are made, and requirements are fulfilled. Our expertise in this area allows us to focus on the details while you focus on honoring your family member’s wishes. At a time when you may need help the most, we will help to shoulder your burden. We also advise heirs, estate and trust beneficiaries and trustees. Let us help.

Real Estate
PA-real_estateThe act of buying or selling a home can be one of life’s major events, and also one of its most challenging. The procedures for buying, selling, and even refinancing a home are often complex to the point of confusion. Our firm specializes in reducing any possible headaches and helping you reach your goal. Our office works closely with banks, accountants, appraisers and the other professionals necessary to complete your real estate transaction. We search titles with great care, and will certify or insure title so that you are protected. We are experienced in both residential and commercial real estate. From the beginning of the process to the close of the deal, we will protect your interests while achieving the desired result.