Firm News

Carol Sikov Gross, Esquire, CELA spoke at the Nineteenth Annual Elder Law Institute of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in July, 2016. She has spoken at all of previous Institutes. This year her topic was: Crunching the Numbers for Long Term Care Planning and Veterans Benefits Basics. She also attended the two day event to learn about the latest developments in elder law.


Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., spoke at the Allegheny County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference in June, 2016 at Seven Springs at the annual Orphans' Court Sound Off along with the Honorable Lawrence J. O'Toole and others on the new Orphans' Court Rules.


Carol Sikov Gross, Esquire, CELA has spent the last two years as Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Section Council of the Allegheny County Bar Association, working with attorneys from firms and banking institutions from all around Allegheny County.


 Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., has participated in the Local Rules Working Group of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, which rules had to be changed to conform to the statewide changes in the Orphans' Court rules taking place on September 1, 2016.


In the fall of 2016, Carol Sikov Gross, Esquire, CELA, will once again teach a course at Osher at Carnegie Mellon University on "Elder Law: Being Prepared on One Grows Older." Her prior courses have been very well-received.


On June 7, 2016, Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., spoke at the Annual Meeting of the ACBA Probate and Trust Law Section on the topic of "How to Get Paid in Orphans' Court."