The franchise has been a symbol of financial success in America, but it is often short-lived after too much expansion happens too quickly. Although investors are often quick to get behind these projects, franchises still have to deal with issues such as market saturation and shifts in consumer preferences. Plenty of successful chains have found […]

You may have read our blog post last year, relaying the charges filed against reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. Although at the time we speculated the Bravo couple would plead not guilty, that wasn’t the case. They pled guilty to mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud and both received jail time. On October 2, […]

For the first time in about a decade, Pennsylvania is looking to beef up its DUI laws. On Wednesday, October 9th, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require many first-time DUI offenders to have interlock devices installed in their vehicles. If this measure passes the House as expected, any PA driver convicted of […]

Filing for bankruptcy is not a quick decision, and it’s much more than filing some paperwork. Possibly parting with personal belongings or potentially losing a business is bound to take a toll on you emotionally. After all, you’ve probably spent much of your adult life working to gather or create these things. When filing for […]

DUI is a big safety issue for Pennsylvanians, but do you know just how many of us this issue is effecting? According to PennDOT accident statistics, there are 30 alcohol-related accidents each day on average. At any moment, you could be sharing the road with these drivers. Here are more surprising statistics from 2013 to […]

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was sentenced on July 31st to a suspended 6 month jail term and one year of probation from a 2012 DUI and reckless driving case. The football player was at training camp rather than the courtroom for his sentencing. His attorney said he did not inform his client of […]

The owners of the Molly Maguire’s chain, with locations sprinkled throughout Chester and Montgomery┬áCounties, have filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Each of the co-owners, Declan Mannion and Conor Cummins, filed individually in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern Pennsylvania. According to the Delco Times, the owners decided to file for bankruptcy while the company is […]

In the August issue, Main Line Today announced the Top Lawyers of 2014 — and our very own Stan Luongo was chosen as the Top Bankruptcy Lawyer! We at LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP are very pleased to announce his selection. It is certainly humbling — especially because the winners were selected by other attorneys. This list […]

Saving for retirement can be a bit tricky. Everyone claims to have some kind of secret to make your retirement account grow, but you can’t always trust every tip you receive. Now more than ever, saving for retirement is vital. No longer are we guaranteed pensions or health benefits so retirement accounts may very well […]

Although our nation is coming out of the recession, there are still many of us being affected financially. And unfortunately, there are scammers out there looking to take advantage during a vulnerable time. Many people are having difficulties keeping up with mortgage payments and are falling victim to loan-modification scams partly because they are unfamiliar […]