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  • Nov 01, 2017Judith Harris Presents to LVHN Physicians

    Judith A. Harris, a Member with Norris McLaughlin, P.A., recently participated in the fourth and final of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) 2017 financial, estate, and tax planning seminars to physicians at its Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Campuses.  This year’s presentations are part of a multi-year effort of the LVHN Office of Philanthropy to make such planning seminars available to its physicians and other employee groups of LVHN.

    Harris’ panel presentation focused on estate and tax planning, as well as asset protection strategies for physicians and their families.  The presentation, entitled “Financial Grand Rounds: Comprehensive Planning for Physicians,” also included Robert H. Brown, CLU©, ChFC©, AEP©,  a financial planner and the proprietor of Lehigh Valley Investment Group, Retirement and Income Specialists, and was introduced and led by Dr. John Jaffe, of Physician Integration Strategies LLC, who is former Executive Medical Director of the Lehigh Valley Physician Organization.

    Jane Wrisley, the Vice President of the LVHN Office of Philanthropy, believes the Financial Grand Round presentations are a service to physicians.  Wrisley observed, “They work so hard for our patients, we want to provide a convenient opportunity for them to attend an educational forum.”

    Harris has over 30 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation.  In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s areas of practice include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court.  She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for businesses and individual taxpayers before various divisions (Civil, Criminal, and Collection) of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.  In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations in order to minimize tax consequences.  Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • Oct 10, 2016Judith A. Harris to Serve as President of the Board of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

    Judith A. Harris, a member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.,   has been elected to serve as President of the Board of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) for the fiscal year commencing October 2016.  The PSF, a professional company in residence at DeSales University, is the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth and a professional, not-for-profit Theatre Company.

    PSF enjoys an emerging national reputation for excellence. Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre. PSF is summer home to many artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. The Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary season this year and honors the memory of its founder, Father J. Schubert, O.S.F.S.

    Harris has over 29 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation.  In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s areas of practice include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court.  She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for businesses and individual taxpayers before various divisions (Civil, Criminal, and Collection) of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.  In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations in order to minimize tax consequences.  Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • Nov 11, 2015Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorney Featured on WDIY Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio

    Judith A. Harris, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., was featured as a guest on Laurie A. Siebert’s weekly program, “Your Financial Choices.” The segment, entitled “Estate Planning Basics,” aired on WDIY Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio during National Estate Planning Awareness Week (October 19-25). Harris is a returning guest to the show, having previously discussed matters including wills, trusts, estates and tax planning strategies on Ms. Siebert’s program in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and earlier this year.

    “As a current member and Past President of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, part of our mission is to enhance estate planning awareness amongst the community. I was delighted to do this by discussing estate planning basics to the WDIY listening audience, and to answer their excellent questions,” said Harris.

    Harris has over 29 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation.  In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s areas of practice include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court.  She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for businesses and individual taxpayers before various divisions (Civil, Criminal, and Collection) of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.  In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations in order to minimize tax consequences.  Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • May 20, 2015Judith A. Harris Honored by Lehigh Valley Business as one of 25 Women of Influence

    Judith A. Harris, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been honored as one of 25 Women of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business. The awards ceremony was held on May 19 at Cedar Crest College.

    “I am honored to be named among these esteemed leaders who are influential to their companies, industries and our community,” said Harris.

    Harris has over 28 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation.  In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s areas of practice include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court.  She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for businesses and individual taxpayers before various divisions (Civil, Criminal, and Collection) of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.  In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations in order to minimize tax consequences.  Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from Washington College of Law of The American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • Feb 12, 2015Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorney Featured on Radio Call-In Show

    Allentown, PA (February 12, 2015) – Judith A. Harris, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was featured as a guest on Laurie A. Siebert’s weekly program, “Your Financial Choices.” The segment, entitled “Recent Changes to the Power of Attorney Statute and What it Means to You,” aired on WDIY Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio on February 4, 2015. Harris is a returning guest to the show, having previously discussed matters including wills, trusts, estates and tax planning strategies on Ms. Siebert’s program in 2009, 2010, 2012, and again in 2014.

    “The new Pennsylvania Power of Attorney law imposes significant and detailed changes which should concern every Pennsylvania resident, as well as every person appointed to serve as agent for a Pennsylvania resident. I was delighted to present these changes to the WDIY listening audience, and to answer their excellent questions,” said Harris.

    Harris has over 28 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation.  In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s areas of practice include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court.  She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for businesses and individual taxpayers before various divisions (Civil, Criminal, and Collection) of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.  In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations in order to minimize tax consequences.  Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • Feb 27, 2013Judith A. Harris Recognized as Honorary Co-Chair

    February 26, 2013

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202/206, Suite 200
    PO. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700, X-4224

     
    Judith A. Harris Recognized as Honorary Co-Chair

    Allentown, PA (February 27, 2013) – Judith A. Harris, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was recognized by the Allentown Symphony Association as 2013 Honorary Co-Chair with Dr. Jack Mydlo for One Enchanted Evening, the Symphony’s 63rd Annual Ball held at Lehigh Country Club on February 2, 2013.

    “Much to my delight, I have attended Allentown Symphony concerts in Miller Symphony Hall since the age of six years old and have enjoyed my activities as a Board Member of the Allentown Symphony Association since 1993.  What a surprise to be recognized by the Symphony in this way. How fortunate we are to have this jewel in the crown of LehighValley arts and music,” said Harris.

    Harris has over 26 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation.  In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s specialties include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court.  She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for business and individual taxpayers before all divisions (civil and criminal) of the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.  In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations with minimal tax consequences.  Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • Sep 11, 2012Judith A. Harris to Serve on Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival


    September 11, 2012

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Judith A. Harris to Serve on Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

    Allentown, PA (September 11, 2012) – Judith A. Harris, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of the firm’s Pennsylvania Estate, Trust, and Tax Practice Group, has joined the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992.

    “It is with much excitement that I join the Board of this dynamic organization. A lifelong enthusiast of drama and musicals, generally, and especially Shakespeare, I recognize how fortunate we are to have the Festival’s first-rate classical, contemporary, and children’s productions available to us locally. The Festival is a jewel in the performing arts crown of the Lehigh Valley, and beyond,” said Harris.

    Harris joins a board of 26 directors who continue to develop the Festival into a world-class theatre, attracting patrons from all 50 states and the nation’s leading artists while contributing to the economic vitality of the Lehigh Valley.

    Harris has over 25 years of experience in the areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and taxation. In addition to creating estate plans from the most basic to the most sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s specialties include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies and planning for business succession. Harris’s practice also includes charitable trusts and foundations; and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court. She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for business and individual taxpayers before all divisions (civil and criminal) of the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits; or collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.

    In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations with minimal tax consequences.

    Harris serves as legal counsel to The Century Fund, and as a board member and an Executive Committee member of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is past president of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley. From 1993 to 2000 she was an adjunct instructor of “Wills, Trusts, and Estates” at Penn State University’s Lehigh Valley Campus.

    A board member since 1993 and a former officer of the Allentown Symphony, she is also a board member and past President of the Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, Inc. Harris served for 10 years on the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority board of governors.

    Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991, her J.D. from American University in 1986, and her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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  • May 09, 2012Judith A. Harris Discusses Estate and Income Tax Changes on WDIY Radio

    May 9, 2012

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Judith A. Harris Discusses Estate and Income Tax Changes on WDIY Radio

    Allentown, PA (May 9, 2012) – Judith A. Harris, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., (formerly Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino), was featured as a guest on “Your Financial Choices,” a weekly radio program moderated by Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP of Valley National Bank. The segment, entitled “Estate Planning and the Future of the Estate Tax”, aired on WDIY Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio on May 9, 2012. Harris is a returning guest to the show, having previously discussed matters including wills, trusts, estates and tax planning strategies on Ms. Siebert’s program in 2009 and again in 2010.

    “Our listeners raised excellent questions regarding the current Federal Estate Tax and Gift and their scheduled reduction in 2013. The future of these laws is uncertain and will affect many of our listeners. Judging from the callers’ questions, I think that they now have a better understanding of the significance of the current change in tax structure, certain pitfalls, the uncertainty of future estate tax laws, and certain planning opportunities available to them. My hope is that many listeners will consider proactive tax planning before the end of 2012 as a result of our broadcast.” said Harris.

    Harris, a member of the firm and chair of the Estate, Trust and Tax Practice Group of the Pennsylvania office, has over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of taxation, wills and trusts, and estate administration.

    In addition to creating estate plans for clients from the most sophisticated to the most basic wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, Harris’s specialties include business matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.Harris’s practice also includes the areas of charitable trusts and foundations and representation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries in disputes before the Orphans’ Court. She routinely handles the resolution of tax controversies for business and individual taxpayers before all divisions (civil and criminal) of the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.These cases often involve the resolution of estate, business, and individual audits, or the resolution of collection efforts such as liens, levies, and garnishments by the IRS and state taxing authorities.

    In her work as an estate planning attorney, Harris frequently structures the optimal transfer of a client’s wealth and business interests to younger generations with minimal tax consequences.

    Harris recently served as President of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley. She is a member and Vice Presdient-Elect of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). From 1993 to 2000, she was an adjunct instructor of “Wills, Trusts, and Estates” at Penn State University’s Lehigh Valley Campus.

    She is currently a board member of the Allentown Symphony since 1993, and a board member and former President of the Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, Inc. Harris served for 10 years on the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Board of Governors.

    Harris earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1991 and her J.D. from American University in 1986. She earned her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983.

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