1-800-LEMON-LAW Attorneys Included on Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List for 19 Years Running

 Attorneys at Kimmel & Silverman, a full-service Lemon Law firm providing cost-free legal representation to more than 140,000 drivers, have once again been included among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in an annual survey conducted by Law & Politics Magazine. The firm, with offices in Ambler and Pittsburgh, is the only firm of its kind to be featured on the list every year since its inception.

Managing attorney Jacqueline Herritt, a 25-year veteran of their firm, is featured on the list for a 16th year, while Pittsburgh Lemon Lawyer Chad Doman and Ambler Lemon Lawyer Jacob Ginsburg were honored as Rising Stars.

The findings are published in the June 2022 editions of Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine. More than 34,000 attorneys were asked to vote for the most effective counsel they have personally observed in action. Kimmel & Silverman Lemon Lawyers were recognized among the top 5% of all attorneys statewide for their efforts.

Known for their 1-800-LEMON-LAW jingle, Kimmel & Silverman have been providing cost-free legal representation to distressed drivers throughout Pennsylvania for more than 30 years and have expanded to serve fourteen other states. The Firm was also directly responsible for rewriting and expanding the Pennsylvania Lemon Law in 2001 by including leased vehicles and tighter title provisions for used cars. For more information on the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/understanding-pennsylvania-lemon-law.html.

For information on the services provided by the firm, call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652) or visit www.lemonlaw.com.

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Whistleblower Attorneys Applaud New Bill to Strengthen IRS Whistleblower Program

Today, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act. This legislation will strengthen the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) successful Whistleblower Awards Program. The IRS Whistleblower Program has enabled the agency to collect over $6 billion from wealthy individuals and businesses caught dodging taxes.

“The tax whistleblower law has recovered billions of dollars to the US treasury. Tens of thousands of illegal offshore accounts have been shut down by whistleblower disclosures. It’s time for the Department of Treasury to properly implement the IRS whistleblower law. This bill will achieve that goal,” said whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn. Kohn, who also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Whistleblower Center, praised the bi-partisan nature of the amendments: “Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden exemplify the bipartisanship needed to hold tax cheats accountable.”

“These proposed amendments to the IRS whistleblower program are good news for tax whistleblowers, great news for honest American taxpayers and bad news for tax cheats,” said Dean Zerbe, Senior Analyst at National Whistleblower Center and tax whistleblower attorney at the law firm of Zerbe, Miller, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav. Strengthening the IRS whistleblower program must be part of any serious effort to deal with the tax gap. The IRS whistleblower program has brought in billions of dollars in revenue – far more than was expected when enacted in 2006 when the whistleblower law was passed. However, with these proposed improvements will bring in billions more,” Zerbe added.

The legislation is fully supported by the National Whistleblower Center.

“NWC fully supports the introduction of the IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act. By adopting these important reforms to the successful IRS whistleblower awards program, Congress will provide a much improved avenue for whistleblowers who wish to come forward to report evidence of tax fraud. This is a huge step for whistleblowers and NWC thanks Senator Grassley for his continued efforts to protect whistleblowers,” National Whistleblower Center Executive Director Siri Nelson said.

The IRS Whistleblower Program Improvement Act includes seven measures to bolster the successful program, ensure fairness and protect the whistleblowers who come forward. These measures include:

  1. Provide for De Novo Review.
  2. Exempt WB Awards from Budget Sequester.
  3. Presumption of Anonymity in Tax Court.
  4. Interest on Whistleblower Awards.
  5. Retention of Collected Proceeds to Fund Program Costs.
  6. Correction Regarding Deduction for Attorney’s Fees.
  7. Improved Annual Report.

Full legislative text of the IRS Whistleblower Improvement Act can be found HERE. A summary of the bill can be found HERE.

Read: Grassley, Wyden Introduce Bill To Strengthen Successful IRS Whistleblower Programs

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Kahana Feld Adds Two Attorneys, Alex J. Tramontano, Esq., and Monique Gramling, Esq., to Its General Liability and Construction Litigation Practice Groups

Kahana Feld announces the addition of two attorneys to the firm’s industry-leading General Liability and Construction Litigation practice groups.

“We are fortunate to be able to introduce two exceptional and talented attorneys to our team who will continue to provide the outstanding and client-focused service that our clients have come to expect,” said co-founding partner, Jason D. Feld., Esq.

Alex J. Tramontano joins the firm’s San Diego office as an attorney in the general liability and insurance defense practice groups. He brings over 10 years of experience and primarily handles construction and general liability defense law and has represented all sides in these types of disputes, including developers, general contractors, trade contractors, owners, and general liability defendants. Mr. Tramontano received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his J.D. from California Western School of Law. He is an active volunteer with the San Diego Surf Rider Foundation and regularly participates in their Ocean Beach clean-up events.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to join Kahana Feld’s growing San Diego office,” explained Mr. Tramontano. “Kahana Feld has become a leader in the insurance defense sector, and particularly in construction litigation, in which I have practiced most of my career. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues across California, Texas, and Arizona while contributing to the San Diego office and helping it grow.”

Additionally, Monique Gramling joins Kahana Feld’s Irvine office where she will focus on insurance defense matters, including construction defect and general liability litigation. Prior to joining Kahana Feld, Ms. Gramling had experience in personal injury and worker’s compensation law. She is a graduate of La Sierra University, where she received her B.A., and University of La Verne, College of Law where she obtained her J.D., while winning awards for oral advocacy and litigation. Ms. Gramling is also an adjunct professor at La Sierra University, where she continues to teach criminal law and criminal procedure.

Ms. Gramling added, “The growth of Kahana Feld in just four years is really impressive. And the firm has a reputation of providing exceptional legal services while fostering a team approach to working with clients, which is unique among law firms. I am grateful to be joining the firm and very much look forward to being an integral part of the insurance defense team.”

About Kahana Feld – Kahana Feld is an award-winning law firm whose AV Preeminent rated attorneys are among the top litigators in the nation. We have a proven track record of success and our clients’ satisfaction speaks for itself. We pride ourselves on our firm’s culture, whose diversity fosters an environment of collaboration and creativity that leads to superior results and service for our clients. For more information, please visit: www.kahanafeld.com.