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In addition to our major practice disciplines, we handle work in other fields of the legal system. These fields are either complementary adjuncts to our main practice areas, or they expand them into niche services by combining knowledge and skills in a synergistic way that enhances the work we do for our clients. These additional disciplines include: EMS Law, Wireless Communications, Farming & Agricultural Law, Non-profit Corporations & Charitable Foundations, and Business Continuity & Succession Planning.

EMS Law

Zator Law is well positioned to address the unique needs of both non-profit and for-profit emergency medical services (EMS) organizations. Decreased volunteerism, an exacting regulatory environment, third-party reimbursement, politics, and corporate governance are but a few types of challenges facing EMS squads today. We tap into our experience and skills to assist with these and other questions, problems, and needs. On occasion, we have served as a faculty member for industry trade conferences, such as Pennsylvania EMS Conference and Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania Ambulance Services Manager’s Conference; and Attorney Zator has been an expert witness in litigation involving EMS legal topics.

Our services include:

  • Merger/consolidation of multiple ambulance services
  • Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt recognition
  • Pennsylvania sales tax exemption
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements and employment issues
  • Corporate/organizational matters and corporate governance
  • Divestitures/separations from fire companies
  • PA Act 45 and relevant regulations
  • Industry specific funding matters, such as State 2% loans, EMSOF funds, Firemen’s Relief Association Funds
  • Subscription and joint subscription drives
  • Charitable solicitation and fundraising matters
  • Contract review and drafting
  • Claims and litigation
  • Territorial disputes, Mutual Aid Agreements, and relationships with municipalities
  • Hospital, ALS, BLS coverage contracts
  • Billing/administrative services contracts
  • Records releases and subpoenas
  • Non-emergency van transports and related PUC matters

Farming & Agricultural Law

The legal, regulatory, and economic challenges confronting farmers today are greater than ever before. By drawing upon our expertise in real estate, commercial law, government regulations, business continuity & succession planning, and estate planning, Zator Law serves our farmer and agri-business clients in an ongoing effort to optimize their goals and ultimately be a contributor to their success.

Our services include:

  • Regulatory violations, such as PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and so forth
  • Nuisance claims
  • Municipal enforcement actions
  • Mineral rights and gas leases
  • Right to Farm laws and ACRE (Agriculture, Communities, and Rural Environment Law)
  • Agricultural Security Area matters
  • Agricultural preservation easements
  • Conservation easements
  • Act 515 and Act 319 matters
  • All services regarding real estate law, commercial law, business continuity & succession planning, and estate planning

Non-Profit Corporations & Charitable Foundations

Although non-profits fulfill a critical role in addressing many and varied human needs, they are not exempt from the necessity to operate within complex legal and economic environments. Zator Law draws upon its core practice disciplines in both the initial formation and the ongoing representation of numerous and diverse non-profit corporations and private foundations.

Our services include:

  • Corporate/foundation formation
  • Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) tax exempt recognition
  • Fundraising and charitable solicitation laws and requirements
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Employment issues
  • Corporate/organizational matters
  • Corporate governance
  • General contract review and drafting
  • Claims and litigation

Business Succession & Continuity Planning

More people are employed by small- and medium-sized businesses than by large companies. Yet, statistically, many such businesses fail to succeed beyond the founding entrepreneur. We at Zator Law integrate our common sense and book knowledge with our extensive experience in business & commercial law, real estate, and estate planning. This forms a dynamic and beneficial interaction which augments our proactive approach to facilitating the continued future success of these companies.

Our services include:

  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Estate Planning
  • Use of insurance products to assist in achieving goals
  • All services regarding business & commercial law, estate planning, and real estate law

Wireless Communications

Zator Law has represented wireless carriers and strategic tower companies in a wide geographic range in eastern and central Pennsylvania—from the Poconos to Lancaster and York, from Bethlehem to Williamsport. These projects have encompassed several hundred wireless sites. The skill set necessary to perform these services entails real estate, commercial, and municipal law, as well as an understanding of the involved technology. It also demands an astute appreciation of the realities of the “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) political dynamic and an ability to work within that framework.

Our services include:

  • Raw land sites, co-locations, and siting on existing non-tower structures
  • Zoning, development, and permitting
  • State and Federal litigation
  • Lease negotiation, drafting, and review

Special Note: Attorney Zator is a former electrical engineer, EIT

 

For additional information about these Disciplines, we invite you to contact us.

 

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