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Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder and special needs law firm with locations in Altoona, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa., is pleased to announce that the Law Office of J. Howard Langdon in Muncy, Pa., has joined SGY, effective May 20, 2024. The now former office of Attorney Langdon, located at 3 South Main St. in Muncy, will become SGY’s seventh office location.

As part of the transaction, Attorney Langdon, who has been practicing law in Lycoming County since 1975, will become Of Counsel with SGY as he embarks toward his eventual retirement. Additionally, SGY will be branching out its practice area of law to include all aspects of real estate transactions, including both buyer and seller representation for both commercial and residential properties. Attorney Langdon, who has practiced real estate law for several decades, will assist SGY in setting up this new practice area.

“My staff and I have had the opportunity to work with Howard Langdon for several years on various cases and in all my dealings, I was impressed with his integrity and quality legal representation,” said Attorney Julie Steinbacher, CELA, founding shareholder of SGY. “He has served his community in Eastern Lycoming County and beyond extremely well during his long and distinguished career and we look forward to providing that same level of service that his clients have come to expect over the years. We are also grateful to Attorney Langdon for agreeing to stay on as Of Counsel to further assist us with the Muncy office.”

Our Special Needs Planning department recently underwent a transformation, and we’d like to introduce two staff members who are knowledgeable on the planning process and ever-evolving regulatory changes.

Megan Ingram, EsquireSNP Team Lead

Megan Ingram joined Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak as an associate attorney in November 2020. A 2020 summa cum laude honors graduate of Penn State Law School, Megan works out of the firm's State College office and primarily works in the wealth protection department, while also focusing on special needs planning. Megan graduated fourth (of 115) in her law school class, where she served as a senior editor of Penn State Law Review and was the recipient of several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. Megan previously served as a legal assistant at Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak for two years while in law school, working primarily with Attorney Amos Goodall out of the firm's State College office. There, she helped draft estate planning documents such as trusts, wills, powers of attorney and deeds, as well as guardianship petitions, and also attended numerous attorney-client meetings for estate planning, special needs planning and Medicaid planning. In her new role in the special needs planning department, Megan oversees the drafting of special needs trusts as well as other important parts of estate plans and assists families and other staff in recognizing all aspects of this particular type of long-term care planning.

The firm is thrilled to have Megan direct the revamped special needs planning department!

Christina SpicerSNP Coordinator

Christina joined Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak as a special needs planning coordinator in early 2024. A 2015 cum laude honors graduate of Lock Haven University, Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in Disability and Community Services. She has experience working in human services primarily in one-on-one environments alongside individuals with disabilities as well as the low-income population. Christina’s role as the SNP Coordinator is to support our clients and families by listening, counseling, and providing guidance during their special needs planning process. Additionally, she works to facilitate and assure the quality of all aspects of special needs planning by meeting with clients and their families to aid in establishing helpful resources, materials, and appropriate accommodations for their unique situation. Christiana also assists our clients with applying for government benefit programs and other useful services. She’s been updating the firm’s Summary of Our Wishes document, and she is equipped to support families seeking support for guardianship services. She truly does it all!

Megan and Christina are eager to answer any questions you may have about getting started with general special needs planning, or with continuing your planning efforts.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Altoona, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa., is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Amy George to its staff as an associate attorney. Attorney George will be working out of the Williamsport and Wyalusing offices and with the wealth protection & planning team. 

Amy comes to SGY after practicing law in New Jersey since 2016 for two different law firms. She worked for Cestone & Thompson for just over five years and for Coughlin, Midlige & Garland for two years and in the practice areas of tax, trusts and estates, handling cases involving estate administration, fiduciary income tax, fiduciary litigation and estate planning. She also did a three-month stint as an extern with the Internal Revenue Service while in law school. 

A 2016 cum laude graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Amy is admitted to the Bar in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology and studio art from Washington & Lee, as well as a master's degree of arts photography from Temple. She currently resides in White Haven, Pa. In addition to her legal career, Amy has served the Eastern Orthodox Christian community in church ministry including but not limited to liturgical chant, Sunday School programming and youth pilgrimage.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. It has six locations in Altoona, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox. Since its beginning in 2002, the firm has dedicated itself to practicing law with extraordinary standards of ethics and values. The vision of the firm has been to provide individuals and their families with a unique plan to protect their assets for their spouses and future generations, while providing for their immediate and long-term needs. More information, including resources and seminar information, can be found at PAElderCounsel.com. To schedule your appointment at any of its offices, call 1-800-351-8334.

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