Five attorneys from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Williamsport and State College, have been named 2020 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Attorney Julie Steinbacher, the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, and Attorney Amos Goodall were both named Super Lawyers, which represents the top five percent of practicing attorneys in each state. Attorneys Jenna Franks, Landon Hodges and Brittany Smith were named Rising Stars.
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The Rising Stars selection process is the same as that for Super Lawyers, with one key difference: candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process, with those not selected as Super Lawyers but meeting either of one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements remaining eligible for the Rising Star designation. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars represent no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state.
Episode 7 of the Second Half of Life Podcast is now available. In this episode, titled "What's New in Elder Law in 2020 - Part 2," Attorney Brittany Smith discusses some of the recent changes to laws affecting those in their second half of life, with a focus on policies that could affect long-term care planning and estate administration. These changes are important for all current and future clients to know about if they wish to safeguard their financial futures. Among the legal topics also reviewed are different types of Powers of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, and why it is important to review current Powers of Attorney and Last Wills and Testaments already in place periodically, ways to pay for long-term care while also protecting assets, trusts and more. This episode is a follow-up to Episode 3, "What's New in Elder Law in 2020 - Part 1, which featured Attorneys Julie Steinbacher and Landon Hodges discussing recent changes to laws with a focus on estate and wealth protection planning (also available on YouTube).
This episode is a recording of a virtual seminar presented exclusively to the firm's current clients May 19-20, 2020, and it is now being made available for everyone. A video of the presentation, complete with PowerPoint slides, can also be viewed on YouTube.
This and other episodes of the Second Half of Life podcast can be accessed on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on several podcast directories. The podcast is also available on most podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Deezer, Listen Notes, Bullhorn, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro and Castbox.
Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Williamsport and State College, has once again been named a Top 100 Organization by Pennsylvania Business Central in its annual list of Top 100 organizations. This annual list of honors by the business publication recognizes leading organizations in their chosen fields, "bringing new ideas, technology and services to their counties and spheres of influence." Nominees from Pennsylvania Business Central's 23-county readership are submitted and the Top 100 are selected by an editorial committee due to their positive impacts in the business community of Central Pennsylvania.
This marks the second straight year that Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak has been recognized as a Top 100 Organization. It has also been included on this list numerous other times, including in 2017. This honor also comes on the heels of Attorney Julie Steinbacher and Attorney Amos Goodall being named to the 2020 list of Top 100 People by Pennsylvania Business Central. Julie garnered that award for the third time, while Amos was on the list for the second straight year. It also is the latest of numerous honors for the firm, which included being named to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" in Pennsylvania in 2018, and being awarded the Business Partnership of the Year by the PA Future Business Leaders of America earlier this year.
Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is dedicated to helping its clients plan for their second half of life. The vision of the firm is to provide its clients with an individual and unique plan to protect their assets for future generations while providing for their immediate and future needs. Its mission is to provide protection in times of prosperity, security in times of uncertainty, and comfort in times of crisis.