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Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, was named a Top 100 Organization by Pennsylvania Business Central in the 2022 version of its annual list of Top 100 organizations. This list 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 PA 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 fourth straight year that Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak has been named in the Top 100 Organizations list. It has also been included on this list several other times in the past, including in 2017. This honor follows Attorney Julie Steinbacher and Attorney Kathleen Yurchak being named to the 2022 list of Top 100 People by PA Business Central last month. Julie garnered that award for the fifth time, while this marked the first year that Kathleen was named to the list. Attorney Amos Goodall has also previously been named ot the Top 100 People. This latest honor adds to a string of recent honors for the firm and several of its associates. This list of recognition includes 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 in 2020. The firm was also named a Top 50 Woman Owned Business by PA Business Central last fall. Individually, Julie was named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in 2020, and to PA Business Central's Women Making a Difference list for the second straight year in 2021. Amos was presented with a 2021 Achieva Award of Excellence last year, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legal Intelligencer in 2020. Additionally, five of the firm's attorneys — Julie Steinbacher, Amos Goodall, Landon Hodges, Jenna Franks and Brittany Smith — were named 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars last year, marking the second straight year that five firm attorneys were on that annual rating service compiled by Thomson Reuters. 

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.

Let's say you're an adult that doesn't live near your aging parents, and therefore you only see them maybe a few times a year, maybe around certain holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions. Now say you're seeing them for the first time in several months, and you notice a decline in their health, either physical or mental. Perhaps they look more frail, or are experiencing some cognitive decline. Based on this decline, it is reasonable to believe they may require some sort of assisted living care at some point in the future. What should you do? In the Second Half of Life Podcast Episode 52, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty answers this question and more, and also explains what sets our law firm apart from others. 

All episodes of the Second Half of Life Podcast can be found on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on most podcast directories, which includes Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastroCastboxPodfriend, Player FM, Podcast Index and Pandora

Attorneys Julie Steinbacher, CELA®, LLM, and Kathleen Yurchak have both been named to the 2022 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 People list. This annual list is published each January, and it recognizes 100 people representing various organizations from throughout Pennsylvania Business Central's 23-county footprint, which includes both Lycoming and Centre Counties, where two of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak's four offices are located. The list highlights the vibrant economic and social life of central Pennsylvania by honoring the people who make it happen.

While the 2021 edition marks the second straight year that both Julie and Amos have been named to the list, both have now been honored on this list more than twice. This year marks Julie's fifth time on the Top 100 People list, and her third straight. In addition to 2020 and 2021, she was also named to the list in both 2016 and 2018. The founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Julie is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, has a "superb" AVVO rating for attorneys and has been named a Super Lawyer® for the last two straight years in Thomson Reuters' annual listing of the same name. Julie has lectured extensively for several organizations including the Elder Law Institute, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and many more, and is also the president of Estate & Long Term Care Planning, Inc. She has also authored several books in a Protect Your Family series that informs people about planning for the second half of life. Julie, along with Attorney Jenna Franks, co-published the 2021 Supplement to the Pennsylvania Trust Guide, which was published by the George T. Bisel Company, Inc. Julie is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), as she and Attorney Amos Goodall are two of only as two of only 98 attorneys in Pennsylvania to be ACTEC fellows, and two of only five in the northeast and north central region of Pennsylvania ranging from the Poconos and west beyond State College. Julie also recently attained her LLM degree in elder law and estate planning. An LLM is Master of Law degree, and a graduate qualification in the field of law. It was created for attorneys to further expand their knowledge or study a specialized area of law. See Julie's Top 100 People profile

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