Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, and elder law and special needs law firm with locations in State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa., has been named a Top 50 Women Owned Business by Pennsylvania Business Central in its annual list of top women-owned businesses. Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak was founded by Attorney Julie Steinbacher, CELA, LLM, in 2002 in Williamsport, and has grown from one office to four in the 19 years since its founding.
This marks the fourth time in recent years that the law firm has appeared on this same list, having also appeared on the similarly-named "Fifty to Follow" list of women-owned businesses in 2016, 2017 and 2019. The list appears each June in PA Business Central's Women in Business special edition. Readers of the publication submit nominations from communities across its 23-county readership, and the final list is chosen by a blue-ribbon panel. The final list represents both large and small, and well-established and start-up organizations.
Are you or a family member currently receiving veterans' benefits from the Veterans' Administration? If so, are you fully aware of how they work and how to maximize their effectiveness, especially when combined with other government benefits, pension or retirement benefits? If not, or even if you are pretty aware but are always interested in learning something new, then you will want to listen to the Second Half of Life Podcast episode 49. In this episode, titled "Basic Training: How to Make the Most of Your Veterans' Benefits," Attorney Brittany Smith and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss everything you need to know about VA benefits and unlocking their full potential. Topics include eligible wartimes and available benefits for spouses, how to access the three levels of monthly pension, income and net worth limits (which isn't the same as your standard net worth) including the maximum annual pension rate, utilizing VA benefits to pay for long-term care, the three-year VA lookback (not to be confused with the five-year lookback for Medicaid), as well as other gifting guidelines, and much more.
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 Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Deezer, Listen Notes, Bullhorn, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, Castbox, Podfriend, Player FM, Podcast Index and Pandora.
For the second straight year, five attorneys from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, have been named 2021 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 once again named Rising Stars.
Produced and compiled by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is patented and multiphased, and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Selections are made annually and on a state-by-state basis.
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.