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Attorneys and other staff members from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak conduct a number of speaking engagements each month, including speaking at the firm's own seminars and outside events. Here's a summary of the firm's speaking engagements from the first quarter of 2020 (January - March). If you weren't able to attend but are interested in learning more about any of the topics outlined below and how it applies to your individual situation, please call the firm at 1-800-351-8334 for a free consultation. Visit the seminar page for a list of upcoming seminars.


On Jan. 21, Jenna Franks, Esq., and Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty presented, “The Asset Protection Trust” seminar in State College. Jenna and Kristin explained how to use trusts to protect assets.

Also on Jan. 21, Jenna attended a Dementia Society of America training in Altoona. Jenna learned how dementia affects financial planning and ways to maneuver through potential financial products that are available in paying for care.

The Second Half of Life podcast, which explores the many issues and topics related to elder law and is produced by Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, is out with its latest episode. Additionally, the podcast is now available on even more podcast directories, giving those interested more options for listening. Individuals interested in learning more about planning for their second half of life can hear the latest episode and past and future episodes on Bullhorn, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro and Castbox

Episode 5, which was dropped last week, is titled "Estate Planning 101." In this episode, Attorney Brittany Smith and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske give an overview of the basics of estate planning and give people the tools they need to make sure their estate planning is the best it can be and up-to-date with current law. Among the several items of discussion are when you should begin plannnig, why your latest Will may not be enough, why your Power of Attorney may need updated, how the costs of long-term care can deplete your estate, types and uses of trusts and much more. This podcast is an audio recording of a virtual seminar that was originally presented on April 28, 2020. A full video of the same presentation, complete with PowerPoint slides, can also be viewed on the firm's YouTube channel. 

New podcast episodes can be accessed on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on several podcast directories. The podcast is also available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezer and Listen Notes

Each quarter, employees from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak routinely particpate in community events. Here's a summary of the various activities that SGY representatives took part in during the first quarter of 2020 (January-March).

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is a longtime member of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce (WLCC), and in January, the firm also became a member of both the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) and the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce (CMCC). Events held by those two organizations and attended by Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak staff members included Business After Hours at Java Momma in Danville on Jan. 29, the Danville Child Development Center on Feb. 26, WPSU in State College on Feb. 27, and the CMCC’s Annual Meeting at Frosty Valley Resort on Feb. 18.

Several staff members attended various business networking functions to further develop existing and establish new business relationships with other professionals in the communities we serve. Events attended included WLCC PM Exchanges at Savoy Contract Furniture on Jan. 23, Hughesville High School on Feb. 6, Lycoming Engines on Feb. 20, and Wine & Design on March 12, as well as the WLCC’s Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Williamsport on Feb. 13.

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