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Our office is currently closed, but we continue to provide legal services by working remotely.

In light of Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration and current recommendations our office is currently closed.  Our attorneys and staff continue to work remotely, however, and we can assure you they are set up to respond to your calls, emails and all communications.  For more details on AMM operations during this time, read our full update.  

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The Impact of Governor Wolf’s Closure Order on Pennsylvania Businesses

Friday, 20 March 2020 18:21 Written by  Christopher D. Wagner


Pennsylvania Business owners have probably heard that Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all "non-life-sustaining" businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order went into effect last evening. You may be wondering whether your business is “life-sustaining” and may stay open. There is little guidance from the Governor’s office, other than the chart published by the Governor


We do know that non-life-sustaining businesses can continue to work remotely from home as long as social distancing and other mitigation measures are observed. Non-life-sustaining businesses that rely on physical plants or locations, however, must cease operations until further notice. According to the Governor’s press release, non-life-sustaining businesses that supply products or services to health care providers can apply for an exemption.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in enforcement action that could include citations, fines, or license suspensions, ineligibility for disaster relief loans and other programs. Moreover, violators are subject to criminal prosecution (including fines and/or imprisonment) and face possible quarantine, isolation or other disease control measures.


While Antheil Maslow & MacMinn has closed our office, our attorneys are full provisioned to work remotely and are available to help you navigate these new regulations. We are set up to receive calls, emails using the usual contact information.

Last modified on Friday, 27 March 2020 14:00
Christopher D. Wagner

Christopher D. Wagner

Christopher Wagner is an experienced and results-driven business law attorney with a comprehensive understanding of the factors and risks business owners must navigate in order to successfully operate a commercial enterprise. With a keen business acumen developed from over twelve years of accounting and financial experience in a variety of industries including e-commerce, real estate, healthcare, and insurance, Mr. Wagner is well positioned to provide valuable and cost-effective insights and solutions to his clients. Chris utilizes his business, accounting, and financial knowledge to help his clients achieve their respective business goals to advance productivity and growth, while minimizing potential risks.

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