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Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

Native of the Lehigh Valley. Has been the President of Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman since 1975. Married to Deena since 1964; two children, three grandchildren. 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Service Award from Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. Certified as "Civil Trial Advocate" by National Board of Trial Advocacy. Focuses on civil personal injury and commercial litigation, business and corporate law, real estate.

Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Assistant Editor, University of Michigan Law Review; Research Assistant, Constitutional Law
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Cornell University
B.A. | English
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Professional Experience
Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Notes
Michigan Law Review
Certifications
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Awards
Lifetime Service Award
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Awarded upon retirement from the Board of the Jewish Federation
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
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Lehigh County Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono services, including financing, contracts, general litigation.
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Jewish Community Center of Allentown
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including financing and real estate.
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Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley Supporting foundation/Endowment
President
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Activities: Provide endowment support for Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
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Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Board Member/Vice President
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Activities: Served as Vice President, Campaign Chair, and Co-Chair of Strategic Planning; Performed merger of Federations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    (For personal injury matters)
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Health Care Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Area
  • Automobile Accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My father in law died in Oct. He owned a home had a life insurance policy and a union pension. No will help?
A: You need to engage a lawyer and open an estate.
Q. Co-borrower on mortgage died without a will. As the remaining borrower I am responsible for the mortgage. Do I have the
A: The first question is whether you are a "joint tenant" on the deed, that has a right of survivorship. If so, the property would pass to you, and you would be able to sell it. However, unless you were married to the deceased, there will be inheritance tax due, and you will need to plan for that. In all likelihood, you will have to open an estate for the deceased. Are you also a co-signer on the Note that was executed when the Mortgage was executed? That is what determines whether you have responsibility for the balance of the Mortgage. The fact that you are on the Mortgage suggests that you are, in fact, on the deed, as the Mortgage is usually executed by everyone with an ownership interest. The signing of the Mortgage puts a lien against the property, and, in order to sell the property, the Mortgage and, if applicable, inheritance tax would have to be addressed as part of the sale. However, if you did not sign the Note, you would not have personal liability for the balance of the Mortgage. This is an important question if there will not be sufficient equity in the house to pay off the balance of the Mortgage and the inheritance tax. You need a lawyer to help you sort these questions out and to handle any estate that will have to be opened.
Q. My father is in the hospital and not expected to survive. Someone is living on his property and I'll need them to leave.
A: You will have to hire a lawyer and open an estate. Either all of the siblings must serve as co-administrators or the other siblings can sign a renunciation form so that you can serve as the sole administratrix. If the lot is rented to your father, even though she pays the rent, once the estate is opened, you can go to court, probably before a magistrate, and have her evicted, if need be. If, however, she is the tenant for the lot, it is a bigger problem. You would then have to have her evicted from the trailer and basically sell the trailer from underneath her. There are many other issues associated with the administration of an estate, and you will need legal help to sort it out.
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