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Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

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

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Health Care Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    (For personal injury matters)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
- Current
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D. | Law
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Assistant Editor, University of Michigan Law Review; Research Assistant, Constitutional Law
Cornell University
B.A. | English
Lifetime Service Award
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Awarded upon retirement from the Board of the Jewish Federation
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Lehigh County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono services, including financing, contracts, general litigation.
Jewish Community Center of Allentown
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including financing and real estate.
Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley Supporting foundation/Endowment
- Current
Activities: Provide endowment support for Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Board Member/Vice President
Activities: Served as Vice President, Campaign Chair, and Co-Chair of Strategic Planning; Performed merger of Federations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties
Articles & Publications
Michigan Law Review
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
311 Questions Answered

Q. Hello I have a question about real estate
A: You would need to consult with a lawyer to see if it is possible to file a suit, possibly a declaratory judgment action, seeking to declare the lease null and void.
Q. PA. my mom passed, no will,She owned a home (no mortgage). Survivors -my sister and me. We want to sell, can we
A: You must consult a lawyer and open an estate in order to be able to sell the house and distribute the proceeds.
Q. My mother's insurance policy names her deceased parents beneficiary. No will, No estate. Can I file the claim for it?
A: If your grandparents pre-deceased your mother, your mother's insurance policy would be payable to your mother's estate. Therefore, you would need to consult a lawyer and open an estate. If there is a Will, the person designated in the Will would become Executor. If there is no Will, you could be appointed Administratrix. The proceeds, net of expenses and legal fees, would then be distributed to you and any siblings.
Q. I am half owner on a property that we currently have ownership transfering to the other party upon the death of either
A: Your question is not clear. If, by your current deed, you own the property as tenants in common, you can each write Wills, whereby each of you leaves his or her half however each wants. If, on the other hand, by your current deed, you own the property as joint tenants with right of survivorship, you need a lawyer to prepare a new deed, which will convey the property to the two of you as tenants in common. You would then prepare Wills and proceed as mentioned above.
Q. I’m co-administrator of an Estate with my sister. She basically has gone out of her way to derail the whole process at
A: You should either listen to your lawyer or engage a new lawyer for a second opinion.
Q. Is a house in Pennsylvania considered to be “sold” at the time of a sales agreement or closing?
A: Two different questions. 1. A house is "sold" at the closing. 2. Unless something to the contrary appears in the listing agreement, a broker earns a commission if an agreement of sale is entered into during the listing period, but which commission is payable if and when the house is actually sold.
Q. My husband owns our house. We were recently married and the deed is still in his name. He is in ill health and a
A: The question is far more complicated, particularly if your husband has children from earlier relationships. He needs to have a Will, if he is physically and mentally able, and, if the house is to go to you, it should be placed in joint names. You need to see a lawyer. I am guessing that your friend was referring to transfer tax or inheritance tax, neither of which applies to transfers between spouses.
Q. Why is a special warranty deed used when adding a spouse in pa
A: A special warranty deed is better than a quit-claim deed. The one dollar consideration is ordinarily referenced, but not paid. However, it certainly can be paid. The deed does have to be notarized, but an actual affidavit is not needed.
Q. What happens to an estate if there is no will in Pennsylvania
A: Where there is no Will, the Pennsylvania intestate law applies. The wife would get a fractional share and the "children" would share the balance.
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