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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
186 Questions Answered

Q. How do I transfer home I own with my father to my stepmother now that he has passed?
A: You need to consult a lawyer, who will prepare a deed for you. The lawyer will also discuss possible gift tax consequences with you.
Q. My dads father left him when he was a child. and kept it secret.Should my dad have been included in will when he passed
A: If the grandfather died without a Will, your dad would be included as an "intestate heir" as a matter of law. However, if the grandfather wrote a Will, he has an absolute right to include or exclude anyone he wishes, with one exception. The exception is the grandfather's spouse. A spouse may elect to take against the Will and receive a forced share if the spouse is not included in the Will.
Q. If two names are titled to a trailerhome, can one person put the home up for sale without the others consent?
A: If the tile shows "joint ownership," both parties must consent to a sale. If the title shows "ownership in common," a party has the right to sell only his or her half interest (if someone will buy it) without the consent of the other owner.
Q. My mother passed away 5 years she left no wil I received a sheriff sale notice and mine and my name is listed as owners
A: If you want to keep the house or believe that there is sufficient equity to make a sale worthwhile, you should arrange to pay, or set up a payment plan to pay, whatever is owing that has triggered the sale. Even if you don't want the house or don't believe that there is sufficient equity to make a sale worthwhile, since you may have personal liability for what is owing, you need to contact a lawyer to help you find out what is going on and to give you advice as to how to approach the situation. If you do not want the house and learn that you have no personal liability, you will likely be told to do nothing and simply let the house be sold through the sheriff's sale.
Q. Does my gram have a case if her doctor was negligent and punctured her artery during surgery which caused an injury (PA)
A: It is a matter which should be carefully evaluated by a lawyer who handles these types of matters.
Q. My father's partner of 20 years passed away, but they never married. We're facing inheritance tax on the condo.
A: Your dad is subject to the inheritance tax on half the value of the condo because they were not married. He must pay the tax. If he has no money, he will have to sell the condo to get the funds to pay the tax.
Q. My mother passed away do I have to sell her house to pay her debt?
A: You will need to pay all costs of administration, debts and inheritance tax before proceeds can be distributed. If you wish to keep the house, you may be able to re-finance and use the cash to pay those items. You need to get legal advice to help you with this.
Q. She left 11yrs ago,divorced 6yrs ago,I'm selling the house I paid for.Both names on deed,she won't sign,what can I do
A: You will need to consult a lawyer. If there was a property settlement agreement, the agreement will control and you may have to sue to enforce it. If there was no property settlement agreement, she may have a claim to half the property, offset by taxes, mortgage, etc. that you have paid. You may have to file a partition action and resolve the financial issues as part of it. However, it is clear that you need a lawyer to advise you. This is not simply a matter of getting her name off the deed.
Q. My father died intestate in nov 2015. He the only owner listed on the deed. My stepmom is the administrator and she
A: You need to engage a lawyer to act on your behalf in order to force her to give you the information you are entitled to and to protect your interest in the assets of the estate.
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