B. Lafe Metz, shareholder in Buchanan's Real Estate section and Stan Parker, shareholder in Buchanan's Litigation section, recently authored an article "The Myth That Mesivtah Changed Pa. Tax Exemption Law" which was published in Law360.

The article discusses the uncertainties and misinterpretations of the case Mesivtah Eitz Chaim of Bobov v. Pike County Board of Property Assessment, 44 A.3d 3 (Pa. 2012), that still plague taxing bodies and charities despite having been characterized as changing the Pennsylvania charitable tax exemption law in a way that makes it substantially more difficult for charities to obtain or preserve property tax exemptions.

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