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The New Law on Suspension of Privileges

7/21/2017

On June 23, 2017, the Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State of Maryland, issued an opinion in Elvaton Towne Condominium Regime II ...

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Maryland Mandatory Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2017

6/28/2017

On July 1, 2017, the Maryland state minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour.  The current minimum "Tip Wage" in Maryland is frozen ...

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"Secret Trusts" Sometimes A Necessity; Now A Possibility

6/26/2017

The 2017 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended in April, and the various bills affecting our estate and tax planning options that passed were ...

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Senior Partner Michael W. Davis Named Accredited Estate Planner®

6/19/2017

Attorney Michael Davis is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC}.

As a Senior ...

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Work for Hire: More Complicated Than It May Seem

5/29/2017

Does your company own the article, manual or handbook that it paid a contractor to write for the company? Does your company own the photographs ...

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2017 Employment Law Legislative Update

5/9/2017

The 437th session of the General Assembly of Maryland ended April 10, 2017.  The following is a recap of just some of the employment related ...

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2017 Report From The Maryland General Assembly Estate Planning and Probate Legislation

5/4/2017

At the beginning of the year, 2017 was looking to be a very productive one for the General Assembly when it came to bills affecting ...

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Transfer Tax Relief - Sole Proprietorship to Single Person LLC

5/3/2017

The Maryland General Assembly eased the burden on small business owners this past legislative session, something it should seek to do with greater frequency. Both ...

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Legislative Update - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

4/5/2017

As of Tuesday, April 4 it seems Maryland mandatory paid sick and safe leave will most likely not become law this year.  After months of ...

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Loan Underwriting’s New Frontier – Employee Relations

4/3/2017

One of the biggest fears people have when buying a used car is that they will get a lemon.  Cars are complex; sellers can be ...

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Timing Your Charitable Giving: Now or Later?

3/24/2017

As April 15th quickly approaches, many people are in the process of reviewing the charitable gifts they made to their favorite charity, religious organization ...

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Limiting Risk By Requiring Website Users To Accept Your Terms Of Use

3/9/2017

If you conduct business online it is essential to have strong, binding terms of service.  Simply providing a link to those terms on your website ...

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I Received A Patent Infringement Complaint, Now What?

2/13/2017

You’ve just received a letter or a filed Complaint from someone who claims to hold a patent and which they believe you are infringing ...

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Privacy Law In Maryland: An Introduction

1/30/2017

The United States stands nearly alone in the world in that it does not have a unified, overarching privacy law.  Instead, privacy law in the ...

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Evaluating Your Dispute Resolution Strategy

1/25/2017

Arbitration has been touted as the next generation of business dispute resolution and as a result, many businesses have included arbitration agreements in their contracts ...

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The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning Using Joint Accounts

1/9/2017

Every day, thousands of elderly or disabled Americans are faced with the need to ask for assistance from a family member or friend to help ...

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2017 Maryland Legislative Preview for Labor and Employment Issues

1/6/2017

The 2017 Legislative Session begins on January 11.  Several labor and employment issues, including state mandated Paid Sick Leave, $15/hour minimum wage, the Fair ...

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2017 Employment Law Updates

1/6/2017

The new year brought several updates to existing employment laws including to Paid Sick Leave, Revised I-9, Employer Wellness Programs and the Fair Labor Standards ...

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Attorney Tony Salazar Appointed to the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation Board of Directors

1/2/2017

Columbia, MD - Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny, LLC, one of the region’s leading law firms, today announced that Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Attorney ...

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2016 Filing Date Changes

12/18/2016

Forms W-2 and l099-MISC.

When a business pays nonemployee compensation aggregating to $600 or more to a single payee in the tax year, the business ...

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