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2020 Legislative Update

6/18/2020

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2020 session on January 8th.  This year, 2,745 bills were filed and a total of 600 bills were ...

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Special Edition - Covid-19 Updates

3/23/2020

CERTAIN EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE AND EMERGENCY FAMILY LEAVE RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and President ...

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Important COVID-19 Updates

3/17/2020

For Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Organizations

CONTRACTS

The business impact of the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak has many business owners reviewing the "force majeure" clauses in their ...

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Went Home for the Holidays? What to Consider When Parents Show Signs of Needing Help.

2/6/2020

As we are all recovering from the holiday season and getting back into our regular routine, many of us are thinking back on recent visits ...

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What You Need to Know About Indemnification Clauses - Part 1

2/6/2020

One of the most overlooked provisions in almost any contract is the indemnification clause. While most people pay a great deal of attention to the ...

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Legal Documents in 2020 and Beyond

2/6/2020
Everyone likes shortcuts, right? It saves you time! However, when it comes to legal documents, you should never take a shortcut. Due to the amount ...
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The Changing Landscape of Data Protection and Privacy Laws

2/6/2020

As online use continues to expand, and data use and collection increases, issues emerge around data breaches and data protection. Recently California became the first ...

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Super Lawyer 2020

DAVIS, AGNOR, RAPAPORT & SKALNY, LLC ANNOUNCES EIGHT ATTORNEYS NAMED 2020 SUPER LAWYERS

2/5/2020

The law firm of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC announced that five of its partners, Paul Skalny, Alisa Cummins, Michael Davis, Angela Grau, and Scott ...

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Ed Kidner Joins The Firm as Merger & Acquisition Practice Continues to Grow

2/5/2020

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny announced today that Ed Kidner has joined the firm as an attorney, working primarily in its Business and Transactional Practice Group ...

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START THE NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT: GET YOUR BUSINESS CHECK-UP!

12/18/2019

If you are like many entrepreneurs, your business plan may focus on growth, marketing or product development – or sometimes just day-to-day survival.  In the middle ...

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New Overtime Rules Effective January 1, 2020 - Are You Prepared?

12/16/2019

Effective January 1, 2020, all employees who make less than $35,568.00/annually will be eligible for overtime and will be categorically non-exempt employees ...

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What is Guardianship - A Three Part Series

12/16/2019

What happens when someone becomes disabled and can no longer manage his or her financial affairs?  Perhaps that person has dementia, suffered a stroke, or ...

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ERIC HIGHTOWER ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS

12/3/2019

Columbia, MD - Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny, LLC, one of the region’s leading law firms, today announced that Eric L. Hightower was selected to ...

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Is Your Company Now Required to Conduct Additional Pre-Employment Background Checks?

11/5/2019

According to a new Maryland law, any county board of education, nonpublic school, or contracting agency hiring for positions where the employee will have direct ...

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Gratitude at Thanksgiving and All Year-Long

11/4/2019

For many of us in the United States, Thanksgiving symbolizes gratitude and a day spent reflecting on all we have to be thankful for in ...

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Where to Start When it Comes to Adoptions

11/4/2019

Adoption is the legal method by which a parent-child relationship is created. Rather than by genetics or birth, the relationship is formed by way of ...

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Are Land Surveys Really Necessary?

11/4/2019

Buying a property can be an expensive process.  Among the many costs that a buyer faces, such as the cost of inspections, transfer taxes, and ...

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What to Pack Before Disaster Strikes

9/23/2019

We all know the statistic: over half of all small businesses that experience disaster will never reopen.  Despite this fact, many businesses don’t have ...

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Collaborative Family Practice - What Is It, and Can It Work For Me?

9/23/2019

Collaborative Practice is a form of “alternative dispute resolution” that can be a valuable alternative to litigation and trial.  In the context of family disputes ...

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Selling Your Business? SHHHHH!

9/23/2019

You are looking at selling the business you have built over many years. You are excited about the prospect of retiring or maybe pursuing another ...

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