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The Essential Role of Insurance in a Business Succession Plan

10/5/2018

One of the most common concerns that an owner of a closely-held business faces regarding business succession is liquidity. How can the future owners of ...

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Contemplating a Construction or Renovation Project?

10/4/2018

When you’re planning a major construction or renovation project for your business or for your home, the importance of hiring a general contractor is ...

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When to Reassess Your Estate Plan

10/2/2018

You just finished setting up your estate plan: you received your estate planning notebook containing copies of your estate planning documents, you finished updating all ...

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Estate Planning: The Insurance of a Lifetime

8/30/2018

Most of us appreciate how important it is to purchase insurance as a means of protection from unforeseen circumstances.  We pay for our health insurance ...

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Top Traps for Unwary Tenants

8/30/2018

For many businesses that are trying to rent space, negotiating a commercial lease is a major decision that involves hours of research and planning. You ...

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Devil in the Details - How the 666 days between floods is temporarily banning development in Ellicott City

8/20/2018

 

On May 27, 2018, 666 days after the July 30, 2016 Ellicott City Flood, the historic downtown neighborhood experienced something no one ever thought would ...

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Brand Awareness: Important Considerations When Licensing Your Brand

8/8/2018

 

Licensing your intellectual property can be an efficient and profitable way for your business to build upon its brand.  After all, allowing a third party ...

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Getting Your House in Order Before Your Next Vacation

7/16/2018

Every summer, we get last minute calls from many of our clients who are weeks away from their next vacation, and they suddenly want to ...

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I Received A Patent Infringement Complaint, Now What?

7/16/2018

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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2018 Legislative Update

6/8/2018

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2018 session on January 10, 2018.  Before it concluded on April 9th, a total of 889 bills had ...

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PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP AND DISABILITY LAW -2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PART TWO

5/17/2018

The 2018 Session of the General Assembly was especially busy this year.  It dealt with over 3000 bills, many of which were politically charged. This ...

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ESTATE AND TAX PLANNING - 2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PART ONE

5/17/2018

Wow, what a year!  The General Assembly, working with the Governor, was able to address a wide range of issues in a mostly bipartisan manner ...

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BITCOIN, BLOCKCHAIN AND BEYOND

5/4/2018

After Bitcoin’s value skyrocketed in 2017, the buzz around the digital currency and the technology behind it has become the hot technology topic. We ...

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT MEDIATION

5/4/2018

Mediation is a form of “alternative dispute resolution” that can be a valuable alternative to litigation and trial.  Sometimes parties to a dispute mutually agree ...

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Health Savings Accounts - A Double Win!

4/25/2018

Health Savings Accounts, often referred to as HSAs, are tax-free accounts that are used to pay for future, qualified medical expenses.  Like qualified retirement accounts ...

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Are Your Trade Secrets Actually Protected?

4/25/2018

Does your business have trade secrets?  Many people may respond “no” to this question.  One reason for this answer may be that trade secrets are ...

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Congratulations to Paul Skalny From Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny

PAUL SKALNY AWARDED SBA's 2018 MARYLAND ATTORNEY ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

4/11/2018

Paul G. Skalny has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Baltimore District Office, as the 2018 Maryland Attorney Advocate of the ...

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Congratulations Angela Grau on the 2018 Leadership in Law Award

Angela Grau named 2018 Leadership in Law Winner

4/9/2018

Angela B. Grau has been selected by The Daily Record as a 2018 Leadership in Law winner.  

Leadership in Law Awards recognize Maryland’s legal ...

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Revocable Trusts Versus Wills - Which One Should You Use?

4/2/2018

When you have finally decided that it is time to get your estate plan in place, you quickly realize there are a lot of choices ...

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Should I register my trademark?

4/2/2018

Over the years, many business owners have asked attorneys the question “Should I register my trademark?" Of course, the standard attorney answer is “maybe”.  In ...

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