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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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Michael Davis

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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Not So True To Form - AIA Recent Updates

2/27/2018

Just last year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its update to its contract documents library. Given that the AIA only updates the contract ...

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The ABLE Act: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

2/27/2018

Imagine growing up with a disability in a world where you are forced to rely on government benefits to pay for your care and, to ...

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TIME TO COMPLY - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

2/14/2018

Effective February 11, 2018, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act went into effect. The Act requires that all employers provide sick and safe leave to ...

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Building and Protecting a Brand - The Legal Side

1/29/2018

In 2017, two significant US trademark registration cases were decided against the United States government and in favor of the people.  However, for most companies ...

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How The New Tax Act May Affect Your Business

1/29/2018

The much-discussed federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” includes many changes that may affect businesses of all sizes. The Conference Report transmitting the new law ...

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Prospective Impact of the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Changes in Maryland

1/23/2018

Well, there goes Congress!  Just when we thought it was safe to prepare estate plans based on a stable estate-planning environment, Congress has changed the ...

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MARYLAND EMPLOYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE

1/16/2018

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of House Bill 1, the “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act ...

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2017 Maryland Community Association Law Legislative Update

8/1/2017

The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly saw the introduction of almost 100 bills, the passage of which will impact Maryland community associations.  Below ...

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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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