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2017 Maryland Community Association Law Legislative Update


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


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


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


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®


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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