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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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Is Your Estate Plan Really Complete?

9/23/2019

Many people think that signing their Will or Revocable Trust is the last step in executing their estate plan. Often, there are additional actions that ...

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Prepayment Penalties: An Unwelcome Surprise

8/6/2019

Whether you have applied for a loan or are thinking about doing so, it is important to consider whether you could be charged a fee ...

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Are Age Restrictions Legal in Community Association Facilities?

8/6/2019

Rules, rules, and more rules.  When living in a community association, rules governing the use of the community facilities, including the pool and fitness center ...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution - A Great Solution to Resolving Legal Conflicts

8/6/2019

All successful businesses operate in a collaborative manner with their customers, vendors, and employees, utilizing contracts to establish and document all parties’ obligations and rights ...

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New Behavioral Health Rules for Telehealth Services

7/5/2019

Health care services delivered remotely via video conferencing or other similar means have come a long way since the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council ...

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THE MANAGEMENT BUYOUT: Looking Within for an Exit Strategy

7/5/2019

With more and more Baby Boomers seeking to retire, we are witnessing an uptick in business owners looking for an exit strategy.  For some, the ...

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Does a Prenuptial Agreement take all the Romance out of Marriage?

7/5/2019

Referred to casually and colloquially as a “prenup,” a prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement is an agreement entered into between parties before their ...

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Death Taxes in Maryland: Should You Be Concerned?

7/5/2019

As our estate and trust attorneys can confirm, many of the clients who consult with us after experiencing the loss of a loved one must ...

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2019 Legislative Update

5/29/2019

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2019 session on January 9th. During this year's session, 2,500 bills were filed and a total of ...

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2019 Maryland Legislative Review - Estate and Tax Planning

4/29/2019

The first year of the four-year cycle for the General Assembly is usually is slower year, a year of learning by all of the new ...

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Fiduciary Litigation: Family Law for the 21st Century

3/29/2019

With unprecedented family wealth transferring from our “Greatest Generation” and “Baby Boomers” to younger generations, competition among family members for that wealth is becoming an ...

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Is Your Business the Target of Social Engineering?

3/29/2019

Have you or your business been the victim of “social engineering”?  Although you may never have heard the term “social engineering,” you are probably already ...

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