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HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE WORKPLACE

11/20/2018

With the most recent election, 32 states and the District of Columbia now allow the use of marijuana (or cannabis) for medical purposes.  While each ...

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Top Strategies for Healthcare Providers to Limit Risks with Electronic Healthcare Records

11/19/2018

There is no doubt that, for most health care providers, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become one of the central components of any healthcare practice ...

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Farrell & Gunderson Law to Join Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

10/23/2018

P R E S S   R E L E A S E   

For Immediate Release  

Farrell & Gunderson Law to Join Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny Addition ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maryland Mandatory Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2017

6/28/2017

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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Work for Hire: More Complicated Than It May Seem

5/29/2017

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

5/9/2017

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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Transfer Tax Relief - Sole Proprietorship to Single Person LLC

5/3/2017

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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