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U.S. Trademark Fees Set to Increase on January 2, 2021

12/10/2020

On November 17, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published Trademark Fee Adjustment Final Rules in the Federal Register that take effect January ...

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Restaurants Face Challenges Dealing with Food Delivery Services

10/21/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic should have been a golden opportunity for food delivery apps such as Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates.  Thanks to months of ...

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Old Bank for Loans

Small Business Administration & Treasury Release Simplified Forgiveness for Small PPP Loans

10/16/2020

The U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently issued updated guidance for small businesses that borrowed $50,000 or less under the Paycheck ...

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Glasses and Contract

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSES – PART 2

10/14/2020

In a previous article, we discussed the importance of the indemnification clauses in contracts.  To briefly recap, to “indemnify” someone means that one party agrees ...

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Inside of Court Room

Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Now An Independent Cause of Action in Maryland

8/20/2020

Last month, the Court of Appeals of Maryland had the opportunity to decide a case called Plank v. Cherneski. One of the issues before the ...

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Questions Facing Business Owners When Resuming Operations During a Pandemic

8/20/2020

EMPLOYEES: Should businesses require their employees to sign a waiver prior to returning to the workplace?

As businesses are reopening and returning employees to the ...

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2020 Legislative Update

6/18/2020

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2020 session on January 8th.  This year, 2,745 bills were filed and a total of 600 bills were ...

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Special Edition - Covid-19 Updates

3/23/2020

CERTAIN EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE AND EMERGENCY FAMILY LEAVE RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and President ...

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Important COVID-19 Updates

3/17/2020

For Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Organizations

CONTRACTS

The business impact of the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak has many business owners reviewing the "force majeure" clauses in their ...

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What You Need to Know About Indemnification Clauses - Part 1

2/6/2020

One of the most overlooked provisions in almost any contract is the indemnification clause. While most people pay a great deal of attention to the ...

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Legal Documents in 2020 and Beyond

2/6/2020
Everyone likes shortcuts, right? It saves you time! However, when it comes to legal documents, you should never take a shortcut. Due to the amount ...
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The Changing Landscape of Data Protection and Privacy Laws

2/6/2020

As online use continues to expand, and data use and collection increases, issues emerge around data breaches and data protection. Recently California became the first ...

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Super Lawyer 2020

DAVIS, AGNOR, RAPAPORT & SKALNY, LLC ANNOUNCES EIGHT ATTORNEYS NAMED 2020 SUPER LAWYERS

2/5/2020

The law firm of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC announced that five of its partners, Paul Skalny, Alisa Cummins, Michael Davis, Angela Grau, and Scott ...

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Ed Kidner Joins The Firm as Merger & Acquisition Practice Continues to Grow

2/5/2020

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny announced today that Ed Kidner has joined the firm as an attorney, working primarily in its Business and Transactional Practice Group ...

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START THE NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT: GET YOUR BUSINESS CHECK-UP!

12/18/2019

If you are like many entrepreneurs, your business plan may focus on growth, marketing or product development – or sometimes just day-to-day survival.  In the middle ...

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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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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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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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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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