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Baltimore Barrister Publishes "The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Meet Medical Marijuana"

Bar Association of Baltimore City's quarterly publication The Baltimore Barrister publishes in the May 2016 edition, "The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Meet Medical Marijuana," by Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP's Real Estate Partner Matthew L. Kimball, Esq.

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The Challenge of Banning the Box

Labor and employment attorney Paul M. Finamore, Esq. discusses the impact of "ban the box" legislation as it challenges employers to company not only with EEOC guidance, but also with state and local legislation that aims to protect applicants with criminal backgrounds to have fair access to gainful employment. These laws vary in coverage, timing and requirements, so multijurisdictional employers are faced with differing applications and requirements, creating complex administrative compliance mandates for those employers. 

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Licensed Insurance Companies Exempt from Maryland Income Tax

Are insurers licensed to do business in Maryland subject to state income tax on profits derived from sources other than insurance policy premiums? Maryland Tax Court ruled that an insurer was not subject to Maryland income tax, regardless of the source of its profits in National Indemnity Company v. Comptroller of the Treasury, Dkt. No. 14-IN-OO-0433 (Md. Tax Ct. April 24, 2015). 

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The Onus of Owning: Recent Reduction in ‘Minor Privilege’ Fees in Baltimore City
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One of the onuses (and irritants) of owning a building in Baltimore is the City’s imposition of fees for so-called “minor privileges” for items like awnings, cornices and signs. Recently, the City took steps to reform the minor privileges system, which culminated in the adoption of business-friendly revisions to waive annual fees for certain items, convert annual fees to one-time fees, and remove outdated charges. 

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Past Articles

Changes in 2018 Maryland Condominium and HOA Laws

Several changes in Maryland condominium and HOA laws will affect the operation of condo and homeowners…

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New Standards Under Maryland’s Public Adjuster Act

Maryland has implemented new standards for public adjusters that will be applied and enforced by…

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Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Observes Key Distinctions Between Examinations Under Oath and De

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals observed in Dolan v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co.…

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How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Compliance Failures: A Review of SEC 2018 Examination Priorities

Financial advisors can get clues about regulators’ top concerns by looking at the SEC’s…

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Estate Tax Changes Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Effective January 1, 2018, the federal estate tax underwent a massive overhaul with the Tax Cuts…

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