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Recent Articles

Troops and Veterans Get Protections: Obama, NDAA 2010 and the Expanding FMLA

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 [NDAA 2010]. During the bill signing ceremony, President Obama stated that the law “reaffirms our commitment to our brave men and women in uniform and our wounded warriors.

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“Green” Income Tax Benefits for Commercial Property Owners and Designers

Over the past few years, Congress has extended and expanded several important income tax incentives for building, retrofitting and remodeling energy-efficient buildings, both residential and commercial. For owners, developers and designers of commercial buildings, one of the most significant of these tax incentives is the §179D deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings.

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Perspectives from the Arbitrator: Tips for a Successful Arbitration

A misconception has developed that arbitration is no quicker than litigation. However, arbitration can be an effective and efficient alternative to the time consuming and costly process of litigation. The following tips can shed some light on to why arbitration should be a consideration before litigation, and how to effectively use arbitration to a successful resolution of legal issues.

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Update on Maryland Appellate Law

The Court of Special Appeals recently held that a party may not rely on procedural gamesmanship to circumvent the rule that an appellant is limited to either in banc review or an appeal from an adverse decision.

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Past Articles

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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SEC’s 2018 Examination Priorities List Compliance Issues to Avoid for Financial Advisory Firms

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (“OCIE”) published its…

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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: Employer Best Practices to Avoid Traps for the Unwary

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the sick and safe…

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Increasing Risk of Data Breaches Prompt New Legal Requirements for Maryland Businesses

Although recent data breaches involving large corporations such as Equifax, eBay, Target and Yahoo…

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GOP Tax Bill Proposes Estate Tax Repeal…Hooray?

On November 2, the GOP released its tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H. R. 1),…

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