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Maryland’s New Benefit Corporation Could Make It Easier To Build Green

Maryland is one of only two states to give both new and existing corporations the ability to identify public benefit as a corporate purpose. Prior to enactment of the “Benefit Corporation” [B Corporation] statute, the directors and officers of a for-profit corporation could not consider public benefits in making decisions for the corporation without risking claims from stockholders that such decisions might negatively affect the corporation’s bottom line.

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Anticipating Maryland’s New International Green Construction Code

In May of this year, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law legislation adopting the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), giving local governments across Maryland the authority to adopt the code. Although Maryland was the first state in the nation to adopt the IgCC, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Rhode Island have quickly followed suit.

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Carmack and COGSA – Clarity on the Liability Regimes in International Cargo Transport

In its 2006 opinion in Norfolk Southern Railway v. Kirby, the Court initiated a debate about the appropriate liability regime to govern international, multi-modal transport of cargo in the United States. It is a discussion which is ongoing, with the issues evolving as different factual scenarios have developed in the lower courts.

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2011 Estate Planning Advisory

President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 at the end of last year. This law can simply be called the “Tax Relief Act.” The Tax Relief Act offers significant relief on the estate and gift tax front, but although the news is mostly good, there are some concerns as well.

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Past Articles

Representations & Warranties Policies: A Coverage Primer

Representation and Warranties policies (R&W policies) insure representations made by a Seller…

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Reported Data Breaches Involving Maryland Residents on the Rise

Data breaches continue to occur on a spectrum of small to significant scale that can affect businesses…

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Maryland Takes on the SEC in Debate Over Fiduciary Standard of Care

The Maryland legislature may soon be considering legislation that would require Maryland-licensed…

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Baltimore City Increases Recordation & Transfer Taxes for Some Real Estate Transactions

In a bid to provide a reliable source of funding for an affordable housing trust, Baltimore City Council…

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Preparing, Adapting and Responding to Cyber Incidents: Marriott International Case Study

Cybersecurity is an issue that every company, of every size, must address as part of standard risk…

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