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Recent Articles

When “Going Green” Isn’t Attractive – MD Court of Special Appeals Determines HOA Architectural Committee May Impose Reasonable Limitations on Solar Panel Installation

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals provides helpful guidelines to homeowners and HOAs in addressing the boundaries of reasonableness when reviewing solar panel installations in Blood v. Stoneridge at Fountain Green Homeowners Association, 2019 Md. App. LEXIS 736.

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The Landlord Need Have No Favorites: Duty to Mitigate in Maryland

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals wades into the muddy waters of Maryland’s application of the duty-to-mitigate defense under a commercial lease. 

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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 has adopted a new excise tax on real estate transactions of more than $1 million, increasing the combined transfer and recordation taxes in Baltimore from 3% to 3.75%, taking effect on January 11, 2019.

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Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Tenants Pose Substantial Risks for Landlords

Although medical marijuana growing, processing, possession and distribution are now legal under Maryland law, landlords need to fully understand the risks inherent in leasing to Maryland medical marijuana businesses and take steps in their leasing documents to adequately anticipate and address these risks considering federal laws regarding these transactions. 

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Past Articles

When “Going Green” Isn’t Attractive – MD Court of Special Appeals Determines HOA Architectural Commi

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals provides helpful guidelines to homeowners and HOAs in addressing…

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Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Clients

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted a new regulation, Regulation…

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The Requirements and Impact of the Insurance Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommended that states pass the Insurance Data…

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SEC Imposes New Requirements for Brokers and Advisers in Adoption of Regulation Best Interest

On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Regulation Best Interest,…

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Representations & Warranties Policies: A Coverage Primer

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

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