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Mediation 101: Be a Prepared Participant So You Win Your Mediation

That’s right – the title suggests you can win in mediation even though many say that you will walk away from a settlement either angry or disappointed. With proper preparation you, the client, can leave mediation feeling like a winner and with an agreement in hand. The key, as in most things in life, is to be prepared.

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Notice Requirements Under Maryland‘s Mechanics‘ Lien Law and the Federal Miller Act

There are important distinctions in the notice requirements between the Federal Miller Act (40 U.S.C., ?270(a) et seq.) and Maryland‘s Mechanics‘ Lien Law (Md. Code Ann., Real Prop. Art. ?9-101 et seq.). Under both the Miller Act and Maryland‘s lien law, a claimant who does not have a direct contractual relationship with the owner of a project must provide notice to the owner of its intent to make a claim.

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The Principles of Suretyship

In conjunction with a presentation in a construction course sponsored by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, we authored a comprehensive article entitled “Principles of Suretyship.”

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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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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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