Miles & Stockbridge is experienced in addressing the unique legal needs of widely differing tax-exempt organizations, including, charities, educational institutions, civic organizations and trade associations - from counseling clients on formation, tax, fund raising and governmental relations matters to working with their directors, staff and volunteers. Our firm's broad spectrum of nonprofit clients includes hospitals, universities and colleges, public charities and private foundations, religious organizations, cultural institutions, nursing homes, and retirement communities. Among the clients we have served recently are Johns Hopkins University, World Relief Services, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Inc., the Columbia Association, Annapolis Life Care, Inc., The Horizon Foundation of Howard County, the Association of American Blood Banks, and the Baltimore Symphony, to name a few. The firm's significant and diverse experience in this area makes us well positioned to serve tax-exempt organizations of all types.
"2013 Year-End Employee Benefits Communiqué: Reminders for Retirement and Group Health Plan Sponsors," Miles & Stockbridge News Brief (Cristopher D. Jones) (November 2013).
"3 Resolutions To The Cross-Claim Conundrum," Law360 (Robin Silver and Alexander P. Creticos) (July 2013).
"What's Next? Administering Employee Benefit Plans in a Post-DOMA World," Labor & Employment News Brief (Daniel L. Meehan; Lisa K. Shallue) (July 2013).
"Health Care Reform Exchange Notice & Updated COBRA Notice Now Available," Labor & Employment News Brief (Lisa K. Shallue) (May 2013).
"A Primer On Alternative Fee Arrangements," Law360 (Matthew Wagman and Christopher Madaio) (September 2012).
"Maryland Becomes First State to Pass Bill Barring Employers from Requesting Social Media Passwords," Miles & Stockbridge News Brief (Kristen M. Eriksson and John M. Gilman) (April 2012).
"A Tax-Efficient Way to Transfer Your Business," Article (Jeff Markowitz and Chris Davis) (April 2012).
"NLRB Continues to be Active; Posting Requirement Delayed; Ruling on Conducting Off-Site Union Elections," Miles & Stockbridge News Brief (Laura A. Pierson-Scheinberg and Rebecca M. Hielke) (March 2012).
"Further FMLA Amendments AND New EEOC Poster Keep Employers On Their Toes ," Labor & Employment News Brief (Kirsten Eriksson) (November 2009).
"Beyond Affirmed: Will the Supreme Court Use In re Bilski to Restrict Patentable Subject Matter Even Further Than the Federal Circuit?," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (James T. Carmichael and Stephen W. Aycock) (October 2009).
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Miles & Stockbridge closed a real estate acquisition for The Conservation Fund in which the client purchased the old Gettysburg Country Club. The property acquired was then donated to the National Park Service and is now part of the Gettysburg Military Park. The subject land was formerly a 9-hole golf course, which was historically known as the Harman Farm and the site of significant fighting between Northern and Southern soldiers on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863.
The National Park Service intends to return the landscape to its historic 1863 setting. This will greatly enhance visitors’ understandings as to what occurred on the ground that day and increase their understanding of the significance of the Battle.
A client’s employee subject to a non-compete and non-solicitation left. The former employee began to hire away highly skilled workers. Miles & Stockbridge obtained injunctive relief and obtained a favorable settlement. The value of the highly skilled workers represented hundreds of thousands of dollars of revenue and thousands of dollars of recruitment time and training if these employees required replacement.
When a nationwide workers' compensation carrier brought suit against a group of real estate and staffing business clients seeking substantial premiums it claims were owed to it for certain employees of some of those businesses, which our clients contend were never insured by the policy and were not included in the policy or its endorsements when the policy was issued, we successfully defended these clients in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Based upon the rise in the number of class action FLSA claims, many of our clients have expressed concern over the proper designation of their employees or whether they have been the subject of government investigation. Currently, we are conducting numerous confidential internal audits for these clients to ensure their compliance and are assisting with several audits. Further, we have provided strategies for implementing changes to the classifications while limiting back-pay exposure.
Our labor group represented a foreign concern in the severance of an executive who signed a European-style service agreement (employment contract) for employment with a division in the United States. The terms of the agreement were very onerous and it was difficult to terminate without significant risk of loss in the event of litigation. We succeeded in obtaining a very favorable resolution for the client through hard negotiation that combined brinksmanship and common sense.
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Bank of America Corporation
BET Investments, Inc./Remco Properties
BioServe Biotechnologies, Ltd.
The Black & Decker Corporation
Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd.
Doug Mockett & Company, Inc.
Encore Path, Inc.
GEA Group AG
Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
M&T Bank Corporation
Martek BioSciences Corporation
Maryland Concrete Inc.
Merritt Properties LLC
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PERI Formwork Systems, Inc.
Phillips Food, Inc.
Prime Group Realty Trust
Renesas Technology Corp.
SNBL Clinical Pharmacology Center, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
The Johns Hopkins University
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
Verizon Communications, Inc.
WBI Holdings, Inc.
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