A New Maryland Case on Annexations: The County May Give, but the County May Take


In a case of first impression in Maryland, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently held in Waterman Family Limited Partnership v. Boomer, 456 Md. 330, 173 A.3d 1069 (2017)...
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Residential PACE Market Faces a New Hurdle


Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financings are an alternative financing tool used to finance energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy projects in residential, commercial and industrial properties.
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Tax Reform and your Property-Related Deductions


H.R. 1, originally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” makes certain changes to mortgage interest and property interest deductions.
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A New Maryland Ruling on Development Rights and Responsibility Agreements- Score Another Round for the Developer


The Maryland Court of Appeals recently heard and decided a case involving Development Rights and Responsibility Agreements.
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Continuous Operations Clauses: Can Landlords Force Tenants to Remain in Business?


Amid the uncertainty plaguing brick and mortar retail establishments, some commercial landlords may find themselves with an extra tool in their arsenals to temporarily stave off tenant vacancies: continuous operations clauses.
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Montgomery County Senior Tax Credit – Consecutive Applications Required


On March 7, 2017 and June 27, 2017, respectively, the Montgomery County Council enacted Bills 42-16 and 13-17 to provide a property tax credit for elderly individuals and retired veterans.
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Don’t Like that NLRB Ruling? Just Wait, it May Change!


As 2017 and Chairman Phillip Miscimarra’s term drew to an end, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a flurry of decisions overturning several Obama-era NLRB decisions.
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Government Agencies Targeting Employers That Fail to “Hire American”


Following President Trump’s inauguration, and in response to his April 2017 “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, various agencies of the federal government have announced enhanced efforts to protect U.S. workers from discrimination.
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Opioid Epidemic Likely to Become a Workplace Issue for Maryland-Area Employers


Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.
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An Inside Job: Highlights From November’s ACC Presentation


On November 8, 2017, Suzzanne W. Decker, a Principal in the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group, and Sandra McLelland, Managing Counsel at Under Armour, presented a webinar to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) on preserving the attorney-client privilege in corporate investigations and the extent to which internal communications may be protected by the attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product doctrine.
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