Cyber Security Alert: May 12, 2017 RANSOMWARE Attack


Last Friday, May 12, 2017, a world-wide ransomware attack was launched using the WannaCrypt, a.k.a, WannaCry, ransomware program in “phishing” emails and through the EternalBlue network software exploit to infect Microsoft Windows systems.
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Recent Legislative Changes to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation: Tightening the Belt on Terminating Agricultural Preservation Easements in Maryland


In my previous blog, “Preserving Agricultural Land in Maryland – Reaping Rewards for Farmers,” I discussed the various programs available in the State of Maryland to provide financial incentives to encourage farmers to preserve valuable agricultural land for farming purposes.
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Preserving Agricultural Land in Maryland – Reaping Rewards for Farmers


While growth and development is inevitable in the name of progress, the State of Maryland and its more rural counties have made efforts to find some balance by providing incentives to farmers for preserving agricultural land and our rural areas.
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Tax Lien Takes Priority Over Earlier Interest Where Deed is Improperly Executed


In the recent case of The Bank of NY Mellon v. Ashley, et al., 119 AFTR 2d 2017-1207 (D.C. Md. 2017), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held that...
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IRS Announces Disagreement with Ninth Circuit’s Holding on Completed Contract Method of Accounting


The IRS recently announced its disagreement with the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that, with respect to planned communities, the 95% test under the completed contract method of accounting applies on a development-wide basis rather than a contract-by-contract basis.
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