Say “Hello” to the Opportunity Zone Program, and “Goodbye” to Capital Gains Taxes


The U.S. Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) is expected to issue regulations providing administrative rules and guidance to clarify the operation and application of the Opportunity Zone program (the “OZP”); such regulations are currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget as of the date hereof.
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New Maryland Law Greatly Expands Contractor Liability Regarding Wage Payment and Collection


On October 1, 2018, Maryland Senate Bill 853, also known as Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act, went into effect, expanding the liability of a general contractor on a construction project under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law.
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USCIS Implements New Removal Proceedings Policy – But Not for Employment Cases


In our July 12, 2018 blog, we discussed a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy requiring the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA), which initiates removal proceedings against a foreign national, upon the denial of an immigration benefit request where the denial renders the applicant “not legally present” in the United States.
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Continuing to Preserve Agricultural Land in Maryland


They say you can’t stop progress.
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Who is Liable for Flooding of Adjacent and Nearby Properties?


The rains over the past few months of summer piqued the curiosity of some Maryland property owners who now would like to know if: (1) neighbors are liable for flood damage to adjacent or nearby properties, and (2) they are able to redirect water from their properties when doing so adversely impacts other properties.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Shield


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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Opportunity Zones: An Opportunity For Unaccredited Investors


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established a new federal tax incentive for “Opportunity Zones” intended to spur investment in low-income communities.
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Mootness Fees in Maryland Stockholder Litigation


The Delaware Court of Chancery fundamentally altered the M&A litigation landscape when it expressed its skepticism of disclosure-only settlements in the case of In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, 129 A.3d 884 (Del. Ch. 2016).
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Controllers and Data Processors


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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California’s Consumer Privacy Act – The Beginning of a National Data Privacy Law?


California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act on June 28, 2018.
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