The Dangers of Asking for Too Much in a Child Custody Case

No one goes into a child custody case expecting to lose. Unfortunately, many people do exactly that by asking for too much in their initial pleadings. If you’re considering divorce and have children, or even if you’re considering a modification to a current child custody order, it’s important to remember that the decisions you make […]

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The Department of Justice Has Cooked Up Criminal Charges for No-Poach Agreements

Here’s yet another reason not to enter agreements with other companies not to hire (poach) other companies’ employees: potential criminal prosecution.  In the first-ever criminal trial for labor-related antitrust (Sherman Act) violations, the Department of Justice alleges that former DaVita Inc. CEO Kent Thiry conspired with other healthcare CEOs to limit employee movement to competitors. […]

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Saturday Side Hustle: Interview with Matthew Hardwick, Phd, ResInnova Laboratories

In this segment of the Saturday Side Hustle, Scott Lloyd discusses with Matt Hardwick, founder of Resinnova Labs, the challenges of starting a business and tips for a smooth transition from employee to entrepreneur. They also discuss how COVID-19 changed the game for Resinnova, which provides testing services for surface contaminants and other useful services […]

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M&A Pulse: Tax Considerations when Selling your Business

Most business owners pay their fair share of taxes while running their company.  When it comes time to sell the business, most owners are seeking tax strategies to minimize taxes paid on their gain.  We know that tax considerations are a major driver of any commercial transaction, especially M&A transactions.  So, what should a seller […]

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OK at Work: Time to Care Act of 2022

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the paid family leave law recently passed by Maryland’s legislature. Known as the Time to Care Act of 2022, this law will require employers and employees to contribute, via payroll deductions and taxes, to a state-operated fund that will payout partial wage replacement benefits when an eligible […]

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Read & Share: Defining The New Cannabis Consumer

Defining The New Cannabis Consumer The cannabis industry is transforming, and so too are its consumers. As they edge further into the mainstream, cannabis companies will need to fight for the consumer’s dollar—not just against other cannabis brands but also against a number of other industries in the discretionary spending sphere. This graphic from Tenacious Labs looks […]

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The Weekly Scenario: Governor Hogan Signed into Law the Maryland Tax Reduction Act on Friday, April 1st.

The act will cut retirement taxes by eliminating all state tax on the first $50,000 of income for retirees making up to $100,000 in federally adjusted gross income.  Retirees with Maryland income will pay no state tax up to $50k.  This is purported to be the largest tax reduction for Maryland residents in two decades. […]

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The Road Ahead for Pennsylvania’s Cannabis Program: Where are We Going From Here? A Tour of ‘Tors.

On April 7, 2022, Offit Kurman’s Cannabis Group spoke with Kevin Goldberg (Founder of Green Leaf Medical, LLC), Stephen Forster (Managing Director at US Realty Capital), Daylin Leach (Former Pennsylvania State Senator) and John Hudak (Deputy Director – Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution) about the road ahead […]

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Offit Kurman Grows Tysons Corner Office with the Addition of Three Attorneys

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Kyle Bartol, James Dougherty and Courtney Alvarez have joined the firm’s Northern Virginia office. Mr. Bartol and Mr. Dougherty join as Principals; Ms. Alvarez joins as counsel. James Dougherty is a member of the Government Contracts group. He has extensive experience counseling and representing technology companies and government contractors […]

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Episode 3 of Conversations with Leading Women in Business is Now Available

Episode 3, of Season 2 of the podcast Conversations with Leading Women in Business features Ally Kirkpatrick, writer, reader, and owner of the charming independent bookstore, Old Town Books, in Alexandria, VA. Listen to her inspiring story of opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the age of downloadable books. Among other endeavors, Ms. Kirkpatrick has developed the Emerging Writers […]

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D.C. Non-Compete Ban Limited: What to Know

In 2020, the District of Columbia Council passed a law stating that non-compete agreements would be illegal. The law, entitled the “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020,” has far-reaching implications for the many employers that do business in D.C. Unlike Virginia, Maryland, and other jurisdictions that prohibited non-compete agreements for low-wage workers in recent […]

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Responding to a State Board Request for Voluntary Recovery Program

The Situation: A physician was out for dinner with his wife and a few friends. They all had a few drinks. The physician thought he was okay to drive. On the way home, he was pulled over by the police and charged with driving under the influence. This was his first DUI arrest. He retained a […]

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