Marriage on the Rocks: Prenups- The Good, the Bad, the Funny

Rachel Mech and Emily Shank talk prenups – the good, the bad, and the funny. ABOUT RACHEL MECH [email protected] | 410.209.6447 Rachel represents family and business clients in domestic and international civil litigation. Rachel’s experience includes representing family law clients in state, interstate, and international child abduction cases, and cases involving, divorce, custody, visitation, adoption, child support, domestic violence, and gender […]

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Read Delete: The World’s Most Liveable Cities

The World’s Most Liveable Cities Each year, The Economist publishes a ranking of the cities with the best living conditions. In 2022, the list was influenced not only by the Covid-19 pandemic but also the war in Ukraine, with Kyiv being removed from the survey and both Moscow and St Petersburg seeing a fall in their scores due […]

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OK at Work: Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting is a concept that has been making headlines. Quiet quitting is not a new concept, but it may be more likely that it may go unnoticed by employers in a virtual environment. This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the concept of quiet quitting, how it impacts employers, and actions they can […]

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Sued? What to Know

It can feel like a nightmare. You walk into work or arrive home and find out that someone is suing you or your business. Your head floods with worst-case scenarios. While a pending lawsuit can be stressful, it is also manageable if direct and immediate action is taken. The following are simple steps that you […]

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Same-Sex Marriages – Is Obergfell v Hodges next on the Supreme Court Chopping Block?

Obergefell v. Hodges is the landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legally recognized same-sex marriages and ruled that the right to enter into a same-sex marriage was protected by the U.S. Constitution. Going forward, same-sex couples were guaranteed to be accorded the same rights and privileges that heterosexual couples enjoy. That is and has […]

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Marriage on the Rocks: How to (Not) Ruin Your Case

Rachel Mech and Emily Shank explore lessons from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial and other ways to ruin your case. ABOUT RACHEL MECH [email protected] | 410.209.6447 Rachel represents family and business clients in domestic and international civil litigation. Rachel’s experience includes representing family law clients in state, interstate, and international child abduction cases, and cases involving, divorce, custody, visitation, […]

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DC Non-Compete Elimination

The District will soon join its neighbors in Maryland and Virginia as one of the few jurisdictions that regulate non-compete clauses. The District, however, will impose the broadest non-compete prohibition in the country, barring, with narrow exceptions, all simultaneous and post-termination employment restrictions for employees in the District. Maryland only prohibits the use of non-competes […]

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Legal Fees – Deductible as Ordinary Business Expenses or Capitalized?

This is the question currently on appeal from the Tax Court to the Third Circuit.  In Myland, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Case No. 22-1193, 1194 & 1195) the IRS appealed the Tax Court’s ruling that Mylan (the taxpayer) was entitled to deduct, as an ordinary business expense under IRC § 162(a), approximately $50 million in […]

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Monkeypox: Three Tips for the Workplace

It is hard to imagine another public health crisis after the rollercoaster that has been COVID-19. Nonetheless, in recent weeks, reports of Monkeypox have dominated the airwaves – with President Biden declaring the virus a public health emergency on August 4, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that symptoms include: rashes, chills, fever, […]

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Episode 6 of Conversations with Leading Women in Business is now available

pisode 6 of Season 2 of the podcast Conversations with Leading Women in Business features Amber Myers. Ms. Myers, Human Capital Strategy Consultant with Brighter Strategies, has over six years’ experience partnering with employees, managers, and executive leaders in human capital management that reflects the organization’s business objectives. Ms. Myers is a skilled facilitator and an expert […]

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OK at Work: Miscommunication using Emojis, Gifs, and Memes

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss how the use of emojis, gifs, and memes in work-related communications can lead to miscommunications as well as harassment and discrimination. While using these devices to communicate is prevalent, the lack of precise language in the workplace can cause problems. Listen to learn HERE ABOUT RUSSELL BERGER […]

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Self-Employed and Deducting Car Expenses? – Document or Else!

An internet search of “Schedule C filers” will yield a bevy of sites warning of the increased audit risk and audit red flags for Schedule C filers. As a reminder, Schedule C of Form 1040 is used by sole proprietors, and LLCs taxed as disregarded entities. The recent Tax Court case of Eze v. Commissioner, T.C. […]

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