Offit Kurman Continues to Grow in Southeast Region with the Addition of Three New Attorneys

CHARLOTTE, NC – August 17th, 2021 – Offit Kurman is pleased to welcome three attorneys to offices in the firm’s Southeast region. Principal Daniel Moskowitz and Counsel Alec C. Roberson have joined the Charlotte, North Carolina office and Counsel Stephen Chryst has joined the Spartanburg, South Carolina office. Daniel B. Moskowitz, a principal in Offit Kurman’s Commercial Litigation group, focuses […]

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

On August 11th, 2021, Offit Kurman’s Cannabis group talked with Taylor Kasky (Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission), Venus Hemachandra (Co-Founder and Managing Director for Herbiculture) and Bobby Zirkin (former legislator with Maryland’s Senate and House of Delegates) about the road ahead for Maryland’s cannabis program. Click here to […]

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The Weekly Scenario: Where is the Original Copy of your Will?

You should let someone know where your original Will is stored.  If one cannot be found after a person dies, a court may decide it was destroyed.  Dying without a Will means intestacy will rule the day and, in that case, state law determines how probate assets will pass. It may be a good idea […]

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The Rundown on Custody Evaluations: A Q&A

When a divorce involves children and a court-issued custody evaluation, the parents can understandably be uneasy about the process, what it will entail and how it will affect the outcome of the custody arrangement. The key to successfully navigating a custody evaluation is understanding how they work and having a strategy in place with your […]

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Montana Bill Prohibits Vaccine Mandates Until FDA Approval

As discussed in the previous blog, employers are within their right to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees. Employers with employees in various jurisdictions must be aware of state laws that prohibit such mandates. This blog focuses on the state of Montana. (NOTE: This blog focuses on the pertinent points that relate to employment practices.) Montana […]

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Locking Down Your Online Privacy During a Divorce

It used to be that when you met with a divorce attorney, the first concern was protecting yourself from losing assets or being followed by a private investigator. While those are still very valid concerns when spouses initially separate, in today’s constantly connected world, when the decision to divorce has been made, one of the […]

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Florida Employers: Okay to Mandate Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

As explained in the previous post, employers are well within their right to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. Employers must be aware of any state laws that prohibit such a mandate. Currently, there is one state that prohibits such a mandate: Montana. Florida recently passed a law that states, “a business entity…may not require patrons or customers to provide any documentation […]

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OK at Work: Vaccine Mandates Revisited

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer revisit the topic of mandatory vaccination in the workplace now that the COVID-19 Delta variant has caused employers to take a closer look at their reopening plans.  It has also caused employers to weigh the risks of mandating the vaccine versus the risks associated with an […]

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Some Employers Required to Provide Paid Leave for Employee Family Member Vaccinations

On July 29, 2021, the Department of Treasury announced that the American Rescue Plan now includes two additional situations where employees can take Expanded Family Medical Leave or Paid Sick Leave. While the IRS announces this as something that could be optional, the American Rescue Plan renders it mandatory for some employers. Before getting into the details of the amendment, […]

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COVID-19 and Sexual Harassment: Addressing Risks for Employers

Think that sexual harassment at work is out of the picture because of COVID-19? Last week the public was reminded that sexual harassment did not end with the #MeToo movement back in 2017. The findings of the New York State Attorney General relating to Andrew Cuomo and his subsequent resignation demonstrate that there is still liability for […]

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Parental Misconduct Can Be Basis for Change of Child Custody

Does this sound familiar?  Parents divorce and are granted joint custody of their child, with the mother having primary physical custody and the father having liberal visitation.  This arrangement works fairly well for a year or so, but then problems develop. The “problems” that arise include: Mother prevents father’s new wife from picking up children […]

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Lender Legal Update Call

September 10 at 1:00 am EDT Lender Legal Update: Presented by the Offit Kurman Financial Institutions Regulatory Group Lender Legal Update is a monthly half-hour call-in to address the latest regulatory and legal information from a practical business perspective. In this information-packed half-hour, Ari Karen and Daniella Casseres, attorneys with the Offit Kurman Financial Institutions Regulatory […]

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