March 27th, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program

UPDATED: 4/3/2020: The SBA has issued interim final rules for the Paycheck Protection Program. Based on the Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet for Borrowers issued by the SBA on 3/31/2020, some of the information in this 3/27/2020 article…

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The Doctrine of Impossibility

March 25th, 2020

The Doctrine of Impossibility/Frustration of Purpose

While a force majeure clause in a contract likely does not excuse the obligation to pay rent or other monetary obligations under a contract, parties to contracts are currently looking for other possible defenses to…

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force majeure

March 19th, 2020

The Impact of Planning and Forgotten Contract Clauses – Understanding “Force Majeure” aka “the Act of God” clauses in the new COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has caused many to review their contracts and look at what to do in a the new COVID-19 world. “Force majeure” aka “Act of God” clauses are provisions that explain to parties what happens…

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Washington Region

March 5th, 2020

Home Sweet Home: Choosing the Right State(s) to Form and Operate Your Business

When forming a new business, one of the first questions typically asked is: In which state should the business be formed? An Internet search suggests that the best place to form a new business may…

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2020 Maryland Super Lawyers

December 16th, 2019

28 Stein Sperling Attorneys on 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers List

Stein Sperling is proud to announce 28 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list, including attorneys on the Top 10, Top 50, and Top 100 lists. A…

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Business Sale Graphic

December 2nd, 2019

Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions

When a buyer is interested in purchasing a business, they usually present the seller with a letter of intent setting forth the material terms of the offer. The letter of intent sets forth the purchase…

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Maryland State Flag Laws

September 27th, 2019

New Business, Tax, and Real Estate Laws Passed During Maryland’s 2019 Legislative Session

Laws in Effect as of June 1, 2019 Maryland Sales and Use Tax – Short Term Rentals This law imposes a sales tax on short term rentals. In addition to imposing the sales tax, the…

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Stein Sperling Best Lawyers 2020

August 15th, 2019

14 Stein Sperling Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC is pleased to announce that 13 lawyers, Millard Bennett, Julie Christopher, David De Jong, Kathryn Deckert, David Driscoll, Monica Garcia Harms, Ann Jakabcin, Matthew Pavlides, Jeff Schwaber, Andrew…

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2019 DC Super Lawyers

April 30th, 2018

2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List Includes 22 Stein Sperling Attorneys

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, featured in the April 22, 2018, Washington Post Magazine, recognized 23 Stein Sperling attorneys on their 2018 Top 50, Top 100, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers develops an annual…

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Don’t Forget Your Annual Report and Personal Property Return!

April 1st, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Annual Report and Personal Property Return!

Beginning in 2018, Maryland business owners will no longer be mailed a reminder to file their company’s Annual Report and Personal Property Return on or before April 15 (April 16 this year because April 15…

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