November 12th, 2020

Prenups: Who Needs ‘Em?

A prenuptial agreement is like an insurance policy; you hate dealing with it and you hope never to have to use it, but if you wind up needing it, you are very glad to have…

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IRS Building

November 6th, 2020

IRS Announces Taxpayer Relief Initiative to Help Those Struggling With Tax Debt

On November 2, 2020, the IRS announced the Taxpayer Relief Initiative to help individuals and businesses struggling with tax debt during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Initiative, announced in IRS Notice 2020-248, provides for simplified payment…

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November 6th, 2020

Stein Sperling listed in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021

Stein Sperling has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in three practice areas and regionally in 11 practice areas. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law…

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Maryland State Flag Laws

October 26th, 2020

How Maryland’s Mini-WARN law differs from the federal law

Effective October 1, 2020, most Maryland employers with 50 or more employees must now provide 60 days advance written notice to its employees in the event of a “reduction in operations.” A “reduction in operations”…

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Mother and Daughter

October 20th, 2020

Navigating the Uncertainties of 2020: I’ve been named a Trustee, Help!

In our current state of uncertainty, we often find ourselves checking the daily headlines or turning on the news only to ask what now? 2020 has provided a lifetime of events and storylines that cannot…

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October 20th, 2020

Tax Considerations When Living or Working in Israel or Abroad

Tax attorneys Mark Schweighofer and Jeremy Vaida examine some of the most vexing tax and reporting considerations facing U.S. citizens living and working in Israel and elsewhere.

October 9th, 2020

Who can be a De Facto Parent?

The issue of “who should have custody of children” following a separation, divorce, or breakup can be multilayered and complex in even the most straightforward of cases. What happens when a third party (anyone who…

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Restaurant after Covid

September 21st, 2020

Reopening Business in the Time of COVID-19: Virginia Passes New Mandated Safety Standards for Business

As businesses start reopening, there remains substantial confusion and concern about maintaining the safety of the business’ workforce and the public. To help address these concerns, the Commonwealth of Virginia recently issued first-in-the-nation emergency guidance…

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2020 Election

September 18th, 2020

Year-End Estate Planning Considerations in Light of a Possible Change in Administration

With election day just around the corner, many are wondering how a Joe Biden presidency might affect their estate planning. Although Biden has not provided many details, his economic plan calls for, among other things,…

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August 31st, 2020

Custody Orders and Distance Learning

Normally the return to school is a busy time for families. Students look forward to seeing friends they have not seen over the summer, and parents anticipate a return to routine often absent during summer…

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