August 12th, 2022

Islamic Divorce in Maryland: What to Expect

Current estimates show about 70,000 Muslims now live in the state of Maryland and many Muslim Americans choose to be married in both an Islamic marriage ceremony and civil ceremony.  Marriage in Islam is a…

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August 1st, 2022

David De Jong and Steve Widdes Talk Marriage and Divorce on Podcast

Stein Sperling’s David De Jong and Steve Widdes appeared on the podcast ForYourBenefit on the Federal News Network with host Bob Leins. Topics include: Tax effect and timing of the transition Pre- and post-nuptial agreements…

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July 15th, 2022

Virginia Bans Pay-if-Paid Provisions in Construction Contracts

Virginia recently joined a number of other states that instituted a ban on “pay-if-paid” clauses in construction contracts. “Pay-if-paid” means that a contractor does not have to pay a subcontractor unless and until the owner…

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July 7th, 2022

3 Significant Changes to Maryland Child Support Law

As of July 1, 2022, there are three significant changes to Maryland child support law that parents paying or receiving child support should be aware of as well as parents contemplating divorce or separation from…

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July 1st, 2022

June Federal Tax Update

INDIVIDUALS In Gericke v. Truist, 129 AFTR2d 2022-2099, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a New Jersey Federal District Court that Truist properly issued a 1099-C to the plaintiff inasmuch as Regulations require…

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June 30th, 2022

Mark Schweighofer talks about starting a new business on GEMS podcast

Stein Sperling tax and business attorney Mark Schweighofer was interviewed recently on GEMS podcast by host Genesis Amaris Kemp. Mark discussed the legal ramifications one should consider in starting a new business, including: Common mistakes…

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June 27th, 2022

Insuring your Tesla

I just recently ordered a Tesla, and as a personal injury attorney I immediately started thinking about insurance. Initially, through my research, I learned it is almost impossible to steal a Tesla, both in part…

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June 21st, 2022

DC Bill Banning Employers from Firing Workers for Marijuana Use Awaits Mayor’s Signature

July 25, 2022, Update: The Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022 has been signed and enacted by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. On June 7, 2022, the Washington, D.C. city council unanimously passed the Cannabis…

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June 20th, 2022

Jeff Schwaber Named a 2022 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record

The Daily Record has named Jeff Schwaber, managing partner and chair of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC litigation department, to its 2022 listing of Influential Marylanders Schwaber is one of 48 Influential Marylanders selected…

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June 13th, 2022

My Business Survived COVID, But Will It Survive Me? (5 Initial Considerations for Business Succession Planning)

The recent pandemic ravaged businesses large and small, causing record numbers of closures and financial hardship. The reality check over the last two and a half years has caused many individuals to examine their personal…

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