Signing Contract

August 17th, 2020

Changing Contracts Amid COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 have led to numerous contract disputes in all industries. Contracts often include a Force Majeure (or “Act of God”) provision, which provides for what happens when circumstances beyond a party’s control…

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Payroll tax

August 10th, 2020

Executive Order Suspends Collection of Certain Employee Payroll Taxes

President Trump issued an Executive Order on August 8, 2020, purporting to postpone the withholding, deposit and payment of the employee portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes from September 1, 2020 until after yearend…

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Maryland State Flag Laws

July 27th, 2020

Maryland High Court Finds Breach of Fiduciary Duty Exists

In its recent Landmark decision in Plank v. Cherneski, et al., Maryland’s highest court made clear once and for all that there exists an independent claim for breach of fiduciary duty under Maryland law. This…

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July 21st, 2020

No More Non-Competes For Most Virginia Employees

In the haze and stress of the pandemic, it is easy to forget that legislatures continue enacting laws that greatly impact the business community outside of the public safety context. Recently, the Virginia legislature passed…

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July 16th, 2020

Moving to Israel (Aliyah) – A U.S. Law Primer

You are a U.S. citizen, your bags are packed, your documents are in order, and you are about to boardyour flight on El‐Al. A few hours from now you will be touching down, ready to…

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Stein Sperling Office on Wootton Parkway

July 12th, 2020

Same Vision, Elevated View: Stein Sperling Has a New Headquarters

Stein Sperling’s new headquarters is located at 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, Maryland. Please update your records with our new address. We are excited to work with the Tower Company to occupy more than…

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Duties of a Personal Rep

July 1st, 2020

Duties of a Personal Representative/Executor

A Personal Representative (commonly referred to as an Executor) of an estate is an individual or institution designated to administer the estate of a decedent. As a fiduciary, a Personal Representative must settle and distribute…

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Covid Employment Interview

June 30th, 2020

Andrew Schwartz Speaks on PPP Loan Forgiveness & Legal Considerations as Employees Return to Work

Business attorney Andrew Schwartz joined The Small Business Network and Montgomery Community Media for a recorded presentation on “Payroll Protection Plan: Your Loan Forgiveness Questions Answered!” The presentation covers a range of topics, including answers…

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June 19th, 2020

Navigating the Back-to-School Decision with Your Ex

While school just let out for the summer, many parents are thinking ahead to the fall and whether they will send their children back to school if schools open back up. It is a tough…

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Cleaning elevator buttons

June 12th, 2020

Premises Liability During COVID-19

As numerous states throughout the U.S. continue their various phases of reopening and employees and patrons return to office buildings, restaurants and retail spaces, commercial landlords and tenants are facing new challenges during the COVID-19…

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