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CEO CORNER
A Conversation with Terry Hickey, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake

LawMattersAug2015_TerryHickeyTerry Hickey is the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake. A local affiliate of the youth mentoring 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, BBBSGC nurtures children in adverse circumstances by providing them with dedicated adult mentors in a one-to-one basis...Read More

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Also See: A Conversation with Brian Razzaque, CEO of Social Toaster

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Why Is the NLRB So Interested in Social Media?

LawMattersAug2015_SocialMediaWhen the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was enacted in 1935, Congress could not have anticipated the eventual influence on social media, let alone conceive of the Internet. And Mark Zuckerberg, as he launched “Thefacebook” out of his Harvard dorm room in 2004, could not have predicted his site’s ensuing ubiquity, the controversy it would cause in the workplace, or its vast legal ramifications...Read More

Also See: Proposed Revisions to the Overtime Rules and the Coming Sea Change

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OFFIT KURMAN PRESENTS
John Scaldara Video on Containing Litigation Costs 

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John Scaldara, chairman of Offit Kurman's general litigation practice group, believes litigation should always be your last resort. For some disputes, however, there is simply no other alternative. So, what can you do to contain potentially steep court costs within a reasonable range? In this video, Mr. Scaldara draws on his 50 years of experience to offer a few pieces of time-tested advice.... Read More

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Also See: The Legal Minute Video Series: What To Do When Your Kids Won’t Go To Your Ex’s

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THE LAWYER IS IN  
The Importance of Reviewing Your Franchise Disclosure Document by Brian Loffredo, Esq.

LawMattersAug2015_FranchiseBuying a franchise?  If so, you will at some point be presented with what is known as a Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). And if you are like most people, the sight of the FDD will make your heart skip a beat.  A legal document as thick as a bible can never be good, right?  Not necessarily.  In theory, the FDD is supposed to help franchisees make informative decisions, and assist them in their due diligence. Without question, the FDD contains a great deal of useful...Read More

Also See: Selecting the Best Expert Witnesses by Harold Walter, Esq.

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PLACES TO BE
Legal Lunch with Laura – Tuesday Sept 15th – Do Employee “Perks” Count as Wages?

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Join employment attorney and family law attorney Alex Allman as they partner together to discuss how employment law and family law issues intersect.. Click here for more information

Also see: Objective Rally Point Monthly Veteran Networking Breakfast On August 25th

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SPOTLIGHT ON US
Offit Kurman The Only MD Law Firm Named To The Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Companies

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For the fourth time, Offit Kurman has been named to the Inc. 5000, which recognizes the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. The firm previously made the list in 2011, 2012, and 2013...Read More

Also See: Best Lawyers In America Names Thirteen Offit Kurman Attorneys To Its 2016 List 

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FOCUS ON THE LAW
Intellectual Property Audit Review Checklist –Download Your Free Report by Jonathan R. Wachs, Esq.

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 In today’s business environment of instant connectivity and globalization, all companies have intellectual property challenges and opportunities. Many businesses, however, are not aware of the intellectual property assets they possess, much less the means to protect them and maximize their value. That is where Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law can help.  Click here to get your free report.

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