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CEO CORNER
A Conversation with the 2015 Maryland Daily Record's Most Admired CEOS 

LawMattersSept2015_CEOsOffit Kurman congratulates the 2015 Maryland Daily Record’s Most Admired CEO award winners! To commemorate this year’s honorees, citybizlist presents a series of video conversations with several winners, including Maryland Public Television president Larry Unger, Howard Bank CEO Mary Ann Scully, Ronald Attman of Acme Paper & Supply Co....Read More

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Also See: Yet Analytics Wins Nielsen Data Visionary Award at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Same Sex Marriage – Public Officials & Religious Freedom

LawMattersSept2015_samesexmarriageOn June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling, held in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry and to have their marriages recognized in every state. As the impact of this ruling has spread, a number of high profile cases made news where public officials have refused to issue marriage licenses or perform marriage ceremonies due to personal religious objections....Read More

Also See: To Tip or Not to Tip

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OFFIT KURMAN PRESENTS
Howard Kurman's Interview on Maryland Public Television About the New Overtime Pay Rule 

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President Obama recently stunned employers when he announced a new overtime pay rule. The President’s proposal, which would go into effect in 2016, raises the salary cap for mandatory overtime to $50,400 per year—more than double the current threshold. That means millions of American workers considered exempt today will soon eligible to receive overtime...Read More

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Also See: Offit Kurman Co-Founder Ted Offit Video On Business Warranties & Life After Selling 

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THE LAWYER IS IN  
Gambling or Skill: Are Fantasy Football Sites Like DraftKings and FanDuel Legal?
by James M. Hoffman, Esq.

LawMattersSept2015_FootballThe season has just begun, and the game is already in legal trouble. I’m referring not to football itself, but an increasingly popular and closely associated pastime: fantasy football. Behind the seeming surge in interest are businesses such as DraftKings and FanDuel, two “daily fantasy” sites that offer users a chance at cash payouts for assembling a winning team of individual players...Read More

Also See: The Debacle of Ashley Madison by
Angela Pallozi, Esq.

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IN THE NEWS
Offit Kurman Recognizes As A Top Social Company 

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Offit Kurman has placed 25th on Baltimore Business Journal’s Most Social Companies list. The newspaper, which covers the Baltimore MD, metropolitan area business community, debuted the list last week.  Membership on the list is open only to companies on Baltimore Business Journal’s Top Public Companies list for 2015 and Top Private Companies list for 2014, and which maintain active presences...Read more 

SPOTLIGHT ON US
Offit Kurman Announces Expansion In Baltimore

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Offit Kurman is growing in Baltimore, Maryland once again. Effective August 31, 2015, the law firm will close its offices in Owings Mills to consolidate its Baltimore-area team of attorneys into one expanded location: the entire 20th floor at 300 East Lombard Street. The move signifies a new stage in Offit Kurman’s development in the region, and primes the firm for exponential growth...Read More

Also See: Offit Kurman Relaunches OffitKurman.Com With A Brand New Design And Improved Features

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OUR GROWTH
Levy & Watkinson Joining Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law

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Levy & Watkinson, a New Jersey law firm devoted to representing the mortgage industry in the New Jersey metropolitan area, is pleased to announce that it is joining Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, a full service law firm located in the mid-Atlantic Region. E. Robert Levy and Wayne Watkinson, partners in Levy & Watkinson, will join Offit Kurman as principals ... Read More

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Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law Welcomes Theodore P. Stein

Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law Welcomes Thomas J. Fadoul