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OK at Work: How Recessions Influence the Workplace

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the potential for an increase in legal disputes during a recession. With scarcity often comes conflict related to contract compliance, both regarding payment terms and delivery. Issues that parties would easily resolve without resorting to litigation could be more likely to escalate and…

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What are the Top 5 Questions High Asset Individuals Ask about Divorce?

Divorce is never an easy process, no matter how much money you have. No one gets married thinking divorce may be in their future, no matter what the current divorce statistics show.  When you are a wealthy couple, some people assume the money you share will decrease the likelihood of your marriage failing, but it’s…

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Read & Share: The E.U. is Streets Ahead of the U.S. in Electric Vehicle Uptake

The E.U. is Streets Ahead of the U.S. in Electric Vehicle Uptake   The best-selling EV may hail from the United States, but when it comes to uptake among the domestic population, the U.S. is trailing Europe by some distance. As this infographic using Statista Mobility Market Outlook data illustrates, Tesla has its biggest potential customer base in Europe…

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Avoid the Common Mistake of Commingling Assets

In divorce cases, it is not unusual to find that a client has at some point during the marriage commingled nonmarital assets with marital assets, making it difficult or impossible to prove that the assets should be retained by the client at the time of divorce. In Maryland and the District of Columbia, assets acquired…

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Saturday Side Hustle: How Producers Play into Copyright

In my last blog, I started to go over the difference between a copyright in a musical composition and a copyright in a sound recording. They work in concert. A musical composition has to be reduced to a tangible medium in order to trigger copyright protection as of the date of creation. This can really…

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M&A Pulse: How to Avoid Derailing Your Sell Side M&A Transaction

M&A Pulse: How to Avoid Derailing Your Sell Side M&A Transaction There are many items and considerations that can derail your sell side M&A transaction.  Active litigation, titling issues to assets and employee/benefit matters all could lead to the quick demise of your sale.  Most times, these items are found when due diligence commences in…

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You Can’t Arbitrate That!

Making an agreement to arbitrate an issue may be a great way to limit expense, save time, and preserve the confidential nature of the dispute.  I often consider these when I draft contracts like severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and employment agreements.  This has been a tool to keep information that might damage a company’s reputation…

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Divorce and Money: 5 Tips to Help You Stay Afloat

Divorce can be a very difficult time, both emotionally and financially. The life you’re used to is gone, and you must face the future, which will often be filled with some level of uncertainty due to changing finances. Where your family likely was supported by two incomes, your future may only be supported by one,…

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Satisfying the GFE Requirement under the No Surprises Billing Act when Healthcare Services are Recurring

  The Situation:  The federal No Surprises Act became law on January 1, 2022.  It addresses balance billing, out-of-network costs, and the right of uninsured or self-pay patients to receive a good faith estimate of scheduled, non-emergency healthcare services.  A healthcare provider must give a patient an estimate in writing within at least one day…

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OK at Work: Handbooks vs. Contractual Agreements

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the difference between Handbook and contract provisions and the strategic considerations for both. While Handbooks are a very important tool for setting employment policies, separate contractual agreements are needed to create enforceable obligations following the termination of employment. Employers should consider both the…

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