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Commemorating Sergeant Eddison Hermond’s Heroic Sacrifice in the Ellicott City Floods of 2018, Offit Kurman and Partners Contribute to Culinary Scholarship Fund

February 15, 2019

Months after National Guard Sgt. Eddison Hermond’s heroic death during the Ellicott City Flood, a group of business partners—along with help from Matt Stover and his Players Philanthropy Fund—have raised money from public donations to ensure the National Guardsman’s legacy lives on.

Saturday Side Hustle: Side Bar – Technology and Patents

February 15, 2019

You may be aware that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published guidance in the Federal Register on January 7, 2019 that relates to patentable subject matter in the tech space. If you have a tech business and have ever attempted to patent your technology in the United States, you have probably been told at least once by a patent examiner that your invention amounts to an “abstract idea” that is not patentable…

Offit Kurman Attorney Kathryn E. Pettit Elected VP of MBCEA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

February 14, 2019

Kathryn E. Pettit, a construction law attorney with Offit Kurman, has been elected vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA).

Friday Factoid Quiz: Inventions by Women

February 14, 2019

February 15th is the birthday of civil rights pioneer Susan B. Anthony. On this day, we honor our nation’s efforts to promote equal treatment for women. To honor the occasion, test your knowledge of the following items invented by women. Did you know in the early years of our nation’s history a woman could not obtain a patent in her own name because her property was required to be titled in the name of her father or husband?

M&A Nugget: As The World Turns

February 13, 2019

It is no secret that with the combination of a strong economy, many baby-boomers approaching retirement age and the accumulation of cash by buyers, M&A activity has been in a frenzy. 

The Music Modernization Act

February 13, 2019

In a rare showing of bipartisanship in Congress last month, the Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law on October 11, 2018 after being unanimously passed in both the House and the Senate.  The MMA makes changes in an effort to bring U.S. copyright law up to date in an era of streaming and other digital distribution of music. 

Choice of US Entity for Foreign Companies

February 12, 2019

Foreign companies (“FC”) wishing to establish a US entity to expand their business activities in the US will need to consider whether to form a corporation (Inc.) or a limited liability company (LLC).  Likewise, an FC which wants to invest in an Inc. or an LLC will need to be familiar with certain tax and non-tax aspects of an Inc. and an LLC…

New York State Bar Association Honors Stuart B. Newman with David S. Caplan Award for Meritorious Service

February 12, 2019

The New York State Bar Association (NYBSA) has selected Offit Kurman attorney Stuart B. Newman to receive the David S. Caplan Award for Meritorious Service.

The Weekly Scenario: Correcting An Excess Contribution and Regular IRA Contributions Limits

February 11, 2019

Question: What is the limit for regular IRA contributions and how do I correct an excess contribution?

Read Delete: Trends in U.S. Worker Cyber Risk-Aversion and Threat Preparedness

February 11, 2019

Due to increasing malware attacks and the soaring cost of resultant damages, Cybersecurity has come to centerstage. Its no surprise that cybersecurity is rising to be a top priority for companies across the world. Check out the top trends in Cyber-Security Risk Aversion, to see if you might be putting your company at risk for a cyber threat.