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The Saturday Side Bar: Challenges in the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

June 7, 2019

For those of you who have been reading the Saturday Side Hustle, you know the debut installment of the blog…

Michael Cohen’s Case Reminds Everyone of the Potential Spousal Liability When Signing a Joint Federal Income Tax Return With Your Spouse

June 6, 2019

As reported by the press, “Mr. Cohen this month began a prison sentence stemming from his guilty plea in a…

Is THAT Legal – Pig Edition

June 6, 2019

“Is THAT Legal?” shines a light on not-so-obvious statutory and/or regulatory laws the existence of which you might find surprising and serves to remind that consulting a knowledgeable legal advisor before acting might just help you avoid breaking a law you didn’t even know existed! Test your knowledge with this short quiz today!

Managing Cybersecurity for Employee Benefit Plans

June 6, 2019

Employee benefit plans are awash in sensitive employee data.  They maintain troves of personally identifiable information or PII, including social…

Important D.C. Law Changes

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019: The District of Columbia City Council unanimously approved sweeping tax changes related to commercial real property transfers.  Effective October 1, 2019, the District of Columbia Transfer and Recordation Taxes on transfers of commercial property…

Offit Kurman IP Principal Laura Winston Moderates 4D Printing Tech Panel at INTA 2019

June 5, 2019

From product design and development to manufacturing, 3D printing has transformed myriad industries and business processes. For the inventors, entrepreneurs,…

Baltimore Land Use Lawsuit Reflects the Limits of Development Rules

June 5, 2019

To approve or not approve? That is the question that underlies most all development applications. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple…

D.C. Property Management Minute: What to do when one tenant complains about another tenant’s noise

June 4, 2019

When it comes to property management, the District of Columbia has a unique set of laws. Join Billy each week as he gives you advice on dealing with a common property management problem in D.C. and how to quickly solve it.

Pennsylvania Public Records Requesting: The Top Five Weirdly Specific Exemptions to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law

June 4, 2019

Most of the exemptions to public records disclosure in Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law (RTKL) exist for obvious reasons.  Records…

Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make When Terminating Employees

June 4, 2019

The best lawyer is the one who helps his client avoid litigation, or at least helps immunize the client from a bad result before litigation happens. With that thought in mind, here’s my list of top ten mistakes to be avoided when terminating employees.