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Thomas & Libowitz Attorneys named for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020.

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Several T&L attorneys were named for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Steven Thomas for Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law Charles B. Jones for Trusts and Estates Robert Snyder for Tax Law Frank Laws for… Read More

5 Ways To Protect Your Project and Succeed

Monday, April 29th, 2019

By Francis Laws and Henry Andrews Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) Insurance is one of the tools owners and contractors use to manage risk on construction projects. However, a CGL policy’s ability to manage liability is only as good as an… Read More

Are Verbal Contracts and Agreements Binding in Maryland?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

In a perfect world, all contracts would be in writing, signed by all the parties and free of ambiguity. But this isn’t a perfect world, and every day people enter into verbal agreements with one another. Are these oral promises… Read More

Breaking Down the Minimum Wage Bill

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

By Sima Fried Last week, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of this session’s Maryland minimum wage bill. As you’ve probably heard, the legislature’s “Fight for Fifteen” bills increase the State minimum wage… Read More

Filing Breach of Contract Lawsuits in Maryland

Monday, March 11th, 2019

If your business has suffered financial damage because another party has breached your contract with them, filing a lawsuit may be in your future. To win your breach of contract case and start your business down the road to recovery,… Read More

Levi’s Sues Yves Saint Laurent over Red Tabs on Jeans

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The red tabs on the pockets of Levi Strauss (Levi’s) jeans are the company’s trademark — and they are willing to sue to protect it. Levi’s recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) alleging that the… Read More

What You Need to Know About the Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The Section 199A deduction is one of the hottest topics among small business owners these days — and rightfully so. Through this recently passed tax provision, small business owners can deduct 20% of their business income for tax purposes, subject… Read More

Baltimore City Recordation and Transfer Tax Increase

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Effective on January 11, 2019, Baltimore City will increase the recordation and transfer taxes on real estate transactions of more than $1 million.  The new tax is 0.6 percent of the existing City transfer tax and 0.15 percent of the… Read More

New Maryland Statute of Limitations period for some Breach of Trust Actions

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, Maryland enacted a one-year statute of limitations period for breach of trust actions where (1) the beneficiary (or beneficiary’s representative) has been sent a report which adequately discloses a potential breach of trust claim or the… Read More

2018 Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit – APPLICATION DEADLINE 9/15/18

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

On August 20, 2018, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fields, announced that applications for the 2018 Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit Program (hereinafter referred to as the “Relief Program”) are now being accepted. The… Read More