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Dispelling A Few (Mostly) False Beliefs About Divorce in Maryland – No.1: Adultery

July 27th, 2018

By Margaret L. Argent A series of posts about some common divorce law misconceptions that I have encountered over my years of family law practice, in no particular order. (Ok, well that’s not true. Let’s start with sex. That’s a… Read More

Litigation Holds – The Triggers and Consequences For Failing to Preserve Evidence

July 11th, 2018

  In 2012, when Plantronics received notice of GN Netcom’s antitrust lawsuit against it, the company informed its employees to preserve information that could be relevant to the lawsuit through a litigation hold — an instruction to hold, or stop,… Read More

Maryland Minimum Wage Goes up on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Make sure your business is prepared.

June 28th, 2018

Maryland’s minimum wage will increase effective this Sunday, July 1, 2018. For employers in all counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery, the new minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour, up from the $9.25 that has been in effect since… Read More

Counsel Derrick Wang’s music and lyrics featured on album ‘Notorious RBG in Song’

June 8th, 2018

Derrick Wang, Counsel at Thomas & Libowitz, P.A., is a featured composer and lyricist on Cedille Records’ new album Notorious RBG in Song. The album, released on June 8, 2018, celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 25 years… Read More

Counsel Derrick Wang is currently featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Paradigm magazine.

May 1st, 2018

       

Federal Estate Exemption now $11.2M, Maryland’s to be $5.0M in 2019 – How to keep new estate tax exemption laws from endangering your wills and trusts

April 17th, 2018

Now that the federal estate exemption is $11.2M per person and the Maryland Legislature has passed a new $5.0M per person estate exemption,* do you really need to worry about visiting your lawyer to make any revisions to your will… Read More

FYI, a sign of things to come? Contemplating HB308, Maryland Estate Tax – Unified Credit, the $5.0MM exemption equivalent and Maryland portability amendments.

March 13th, 2018

Please see House Bill 308, Maryland Estate Tax – Unified Credit, showing the $5.0MM exemption equivalent and Maryland portability amendments that were adopted by the House. We anticipate that the Senate will adopt the same amendments.  

2017 Tax Act and Changes in Rules for Like-Kind Exchanges

February 22nd, 2018

An exchange of property, like a sale, generally is a taxable event. However, under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code prior to the enactment of the 2017 Tax Act, no gain or loss is recognized if property held for… Read More

Derrick Wang to speak at Columbia Law School on music copyright law

January 29th, 2018

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, composer and attorney Derrick Wang speaks at Columbia Law School on the topic of “Music Copyright from a Composer’s Perspective” as part of the Kernochan Center IP Speaker Series. For more information: http://www.law.columbia.edu/events/kernochan-center-ip-speaker-series-music-copyright-from-composers-perspective

Scott Marder interviewed by WBFF Fox45 regarding lawsuit alleging BCPS violations of the Maryland Public Information Act.

January 26th, 2018

Thomas & Libowitz attorney Scott Marder was interviewed on the WBFF Fox 45 Project Baltimore segment. http://foxbaltimore.com/news/project-baltimore/city-schools-project-baltimore-bound-for-court-battle-over-public-records-request