By: Michael J. Grace
This edition of The Real Deal inaugurates “Tax Tangles,” a new periodic feature by members of WTP’s Tax Section. In this inaugural article, Michael J. Grace, Counsel in our Washington, DC office, highlights two provisions of federal income tax law to which businesses and individuals in the real...
By: A. Ari Ghosal
Ari Ghosal of the Bethesda office has just been elected to the board of the Indian Biomedical Association (http://www.gaibp.org/gaibp/home). Headquartered in the state of Maryland, IBA is a non-profit organization of professionals in the life sciences Industry. The majority of IBA members are...
By: Jeffrey C. Seaman
The U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently dealt with a question that has rarely been addressed in sexual harassment/ hostile work environment cases: under what circumstances is an employer liable for the sexual harassment of an employee by one of that employee’s...
By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Dana O. Lynch
This article was originally published in AM&P's Signature magazine, November/December 2013. A new privacy code for apps tries to help consumers understand what is really happening with their data.
By: Michael E. Hastings
Recent rulings in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S.
By: Raymond B. Via, Jr.
WHY Community Associations maintain reserve accounts as a means of funding their long term needs for repair and replacement of major capital items. These Association assets typically include all common property under Association control such as roads, roofs, swimming pools and pool decks,...
By: Jefferson C. Glassie
Reprinted with permission. Copyright, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, January 2014, Washington, DC. Co-Author: Jennifer Kirkpatrick Howard, a producer at Lockton Companies and a risk management consultant and insurance broker, firstname.lastname@example.org. Summary: Choosing insurance coverage...
By: Chad J. Toms
Under the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 (the “Act”) community associations are not permitted to ban owners from displaying the American flag on the owner's unit, lot or in any area where the owner has exclusive use or possession. However, the Act does permit community...
By: Robert F. Carney
There are many circumstances under which litigation can arise between members of a community association and the community association or its board of directors. One tactic employed by members who are litigating with or otherwise adverse to the interests of the community association is to...
By: Frank S. Jones, Jr.
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the filing and other dollar-denominated thresholds contained in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). These adjustments are made annually based on changes in the U.S. gross national product for the fiscal year ending...