By: Heather A. James
Tips to minimize the potential legal pitfalls in contracting for technology systems Acquiring the right technology systems is often critical to an association’s success. Too often, however, associations rush through technology system acquisitions and sign unfavorable vendor contracts that...
By: Mary Claire Chesshire
The Internal Revenue Service is now launching questionnaire projects to gather information about retirement plans, in addition to conducting random, full scope audits. What should you do if a questionnaire is received? First - do not ignore it and, second, ask your advisor to help with...
By: Alexander W. Koff
The attached article was originally published in teh Journal of Accountancy, February 2014, and is reprinted with their permission.
By: Jeffrey C. Seaman
A recent federal court decision in a discrimination / retaliation case will be of interest to Maryland employers, HR managers, and people who mistreat their staff.
By: David L. Cahn
The case of Wojcik v. Interarch, Inc., currently pending in the U.S.
By: David L. Cahn
Summary: Recent cases involving attempted enforcement of covenants not to compete by franchisors show the unpredictability of the results in such cases. However, careful reading of the factual circumstances of the cases also supports the adage that “bad facts make bad law.” So it behooves...
By: Marla J. Diaz
“A federal court judge made a ruling Friday that will award title to an 1879 painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir to the Baltimore Museum of Art — though it may be some time before the tiny water view of the River Seine makes it back home to Baltimore. Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District...
By: M. Trent Zivkovich
The close of 2013 saw several developments in environmental regulatory matters that Maryland businesses and individuals should consider as they make plans for the coming year and beyond. A common theme in many of these state programs and initiatives is the role and cost of stormwater...
By: Dana O. Lynch
When we think of trademarks, most consumers think of famous international brands, such as Coca-Cola, Nike and Apple. Trademarks, however, are not just for traditional “for-profit” corporations. Trademarks can be very important assets to associations and can have significant value in advancing their...
By: Jefferson C. Glassie
Books, publications, websites, white papers, conference proceedings, magazines and newsletters constitute some of the most valuable property that associations have. These materials may be protected by the copyright laws, and it’s critical that associations maximize such protection. It’s important...