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  • No paydirt yet: Northwestern players have ground to cover before unionization

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    Originally published in HR Hero Line.

  • Tax Tangles: Income Tax Watch List for Real Estate

    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...

  • Ari Ghosal Joins Board of IBA

    By: A. Ari Ghosal

    Ari Ghosal of the Bethesda office has just been elected to the board of the Indian Biomedical Association ( 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...

  • Employer Liability For Sexual Harassment By a Subordinate

    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...

  • Privacy Is Now A Priority

    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.

  • Investors in Distressed Debt: Recent Legal Developments To Be Aware Of

    By: Michael E. Hastings

    Recent rulings in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S.

  • Reserve Funds for Community Associations: Understanding the Why, How and When of Reserves

    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,...

  • Association Chapter Insurance Policies: What Coverage Do You Need?

    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, Summary: Choosing insurance coverage...

  • Flagpoles - Recent Changes in Delaware Law and a Summary Comparison to Maryland and Virginia

    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...

  • Control Your Board Meetings

    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...