Archive for April 2013

Intellectual Property Law: A Better Solution for Stopping “Cybersquatters”

Perhaps the best space a business can own is not a physical space at all, but space on the internet, which usually means registering and owning a domain name.   A domain name is like home-sweet-home to a business and is often a target for trademark infringement.   Unscrupulous individuals, and sometimes even business competitors, may attempt…

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Tax Law: Fiscal Cliff Notes and the Tax ramifications of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and Sequester Cuts

The “sequester” recently gobbled up headlines across national media. It has developed so much hype that many may have forgotten they already watched this movie’s first installment earlier in the year called “The Fiscal Cliff.” The American Taxpayer Relief Act was the federal government’s initial solution to the fiscal cliff. It was described as a…

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Empowering Businesses to Succeed Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar Topics for 2013 May 17, 2013 FLSA: Strategies for Reducing Vulnerability in Wage ClaimsPresented by: J. Nicole Windsor  June 21, 2013 Stealth ContractsPresented by: Matthew G. Hjortsberg/Michael W. Siri  July 19, 2013 Buying, Selling and Valuing BusinessesPresented by: Mark T. JensenGuest Speaker: Mark Norris, AV, Tucker & Meltzer, LLC August 16, 2013 eMarketing:…

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Changes to the Maryland Medicare Waiver

The Maryland Medicare Waiver is a special agreement with the federal government that allows the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to set hospital rates for all payers, including Medicare and Medicaid, so long as Maryland keeps Medicare inpatient per case cost growth below the national average.  In recent years, Maryland has moved closer to…

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Maryland’s Medicare Waiver

Maryland’s Medicare waiver is a unique agreement with the federal government that allows the state to set hospital rates.  It also serves as the foundation for an “all-payer system.”

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Construction Law: Building To Code

In Maryland, and in many other states, it is the builder’s responsibility to ensure any structure meets all applicable building codes, regardless of the language of a contract.  Construction contracts in Maryland automatically include the local law where the work is to be preformed, meaning that county building codes are automatically part of a contract,…

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