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Firm partner, William McComas will be presenting at Law Links, a summer internship program for high school students around the state. The topic of the seminar, “Welcome to the Jungle” will explore issues in technology law including cyberbullying, intellectual property, and other emerging and converging technology law issues on the web. As one of Maryland’s leading…

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Bowie & Jensen partner, William McComas will be speaking at National Business Institute seminar in June.  Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business This upcoming seminar will focus on how to effectively negotiate and structure buy-sell agreements. It will provide detailed instructions on transactional procedures from start to finish in mergers and acquisitions. The…

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Here is an updated refresher on the basics of mechanic’s liens in Maryland for contractors, subcontractors, and owners.  Each party to a construction project should know the basics of mechanic’s liens in Maryland, including the timing of bringing forth a claim, notice requirements to the parties, and other considerations. The following list consists of some…

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Congratulations to Maddrix, LLC on their inclusion in the inaugural class of companies accredited by the National Security Agency (NSA) in cyber incident response. Maddrix, LLC successfully met the National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP) accreditation criteria for the Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) services. The NSCAP accreditation is designed to meet the growing needs of…

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The Maryland Construction Trust Statute (“Trust Statute”) provides another avenue in which subcontractors can obtain payment for work performed and materials furnished. Essentially, the Trust Statute requires general contractors to remit payment to subcontractors if the general contractor has been paid for the subcontractor’s work by the owner. If found in violation of the Trust…

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Mechanic’s liens in Maryland play an important role in ensuring contractors and subcontractors receive payment for work performed and materials provided on construction projects.  Mechanic’s liens, however, cannot be applied to all construction jobs and the application of mechanic’s liens in Maryland requires compliance with numerous statutory provisions.  The following is a list of can…

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Congratulations to Bowie & Jensen attorney Gary Almeter who completed the Boston Marathon today! Gary ran the race last year for a charity, but wasn’t able to finish the marathon due to the tragic bombings. By returning to Boston for this year’s race, Gary represented the firm, but more importantly he was one of thousands of…

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General contractors seeking to shift the risk of non-payment to subcontractors by making payment to subcontractors contingent on payment by the owner include “pay if paid” clauses in the subcontract; however, in Maryland, a subcontractor may not bear the entire risk if the clause does not contain specific language, as required by Maryland Courts. Maryland…

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Vincent Guida recently participated in the Baltimore County Bar Association Civics & Law Academy Program.  Judge Tirabassi, the President of the BCBA, implemented this program, which was modeled after the Maryland State Bar Association program started by Judge Pamela Brown.  Mr. Guida taught a civics related course to local high school students.  The event took…

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