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By: Cynthia L. Polasko In part one of this article, attorney Cynthia L. Polasko discussed a case where Bowie & Jensen, LLC represented Evapco, Inc. and several of its subsidiary companies in a lawsuit against a former employee, his wife, and two corporations that the husband and wife formed together. In addition, Polasko outlines how the…

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The Construction Law Society of America (“CLSA”), an international association of the world’s best construction lawyers, has named Matt Hjortsberg a fellow of the Society.  Evaluated for effectiveness, accomplishment in construction law, and ethical reputation, Matt will join one of the honorary trial orders that recognizes fellows who have tried and arbitrated cases at accomplished…

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Bowie & Jensen Commercial Real Estate attorney, Priscilla K. Carroll, recently spoke with ABC2 about recent flooding issues that small business owners in Baltimore have been facing. Over the last few years, several business owners in a business park near White Marsh have been dealing with chronic flooding that they say is a result of highway improvement…

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Bowie & Jensen Business Litigation attorney, Matt Hjortsberg, was recently quoted in the Baltimore Sun regarding a flooding crisis in Baltimore County.  Business owners are suing Baltimore County and the State of Maryland over chronic flooding that they say was caused by ongoing highway improvement and stream restoration projects that were initiated several years ago.  Originally, these projects were…

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The State of Maryland has two Prompt Pay Acts available to all contractors, and an additional prompt payment mechanism available to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (“DBE”) and Minority Business Enterprises (“MBE”). Prompt Payment Act for State Projects The State Prompt Payment of Subcontractors Act is found in the Code of Maryland Regulation (“COMAR”). These regulations require a…

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The process for filing a mechanic’s lien in Maryland can be confusing and appear somewhat redundant to a contractor simply seeking to obtain payment for work performed and materials furnished. From start to finish, a mechanic’s lien requires multiple steps in order to secure payment.  These steps include pre-lien requirements, filing of a petition for…

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If the deadline for filing a mechanics’ lien has slipped by, the unpaid contractor still has hope – and remedies – under Maryland statutes. For contractors failing to meet the procedural requirements required to file a mechanic’s lien in Maryland, payment may still be obtained under the Maryland Trust Fund Statute and the Maryland Prompt…

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