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Esworthy Co-Hosts the 2018 Penn State Alumni Association Volunteer Awards Dinner

On Friday October 26, 2018, Matt Esworthy, as Chair of the Awards Committee, served as one of the hosts of the 2018 Penn State Alumni Association Awards Dinner. The evening recognized twenty-one (21) affiliate alumni groups and five (5) individuals who bring the mission of the Penn State Alumni Association to life. Esworthy has served…

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MD Appellate Court Widens the Personal Jurisdiction Net: Part 2

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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Matthew Hjortsberg Named Fellow of the Construction Law Society in America (“CLSA”)

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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Josh Glikin Secures Groundbreaking Victory, Creating New Maryland Law

Josh Glikin and firm associate, Cynthia Polasko, recently secured a major victory in a Maryland appellate court that created a new Maryland law that helps plaintiffs who have been wronged by a group of individuals who live outside of Maryland. The case involved a client’s former employee from North Carolina accused of stealing customers and…

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ABC2 Interviews Priscilla Carroll on Flooding Issues for Small Businesses

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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Baltimore Sun quotes Matt Hjortsberg on flooding crisis

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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Prompt Pay Acts in Maryland Provide Protection to Contractors

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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Construction Law: Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Maryland

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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