News & Insight

Bowie & Jensen LLC Earns High Rankings in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 11, 2020

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Bowie & Jensen LLC the prestigious national second tier ranking for Technology Law. Regionally, the firm was awarded the metropolitan first tier (Baltimore) for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships),

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Esworthy Presented at Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) on White Collar Crime & Fraud

February 6, 2019

On Tuesday, February 5, RCM&D hosted the CFMA Maryland Chapter seminar on White Collar Crime and Fraud. The two presenters, Matthew Esworthy of Bowie & Jensen, LLC and Adam Lippe, the Chief Economic Crime Unit of the Baltimore County State’s

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Five Things to Consider if You are Thinking About Selling Your Business: Part 2

October 31, 2018

By: Mark T. Jensen In part one of this article, Member Mark T. Jensen covered the first three tips to consider if you are selling your business. With years of experience in business transactions, the attorneys at Bowie & Jensen

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

September 21, 2018

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

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Major Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax and Internet Sales

June 26, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court decided that an out-of-state seller can be required to collect sales tax in a state even if the seller doesn’t have a physical presence there. In doing so, the Court expressly overruled

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“Paid-if-Paid” v. “Paid-When-Paid” Clauses

June 13, 2018

On May 24, 2018, the Court of Appeals of Maryland filed its decision in Young Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Dustin Construction, Inc. In its decision, the Court of Appeals analyzed a Subcontract under Virginia law to determine whether the payment

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Subtle but Substantive Differences: Mechanics’ Liens in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia – Pre-Lien Requirements

March 30, 2018

Mechanics’ liens are important tools to ensure payment for general contractors and subcontractors for construction projects. However, because mechanics’ liens are a statutory creation, the requirements to obtain a mechanics’ lien vary by jurisdiction.  In Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C.,

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Maryland’s Non-Licensed Residential Subcontractor Loophole

January 17, 2018

Maryland subcontractors need to ensure they are in compliance with all regulatory and licensing requirements before performing work on residential buildings or they may be left with nothing to show for it.  Maryland law clearly prohibits a subcontractor from performing

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Using the Maryland Construction Trust Statute as a Tool for Payment by Subcontractors

January 4, 2018

The Maryland Construction Trust statute protects subcontractors from dishonest practices by general and higher tiered subcontractors by making officers, directors, and managing agents personally liable when such agents knowingly use monies held in trust improperly.  A recent case by the

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The Seven-Day Time Limit to File a Bid Protest Begins to Run when the Protestor Knew or Should Have Known a Basis for a Bid Protest

October 9, 2017

The Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (“MSBCA”) determined that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the Supplemental Bid-Protest Appeal (the “Protest”) because the protestor did not file the Protest in a timely manner.  That is, the protestor did

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